Girls on the Run alumni now cross country team captains

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by Paula Nasiatka, GOTR coach, Tanque Verde Elementary Meg Healy and Carsen Mastrangelo participated in the first team of Girls on the Run (GOTR) at Tanque Verde Elementary School two years ago. Tanque Verde Elementary had just started the program in the fall of 2012 and this was the first opportunity for girls to sign […]

From Limp to Lope – Eli’s Miracle Story

Eli's Miracle Story Shortened Femur Congenital

When Dr. Andrea Herbert and her husband Adam Renner learned of their son Eli’s congenital shortened femur syndrome, TMC pediatric orthopedist Dr. Kent Vincent provided a reason for the couple to remain calm. “I’ll be there for you for the whole course of his treatment. We will follow him with x-rays. Let’s hope his femurs […]

A Child’s Guide to Surgery – Same Day Surgery

Are you about to have surgery? Wondering what it is going to be like? The best way to find out about your surgery is to visit the hospital. We have tours!  You can see the different rooms you’ll be in. You can find out what to expect. And you can ask questions. Even if you […]

A Father’s Day Tribute

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In my Daddy’s Arms by Susan Dennis IBCLC Lactation Consultant Where else will I find comfort but in my Daddy’s arms. His heartbeat and his breathing settle me when I’m alarmed I know his voice is different now than in my mommy’s womb; But oddly it sounds better now that I can see him too! […]

Tips to help your baby sleep safely

Tips to help baby sleep safely

There is nothing more beautiful than a sleeping baby, especially for parents who are often overtired themselves. Our experts share the following simple tips so you can create a safe sleeping environment for your baby: Help Your Baby Sleep Safely Lay your baby on his or her back to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). […]

Are your ‘healthy’ classroom snacks really healthy? Ask the Nutritionista.

Don't be conned by 'healthy' snacks that are full of sugar

Dear Nutritionista,  My 2nd grader’s teacher has asked parents to contribute healthy snacks for the kids in the afternoon. Are the fruit squeezies, roll ups and gummies really as healthy as they say they are? They are mostly fruit, right? What would you suggest as a healthy snack that won’t break the bank if buying […]

Young donor from Douglas returns to TMC with birthday gifts

Box of toys from Douglas, AZ to TMC for Children

Instead of receiving birthday presents, Rene Roberts has celebrated another birthday by GIVING gifts. Rene, who spent his 5th birthday two years ago as a patient at TMC for Children, came back to the hospital one year ago to donate boxes filled with toys, as noted last year in a post on our TMC for […]

“Green Eggs and Ham, Anyone?” – Are those eggs ok to eat?

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Mary Atkinson, TMC’s Director of Wellness and a registered dietitian shares some food safety tips on eggs. Whether you celebrate Easter, Passover, or some other Spring holiday, eggs are the hot ticket right now. And unless your name is Sam, you probably don’t want to be eating many green eggs! I remember when I was […]

Tips for protecting your newborn or unborn baby from infection – Dr. Moira Richards

February is International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month. We asked Dr. Moira Richards, neonatologist and Medical Director of TMC for Children, for her top tips for to prevent infection in newborns. 1. During pregnancy get good prenatal care 2. Get screened for Group B Strep in your third trimester Group B streptococcal (group B strep) infection […]

Killian’s Mama Speaks Up – A personal perspective on being part of your child’s healthcare team

Melissa and baby Killian

Illness can be incredibly isolating. Even with immense support from family and friends, when a diagnosis or condition arises, reaching out to those who know from first hand experience how difficult it is, can provide critical comfort. We share stories so that others may know they are not alone.  Killian’s Mama Bear Speaks Up is […]

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