Author Archives : Rachel H Miller

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Best Foot Forward with Family Resolutions


Are you making New Year Resolutions with your children? How about for yourself? Making New Year resolutions as a family offers an opportunity to teach your children realistic goal setting and incorporate healthy resolutions for the whole family. Given our schedules are so full with work, parenting, shuttling our children from play date to activities, we often neglect our own…

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Taking on Type 1 Diabetes – Brody’s story


At TMC we treat children that are newly diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes or who are dealing with complications. When a child or teenager is diagnosed with diabetes, the entire family faces many challenges. The interdisciplinary Diabetes Team provides individualized care and attention and includes pediatric endocrinologists, diabetes educators, intensivists, hospitalists, nurses and dietitians who are here to help families…

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How to talk to children about the death of a loved one


Death is a universal experience, it is fact of life that our children are exposed to from an early age, in many classic story tales, in nature, and in our families. When we talk with children about death, both when it is abstract and when it hits closer to home, we can explore what they understand about death, perhaps address…

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5 Tips for a Safe Halloween


The countdown to Halloween in our home actually started when the stores began to deck everything in orange and black. Pumpkin decoration, costumes, candy and staying up late, what is there not to love about Halloween from a child’s perspective? This year, our family is actually venturing out into the neighborhood to trick or treat, but from a parent and…

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Here’s the scoop on your newborn’s poop


It’s greenish-black with the consistency of road tar. What is it? It’ baby poop, of course. It’s hard to imagine that your sweet, sleepy newborn baby could produce such a noxious substance! What’s with the rainbow of poop colors? In your baby’s first week you might wonder why no one warned you about newborn poop. Generally, the greenish-black poop, called…

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Helping parents help their kids – During a procedure


Medical procedures can be stressful, not just for your child, but for you as well. How your child reacts will depend on a host of factors including their developmental level, level of anxiety, response to stress and past experiences. It would be impossible to eliminate all of the stressful, painful or scary parts of a medical experience, but we can help…

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The Power of Pulse Ox – Saving Kinley


February is Heart Awareness month. Mention heart disease or heart surgery and one may automatically assume that it is an older person, perhaps one who has lived a life full of rich indulgences resulting in heart disease. But the truth is that many heart diseases and defects are present at birth. Congenital Heart Defects are the most common birth defect…

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