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

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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

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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 […]

Killian the Warrior

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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 the Warrior is the first […]

A Pumpkin Benefit for TMC for Children with a little bit of a twist

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This morning TMC for Children had a pumpkin delivery, just in time to raise a little Fall spirit.  Beautiful painted pumpkins for the children in the pediatric unit. The twist? Where they came from. Twenty inmates in the Corrections Corporation of America’s La Palma Correctional Center horticulture program in Eloy, grew the pumpkins as part […]

TMC for Children pediatric therapists grateful for birthday generosity

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As a thank-you for services provided by TMC for Children Pediatric Therapies, the Brown family dedicated a recent birthday to collecting gifts for the department. Zoe Brown, shown holding an electronic kitten, turned 3 years old with a charity-oriented party at Ben’s Bells.  All gifts were collected for TMC for Children’s Pediatric Therapies – and […]

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