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    December
    2018
    Let’s take a moment to appreciate the beautiful process of a fever. Yes, I’m a mega-dork for the functions of the human body ... and yes, I think fever is a great thing in most settings. Fever has Read more
  • 13
    December
    2018
    It should be the most wonderful time of the year, but you don’t want to spend it in the emergency room. New decorations and experiences can cause accidents and pose a danger for your child. Here Read more
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    December
    2018
    Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union recently spoke about their difficult journey to becoming parents of their daughter, Kaavia James Union Wade. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, the couple revealed Read more

Our People

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August
10,
2018
By Katie Lawrence, CPNP & Kaci Osenga, M.D. Pediatric Palliative Care (PPC) has been a board certified subspecialty in pediatrics sponsored by the American Board of Pediatrics since 2008. PPC has been a specialty service at Cook Children’s
July
30,
2018
Each year, Cook Children's sees about 100 children for injuries related to ATVs.  As a pediatric surgeon and medical director of Trauma at Cook Children's, Chad Hamner, M.D., has witnessed the damage these machines can cause. He spoke with
July
17,
2018

Work-Life Balance. What's That?

By Diane Arnaout, M.D.

When I was approached to write articles about “Work -Life Balance” I couldn’t help but chuckle a little under my breath. Balance? What’s that? As a busy full-time pediatrician, wife to an even
July
17,
2018

An Introduction to Millennial Nurse Leadership - Stepping in Before You Think You’re Ready

By Danika Meyer, Clinical Nurse Educator, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

“Oh, I can’t do that. I don’t have enough experience.” I remember uttering these words to my nurse manager after she encouraged me to pursue an open position as a clinical nurse educator. This

Blogs

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November
07,
2018

5 Tips To Help With Your Baby's Congestion

There are no miracle cures, but Doc Smitty has advice to help

Are you looking for the miracle cure for your baby’s congestion? Me too. Sorry, it just doesn’t exist. I tell families all the time that if I find it I will market it and retire. In the meantime,
August
02,
2018
"Why is my child hungry all the time?" My first question would be, “how do you define ‘all the time’?” Some people have unrealistic expectations for a breastfeeding baby. By rule, we
August
02,
2018

Is My Baby Getting Enough Breast Milk?

A lactation consultant has the answer for you

Parents worry that they do not have enough milk for many reasons: No sensation of a let down No longer leaking milk Mom’s breast do not feel full (or engorged) anymore Unable to produce milk
August
02,
2018

What Are My Baby’s Hunger Cues?

You may be surprised at what the last cue actually is

Babies give hunger cues when they are ready to eat. Though most people think that a crying baby is ready to eat, crying is actually the last cue and a crying baby is more difficult to