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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.
scoliosis

What You Need to Know About Scoliosis and Your Child

For those with school-aged children, you might come across a permission slip allowing your child to have a scoliosis screening at some point. While this back condition may not be a top concern for...
cardiac symptoms in kids

Take Heart: Common Cardiac Symptoms in Kids and Teens

Heart disease can affect even the littlest hearts, which is why it is so crucial to understand and recognize some of the more common cardiac symptoms in children. Heart problems can be separated into two...
current events

Look for the Helpers: How to Talk to Your Children About Big Events

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping,'" said Fred...
fire safety

Common Burn Hazards in the Home

Every year, almost 70,000 U.S. people are treated in emergency departments for burns, and a whopping one-third of those are children under the age of 5. It’s easier than you might think for caregivers and...
covid-19 vaccines for kids

5 Things To Know About COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids

Some parents are quite eager to get their children vaccinated against COVID-19, while others are somewhat hesitant. But the more folks who get the vaccine, the better chance we'll have at conquering the virus...
divorce

Family Dynamics: Tips for Talking to Kids About Separation or Divorce

Perhaps the most heart-wrenching aspect of two parents who are dealing with divorce or separation is speaking with their children about the change. This can be is particularly tough for kids, who may find it...
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...