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Swimming can be a source of endless fun for kids, especially during the summer, but being in and around pools, rivers, oceans and other bodies of water can also sometimes be dangerous. Drowning is a leading cause of death and injury for children of all ages and brings children to our Level 1 pediatric trauma center each year. Two-thirds of drowning deaths occur between May and August. To ensure a... View Article

May 24 2018

Debilitating stomach pain, persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, dietary restrictions – As though the teenage years aren’t challenging enough, adding the symptoms of gastrointestinal conditions to the mix can make navigating adolescence especially difficult. When licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Alyssa Ward joined our gastroenterology and nutrition team two years ago, her teenage patients began asking for a support group almost immediately. “Kids with conditions causing abdominal pain and impacting bowel function... View Article

May 16 2018

In the next few months, many teens will be preparing for college. Part of this transition includes college-bound students taking over management of their own health care. To be sure they know the steps to take, share the following health care to-do list from adolescent medicine specialist Dr. Richard Brookman. These steps can help simplify the process and ensure good health when away from home. Health care checklist Before you... View Article

May 8 2018