Cooling blankets improve outcomes for newborns at risk

Cooling blankets

While newborns typically thrive when swaddled in a warm blanket, certain babies born after a long duration without oxygen have better clinical outcomes if they are wrapped in cooling blankets for the first three days of their lives. Whole body cooling technology, based on the phenomenon of near-drowning victims who survive after being immersed in […]

Schools out for Summer – free & cheap activities in Tucson

summer safari nights

Schools out for summer!   The kids rejoice, and we realize just how hard teachers work (and how underpaid they are) as we try to wrangle our kiddos albeit lovingly through a summer in the Tucson heat. Never fear, there are a host of events going on this summer that can provide enrichment and entertainment for […]

Infant Massage – why and how


Massage soothes and calms you, it can do the same for your baby. Touch is powerful. A tender caress on your child’s cheek before they go to school, a cuddle to comfort a crying baby, stroking a baby’s back to lull them to sleep, these touches can promote bonding, trust, communication. Massaging your baby elevates […]

How to help your child prepare for a hospital visit – Child Life Perspective

Teddy Bear Clinic #ChildLife

by Nicole Walls Child Life Specialist Tucson Medical Center recently held its 17th annual Teddy Bear Clinic in honor of Child Life Month. Nearly 500 kindergartners and first graders from local schools took a field trip to the hospital with a stuffed friend in tow to learn a bit about the hospital experience in a non-threatening […]

Phoenix Children’s Names Medical Directors for Hospitalist and Intensivist Services at TMC for Children

Carter_Kevin_ 5 2015

Phoenix Children’s Hospital has appointed medical directors for inpatient services provided at TMC for Children. Kevin Carter, MD, leads the pediatric hospitalist program, and Heather Hanley, MD, leads the pediatric intensive care unit. Dr. Carter, a board certified pediatric hospitalist, joined the Phoenix Children’s team in May. He brings experience and expertise gained while working […]

When Baby comes Early – Sarah and Arlo’s Story Part 2

Sarah & Edward hold preemie Arlo's foot

Sarah and Arlo are testament to the strength of the human spirit and the amazing work that passionate, dedicated medical professionals do every day at TMC for Children. We pick up the story where Sarah has been admitted to TMC for Women and is on complete bed rest. She is 25 weeks pregnant. “I had been […]

Free and Cheap Swim Lessons in Tucson – Summer 2015


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 […]

Making Strides against Pediatric Stroke – An update on Kelsey

Pediatric Stroke Cerebral Palsy

Like most rambunctious 2 year olds, Kelsey Musgrave keeps her mom, Sarah, on her toes. “She runs around, loves climbing and is always going non-stop!” said Musgrave. It’s quite a difference from a year ago when the little girl couldn’t even crawl. Kelsey suffered a minor stroke when she was born in 2012 and was diagnosed with cerebral […]

Summer Biking Tips for Safe Kids

safe biking for kids

Summers are meant for climbing trees and tearing around on a bicycle. Even in the searing heat of a Tucson summer our children still manage to have a blast. As they ready to tear off around the neighborhood on their bikes, make sure they’re safe with a few simple rules. A bike helmet is a […]

Tri together, succeed together – Tucson Family Triathalon

Tucson Family triathalon

People try triathlons for a host of different reasons: to improve their health, to challenge themselves, to build confidence, to connect with other like-minded athletes in the community. If you’re interested in introducing your children to a fun, no-pressure triathlon – while also helping kids in need from Tu Nidito Children and Family Services – […]


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