Stories about: Health & Wellness

It’s Heart Month: Give your baby’s heart a healthy start

February is American Heart Month. It’s a good time to make sure you’re doing all you can to keep your heart healthy. And if you’re expecting, what better time to start thinking about your baby’s heart health?

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Ask the Mediatrician: Should kids watch movies with smoking scenes?

Ask the Mediatrician: Smoking in Films
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: PATRICK BIBBINS/BOSTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

I’ve seen news stories about the dangers of kids seeing smoking in movies. I’m a bit confused, as I no longer thought smoking was really an issue, especially in kids’ movies (G, PG, PG-13) and that smoking in general, is on the decline. Is this something I should still be concerned about when I take my 10-year-old to the movies?

~Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Boston, MA

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Celebrating the holiday season at Boston Children’s Hospital

 

Every year, the staff at Boston Children’s Hospital works hard to bring a little bit of holiday cheer to the hospital, and this year was no exception. From our main hospital at Longwood to all of our satellites, there was plenty of celebration and cheer all across the hospital this holiday season.

Happy Holidays to all of our patients and their families!

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Finding my happy place: Staff member with IBD offers tips to patients

Julie, who has IBD, stands on Kodiak Island in green boots
Julie hiking Kodiak Island in Alaska [PHOTO DESIGN: PATRICK BIBBINS/BOSTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL]
When I was in high school, I started developing issues with my gut. Being in pain and taking frequent trips to the bathroom became part of my life, but it wasn’t until I started seeing bloody stool that I decided to see a doctor.

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