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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.
Recently the American Academy of Pediatrics released guidelines endorsing, and advocating for, earlier access to weight loss surgery for teens with severe obesity. Is bariatric surgery right for your family? Melissa Santos, PhD, from Connecticut Children’s bariatric team joins the blog to answer your questions. What’s changed in the new weight loss surgery guidelines? The […]
Posted In: Surgery
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Sonia Chaudhry is the only pediatric hand surgeon in Connecticut and she’s here at Connecticut Children’s. Ashley Denison remembers the worry that washed over her when doctors told her that her son had no thumb on his left hand just moments after he was delivered in April 2017. How would he hold […]
Posted In: Orthopedics, Surgery
In honor of National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month, grateful mother Kristen E. shares her son Camden’s incredible journey living with a bilateral cleft palate and the care he received at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. October 22, 2015 was a day that changed my life. It was the day our son Camden was […]
Posted In: Craniofacial Differences, Surgery
This article was first published in the Hartford Business Journal. Dr. Christine Finck, Surgeon-in-Chief at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and associate professor and principal investigator at UConn Health, was recently named as one of nine Health Care Heroes in Greater Hartford. The title recognizes individuals working in health care who “share a common passion for […]
Posted In: Meet Our Team, Surgery
By Melissa Wert, a grateful mom I snapped this photo moments before Nick took Ryan back into the OR, and held his little hands while his 31″, 27lb body went stiff and he succumbed to the anesthesia gas mask attached to his tiny face. The patient advocate at Connecticut Children’s was nice enough to smear […]
It was an ordinary snowy February day at work for me and when I went to sleep, I had no idea that this night would change my life forever. The call came at around 11pm – I wiped the sleep from my eyes and listened to the neonatal intensivist tell me about a premature baby […]
By Sarah Bernhardson, Mom and Blogger for Connecticut Working Moms, ctworkingmoms.com Almost three weeks ago, I arrived home from work to a happy, active three year old who was excitedly planning what kind of cookies we’d bake for our family movie night that evening. Literally one hour later, my poor little guy was on the […]
Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. In 2012, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese. When medical management is not effective, surgical options are considered for weight loss, even in adolescents. Each year, 400-800 children/year are referred to Connecticut […]
By Robin Towle-Fecso It is hard to deal with the words “your son isn’t thriving” as a mom. The pediatrician said this after she glanced at Nathanael’s growth chart during a wellness visit, years ago. The growth chart and I, at this point, hadn’t been really getting along. Every time the doctor’s clipboard came out […]
Posted In: Gastroenterology, Surgery
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