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The Tree of Life: Bailey & Meghan’s Story

Bailey Leon, an 11-year-old battling Neuroblastoma, and Meghan Schexnayder, a 27-year-old Osteosarcoma survivor, formed a special bond with one another while fighting their cancers at Ochsner Medical Center. This is...

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Your Immune System: Separating Myth from Fact

Given your immune system's role as protector against illness, you want to do all you can to give it a boost. I’ll help you separate myth from fact so...

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Toy Safety for Kids during the Holidays

Tis’ the season for giving, but for too many children, what they receive during the holidays can be harmful. Parents need to be on guard for potential toy hazards, especially...

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Why Giving Can Help Get You in the Holiday Spirit

The holiday season evokes a spirit of giving as individuals throughout the country rally together to serve warm meals, collect and donate articles of clothing and lend a helping hand ...

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Seven Tips to Monitor Your Kids’ Screen Time During the Holiday Break

To help distract a child's attention while busy with household tasks, easy sources of entertainment such as the TV can be a tempting solution. With the holiday break quickly approaching,...

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Preparing Your Child for Anesthesia

Needing surgery is stressful enough, but when it’s your child that’s getting operated on, the concerns and questions can be overwhelming. Many parents also find that the most...

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After 3-Year Wait, Pediatric Transplant Patient Receives Heart & Celebrates Surprise Birthday Party

Seth Turner was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a complex and rare heart defect in which the left side of his heart was critically underdeveloped. After a three-year wait,...

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Recognizing When Your Young One May Have Vision Problems

Parents often ask me, “What age is old enough for their children to get glasses?” The answer is, “whenever your child needs them.” Typically one out of 20 preschool children has...

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