Author Archives : Tucson Medical Center

firework safety tips

Fireworks, Flags and Fanfare – keep the sparkle in your celebrations

By | 0 Comments

It’s time to hoist the flag and celebrate our independence from the British Empire and the birth of a nation. And what would Independence Day be without fireworks?  But before you break out the sparklers and the Roman Candles here are some important considerations to make sure you keep it safe for everyone in your family. They’re spectacular, but fireworks are…

Read More »
advice to new fathers

Advice to New Fathers

By | 0 Comments

The best gifts often have little to do with money, and a lot more to do with thought and time. This Father’s Day, as a gift to all the expectant fathers and new dads joining the rank of parent-dom, we asked some of our favorite dads to share tips as well as what they wished they’d known before they had…

Read More »
medicaid cut by senate health care bill

Why We Oppose the Senate Health Care Bill

By | 0 Comments

We stand with the American Academy of Pediatrics and their 66,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists and pediatric surgical specialists in opposition to the Senate Health Care Bill.  Join us, act now to #SaveAZHealthCare  American Academy of Pediatrics Statement Opposing Senate Health Care Bill “The bill fails children by dismantling the Medicaid program, capping its funding, ending its expansion…

Read More »
Speech Therapy Tips 1

Support your child’s speech therapy at home – Tips from a speech therapist

By | 0 Comments

As a parent or guardian you are a critical part of the speech therapy team, along with your child, the speech language pathologist, your child’s pediatrician and teachers. And if your child is in speech therapy you’ve probably been assigned daily tasks to do at home to reinforce the speech therapy sessions. These home tasks are a critical part of…

Read More »

When Your Preschool Child Stutters – Tips and Thoughts from Mary Lou Fragomeni

By | 0 Comments

My preschool child has started stuttering a lot. Should he have a speech evaluation? Sometimes he can’t get the words out at all! We asked Mary Lou Fragomeni, speech language pathologist in our Pediatric Therapies department, her thoughts and suggestions for parents with preschool children who stutter. When is it time to see a speech therapist? Mary Lou: It is really quite…

Read More »
age appropriate kitchen skills for kids

Kids in the Kitchen – age-appropriate kitchen skills

By | 0 Comments

Cooking with your child can be a very fun, enlightening, and a valuable bonding experience for you and your impressionable child. If your child feels involved in the cooking process and has a positive experience you have an opportunity to teach them control and proper food safety in the kitchen. An added bonus of cooking with your child is that it may…

Read More »
no nuts healthy fruit bite

Eat Well – Healthy Fruit Bite

By | 0 Comments

Asked by our TMC Wellness team to create a healthy kid-friendly snack that children and their families could create themselves and could survive without refrigeration, Chef Jason Ricciardelli created a fiber-and-protein-filled snack that will satisfy the sweetest tooth – a fruit bite. TMC Healthy Fruit Bite TMC Wellness dietitians Laurie Ledford and Mary Atkinson are big believers in fresh fruit…

Read More »

4 easy ways to celebrate and support Children’s Hospital Week

By | 0 Comments

Join us this week, March 20-27, and celebrate the Children’s Miracle Network inaugural Children’s Hospital Week #ChildrensHospitalWeek. Tucson Medical Center has been a Children’s Miracle Network hospital since 1984. And because of your support and the support of our community through CMN we’ve raised more than $16.5 million dollars that has stayed right here in Southern Arizona to provide care…

Read More »