Autism: One Mother’s Journey

By , April 22nd, 2014 | News, Parenting | 0 Comments

Ness, Sparks Mom, Freelance Writer

I don’t think any mother is prepared to hear that her child has special needs. My son’s autism diagnosis jolted me out of parenthood complacency three and a half years ago, and at times I feel as if I’m still trying to wrap my head around it.

At six years old my Beckett is a wonderful little boy who delights in airplanes, loves his little brothers and writes his name on any piece of paper he can find. But Beckett has autism, and it has taken years and countless hours of therapy for him to be able to play with airplanes appropriately, show …

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Benefits of Breastfeeding

By , April 21st, 2014 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

Jean Hixon, Robin Hollen and Anne Franz
Lactation Consultants, Renown Health

If you are pregnant, you may be asking yourself if you want to breastfeed your baby. There are many benefits to breastfeeding. Here are some facts from the American Academy of Pediatrics that may help you with your decision.

Human milk is uniquely superior for infants. Your body makes milk specifically for your baby and it changes as your baby grows. Breast milk provides complete nutrition for your baby for the first six months.

Research has shown that breast milk contains numerous antibodies and immune factors that protect baby against  illnesses such as ear infections, …

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The Miracle Month of May

By , April 17th, 2014 | Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events, Foundation, News, Promotion | 0 Comments

Kiemmy Boc, CMNH Coordinator, Renown Health Foundation



May is for Miracles!
And you can be part of it! Across the country, and here in northern Nevada, the month of May is dedicated to helping sick and injured kids receiving treatment at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH). Renown Children’s Hospital is the only CMN Hospital in northern Nevada.

Your support goes to purchasing medical equipment, research, training and helping families get the quality healthcare they need. Here’s how you can get involved:

Miracle Balloon Campaigns
Visit any Rite Aid, Chico’s FAS, Costco, Walmart or Sam’s Club and make a donation for a paper Miracle Balloon. Proceeds directly benefit your Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

Now …

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