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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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The Power of Pulse Ox – Saving Kinley

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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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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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Free and Cheap Swim Lessons in Tucson – Summer 2015

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Arizona has a long history of child water related incidents and remains second, only to Florida, in the highest number of pediatric drownings in our country. In 2011, there were 32 child deaths due to drowning, which accounted for four percent of all child deaths in Arizona. The largest percentage of drowning deaths has been among children ages one through…

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It was Tri-tastic! A Triathalon for the Whole Family

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From the smallest preschooler to the grandparents running alongside, the first Tucson Family Tri was all about fun for the whole family. It also proved to be hugely popular with 170 families coming out to participate in the event organized by TMC and the Tucson J. Shannon Grabau, Tucson resident, shared this after the event “My daughters had a fantastic time…

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

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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

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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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