Backpack Safety

By , August 28th, 2014 | Events, Safety, Teens | 0 Comments

Backpack Safety Chelsea Wicks, MD, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics

Now that school is back in session, you probably have a good grasp of just how much your child has to carry back and forth between school and home each day. Books, papers, supplies, lunch and many older kids are also carrying laptops or tablets – it’s a lot of extra weight.

Here are a few tips to help minimize risk of neck, shoulder and back pain for your child:

• Choose a lightweight backpack to reduce unnecessary weight.
• Look for thick straps that can help distribute the weight on the shoulders and prevent pinching that could lead to nerve damage.
• Consider a backpack with …

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A Heartwarming Homecoming

By , August 26th, 2014 | News, Patient Stories | 0 Comments

A reunion 18 years in the making…
When Jerome’s mother passed away from complications of childbirth, he spent a month in the Neonatal ICU and his grandparents traveled from France to take him home and raise him.

Each year, Jerome’s grandparents have sent cards, hand-written letters and photos to the nurses who took care of him during those first weeks of his life. Last week, Jerome and his grandmother returned to the US to meet the nurses that cared for him so many years ago. Watch their touching reunion. 

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55 Illnesses that Breastfeeding Helps Prevent (or Minimize)

By , August 22nd, 2014 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

55 Illnesses that Breastfeeding Helps Prevent (or Minimize)By now, every parent has heard that breastfeeding helps protect infants against illnesses. Did you realize how many illnesses are now on that list, though?

Medical studies have shown that breastfeeding offers protection (either helping to prevent or helping to minimize effects) against these 55 known illnesses and conditions:

  1. Pneumonia
  2. Allergic Rhinitis
  3. Celiac Disease
  4. Ear infections
  5. Acute Respiratory Infection

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