Mission Children’s Hospital

May 27, 2020

Children and COVID-19 Series: “Talking to Children about COVID-19”

“Talking to Children about COVID-19” is the third Q&A in this three-part series where we provide expert advice about protecting children and helping families deal with COVID-19. Q: How should I answer these commonly asked questions? What is COVID-19? • COVID-19 is the short name for “coronavirus disease 2019.” It is a new virus. Doctors […]

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May 22, 2020

Children and COVID-19 Series: “Helping Children Cope”

“Helping Children Cope” is the second Q&A in this three-part series where we provide expert advice about protecting children and helping families deal with COVID-19. Q: How can I comfort my child in these unprecedented times? A: Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations, and children and teens are likely to respond more strongly. As public […]

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May 19, 2020

Children and COVID-19 Series: “Caring for Children”

“Caring for Children” is the first Q&A in this three-part series where we provide expert advice about protecting children and helping families deal with COVID-19. Q: How can I protect my family from COVID-19? A: At this time, there’s no vaccine for COVID-19, but there are ways to protect yourself and your family from exposure […]

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May 7, 2020

Labor and Delivery Nurse Continues to Provide Care and Comfort to Mothers during COVID-19

By Carolyn Comeau Despite the many ways COVID-19 has turned life upside down, one of the things the virus cannot stop is timeless and universal: childbirth. As both National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and Mother’s Day are upon us, Labor and Delivery nurses at Mission Health like Liz Barker, RNC-OB, commit to ensuring a safe […]

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May 6, 2020

Expect the Unexpected: A Traumatic Journey Ends with a New Baby

By Cheri Hinshelwood Paige Wood was expecting a new baby in a couple of weeks, but what she wasn’t expecting was the phone call that came the last week in June. Wood learned her husband, Ryan Neff, had been in a traumatic skateboarding accident and was being flown to Mission Hospital with serious injuries. The […]

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April 29, 2020

Being Pregnant and Having a Newborn during COVID-19 (Videos)

Keeping Labor and Delivery Safe during COVID-19 [Bre] It is especially important right now to be in the care of medical professionals because of how volatile this virus is. And, being in Mission Hospital with our Level III NICU to me is the best place for you to have your baby right now in case […]

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April 28, 2020

Mother Baby Unit Volunteer Doug Young Continues to Work at Home

By Aubrey Barnard It’s often said that new babies don’t come with instruction manuals. They also don’t stop entering the world just because there is a health crisis and a “Stay Home/Stay Safe” order. Fortunately for parents of babies born at Mission Hospital, Doug Young (who turned 90 this year) is dedicated to helping new […]

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March 23, 2020

Kids and COVID-19: Pediatric FAQs

What Is COVID-19? COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, is a new respiratory disease thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. What Are the Symptoms of COVID-19? Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and can include fever, cough and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Are the Symptoms of COVID-19 Different in Children than in […]

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March 13, 2020

5 Reasons to Consider Locking Your Medications if You Have Young Kids

By Robert A. Poarch The statistics make a clear case. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, a poison control center answers a call about a young child getting into medicine every minute, which adds up to nearly 500,000 calls per year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says, “about 60,000 young children end up […]

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February 27, 2020

Orthorexia: Are You Taking Healthy Eating Too Far?

Whether it’s cutting back on red meat or limiting processed foods, there’s usually nothing wrong with improving your diet. But when that effort goes too far — when you become so fixated on clean or healthy eating that it affects your well-being and day-to-day functioning — you may have a condition called orthorexia. “Orthorexia is […]

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