When Baby comes Early – Sarah and Arlo’s Story Part 2

Sarah & Edward hold preemie Arlo's foot

Sarah and Arlo are testament to the strength of the human spirit and the amazing work that passionate, dedicated medical professionals do every day at TMC for Children. We pick up the story where Sarah has been admitted to TMC for Women and is on complete bed rest. She is 25 weeks pregnant. “I had been […]

Free and Cheap Swim Lessons in Tucson – Summer 2015

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Arizona has a long history of child water related incidents and remains second, only to Florida, in the highest number of pediatric drownings in our country. In 2011, there were 32 child deaths due to drowning, which accounted for four percent of all child deaths in Arizona. The largest percentage of drowning deaths has been […]

Making Strides against Pediatric Stroke – An update on Kelsey

Pediatric Stroke Cerebral Palsy

Like most rambunctious 2 year olds, Kelsey Musgrave keeps her mom, Sarah, on her toes. “She runs around, loves climbing and is always going non-stop!” said Musgrave. It’s quite a difference from a year ago when the little girl couldn’t even crawl. Kelsey suffered a minor stroke when she was born in 2012 and was diagnosed with cerebral […]

Summer Biking Tips for Safe Kids

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Summers are meant for climbing trees and tearing around on a bicycle. Even in the searing heat of a Tucson summer our children still manage to have a blast. As they ready to tear off around the neighborhood on their bikes, make sure they’re safe with a few simple rules. A bike helmet is a […]

Tri together, succeed together – Tucson Family Triathalon

Tucson Family triathalon

People try triathlons for a host of different reasons: to improve their health, to challenge themselves, to build confidence, to connect with other like-minded athletes in the community. If you’re interested in introducing your children to a fun, no-pressure triathlon – while also helping kids in need from Tu Nidito Children and Family Services – […]

More time giggling, less time trying to catch your breath – An Asthma Action Plan

Asthma Action Plan

If your child has asthma, a simple tummy laugh may trigger an asthma attack. Allergy season can exacerbate matters. Help your child this season, make sure you have an action plan and it’s up to date. An asthma action plan Asthma can be debilitating as well as scary. If you or your child has asthma […]

Conquering Concussions: Baseline testing provides a guide for treatment

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Is your child a budding athlete? Think that the only contact sport where concussion is an issue is football? Think again! From soccer and basketball to cheerleading, concussions make an impact. Has your child had baseline testing? Ask your pediatricians for information on baseline testing and keep an eye out for screening clinics like the CACTIS Foundation event at […]

Facing down a Type One Diabetes diagnosis – Ella’s story

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When your child is diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes your life changes overnight. Judy Liphman shares her daughter Ella’s story: A visit to the Emergency Department “Ella was just 3 ½ years old, and it was a seemingly normal Friday morning.  My husband, Bill, was getting us up and ready for the day, Ella was […]

Grisly makeover time for patients and staff at TMC for Children

Grisly makeup

The team that creates fake wounds for hospital disaster drills loves to visit TMC for Children at Halloween to give willing patients a grisly “makeover” with a fake wound or two. Using makeup kits and a macabre imagination, the crew can create realistic-looking burns, cuts, impalements and more – all in the name of Halloween […]

Reid Park Zoo tickets for your Halloween candy- plus celebrate a new stretch of The Loop

Exchange Halloween candy for tickets to Reid Park Zoo

Even as health-care experts, we’re not complete purists: The occasional piece of candy can be a nice treat. But a whole jack-o-lantern full? That’s just too much sugar and saturated fat for a healthy diet. So on Nov. 1, Tucson Medical Center will team up with Reid Park Zoo to give families a chance to […]

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