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Posted on Mar 23,2018

Cystic Fibrosis Family Education Night Shares Hope and Help

Connor was a 3-month-old baby with a bad cough. His pediatrician suspected RSV, a common illness in young kids. Testing revealed the real culprit: cystic fibrosis. Now 13, he has been receiving care at the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital ever since that diagnosis.

Posted on Mar 22,2018

Uprooted by a Storm, a Nurse Finds a New Home

After Hurricane Maria destroyed Candida Reyes-Rodriguez’s Puerto Rican town and nursing job, she packed up her family and moved to St. Petersburg, FL where she joined the Johns Hopkins All Children’s team as a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Posted on Mar 21,2018

A Family Affair

A family with professional ties to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital has a personal health scare that teaches them what it means to be on the receiving end of patient care.

Posted on Mar 20,2018

7 Tips for Helping Your Child Deal with Bullying

Bullying is a serious issue that affects 75 percent of kids at some point between kindergarten and 12th grade. This can be very troubling for parents and caregivers, but there are things you can do to help a child who is a victim or committer of bullying. Melissa Faith, Ph.D., ABPP, a clinical pediatric psychologist and board-certified specialist in clinical child and adolescent psychology at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, offers tips for families.

Posted on Mar 19,2018

Keeping Kids in Foster Care Healthy

The pediatric residents at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital have developed an advocacy project focusing on access to health care. Their campaign focuses on advocating for four different vulnerable populations. Alana Koehler, M.D., a pediatric resident at Johns Hopkins All Children’s, joined Rachel Dawkins, M.D., to discuss the needs of children in foster care.

Posted on Mar 16,2018

Celebrating New Residents at Match Day 2018

More than a thousand students from across the country applied to join the pediatric residency program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. On Friday, the National Resident Matching Program announced who will join Johns Hopkins All Children’s in July 2018 as the next class of residents.

Posted on Mar 15,2018

Healthy Families Start with Mom: A Woman’s Journey 2018

85 percent of women make the health care decisions in households in the United States, and that is why Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital joins forces each year with Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore for A Woman’s Journey. The annual three-day women’s health event empowers women to take their health into their own hands, because healthy families start with mom.

Posted on Mar 12,2018

The Importance of Sleep for Kids

This week is National Sleep Awareness Week. It’s important for everyone to get a good night’s rest but even more important for children. Rachel Dawkins, M.D., with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital talks about the importance of sleep for kids.

Posted on Mar 08,2018

Medical School, Check! Finding Your Niche? Hmm ...

The opportunity to sit down and have in-depth conversations with career physicians, lawyers and even financial planners is rare for a resident, but at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, it has been an extremely popular annual event for more than a decade.

Posted on Mar 06,2018

Housekeepers with Heart: Forming Family Bonds

A normal day as a housekeeper at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital doesn’t just consist of keeping the hospital pristine and clean. The job often goes much deeper–to a meaningful level of connecting with patients and families.

Posted on Mar 05,2018

Stocking a Home Medical Kit? Here’s What You Need

Many of us have medicine cabinets stocked with old unused prescriptions in our homes. But when your home emergency happens, it always seems that you can’t find what you need. Patrick Mularoni, M.D., from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, explains what you should have on hand and what you should probably get rid of.

Posted on Mar 02,2018

Safety in Sports for Kids

Does your child play sports? Read these safety tips.

Posted on Feb 28,2018

School Shooting Community Response Event

On Monday, Feb. 26, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital hosted a community event to provide advice on how to talk to children in the wake of traumatic events, how to deal with bullying and other challenges for children and families.

Posted on Feb 26,2018

LGBTQ Youth Health Care Needs

Each year the resident physicians at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital address an important topic in pediatrics. This year, the theme is called Access 4 Kids and focuses on children and youth who identify as LGBTQ.

Posted on Feb 24,2018

Paige Ward, R.N., Receives the December 2017 DAISY Award

Paige Ward, R.N., a clinical nurse in Perioperative Services, has been part of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s family since 2011 and a member of the Periop team for four years. She was nominated for the December 2017 DAISY Award.

Posted on Feb 23,2018

Q&A with Suzanne Icely, M.D., and Jose Prieto, M.D., Johns Hopkins All Children’s Maternal Fetal & Neonatal Institute

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Maternal, Fetal & Neonatal Institute seeks to improve outcomes for newborns through collaborative approaches to value-based care, beginning with the high-risk expectant mother, continuing through delivery and neonatal intensive care unit admission, and extending beyond discharge.

Posted on Feb 21,2018

Top 3 Questions Families Should Ask During Heart Month

Heart health is important for the entire family. Learn how to spot symptoms which could indicate a heart condition and brush up on the two basic steps of Hands-Only CPR.

Posted on Feb 19,2018

How to Talk to Your Kids After a School Tragedy

Having trouble talking to your child about gun violence? Read these helpful tips.

Posted on Feb 16,2018

More Time with Patients Can Lead to Improved Care 

What would happen if doctors were able to spend more time with their patients? A new grant for the Johns Hopkins All Children’s residency program may help answer that question.

Posted on Feb 15,2018

The Birthday Boys

A first birthday is especially sweet for three babies born with life-threatening congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

Posted on Feb 14,2018

Home Is Where the Heart Is

A mother, a hospital and a medical foster family help a child recover from a heart transplant and start life with loving support.

Posted on Feb 13,2018

How Genetic Testing Can Help Diagnose Your Child’s Heart Condition 

Bobbi knew throughout both pregnancies that each of her sons had the possibility of inheriting the frightening heart condition that plagued their father’s childhood, Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the connective tissue that holds all the body's cells, organs and tissue together. The medical team at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital helped her gain an in-depth understanding. Both sons are now thriving with proper care. 

Posted on Feb 12,2018

Heart Health Is Important for Kids Too

Most of us think about cardiovascular or heart health as we get older, but it’s something that pediatricians follow from birth. Joe Perno, M.D., medical staff affairs officer at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, explains how pediatricians monitor heart health with children.

Posted on Feb 09,2018

Why is High Blood Pressure Missed in Kids and Teens?

High blood pressure can lead to complications such as stroke, heart disease and kidney failure. What’s more, Monesha Gupta, M.D., a cardiologist and high blood pressure expert at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, says many times it is missed by pediatricians.

Posted on Feb 08,2018

One Heart Inspiring Another

For the past 14 years, Tina has been a patient care technician in the PICU at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. A medical career, however, wasn’t something she’d planned on. In fact, it all started with the birth of her son, Nathan, who was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a critical birth defect affecting the formation of the heart. Originally from Germany, the family moved to Florida so Johns Hopkins All Children’s could care for Nathan’s heart.

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