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Tips to Protect against heat stroke

Preventing Heatstroke in Children

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Temperatures are soaring here in the Old Pueblo and while our little Tucsonans can be tough tykes, they’re still susceptible to extreme heat and succumbing to heatstroke, more so than most adults. Why are kids more susceptible to heat? Children’s smaller mass to surface area ratio children can lose fluid more quickly than adults and become dehydrated. Children also have a…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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Kids in the Kitchen – age-appropriate kitchen skills

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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…

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Egg hunt food safety

“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 little, we would hunt for…

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Eat Well – Healthy Fruit Bite

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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…

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5 Tips for a Safe Halloween

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The countdown to Halloween in our home actually started when the stores began to deck everything in orange and black. Pumpkin decoration, costumes, candy and staying up late, what is there not to love about Halloween from a child’s perspective? This year, our family is actually venturing out into the neighborhood to trick or treat, but from a parent and…

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A Practical Baby Shower Gift List for the safety and budget-minded

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Are you a practical gift giver? You appreciate the cute onesies and the stuffed animals, but you can’t help but think about the longevity and practical nature of a gift? We have a suggestion list for you and there is something for everyone no matter how limited your budget. “A new car seat and locks for various items around the house such as…

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