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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.
Armani Hernandez’s father, David, was apprehensive in the fall of 2015 when 14-year-old Armani said he wanted to play football at school. “He was a baseball player,” David says, “and I was skeptical about football because it has such a high injury rate.” And sure enough, soon after starting football, Armani complained that his arm […]
Charlotte Wesoloskie is a sweet, soft-spoken girl with a big heart and an even bigger message for children diagnosed with cancer: “Don’t be scared and never give up!” As a cancer survivor, 11-year-old Charlotte speaks from experience and truly “walks the walk.” And, as the inspiration behind a growing fundraising phenomenon known as PJ Day […]
Gavin David is an ebullient child, always happy, always running, says his mother, Lindsay. “He’s a ball of sunshine,” she says. So Lindsay wasn’t particularly alarmed when Gavin woke up with a bloody nose one morning in March 2017. His mother figured it was just winter in New England and let it go. But the […]
When Genevieve Neiman was 10 years old, her parents had no idea that a routine doctor’s visit would lead to a cancer diagnosis. Or that she would begin her summer vacation the very next day as an inpatient at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The family was packing for a trip to Florida when they received […]
When Madisen Yanez was almost 2 years old, she told her mother she had a “boo-boo.” Little did her mother know, the “boo-boo” was actually a tumor the size of a grapefruit—engulfing her kidney. “She kept saying she had a ‘boo-boo’ in her belly,” Megan recalled. “She started complaining right before Christmas. We called it […]
It’s Back to School time! As you prepare to send your child off, check out our Back to School guide for ideas from Connecticut Children’s pediatric experts on what to pack for lunch, how to keep your children safe on the bus, tips for waking up on time, and more! Preparing for the First Day […]
It sometimes seems like the biggest problems start with something small. In Morgan Platt’s case, it was an earache. It was the last week of first grade in 2011, and Morgan went to bed with an earache. “I thought it was just that she was worn out,” says her mother, Kathy. “But when she woke […]
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 you’re anxious about your little one’s first day. Maybe he or she is nervous about making friends. Whatever the case may be, here are […]
By: Kevin Borrup, DrPH, JD, MPA, Associate Director, Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center Each year around this time, Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center and our Safe Kids Connecticut program start to receive calls from parents concerned about some aspect of sending their children back to school, or to school for the very first time. The […]
During the summer heat, it’s important to make sure your child stays properly hydrated! With that said, it’s even more important to know the best way to hydrate children, especially young babies. Did you know that healthy infants who are breastfeeding or bottle feeding regularly DO NOT need to drink water? Breastmilk and infant formulas […]
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