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  • Volunteer Week: Championing Children By Giving Back
    Arkansas Children's is excited to celebrate National Volunteer Week – April 15-21. This annual celebration allows us to pause and say thank you to our amazing volunteers for the difference they make every day for our patients and families.
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  • Spring Break Trip Tips for Parents
    Spring is in the air and for many families that means heading out on the open road to enjoy some sunshine and togetherness. Whether you’re headed to the beach, an amusement park or to just to visit relatives, your number one priority is keeping everyone happy, safe and—let’s be honest—sane.
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  • Go Further with Food: 5 Tips to Eat Healthy, Spend Less
    Think you can’t eat healthy on a budget? Registered Dietitian Brandi Nichols, RD, CSP, LD at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, shares some tips to “Go Further with Food” during National Nutrition Month.
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  • Eating Disorder Awareness, Tips For Parents
    In observance of Eating Disorder Awareness Week (Feb. 26 through March 4), we asked Jen Freilino, licensed professional counselor with Department of Adolescent Medicine and Eating Disorders at Arkansas Children’s to talk about such disorders and the role parents play in modeling a healthy lifestyle. She also shares some insightful tips for parents if they think their child might have an eating disorder.
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  • Riding Safely in Style During the Winter Months
    As a new parent, one of the first things you learn about is the best way to keep your child safe in a car seat. But did you know that your child could still be at risk if they are wearing a heavy winter coat while riding in their car seat?
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  • AEDs: Know Where They Are, Know How to Use Them
    An automated external defibrillator and a nurse who knew how to use it saved Joey Coughlin’s life.
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  • Top Three TV Tipping Injuries and How to Avoid
  • Get Some Flu IQ!
    You can't go anywhere in Arkansas without hearing about the flu right now! It's everywhere, and we're still at the beginning of the season.
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  • Toy Safety Tips for the Holidays
    The holidays are here! It's time for Santa to fly his sleigh with a bag full of toys for the girls and boys.
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  • Clearing Your Plate: Eating Disorders and the Holidays
    Food is a big part of the holidays. There’s cookies and rich desserts and grandma’s famous turkey casserole. It can be overwhelming, especially if your teen has an eating disorder or is recovering from one.
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  • Is Your Child Afraid of Needles? Mine Was
    We have a team dedicated to pain management known as our Vascular Access Team or VAT. The team aides in difficult IV situations and specializes in pain management.
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  • A Mother’s Review of Wonder and the Importance of Kindness
    We are so, so excited about the Wonder movie. It is about a boy with the same condition as Anniston. This is going to bring so much awareness for Anniston and other kids who have facial differences. This brings me hope that more children and adults will be kind to those who may appear different than them.
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  • Winning Hearts and Minds
    The headlines rally entire communities around a teen: A developing athlete collapses on the field and is later diagnosed with a previously unnoticed heart condition. Arkansas Children’s Hospital sees a case like this nearly every few years, while the incidence of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in high school athletes is approximately one in every 100,000.
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  • How To Find a Healthy Balance With Technology
    It seems like everyone is plugged into something these days. Technology is everywhere! As a parent, you might be trying to find a balance between embracing it and making sure your child still gets the time to be creative, get outside and exercise.
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  • When Potty-Training Isn’t As Simple as Rewards and Charts
    An Arkansas dad recounts his daughter’s experience with an uncommon condition that often leads to frustration with toilet training in girls.
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  • Gymnast Springs Toward Recovery, Vaulted by Arkansas Children's Sports Injury Clinic
    Gymnast Springs Toward Recovery, Vaulted by Arkansas Children's Sports Injury Clinic
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  • Three Easy Tips to Tackle Your Child’s Nutrition When Life is Busy
    Life with little athletes, musicians and students is hectic! On any given night, you might be transporting one child to football practice, picking up dinner, and taking another child to music lessons.
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  • Plenty of Liquids, Getting Used to Heat Protects Athletes from Heat Stroke
    Don’t let the relatively mild summer we’ve had fool you: Developing athletes are still at risk for heat illness.
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  • Recent Storms Remind Us To Prepare Now for Severe Weather
    The tragic storms in Texas have brought to the forefront a reminder that we all need: It is essential to be prepared when natural disasters strike. We can't change the fact that nature can cause mass damage, but we can do everything possible to be ready when it happens. Sam Smith, MD, Surgeon in Chief with Arkansas Children's offers some tips and helpful information for parents so they can be confident when storms roll into the Natural State.
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  • What is Staph and How Do You Treat it?
    You’ve probably heard about staph. But what is it and how do you treat it? Time to ask an expert! We reached out to Dr. Carrie Brown with Arkansas Children’s. She shared her knowledge about staph, plus how to treat it and more importantly – how to avoid it.
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  • Care Close To Home: Southwest Little Rock
    Thousands of children in Southwest Little Rock now have access to primary care with the opening of our new clinic at 9015 Dailey Drive.
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  • Back-to-School Safety
    Getting back into the routine takes some time, and sometimes in the hustle of getting kids up, out and in school, safety falls off the radar. We asked Joe Schaffner, outreach coordinator with Arkansas Children’s Injury Prevention Center to share some back-to-school safety tips.
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  • Celebrating Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month at Camp Laughter
    In honor of National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month, Arkansas Children’s is hosting Camp Laughter on Aug. 5 at Camp Aldersgate from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The one-day event is for kids ages 5-18 with cleft and craniofacial differences. It’s a free camp designed for families to connect with other families who are going through similar situations.
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  • 100 Deadliest Days of Summer: ATV Safety Right Size, Right Place, Right Helmet: Ride On!
    Recreational sports are popular for families in the Natural State. One popular sport is four-wheeling or riding ATVs (all-terrain vehicle). Sam Smith, MD, surgeon in chief at Arkansas Children’s offers some advice and safety tips for parents when it comes to off-roading.
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  • 100 Deadliest Days: Teen Driving
    The sunny summer days from Memorial Day to Labor Day can be a lot of fun for kids, but they are also the most dangerous. We asked Sam Smith, MD, surgeon in chief at Arkansas Children’s to talk about what has been called the ‘100 Deadliest Days of Summer.’
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  • Watch the Juice - Nutrition Tips for Parents of Juice Lovers
    Most kids love juice. They want it first thing when they wake up and at lunch and dinner and for snack, etc. In fact, if you let them, they would probably drink it all day. There is a common misconception that since the word “fruit” is on the label, it must be good. We asked our Director of Clinical Nutrition Shannon Hendrix, MS, RD, LD her advice about juice and how much kids should drink.
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  • Parent’s Guide to ‘13 Reasons Why’
    The Netflix original series, ’13 Reasons Why’ has been gaining a lot of attention – both positive and negative. The show deals with a sensitive subject: teen suicide. Greg Adams, program coordinator of Arkansas Children's Center for Good Mourning, says if your child wants to watch the show, to watch it with them. That way, you will be able to talk about what your child sees and thinks about the variety of issues the show addresses. He also advises that if your child is already struggling or is emotionally at risk, then this popular show may not be the thing to watch.
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  • Make Bedtime a Dream for Your Kids, You
    According to the National Sleep Foundation, a baby’s sleep-wake cycle begins to develop at about six weeks, and by three to six months most infants have a regular sleep-wake cycle. By the age of two, most children have spent more time asleep than awake. But, when your child doesn’t sleep, it can feel like your dream child has become a nightmare.
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  • Are You Stressed Out? It's Time to Relax
    In honor of National Stress Awareness Month, we asked Arkansas Children’s Wellness Coordinator Becky Wade, to share some thoughts and tips about stress management. Hospitals can by very hectic at times. Maintaining healthy stress levels is important for our staff who are taking care of patients and families. Additionally, it’s important for parents, caregivers and people in authority to keep their stress levels in check.
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  • Donate Life Month - You Have the Power to Save Lives
    Many grieving families of organ donors can take comfort in the fact that their loss may help save or improve the lives of others. On average, about eight lives can be saved or improved through organ donation and 50 lives can be saved or improved through tissue and eye donation.
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