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Musician Britt Nicole in Seacrest Studios at Children's Medical

Britt Nicole Visits The Red Balloon Network

Singer-songwriter Britt Nicole stopped by Seacrest Studios on Feb. 22 to talk to Children’s patients, sign autographs and sing songs from her album Gold. One patient co-host asked Britt about her role models. The Southern girl with a close-knit family says she’s always looked up to her older brother and draws inspiration from her friend […]

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Why Do Children Get Warts?

When you think of warts, do slimy frogs or toads waiting to slather their wart juice on unsuspecting hands come to mind? Or roots that anchor the wart from the top of the skin down to the bone? There are a lot of fantasies and fallacies out there like these when it comes to warts. […]

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How to Pack Fresh, Fit School Lunches

Parents, now that the holiday break is over for your little ones, it’s time to start thinking about school lunches again. Making, packing and taking lunches from home ensures your kids get a healthy, well-balanced meal at school. After all, school cafeterias consistently offer kids favorites of pizza, chicken nuggets and hot dogs as part […]

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How Much Sleep Do Kids Need?

How many hours of sleep per day do children need at different ages? — Melanie M. A good night’s sleep is as important to youngsters as a hearty breakfast. There is no magical number of hours that they require at varying ages, but there are averages. Newborns should average eight or nine hours of nighttime […]

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Pizza Hut Supports Children's Medical Center

Pizza Hut and Children’s Medical Center

By Tracy Skeans, Chief People Officer of Pizza Hut When you think about Pizza Hut, you probably think about pizza parties, family dinners, or getting together with friends for a game.  You might be reminded of childhood, special treats, or traditions.  If any of these assumptions are accurate, then we’re doing our job to Make […]

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Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade

Holiday Parade Benefits Kids

Being in the hospital can be very overwhelming for a child or teen. The Child Life Department provides support to patients and families in many ways. For example, a Certified Child Life Specialist may use special books or dolls to help a child understand why they are having surgery. They can teach positive coping strategies […]

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