New Technology Assists in Infant Head Shaping

By , June 25th, 2015 | Children's Specialty Care, Infant Care, News, Patient Stories, Toddler Care | 0 Comments

Renown Children’s Hospital recently purchased a new state-of-the-art Orthomerica STARscanner – an accurate, safe and fast system that captures 3D images of a baby’s head shape. The scanner’s software is designed to evaluate head shape data for infants with head shape anomalies.

The scanner information is used to build helmets that will ensure the baby’s head will reshape and grow properly. No two helmets are alike.

The purchase of the STARscanner was made possible through generous support at Magic, an annual fundraising event that benefits Renown Children’s Hospital.

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4 Tips for a Safe, Healthy and Carefree Summer

By , June 23rd, 2015 | Events, News, Safety | 0 Comments

4 Tips for a Safe, Healthy and Carefree SummerThe warmer-weather months are a wonderful time in northern Nevada to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. And while everyone wants to have a good time, safety always comes first. Bret Bellard, MD, Renown Medical Group, suggests the following four tips for a safe, healthy, fun and carefree summer.  

Don’t lose sight of eye protection.
During the summer increased exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight can lead to cataracts and growths on the eyes. To protect your eyes from harmful solar radiation, choose sunglasses that block 100 percent of UV rays. 


Save your skin.
Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun. And remember that at higher altitudes, such as Lake Tahoe, …

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