• Your Child Hit Their Head Hard: Here’s What to Do and When

    05/20/2016 |

    Few injuries are scarier than a blow to young child’s head. Fortunately, most childhood head injuries look worse than they actually are, assures Elizabeth C. Powell, MD, pediatrician and spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics. “Traumatic…  Read More

  • Child Life Corner: Preparing a Child for Hospitalization

    05/20/2016 |

    As a certified child life specialist in the PICU (pediatric intensive care unit) at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, I’m acutely aware of how confusing and stressful medical experiences can be for children and their families. …  Read More

  • The Secret That Pediatricians Want Parents to Know

    05/19/2016 |

    Ask any parent and they’ll tell you: Parenting can be tough. But for some parents, it can feel downright grueling. There are moms who swear that their baby cries more than the others in their playgroup. There are dads who are convinced that their…  Read More

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Your Child Hit Their Head Hard: Here’s What to Do and When

05/20/2016

Few injuries are scarier than a blow to young child’s head. Fortunately, most childhood head injuries look worse than they actually are, assures Elizabeth C. Powell, MD, pediatrician and spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics. “Traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions, are rare among little kids,” says Dr. Powell. “The skull is very protective. Even if it’s fractured, unless there’s bleeding underneath, on the brain, you don’t do anything…

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Child Life Corner: Preparing a Child for Hospitalization

05/20/2016

As a certified child life specialist in the PICU (pediatric intensive care unit) at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, I’m acutely aware of how confusing and stressful medical experiences can be for children and their families.  My name is Heather Troyer and for the past 15 years, I have worked to help families more smoothly navigate through this experience.  Why do we do what we do? When children are given the opportunity to cope successfully they feel more…

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The Secret That Pediatricians Want Parents to Know

05/19/2016

Ask any parent and they’ll tell you: Parenting can be tough. But for some parents, it can feel downright grueling. There are moms who swear that their baby cries more than the others in their playgroup. There are dads who are convinced that their toddler will never sleep through the night even though his peers have mastered it. And there are parents who have practically given up on potty training their preschooler after many failed attempts. More often than not, these parents feel defeated.…

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How to Cope with Your “Threenager”

05/13/2016

If your 3 year old’s moody behavior is making the terrible twos seem like a picnic, don’t panic. Our expert explains why it’s normal and what you can do to stay sane.                               If you sometimes wonder whether you’re raising a 3 year old or a 13 year old, you’re not alone—enter the new term ‘threenager. Like teenagers, 3-year-olds are all attitude. They don’t…

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Riley Hospital For Children’s Chief Nursing Officer: What You Need to Know About Nursing Today

05/13/2016

What does the top nurse at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health like to see in her nurses? Passion, above all, says Elizabeth Paxton, Riley’s chief nursing officer. “I’d rather hire a candidate who is passionate about their work over any other characteristic – passionate about their career and care for children.” Paxton, a longtime RN in Indiana, Alabama and California, oversees 1,200 nurses at Riley, plus another 300 who care for children at IU Health Methodist…

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