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Dear Henry – A whirlwind preemie


The path to parenthood is not always simple or straightforward. For Nikki and Matt Thompson, years of struggling with infertility ended in February of 2016 with a positive pregnancy test following their first round of In Vitro Fertilization. The first 23 weeks of pregnancy were blissful. No morning sickness, no cravings, the baby appeared to be healthy as was mom. Matt…

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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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Supergirl Kierstyn – A CMN Miracle


Mary Catherine Rader’s pregnancy was, by all measures, progressing very nicely. And then all of a sudden it wasn’t. On April 21, 2009, a full three months before her youngest child was due to arrive, Mary Catherine started to have contractions. While the expectant mother didn’t have any symptoms beyond the contractions, she knew something wasn’t quite right, these weren’t Braxton…

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Taking on Type 1 Diabetes – Brody’s story


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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5 Tips for a Safe Halloween


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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Meet Ella – Pet Therapy Poodle

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Studies have shown that pet therapy is more than merely a fun distraction – it can actually decrease blood pressure and reduce anxiety and stress. Oh, and how we love our doggy pet therapists across the hospital! Join us as we meet Ella. Diana Alexander adopted Ella, a standard poodle, from a rescue group seven years ago. Within a couple of years, Ella…

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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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