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  • Childhood Cancer Survivor Addison Alford is 2018 Color of Hope Champion Child
    Childhood Cancer Survivor Addison Alford is the 2018 Color of Hope Champion Child. She will be honored at the 2018 Color of Hope Gala on Friday, August 3, at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers. Color of Hope Gala is the largest fundraiser for Arkansas Children's Northwest.
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  • Three Common Types of Kids’ Headaches, When to Worry
    Every kid suffers from an occasional headache. They come and go for various reasons: weather, food, infection, dehydration or stress. Most of the time it’s nothing to worry about, but when your child starts complaining of having frequent headaches, the whole family suffers.
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  • Top Four Places to Never Leave Your Child Alone with Epilepsy
    If your child has been diagnosed with Epilepsy, he/she can still lead a normal life. Most children with seizures do not usually have any physical limitations or activity restrictions. However, there is a chance that your child could lose consciousness during a seizure, so there are certain circumstances and activities that should be avoided or closely monitored.
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  • Take Action: What to do When Your Child Starts Having a Seizure
    Although it is terrifying for a parent, most seizures do end after 1 to 2 minutes without harm. You do not usually have to do anything if your child has brief periods of staring or shaking; however, seizure first aid should be used with shaking or jerking lasting longer than a few seconds.
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  • A Voice for Children: The Overman Family
    Not expected to live past early childhood, 12-year-old Skylar Overman beats the odds thanks to Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Medicaid.
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  • Care Close to Home: Emergency Department Services at Arkansas Children’s Northwest
    In addition to the 24/7 emergency room, the newly opened Arkansas Children’s Northwest campus provides surgeries services, inpatient care and outpatient care with a full range of ancillary and diagnostic services.
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  • Protecting Children You Love from Child Abuse
    Karen Farst, MD, MPH, a pediatrician board-certified in child abuse and the medical director of the Rice Medical Clinic at the Arkansas Children’s Clark Center for Safe & Healthy Children, sat down with us to talk about how families can protect children from abuse.
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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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