Whooping Cough cases on the rise

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TMC’s Pediatric Emergency Department is issuing a heads-up about a recent increase in cases of pertussis, which is also known as whooping cough.  So far this year, nine cases have been confirmed – eight of those coming in just since May. At this point, the Pima County Health Department is NOT considering this an outbreak or […]

How safe is your child’s car seat? 85% of child car seats are installed incorrectly. Certified technicians are available to help this weekend.

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Ok – be honest with yourself. How confident are you that your child’s car seat is installed correctly? Are you positive that they’re in the right spot in the car…in the proper seat…that the seat hasn’t been recalled…that the harness straps are the right height, and the harness clip in the right spot? Should my […]

Get Ready to Spot Lots of Dots at the Baby Fair

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For two weeks now, Tucson Medical Center carpenter Craig “Gabby” Bechtel has been connecting the dots as the hospital gears up for the annual MIXfm Baby Fair. When staff came up with the concept of having artwork at children’s eye-level along a curving pathway, Bechtel volunteered to paint the panels when facilities staff started building […]

Douglas Youngster and Family Deliver Joy Through Toys

Five-year-old Rene Robles was celebrating his fifth birthday at a pool party last July, when he suffered a one-hour seizure and had to be flown by helicopter from Douglas to Tucson Medical Center. When he woke up, in the middle of a seven-day stay, he refused to say he was 5, since he hadn’t had […]

Free Immunizations, Booster Seats for School-Aged Children at Upcoming El Rio Clinics

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Just in time for school to start, El Rio Community Health Center is offering free immunizations for youngsters. With the help of its community partners, including TMC for Children, parents are encouraged to bring their children, ages five through 18, to any of three upcoming clinics before the end of July. The first one takes place this Saturday. […]

New Radiothon Partners from MIXfm Mix It Up at Cafeteria Mixer

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TMC for Children on Thursday welcomed the Bobby Rich Morning Mix team as the new partners for the upcoming Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon. “It’s nice to put a face with the voice,” exclaimed registered nurse Michelle Spohn, as others listeners lined up for autographs and handshakes with Bobby Rich, Mrs. Grant and Greg Curtis. Scott Rustand, a […]

Walmart and Sam’s Clubs See Record Fundraising for Children’s Miracle Network

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Walmart and Sam’s Clubs raised more than $410,000 this year to benefit Children’s Miracle Network – setting a record to date. With every dollar raised in Southern Arizona staying here to benefit local programs for the littlest and most vulnerable among us, the resources help provide life-saving equipment and vital health services for children served […]

Save the Date for the annual MIXfm Baby Fair

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The annual Baby Fair hosted by MIXfm is still a few weeks away, but Tucson Medical Center is already gearing up for the festivities. Folks can join us on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Northeast corner of the Grand Ballroom at the Tucson Convention Center  from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Just look for the […]

New Partners Sign on for CMN Radiothon: 94.9 MIXfm’s Bobby Rich Morning Mix Teams Up with TMC

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Tucson Medical Center and the Bobby Rich Morning Mix from 94.9 MIXfm will join forces to broadcast the annual Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon this holiday season. “The Radiothon is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Children’s Miracle Network, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to support TMC for Children,” said Erika Grasse, the director […]

Residential Pool Safety Checks Help Families Stay Safe

Bryan Ostrum’s four-year-old daughter is in swim lessons, but he’s not willing to trust that alone will keep her safe in the family’s backyard pool on the far east side. So the software engineer and his wife, Ana, a nurse, called Safe Kids Tucson, which offers free pool safety checks, thinking a fresh pair of […]

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