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age appropriate kitchen skills for kids

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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Mega Raffle funding needed equipment for pediatric therapy

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Tasks as simple as grabbing something off the floor, or tying a pair of shoes can spell a supersized challenge for a young patient fresh off spine surgery. The TMC Mega Raffle is funding much-needed supplies for TMC’s occupational therapists to use for pediatric inpatients. Patients at TMC for Children now receive tools that help them maintain their spinal precautions while they…

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brody t1d

Taking on Type 1 Diabetes – Brody’s story

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At TMC we treat children that are newly diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes or who are dealing with complications. When a child or teenager is diagnosed with diabetes, the entire family faces many challenges. The interdisciplinary Diabetes Team provides individualized care and attention and includes pediatric endocrinologists, diabetes educators, intensivists, hospitalists, nurses and dietitians who are here to help families…

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Preventing childhood obesity

Tips on Preventing Childhood Obesity

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We want the best for our children. We want them to be happy and healthy, but for many children in our community one aspect of health is an uphill battle if it is recognized at all – childhood obesity. One in five children are overweight. Those delightfully chubby cheeks, legs, belly are all very well on a baby, but not healthy on…

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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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