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Posted by: Erin Gates, PT, DPT on Mar 22, 2019


To help our ICU patients avoid the health risks of prolonged time in bed, we developed a groundbreaking program called WeeMove. The goal of the program is get children moving early on in their hospital stay.

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Pediatric News You Can Use From America’s Largest Pediatric Hospital and Research Center

700 Children’s features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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Kidney Donation

Kidney Transplants and Donation: Having a Tough Conversation that Could Save a Life

Mar 14, 2019

Most parents feel overwhelmed and nervous to bring up transplant around others. It is important for caregivers to know that others want to help, but they cannot help if you do not let them know how. Read More

Physician Assistant

What is a Physician Assistant and Why Are They Treating My Child?

Mar 12, 2019

When your child has to spend time at the hospital, you will meet many health care professionals. Physician assistants (PAs) are one of the many medical providers that may care for your child during their time at the hospital. Read More

Safe Sleep for Babies

Sleep Hammocks: Are They Safe for Babies?

Mar 07, 2019

The inventors and designers of sleep hammocks claim traditional crib designs can lead to risks due to suffocation and arms and legs getting trapped in between the crib railings. However, sleep hammocks have several risks of their own. Read More

Bedtime Routines

Establishing Bedtime Routine and Helping Your Child Fall Asleep

Mar 05, 2019

If you have a child who cries or calls out after they are put in bed, refuses to sleep in their own bed or insists an adult stay with them, you can use the following tips to help your child learn to stay quietly in bed until they fall asleep. Read More

Great Books for Any Age

Early Literacy: Why Reading is Important to a Child’s Development

Mar 01, 2019

Language and literacy develop together as a baby grows from an infant, to a toddler, to a school-aged child and older. This development happens in an expected order, through social interactions, most often with parents. The key to development is that interaction. Read More

Pelvic Rehab

Pelvic Muscle Rehabilitation: More Than Just Kegels!

Feb 27, 2019

Does your child complain of frequent abdominal pain, pelvic pain, and/or menstrual or stomach cramping while on or off their period? Does your child have a diagnosis of endometriosis? If yes, then your child may benefit from pelvic muscle rehabilitation by a specially-trained physical therapist who can help treat these complaints. Read More

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A: Virus Facts for Families

Feb 25, 2019

Hepatitis A is a virus that can cause acute inflammation of the liver. It is a vaccine-preventable infection. Before the introduction of routine childhood immunization with the hepatitis A vaccine, infections most commonly occurred in school-aged children. Read More

Vocal Cord Dysfunction

Vocal Cord Dysfunction: When Breathing Difficulty Might Not Be Asthma

Feb 22, 2019

Vocal Cord Dysfunction is a disorder where the vocal cords do not open correctly when breathing. The muscles affecting the vocal cords tighten, making it harder to get air into the lungs. Read More