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May
25,
2017

‘Much More Than His Diagnosis’

Opitz G/BBB syndrome may be rare, but so is Nathaniel

Forget that Nathaniel Adams has a rare genetic diagnosis called Opitz G/BBB syndrome. That’s not who he is. His mom, Crystal, will be the first to tell you her little boy is just "a ...
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May
03,
2017

Holding your baby skin-to-skin creates special bond

Parents, NICU staff talk the benefits of 'kangaroo care,

For eight days after her son was born, all Whitney Coben could do was look at her fragile little boy. Brayden was born premature at 27 weeks, weighed less than 3 pounds and couldn’t breathe ...
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April
19,
2017

Canines Clock In At Cook Children’s

Sit ... Stay ... PLAY: Pioneering dog-therapy program comforts patients

By Victoria Shelton Cook Children’s has brought in visiting dogs for decades as a way to help patients and their families cope with their situations, but it was one of the first hospitals ...
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April
06,
2017

Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Patients: Finding The Right Balance

AYA helps teens diagnosed with cancer and their very unique needs

By Daron Aldridge When you think of a Cook Children’s patient, it’s just natural to think of a tiny baby girl who’s only lived in our NICU or a first grader in the Child Life ...
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May
24,
2017

Let's Learn About ... Canker Sores

Dr. Diane with advice on treating and preventing aphthous ulcers

Do you or your kids get canker sores? We doctors call them "aphthous ulcers" because we cannot use names in medicine that are easily pronounceable. Come on. They're a real pain, ...
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May
22,
2017

Crunch Time: Tips for Teens Facing Final Exams

Pediatrician gives advice for children stressed out over end of year testing

I can still vividly remember sitting at my desk in my room, studying hard for high school exams. After diligently reaching the end of a section of review, I would often hop up, push the play button ...
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May
22,
2017

4 Ways To Help A Problem Eater Feel Comfortable

A speech language pathologist offers advice on feeding and swallowing problems

Joining together with family and friends for a meal can be an important part of our social lives. Chances are you know a child who is a picky eater or even a problem eater. You work hard to make sure ...
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May
22,
2017

Is Your Baby Ready For Swim Lessons?

One of our pediatricians gives her opinion

“I would love to know the opinions of some of the [Cook Children’s] physicians on the new trend of starting babies in swimming lessons as early as 6 months. It seems to be gaining ...
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