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How to Help a Choking Infant: Step-by-Step Instructions


Safe Kids Mid-South, led by Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, recommends that parents and caregivers of children learn choking first aid and CPR.

Specialties:
Community Services Emergency Medicine
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Does your teen have an eating disorder?


Eating disorders can be tricky to identify. How do you know if your son or daughter’s new preoccupation with food and calories has gone too far? Pediatrician Michelle Bowden, MD, answers some helpful questions for parents below. She and Brittany Andry, MD, are leading Le Bonheur’s new Eating Disorders Clinic – a comprehensive program for children and adolescents with a suspected or confirmed eatin...

Specialties:
General Pediatrics
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Ketogenic Diet: When Is It Right For My Child?


At Le Bonheur, the ketogenic diet is sometimes recommended for patients with uncontrolled seizures who aren’t seeing the relief they need with medicine, or for patients whose prescribed drug therapy leaves them feeling tired and lethargic.

Specialties:
Nutrition Therapy Neuroscience Institute
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5 steps to protecting our children


Adults should take proactive steps to protect children from sexual abuse. It is unrealistic to think that a child should be responsible for fending off sexual advances by an adult.

Specialties:
Community Services General Pediatrics Child and Family Support Services
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Crohn’s disease in children: Diagnosis and treatment


Pediatric Gastroenterologist John Whitworth, MD, director of Le Bonheur’s inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) clinic, answers common questions about Crohn’s disease.

Specialties:
Gastroenterology
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Are you prepared in a bleeding emergency?


March 31 is National Stop the Bleed Day, an awareness campaign intended to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

Specialties:
Emergency Medicine
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Le Bonheur pediatric experts answer common bedwetting questions


Le Bonheur Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Chrisla Key and Jill Travis discuss symptoms, causes, when to seek medical attention and the latest devices, training and techniques that can help.

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Urology
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Measles in Memphis? Le Bonheur experts discuss isolated case


The Shelby County Health Department has announced one confirmed case of measles in Memphis. A family traveling internationally arrived in Memphis on Monday, March 12, and immediately sought medical care for their sick child. Isolation procedures were then enacted, resulting in minimal risk of exposure to the community.

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Infectious Disease
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After diabetes diagnosis, think progress not perfection


When you have diabetes, it can add another layer of responsibility to your already busy daily life. It can sometimes seem as if nothing you do is right.

Specialties:
Endocrinology