Jaime Gardner, MD, Child Psychiatrist, Renown Behavioral Health
Children and adolescents sometimes may deal with tragedy or loss. Whether it is the medical condition or death of a loved one, this reality can affect them in many areas of their lives. Although these are clearly very difficult and intense issues for a minor to have to experience, this age group, 0-18 years, can potentially be at a greater advantage to manage these events.
Children and adolescents by nature of their age are part of a surrounding system. They are cared for by adults, taught by teachers, and usually have other support systems such as sports coaches, extended family, or youth group leaders. These people can all serve as a support …
Regina Washington, Community Programs Coordinator, Cribs for Kids, REMSA
October is SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) awareness month recognized by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) occurs when an infant less than one year of age dies suddenly or unexpectedly.
After a case investigation, these deaths may be diagnosed as entrapment, asphyxia, suffocation, ingestions, infection, cardiac arrhythmias, metabolic disease, trauma (accidental, or non-accidental), or SIDS. SIDS is a type of SUID.
Bogna Targonska, MD, Pediatric Radiologist, David & Judy Hess Children’s Imaging Center, Renown Children’s Hospital
For some children, imaging tests can be life-saving, and it requires special expertise to work with children and families to get detailed, accurate results all while keeping children safe and relaxed.
Here at the new David & Judy Hess Children’s Imaging Center at Renown Children’s Hospital, we have the region’s first and only low-dose 128-slice CT scanner, specifically designed to significantly minimize radiation exposure to children. Minimizing radiation exposure is critical because kids are more sensitive to radiation than adults, not to mention they have many more years of life ahead of them. …