Babies experiencing withdrawal receive specialized care

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As hospitals nationwide see more babies born dependent on substances such as opioids, Tucson Medical Center has been rethinking how best to serve those littlest patients. Tucson Medical Center’s newborn intensive care unit treated 27 babies in April. Of those, 11 were born addicted to drugs and diagnosed as…

Phoenix Children’s now providing pediatric intensive care, hospitalist coverage for TMC for Children

Tucson Arizona, June 8 — Phoenix Children’s Hospital, one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country with a staff of nearly 1,000 pediatric specialists working across more than 75 pediatric subspecialties, has assumed coverage for intensive care and hospitalist services forTMC for Children. The transition, which began on June 3, was a smooth handoff […]

Tucson Families watch the 2015 World Cup at The Core

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Looking for a family-friendly place to watch the World Cup 2015? We have a great option at The Core at La Encantada.

Dawson – from 3 pound 6 ounce preemie to tough little dude

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When Lisa Jones’s pregnancy was identified as high-risk at her 20-week ultrasound appointment, matters only worsened before she felt any glimpse of positivity. Lisa’s obstetrician discovered that her baby had a cleft lip and palate; then, her baby was diagnosed with intrauterine growth restriction—he was not growing as he should be. This meant Lisa would […]

Whooping Cough cases on the rise

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TMC’s Pediatric Emergency Department is issuing a heads-up about a recent increase in cases of pertussis, which is also known as whooping cough.  So far this year, nine cases have been confirmed – eight of those coming in just since May. At this point, the Pima County Health Department is NOT considering this an outbreak or […]

How safe is your child’s car seat? 85% of child car seats are installed incorrectly. Certified technicians are available to help this weekend.

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Ok – be honest with yourself. How confident are you that your child’s car seat is installed correctly? Are you positive that they’re in the right spot in the car…in the proper seat…that the seat hasn’t been recalled…that the harness straps are the right height, and the harness clip in the right spot? Should my […]

Get Ready to Spot Lots of Dots at the Baby Fair

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For two weeks now, Tucson Medical Center carpenter Craig “Gabby” Bechtel has been connecting the dots as the hospital gears up for the annual MIXfm Baby Fair. When staff came up with the concept of having artwork at children’s eye-level along a curving pathway, Bechtel volunteered to paint the panels when facilities staff started building […]

Douglas Youngster and Family Deliver Joy Through Toys

Five-year-old Rene Robles was celebrating his fifth birthday at a pool party last July, when he suffered a one-hour seizure and had to be flown by helicopter from Douglas to Tucson Medical Center. When he woke up, in the middle of a seven-day stay, he refused to say he was 5, since he hadn’t had […]

Free Immunizations, Booster Seats for School-Aged Children at Upcoming El Rio Clinics

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Just in time for school to start, El Rio Community Health Center is offering free immunizations for youngsters. With the help of its community partners, including TMC for Children, parents are encouraged to bring their children, ages five through 18, to any of three upcoming clinics before the end of July. The first one takes place this Saturday. […]

New Radiothon Partners from MIXfm Mix It Up at Cafeteria Mixer

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TMC for Children on Thursday welcomed the Bobby Rich Morning Mix team as the new partners for the upcoming Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon. “It’s nice to put a face with the voice,” exclaimed registered nurse Michelle Spohn, as others listeners lined up for autographs and handshakes with Bobby Rich, Mrs. Grant and Greg Curtis. Scott Rustand, a […]

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