Kids Health Matters
Archive: November, 2017
“I don’t think it would surprise anyone to learn that a lot of children love dogs,” says Emily DeBreto. “While we’ve had volunteers bring in therapeutic dogs at the hospital for comfort, we wanted to get our dogs more involved with the actual functional aspects of the therapy we’re providing.”
Nov. 16, 2017
Cheering Elliot On: The Bird Family’s Life with a Rare Diagnosis
Elliot and his sister Amelia have a typical sibling relationship; they fight, they argue, they push each other’s buttons. But they have a unique relationship as well, that stems from Elliot's diagnosis with a rare chromosomal abnormality.
Nov. 9, 2017
Epilepsy and Seizures
Infographic: Life After an Epilepsy Diagnosis
If your child is diagnosed with epilepsy, know that you're not alone. Take a look at this infographic for details on how more than 450,000 U.S. children are living fulfilling and happy lives with the condition.
Nov. 7, 2017
A Culture of Care Brings Roderick to Full Speed
Roderick Bright is 11 years old, but don’t let that fool you. He’s not a kid. Ask him who he is and he’ll tell you: Roderick is an athlete. There was only one problem.
Nov. 3, 2017
Dental Clinic Patients Benefit from New Grant
Oral disease is the top unmet health issue for children who have special health needs. A visit to the dentist can be a challenging experience for many children who have disabilities such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy, craniofacial issues, and other physical concerns.
Nov. 2, 2017