Archive | October, 2012

Girls in their halloween costumes

Healthy Halloween Alternatives

All year you’ve diligently prepared your family healthy dinners, packed your kids healthy lunches for school and even kept sweets to a minimum. And then Halloween arrives with its abundance of sugary and fatty candies and sweets. But there are healthier alternatives to keep your kids from lapsing into sugar comas over this spooky holiday. […]

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Healthy Pumpkin Pie

Healthy Pumpkin Pie is a Family-Favorite Recipe

  It sounds contradictory, but not all sweets have to be bad for you. Often, what makes sweets unhealthy in the first place is that we eat too much of them. So, when thinking about ways to keep your children healthy through the holidays, consider healthy alternatives to traditional treats, and remember to emphasize portion […]

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Inspiring Journeys for These Respiratory Therapists

Meet respiratory therapists Joe Cram and Jean DuBois. In honor of National Respiratory Care Week, we are highlighting Joe and Jean along with one of their patients, 6-year-old Kenedi Groves. Kenedi was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome – the left side of her heart was severely underdeveloped. After multiple surgeries, she was diagnosed with […]

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Baby boy outdoors in pumpkin costume with real pumpkins

Safety Tips This Spooky Season

Trick or treat, give me something good to eat! OK, kids probably won’t be asking for healthy goodies on Halloween, so clinical nutritionists at Children’s Medical Center recommend these tips to help keep your kids (and your neighbor’s kids too) from overdoing it: Candy Tips and Safety Don’t send children out on an empty stomach. […]

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‘I cannot imagine doing anything else’

Name: Jean DuBois, RRT-NPS Years as respiratory therapist: 27 Years at Children’s: 10 Area of expertise: Cardiac ICU Family: Alvin (husband), Doug (son), Heather (daughter), their spouses and four grandchildren - Danielle, Paige, Gavan and Gracie. Hobbies: gardening (especially roses), quilting, needlework, reading, photography and most of all - family. Why respiratory therapy: I  pursued the field of respiratory therapy […]

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‘I understand the stakes and take my job very seriously’

Name: Joe Cram, RRT-NPS, Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist Years as respiratory therapist at Children’s: 22 Area of expertise: Cardiac ICU  Family: Michelle (wife), Lauren and Kristen (daughters) Hobbies: family, golf, travel Why respiratory therapy: My oldest daughter was born with a chronic lung disease, Cystic Fibrosis. Becoming a respiratory therapist was my way of helping […]

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