Year in review: Our most popular Thriving stories


As the year comes to a close, we look back on some of the most popular stories — from basic tips to second chances to ground-breaking surgeries. Thank you to the many families and patients who kindly contributed to the success of Thriving in 2016. As always, you inspire us. Happy New Year!


You’ve heard that the hormone melatonin can help kids sleep. But is melatonin for children safe? Does it work? Learn more from sleep expert Dr. Judith Owens, director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Sleep Center.


Actress Jennifer Garner portrayed Anna Beam’s mother in the movie “Miracles from Heaven.” Read the real-life story of Anna’s journey with pseudo-obstruction.


At 12 months, Oliver was refusing to nap and waking two, three, sometimes even four times a night. Find out how a personalized approach turned around his sleep pattern.


Bentley’s original doctors deemed his encephalocele “incompatible with life.” Read about a one-of-a-kind operation that has given him a second chance.


What’s it like to suffer an ACL tear and volunteer to be the first to have a new surgery? Corey Peak shares his experience.