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Infant Massage – why and how

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Massage soothes and calms you, it can do the same for your baby. Touch is powerful. A tender caress on your child’s cheek before they go to school, a cuddle to comfort a crying baby, stroking a baby’s back to lull them to sleep, these touches can promote bonding, trust, communication. Massaging your baby elevates this method of communication and…

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Siblings share everything, including viruses: Why your healthy child might need to stay away

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Keeping the sneezes and respiratory infections at bay on the Pediatric unit is no small undertaking. While a sniffle for an otherwise healthy child might be a mere inconvenience, for a child whose system is already compromised it can be downright dangerous. During this season of respiratory illness, Dr. Nancy Chen, one of our Phoenix Children’s hospitalists, has the following…

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New Year Resolutions – A Family Affair

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Are you making New Year Resolutions with your children? How about for yourself? Making New Year resolutions as a family offers an opportunity to teach your children realistic goal setting and incorporate healthy resolutions for the whole family. Given our schedules are so full with work, parenting, shuttling our children from play date to activities, we often neglect our own…

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7 foods your Registered Dietitian won’t feed their children

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  We asked the Tucson Medical Center Registered Dietitians what foods they avoid feeding their children. While they warned against using the word ‘never’, there are some foods they encourage us all to avoid feeding our children (and ourselves). Say no to soda or sports drinks Soda and sports drinks have zero nutritional value, but are often packed with sugar.…

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Eight suggestions for talking about death with children

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This weekend Tucson non-profit Many Mouths One Stomach hosts what has become a favorite Tucson event, the All Souls Procession. “The Procession is a sanctuary for community members from all walks of life to express their grief and loss in a celebration of creative energy and a rejoicing of living.” Part of the events this weekend is the Procession of Little Angels. An…

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Has your young athlete received cardiac screening? Should they?

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Oct. 15, 2012, was just an ordinary day at University High School until something extraordinary happened.  The marching band was taking a break from a rehearsal when they all lined up for dinner.  Suddenly Chris Miller, a sophomore, collapsed and started seizing. Everyone froze.  A circle formed around him.  All Erika Yee, a junior, remembers hearing is, “Does anyone know CPR?” She did. In…

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Summer Biking Tips for Safe Kids

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Summers are meant for climbing trees and tearing around on a bicycle. Even in the searing heat of a Tucson summer our children still manage to have a blast. As they ready to tear off around the neighborhood on their bikes, make sure they’re safe with a few simple rules. A bike helmet is a great start, but avoiding being…

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Conquering Concussions: Baseline testing provides a guide for treatment

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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 the Fort Lowell shootout. What…

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