Wolfson Children's Hospital

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.
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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...
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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...

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,...

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,...

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....

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....
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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....

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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...