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Learn about the most common illnesses during each stage of your child's life.

#ChildLife Services at Tufts Medical Centers Floating Hospital. Some great segments demonstrating preparation and distraction. Video created by Child Life Director Andrea Pappaconstantinou using her only her iPad.

Hemangiomas and vascular malformations are non-cancerous birthmarks that affect children either from birth or within their first few months. Hemangiomas are the most common, usually appearing within the first few weeks after birth. Hemangiomas are benign and usually disappear on their own by ages 5 to 7. Other vascular malformations are present from birth, although they may not be noticeable until later. Find out more about birthmarks here! | Pediatric ENT Assoc.

Texas Children’s Heart Center’s animation videos are designed to help children with heart problems better understand their diagnosis and potential treatment options. The one-of-a-kind videos are a resource to improve the health literacy of children and their parents who are treated at Texas Children’s and beyond. The videos were created by a team led by Dr. Daniel J. Penny, chief of cardiology at Texas Children’s, and are funded through a generous grant from ExxonMobil.

National Influenza Vaccination Week

National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is a national observance that was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination.

Currently, adults outnumber children in this population. Parents may agree that there is much difficulty in choosing a cardiology home for adult patients born with congenital heart diseases. Families are left to navigate on their own, and in this search they find conflicting information on how to choose an appropriate cardiac provider. The following are a social worker’s macro or systems-wide perspective on why this program is best for adult patients born with heart defects in the southwest.

Today, there are a large number of convenient health care options for patients to select from. What's best for your child?

Explaining an IV to a child. This is a great way to explain what a IV is to a child not only are they discussing it, but the child gets to see everything as well