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Jaaire Bridges was used to dealing with severe asthma and allergies. But at age 10, Jaaire stopped breathing during a severe asthma attack. He survived and recovered without brain damage. But the event changed his family’s life forever.
Known as AFM, acute flaccid myelitis affects the spinal cord, and causes weakness in the muscles and reflexes. AFM isn’t new, but cases of it have been slowly increasing since 2014.
It's still important for teens to have regular well-child checkups. These visits can help catch health problems early and they're an important opportunity to help address sensitive issues that are unique to teens.
Pet therapy, in which hospital patients get a chance to meet and interact with animals, can have several benefits such as reducing stress and promoting healing. Watch as therapy dogs meet some young patients at Rainbow Babies & Children's.
Fifty years ago, children diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) had little hope of living long enough to become an adult. But advances in research and treatment for the disease have dramatically changed that outlook.
Time spent on electronic devices such as phones, tablets and even computers may have an undeserved bad rap based on shaky science. A Rainbow Babies & Children's clinical psychologist explains why.
It’s hard for parents to know how much cell phone, tablet or computer screen time is OK for their children. Test your knowledge of guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics on children’s media use.
Giving kids a little independence is a wise move – it teaches them important lifelong skills and instills confidence. How to give your child a taste of freedom while instilling the know-how to stay safe.