Items Tagged ‘Kids & Teens’

May 2, 2017

Tetralogy of Fallot

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

When Jimmy Kimmel revealed his son Billy was born with a heart problem, it was the first time many of his viewers had heard the complicated medical terms used to describe it. Tetralogy of Fallot is a rare condition caused by a combination of four heart defects that are present at birth. These defects affect the structure […]

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Tags: Heart & Blood Health, Kids & Teens, Pediatrics


April 24, 2017

World Immunization Week

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Immunizations protect millions of people and helps save lives. World Immunization Week educates people about the importance of vaccines and the protection they provide to people of all ages. Protect your child and ask your pediatrician about what vaccines they need today.

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Tags: Infectious Diseases, Kids & Teens


April 3, 2017

World Autism Day

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

While the autism spectrum varies with each person, this condition now affects 1 in 68 children. World Autism Month supports all people affected by autism. Knowing the signs can help you communicate better with someone who has autism. Join Light It Up Blue to bring awareness to the condition that affects millions of people.

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Tags: Brain & Nervous System, Kids & Teens


March 17, 2017

March Madness

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Is your bracket set? Which team is going to win it all? March Madness starts today, which means lots of TV and snacks are likely in your future. But instead of spending hours in front of the TV, get active and encourage kids to as well. Activities such as crunches, high knees, squats or stretching […]

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Tags: Healthy Living, Kids & Teens


March 3, 2017

National Nutrition Month

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

How many times have you heard breakfast is the most important meal? Well, it’s true. Even the American Heart Association recently found that meal timing can have an effect on your risk for conditions such as heart diseases, strokes and high blood pressure. Since National School Breakfast week is next week, Mayo Clinic has a […]

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Tags: Healthy Living, Kids & Teens


August 4, 2016

Healing Baby Lucas’ Heart

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

An average day at the doctor’s office for a routine ultrasound quickly turned into the worst day of Jennifer Gutman’s life. During her visit, her youngest son, Lucas, was diagnosed with a severe heart defect known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Through the support of her family, Jennifer was connected to Timothy Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., […]

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Tags: Heart & Blood Health, Kids & Teens, Visiting Mayo Clinic


July 26, 2016

National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

Cleft and craniofacial conditions are unexpected and emotional for the entire family, which can sometimes make it hard to stay positive. Here are a few coping tips for parents: Focus on your child as a person Point out your child’s positive qualities Help your child gain confidence Encourage confident body language Be open in your […]

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Tags: Eye Ear Nose and Throat, Kids & Teens


July 19, 2016

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

It’s a common misconception that arthritis only affects the elderly, but kids can develop it too. In fact, juvenile arthritis affects nearly 300,000 children in the US. In honor of Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, learn the common symptoms.

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Tags: Bones Joints & Muscles, Kids & Teens


July 18, 2016

Anesthesia Safe for Kids, Doctors’ Group Says

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

If you’re a parent, we know there’s nothing scarier than your child having to undergo surgery. Especially when considering the medications and anesthesia they may be prescribed, your head can become instantly filled and overwhelmed with questions. Dr. Randall Flick of Mayo Clinic says, “physician anesthesiologists have completed years of special training to ensure safe, […]

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Tags: Kids & Teens