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

BaselineTesting

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 […]

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! […]

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