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Wolfson Children's Hospital

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Wolfson Children’s Hospital is the only hospital just for kids in the North Florida and South Georgia region, providing care for children of all ages with congenital heart conditions, cancer, neurological disorders, orthopedic conditions, behavioral health disorders, and more.
puberty

Tips for How (and When) to Talk to Your Child About Puberty

Changes are happening, and you and your child are starting to notice. Sudden physical growth, a deepening voice, hair in different places, unexpected odors. For many boys and girls, puberty can occur any time...
mindfulness

Mindfulness for Littles: How to Reduce Stress and Improve Sleep

Now more than ever, it seems we could all benefit from living in the here and now, rather than dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. Because all we really have control...
cardiac

Playing With Heart: Cardiac Screenings Now Recommended for All Children and Teens

It’s estimated that one in 100 babies is born with a congenital heart defect. Some defects are discovered prenatally or shortly after birth. Other defects, like holes in the wall of the heart, may...
sports

How to Avoid Injuries When Getting Back in the Game

The ever-present exhaustion and aching muscles that often accompany pre-season sports conditioning is a necessary evil that many of us know all about — whether you've been through it yourself or noticed it in...
child abuse

Everyone’s Responsibility: What To Do If You Suspect Child Abuse

Doing your part as a good neighbor means so much more than merely keeping a lovely landscape and tidy sidewalk. Making a positive contribution to your community includes watching out for the safety of...
sleep apnea

Is Your Child Getting a Good Night’s Sleep?

Few things give us the warm fuzzies more than a child sleeping peacefully. But if they don't get adequate snooze time, be it through naps or bedtime, it can actually affect far more than...
trauma

A Toddler’s Traumatic Tumble: ‘They Did Everything Right’

Precious Malachi Hackworth is certainly not shy. The 2-year-old little life of the party isn't one to back off from any spotlight — in fact, he's the first to grab the mic to belt...
mental health

More Than Words

"How was your day?" "Fine." "Is everything okay?" "Yeah." These one-word exchanges are all too familiar to parents of kids and teens. While it can be tempting to take those short phrases at face value rather...
wolfson children's challenge

Get Moving for Children Like Mya

Wolfson Children’s Challenge races on, finding new ways to honor patients and raise funds amid COVID-19 pandemic. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that people are resilient, constantly adapting to whatever life throws...
thanksgiving

Stuffed on Thanksgiving: Could One Big Meal Harm Your Body?

As Thanksgiving swiftly approaches, we gather recipes, make our menu, write our grocery list, and pack our pantry to the gill with all of the delicious fixin's for the big day — sourdough stuffing,...
rehab

Baby Steps: When to Seek Help with Milestones

First milestones for baby are major reasons for Mom and Dad to celebrate: the first time they give a sweet gummy grin, those first wobbly steps, the first time they say, "Mama." But sometimes,...
superspreader

Could Your Child Be a ‘Superspreader’?

With school back in full swing and many Florida restaurants and bars now operating at full capacity again, the buzzword "superspreaders" is a term that you may be hearing tossed around more and more....