Monthly Archives: August 2017

Back to School: Healthy Eating

From the endless line of desserts, mesmerizing smell of French fries, and sizzling sound of burgers, school cafeterias are every child’s dream. Ordering healthy options can be a challenge for young children when they are surrounded by their favorite treats. Teach your child how to order a balanced meal before they go back to school… Read more »

What Is Biliary Atresia?

Biliary atresia is a life-threatening condition that can affect a baby shortly after birth. This is when bile ducts, which are tubes that carry fluid from the liver to the small intestine, are blocked. The cause of biliary atresia is unknown. Over time, this can progress into more health complications for the baby, eventually leading… Read more »

Top Six Safety Tips for Kids Heading Back to School

Back to school is a busy time for children and families. Between school supplies, new clothes and sports tryouts, parents may not think about safety issues. So, we encourage all parents to talk to their children about how to stay safe when traveling to school this year. More than 15,000 children seek medical attention for… Read more »

Apples to Apples: What Families Should Know About SRTR Rankings

The SRTR is an independent, data-driven tool that will help you choose a transplant center. There’s a wide difference among the more than 60 pediatric transplant centers in the United States. Some do a few transplants a year, some do dozens. Some have been doing transplants for decades, others have less experience. Some have expertise… Read more »

Stay Safe at the Playground

Every child dreams of speeding down the slide, flying on the swing set, and climbing through the monkey bars. No matter the time of day or outside temperature, children should take precautions when playing on the playground. Both metal and plastic equipment can overheat and harm your child. Sunny days can cause equipment to heat… Read more »