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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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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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Eight suggestions for talking about death with children


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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Bizarre micro snow flurry hits TMC for Children, Tucson, AZ


A freak micro snow flurry hit Tucson Medical Center last week surprising patients, families and staff alike. Regular programming was interrupted with a newsflash from Holly Headline at the TMC news desk and Decca Halls reporting from PICU and Pediatric courtyard, where inclement weather caused Santa Claus to touchdown during a test flight.   Patients, siblings, parents and staff poured…

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Thoughtful Vail Girl Foregoes Birthday Gifts and gives to Peppi's House


The top toys this year for an 8-year-old girl:  The 2013 Barbie Collector Holiday Doll, LeapFrog Ultra Kids’ Learning Tablet, and any Lego Friends set. But Maddie Schockmel doesn’t want the Barbie. Or the tablet. Or even the Legos. All she wants is for people to make a monetary donation to Peppi’s House, TMC’s inpatient hospice. You see, Maddie’s 8th birthday…

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