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Neonatal transport team gives lifeline to premature babies

“We have to transfer your baby to another hospital.” Those are the last words any parent, especially those of premature babies, want to hear. The emotional toll of a preterm birth, coupled with the idea of being separated from their hours-old newborn, can be a stressful experience for new parents. But take heart: the lifeline…
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Child Life: 9 things parents should know about “play people” at hospitals

Caroline Love takes the unofficial title of “play lady” as a term of endearment. She knows her role as a certified child life specialist at The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville is a critical role at children’s hospitals and as a part of the healthcare team. “On the outside, it does…
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Pharmacy Week: Q&A on antibiotic use in children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 23,000 deaths in the United States can be attributed to antibiotic resistance.  This statistic is even more alarming, knowing that up to half of all antibiotics used in humans are unnecessary or inappropriate. To prevent ourselves from plummeting back into an era without antibiotics, patients…
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Committed to Care: Dr. Riley’s Experiment Seeks to Improve the Patient Experience

After a trip to Brazil as a teenager, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children’s pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jaren Riley knew he wanted to go into orthopedic medicine to help people. That passion to help others led to an interesting experiment where Dr. Riley decided to take his patient’s experience literally. For one week, he wore…
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Facility Dog Hazel Puts Patients at Ease at Methodist Children’s Hospital

Sit, stay, and heal takes on new meaning at affiliate Methodist Children’s Hospital, as the San Antonio, Texas-based facility welcomed their newest staff member earlier this week – Hazel, a 2-year-old golden retriever. Hazel is unlike any other therapy dog to paw around the hospital. She is the first-ever certified facility dog in Central and…
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