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Best Foot Forward with Family Resolutions


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


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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Helping parents help their kids – During a procedure


Medical procedures can be stressful, not just for your child, but for you as well. How your child reacts will depend on a host of factors including their developmental level, level of anxiety, response to stress and past experiences. It would be impossible to eliminate all of the stressful, painful or scary parts of a medical experience, but we can help…

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Killian – Update on a Congenital Heart Defect Warrior


February is Heart Awareness month. Mention heart disease or heart surgery and one may automatically assume that it is an older person, perhaps one who has lived a life full of rich indulgences resulting in heart disease. But the truth is that many heart diseases and defects are present at birth. Congenital Heart Defects are the most common birth defect…

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


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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5 Tips for preparing for surgery from Dr. Atlas


When your child needs surgery, it’s nerve wracking. You want the best for them, but what should you look for in a hospital and anesthesiologist? Dr. Matthew Atlas, a pediatric anesthesiologist, at Old Pueblo Anesthesia, shared these suggestions: 1. Go to a hospital or surgery center that has lots of experience taking care of children. Hospitals and surgery centers that specialize in children…

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