Author Archive | Heather Elise Duge

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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Jazmyn Polk

Teen Shares Journey Through Childhood Cancer

Cancer has changed a lot in Jazmyn Polk’s life, both physically and emotionally. But it has not stopped her from being a positive example to others with the disease. Watch Jazmyn’s candid account of her journey through childhood cancer.     Jazmyn recently designed the artwork for the Childhood Cancer Awareness Month T-shirt. The T-shirt […]

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Warning Signs of Suicide

Did you know that most suicide attempts in children and adolescents occur in the midst of depression or other mood disorders? Even younger children can experience depression. But how common is depression in children and adolescents? What depression warning signs should you look for as a parent? What can you do if your child is showing […]

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Breastfeeding Facts and Myths

To breastfeed or not to breastfeed? That is the question many new moms face. Even when mothers decide to breastfeed and are able to get off to a good start, in the week or months after delivery there is a sharp decline in breastfeeding rates and practices; particularly exclusive breastfeeding. A community support system for […]

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