Author Archive | Heather Elise Duge

Is Your Child Safe From the Rapidly Spreading Respiratory Virus?

With school back in session, the potentially dangerous respiratory virus currently affecting children in 10 different states could continue spreading at an alarming rate. In the past couple of weeks, more than 1,000 children have been treated for the respiratory virus called Enterovirus 68, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “If this […]

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Why One Mom Thinks Every Child Should Be Vaccinated

In honor of National Infant Immunization Week, one of our own moms, Heather Duge, shares her story about considering modified immunizations for her baby, EllieKate, and ultimately what led her to choose the vaccine schedule her baby’s doctor recommended. This year’s measles outbreak, the largest one in 18 years, reminds me of the epidemic last […]

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Team Shayna’s Red Balloon Run & Ride Donations Benefit The Heart Center

In 2007, 15-month-old Shayna Strauss was diagnosed with congenital heart defects. Her mother Dawn spent 11 agonizing days hoping the cardiac specialists at Children’s Medical Center would be able to save Shayna’s fragile life. Since 2010, Shayna’s family has raised money for Children’s as part of the annual Red Balloon Run & Ride, co-presented by […]

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Ethan Fox with Cowboys defensive back Morris Claiborne.

Athlete Back on Football Field Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Ethan pictured with Cowboys Defensive Back Morris Claiborne.   In 2012, Children’s admitted 330 patients with traumatic brain injuries. Ethan Fox was one of them. Ethan’s dad, Jason Fox, wasn’t sure if his son would be able to speak or even recognize him after receiving a traumatic brain injury while playing an impromptu touch-football game during recess […]

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