Q: What is bacterial meningitis, and are there any long-term effects like hearing or immune system issues? — Joanie Otis A: With bacterial meningitis, a lifethreatening infection, bacteria enter the central nervous system. It has rather nonspecific symptoms, such as headache and fever, so parents can confuse it with the flu in the early stages. […]
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Did you know that it’s National Infant Immunization Week? Probably not, I’m guessing. For many of you, having your children immunized is a routine assignment that you don’t think much about. If you immunize your children, I applaud you. But did you know that immunization rates are down worldwide, including in the United States? And […]
April 17, 2012 – Thirty-eight girls and boys will walk the runway on May 2 in the annual Children’s Cancer Fund Luncheon and Fashion Show. Clarice Tinsley of Fox 4 News follows one of the children as she shops for the dress she will model, and then keep courtesy of Dillard’s.
Hello All. My name is Andy and I wanted to share my story with St. Baldrick’s. You can raise money by having people donate money to your cause and at the end of the event you have your head shaved as a thanks to everyone. Right now I am 15 years old and this March […]
My first experience with St. Baldrick’s was during my residency in general pediatrics at Children’s, about four years ago. A group of oncology fellows, including Dr. Martha Stegner, shaved their heads for St. Baldrick’s. I thought it was so amazing that “Dr. Martha” was willing to go bald for her patients! As I applied for […]
Nursing is not a glamorous job. It involves masks and gowns, diapers and throw-up, and many other not-so-glamorous things. So, receiving a manicure within the first hour on-the-clock was beyond a glamorous treat for me. No, it was not Nurses’ Week, nor was it a surprise from my manager. This special manicure was a […]
The instant it happened, I knew we had to get rid of him. I loved this dog more than life itself. He was like my child — until I had a child and he tried to bite her. That’s when it hit me: Momo is a dog. He is going to do what his DNA […]