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Following Your Instincts

By , April 11th, 2013 | Parenting | 0 Comments

Knowing when your child needs stitchesChelsea Wicks, MD, pediatrician, Renown Medical Group

As a physician I think the best piece of advice I received was from no other than my mother. As I was embarking into medical school, I vividly remember her telling me “please just listen to your patients”.  I have taken this piece of advice with me all the way through and it has proven time and time again to be the most important thing I do.  

Most memorably, one of my patients was having recurrent fevers nearly every month for several months in a row. He was seen by several different doctors in several different locations. …

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11Apr

Family Fundays at Aces Ballpark

By , April 9th, 2013 | Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events | 0 Comments

They’re back!

Join us every Sunday home game at Aces Ballpark for Renown Children’s Hospital Family Fundays.

Cheer on the Reno Aces and enjoy free baseball bingo and pictures with Archie!

The first Family Funday is Sunday, April 14 at 1:05 p.m. when the Aces take on the Sacramento River Cats.

Visit http://www.renown.org/familyfundays for more information.

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9Apr

A Bond Like No Other

By , April 4th, 2013 | Patient Stories | 0 Comments

Jesse and Emily EligioJesse Eligio and his sister Emily share a special bond.

Jesse was five years old when he was hit by a car in downtown Reno, suffering traumatic injuries that left him a quadriplegic.

Emily was just an infant when the accident happened. She knows her brother no different. She sees her brother no different. She holds his hand. She helps him in every way she can. She helps push Jesse in his wheelchair. She even knows how to clear his ventilator to help him breathe better.

Their bond is not typical of most brothers and sisters. Their love for each other is transparent.

Emily is nine and …

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4Apr