Wolfson Children's Hospital

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.
infant

When Should You Seek Emergency Care for Your Baby?

Being a first-time parent can be equal parts exhausting and extraordinary. You might struggle to decipher every strange squeak or noise your newborn makes, wondering if it's totally normal — or something more serious....
back to school

Backpacks and Face Masks: Back-to-School DOs and DON’Ts

Seasonal store shelves full of inflatable pools and sunscreen have been swapped for colorful backpacks and binders, which can only mean one thing: It's officially the start of back-to-school season on the First Coast....
MIS-C

COVID-19 and Kids: What Parents Need to Know About MIS-C

The newest mystery to come from the coronavirus pandemic? Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), which has been most closely compared to Kawasaki disease. Though doctors are still trying to figure out precisely how...
vaccination

Why You Should Stick to Your Child’s Vaccination Schedule During COVID-19

Over the past few months, life as we knew it has changed dramatically. We are all socially distancing by staying home more, postponing hair appointments, graduations and family gatherings, and telecommuting to work. Masks...
fever

When (and When Not) to Fret Over a Child’s Fever

Seeing your child fussing, suffering from chills, or having an overall tough time with a fever can be heartbreaking for a parent. It's easy for the panic to set in as you run through...
leukemia

When Cancer Hits Your Family Not Once, But Twice

Will and Lacey Smith of Jacksonville discovered exactly what they could handle and how strong they truly were as they spent much of early 2013 at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. They had been spending their...
parenting app

Moms, There’s an App for That

How can I ease morning sickness? What's an appropriate amount of weight to gain during pregnancy? How much should my newborn be eating and sleeping each day? These are just some of the neverending questions swirling around...
hearing loss

Don’t Let Holiday Gifts & Gadgets Damage Your Child’s Ears

Few things are more exciting for a kid than receiving the latest cool new toy or hottest game. But parents, take note: All that ringing, buzzing and dinging could prove damaging to a child’s...
fighting

For Better or Worse: 8 Tips for Fighting Right

Fighting with your partner is never fun. In fact, it can be downright painful if you tend to fight dirty. When it comes to disagreements large or small, having a productive argument requires healthy...
Childhood Cancer Wolfson

Angels on Earth: A Love Letter to Our Hospital Staff

I’ve stared at this screen for way too long. If there is one thing I have avoided writing about lately, it is pediatric cancer. It is NICU talk. It is Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital. Simply...

Drop and Give Me 10 (Kegels, That Is!)

Working out and getting fit is about more than biceps and box jumps. For females, it actually includes maintaining the health of your pelvic floor — a key group of muscles that are integral...

Not Just Child’s Play: The Healing Power of Toys

Toys are a surefire way to bring a smile to any child's face, be it a Barbie doll, a set of LEGOs, a favorite board game or a rainbow array of sidewalk chalk. And...