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Baptist Memorial to open children’s ICU, compete with Le Bonheur

  May 18, 2016 — One of two completed pediatric ICU rooms, at Baptist Memorial Hospital, will be available in July once staffing is complete and during construction of the new 12-bed pediatric ICU on the second floor above the pediatric emergency room. (Stan Carroll/The Commercial Appeal) Baptist Memorial Health Care this week applied for […]

Specialists declare war on ear diseases affecting indigenous kids

  Ear, nose and throat specialists have declared war on one of the most preventable and treatable conditions undermining the wellbeing and learning of Aboriginal children — serious ear disease. Brisbane-based ENT surgeon Chris Perry, president of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, said the chronic problem was not factored into “Closing […]

Pediatricians Say Codeine Is Not Safe For Children

Both over-the-counter and prescription drugs can cause a fatal reaction. Codeine is not safe for children. Codeine is not safe to give to kids. The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a statement this week urging parents and doctors to stop giving children under the age of 18 both prescription and over-the-counter medications that include codeine, […]

5 steps to help keep your child healthy

Going backward, five stands for the number of daily servings of fresh fruits and vegetables; four is for the number of glasses of water; three is for servings of healthy dairy products; two is to limit time in front of a screen to two hours; and one represents one hour of physical activity. “I know […]