Connecticut Children's Blog
Connecticut Children's Blog provides important perspective on pediatric health from the same voices that care for our patients at Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
Written by Brandon P., patient at Connecticut Children’s My name is Brandon and I am a 19 year old young man who has been living with sickle cell disease my entire life. I was born with this disease on January 7, 1995. Currently, I am a sophomore at the University of Connecticut, where I am […]
By: Dr. Nicholas Bennett, Medical Director of Infectious Diseases and Immunology at Connecticut Children’s Yes, Enterovirus D68 is officially in Connecticut. Here’s the thing though, we expected that confirmation because we’ve suspected it’s been here for a little over a week now. I’ve said it before and and I’ll say it here once again, DON’T […]
Written by Meg McCabe, Safe Kids Coordinator at Connecticut Children’s Did you know…this week is Child Passenger Safety week! Child Passenger Safety, otherwise known as car seat safety, is a safety initiative that promotes the safe transportation of children in vehicles? Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and the Connecticut Injury Prevention Center have several opportunities available […]
The recent outbreak of Enterovirus-D68 is all anyone seems to be talking about these days. It’s scary stuff, mostly because it’s spreading so quickly and making a lot of kids very ill. Even though it has yet to hit Connecticut, doctors predict it will be here soon. Our very own, Dr. Nicholas Bennett, Medical Director […]
By: Sarah Healy, Administrative Assistant, Division of Emergency Medicine He’s doing it again and I’m cringing because I can tell by the look on their faces what they are thinking. “How rude” “She clearly hasn’t taught him any manners” “He’s too old to act like that”. And so it goes, my life with my child […]
As we bid farewell to summer and head into fall, many of us, both parents and children alike are feeling the varied emotions that a new school year can bring. Maybe your anxious about your little one’s first day. Maybe he or she is nervous about making friends. Whatever the case may be, here are […]