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Posted on Jun 28,2016

New Information about the FluMist Vaccine

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention committee recently recommended that the nasal spray influenza vaccine, FluMist, be avoided this upcoming flu season. Brigitta Mueller, M.D., chief patient safety officer at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, explains...


Posted on Jun 24,2016

With a Full Cohort firmly in Place, Lovefest Celebrates JHACH Residents and Faculty

A weeklong welcome for the new class of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital residents and celebration of rising second- and third-year residents culminated in an event with the unusual title of Lovefest...


Posted on Jun 24,2016

Dads Cook Too

Healthy Start at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital once again proved that even dads can have great culinary skills. The second annual Dad’s Cook Too food competition was an opportunity to for dads to win over the hungry judges with their child’s favorite dish...


Posted on Jun 21,2016

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital a Best Children’s Hospital in Six Specialties

U.S. News & World Report ranked Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital as one of the top children’s hospitals in the U.S. in the latest 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. This year, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital ranked in six pediatric specialty areas...


Posted on Jun 15,2016

Keep Your Child Safe From Heatstroke

A child dies in a hot care somewhere in the United States every 10 days. It only takes a few minutes for a car to heat up and turn deadly for a child inside – especially in Florida. While parents may think leaving a child in the car while they run into the store is safe, temperatures can rise by 19 degrees in a car in just 10 minutes...


Posted on Jun 14,2016

STORK Team Flies Babies to NICU on Expert Wings

When babies are born prematurely or have other conditions that need the expert care of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, every moment counts to ensure the best chance for survival. Enter the STORK Team. This team is a group of NICU-experienced, specially trained professionals who attend premature and high risk deliveries at Bayfront Baby Place, located within Johns Hopkins All Children’s...


Posted on Jun 10,2016

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Helps Send Kids with Cardiovascular Diseases to Summer Camp

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital hosted a special camp kickoff on Thursday, June 9, for kids with cardiovascular disease. Accompanied by their parents, campers checked in with luggage, medications and a spirit of adventure for a week-long stay at Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis, Florida...


Posted on Jun 06,2016

When Faced with Hospitalization, Siblings Need Care Too

Whether for a broken leg or a cancer diagnosis or long-term rehabilitation, a child’s hospitalization impacts the entire family, including siblings. While parents are busy focusing on their sick child, siblings may not understand what is going on around them. That’s where the Child Life specialists at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital step in to assist...


Posted on Jun 03,2016

Get the Facts on the New Nutrition Facts Label

You might have heard the news: the FDA has finalized the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods. The updates will reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease...


Posted on Jun 02,2016

Innovative Treatment Plan Helps Save Infant after Months of Unusually Severe Lung Issues

“They told us there was nothing they could do and that his best chance was at All Children’s,” explains Crystal Ipe as her newborn lay, “literally dying right before us,” at a hospital several hours south of St. Petersburg...


Posted on Jun 01,2016

Preparing Families for Natural Disasters

Whether it’s a hurricane or flood in Florida, severe weather can strike at any moment. The 2016 hurricane season begins June 1 so it’s important for families, especially those with sick or special needs children, to start discussing plans in case an emergency hits...


Posted on May 26,2016

Improving Quality of Life for Children and Young Adults with Cystic Fibrosis

“The outlook for cystic fibrosis is changing dramatically thanks to research,” says Deanna Green, M.D. M.H.S., a pediatric pulmonologist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital...


Posted on May 25,2016

VIP Auction Brings in Largest Crowd Ever to Raise Funds for Pediatric Surgical Fellowship Program

Easily one of the most loved fundraising events of the year for Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, the 28th Annual VIP Auction enjoyed its largest sell-out crowd yet at the Vinoy Renaissance in April...


Posted on May 25,2016

Sylvia Powell Named Associate Dean of Administration

Congratulations to Sylvia Powell, M.B.A., on her promotion within the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from assistant to associate dean of administration, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital...


Posted on May 19,2016

Helping Children Cope with Crisis

During and after a crisis, children may feel vulnerable and overwhelmed by the situation. To restore a sense of safety and security, the pediatric psychiatry experts at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital encourage families return to a normal routine at home and at school as soon as possible after a crisis...


Posted on May 13,2016

Kangaroo Care Brings Bonding to the NICU

While the technology used to care for the tiniest and most fragile babies is always evolving, one thing has stayed the same: the need for parental love and nurturing. To help families bond with their new baby, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital offers Kangaroo Care...


Posted on May 12,2016

JHACH Medical Staff Honors Four Physicians

Four members of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital medical staff received the Councill C. Rudolph Award along with heartfelt thanks and appreciation from their colleagues at a May 10 medical staff reception...


Posted on May 11,2016

Stroke in Children: What Families Need to Know

Most people may think of stroke as a disease affecting older adults, but infants and children can also experience a stroke. In fact, the American Heart Association reports that stroke affects 6 out of every 100,000 children, aged 0-15...


Posted on May 11,2016

A Journey of Excellence: Nursing at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

“Our mission is powerful,” Veronica Martin, D.N.P., R.N., N.E.A.-B.C., explains. “You feel it when you walk down the halls. You see it in the face of our nurses. You hear it in their voices. It’s family. I know that, because I drive here with a sense of joy every morning and I leave here with that same sense of joy. I truly consider it an opportunity to work here and be a part of the incredible things that are going on. Our nurses do too.”


Posted on May 10,2016

Thousands Run for All Children at Annual Race

Thousands of runners took to the streets of St. Petersburg to support Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital on Saturday, May 7, in the 3rd annual Running for All Children 10k, 5k, 1 mile, and family/group runs...


Posted on May 06,2016

After Tragic Loss, Family Returns to Johns Hopkins All Children’s to Promote the Need for Organ Donation

As one life ends, another is saved. That is the beauty of organ and tissue donation. “This is truly one of the miracles we see in medicine,” said Thomas Nakagawa, M.D., chief of the Division of Critical Care Medicine and director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital...


Posted on May 06,2016

Dr. Thomas Nakagawa Leads Division of Critical Care Medicine and PICU

Thomas Nakagawa, M.D., FAAP, FCCM, joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in April 2016 as chief of the Division of Critical Care Medicine and director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit...


Posted on May 04,2016

Rewriting the Book on Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

It seems logical that the sicker a child is, the greater the need to build their strength before committing to invasive surgery. For infants born with severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH,) an often fatal developmental defect of the diaphragm, one physician at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg has found another way, and it is saving infant lives...


Posted on Apr 28,2016

Zika Virus: Prevention and Awareness

A Florida congresswoman and medical experts want to make sure pregnant women are informed about the dangers of the Zika virus. U.S. Representative Kathy Castor held a news conference this week to discuss the latest developments and how local families can protect themselves against Zika when traveling or in the event mosquitos carrying the virus are found in Florida...


Posted on Apr 25,2016

Barbara Hayes is the April 2016 Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Employee of the Month

Barbara Hayes is the April 2016 Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Employee of the Month. Barbara works as a Patient Care Tech on 7 North and has been with Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital since 2010...


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