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Adilynn Shook hasn’t even reached seven months of life yet, but the small child with multiple wires wrapped around her body has gone through far more medical procedures than many adults will experience in their entire lives. But despite all the tests, surgeries, checkups and symptoms which will continue to arise throughout her life, the perpetually sick child rarely loses her energy and a sweet smile that lightens the soul.
PHOENIX — A pediatric surgeon and a public interest research group are warning shoppers to consider when shopping for toys this year that if something can fit into a baby's mouth, it will go in the mouth.
WASHINGTON — Some schools are letting kids with live lice in their hair back in the classroom, a less restrictive policy that has parents scratching their heads.
CHICAGO — Doctors 2 parents: Limit kids' tweeting, texting & keep smartphones, laptops out of bedrooms. #goodluckwiththat.
Cardon Children’s Medical Center will provide a free pediatric asthma support event in Chandler on Nov. 3.
After having half of his brain removed in a medical procedure on Sept. 6, Chandler 18-month-old Cooper Nichols is seizure-free and recovering as expected.
Actor Patrick Swayze is gone but not forgotten at one of Phoenix’s most unique entertainment venues.
When Kyna and Eric Nichols of Chandler had twins last March, they knew they would face challenges after learning their daughter had Down Syndrome. What they didn’t know was that their son would also be diagnosed with a rare medical condition seven months later.
The adage “it takes a village to raise a child” is taking form near downtown Mesa.
For years, cookbook writer Sally Sampson had wanted to write for children. No one was interested.
Featuring sponsored content from leaders in the East Valley medical community -- many sharing their stories of success -- 'East Valley Health and Wellness' debuted June 30 as a special publication of the East Valley Tribune.
Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa will offer a free asthma support event featuring animals from the Phoenix Zoo at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13, in the center’s Forever Young Zone, 1400 S. Dobson Road.
Family-owned and operated Little Mesa Café will host a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8 to support and help raise funds for 2-year-old local cancer survivor Cadence Schutter.
This weekend, Chandler husband-and-wife team Chad and Erin Romanoff celebrate the one-year anniversary of their vintage silver food truck — The Uprooted Kitchen. Appearing weekly at Gilbert Farmers Market and Food Truck Friday in Phoenix, the Romanoff’s “restaurant on wheels” is a true gem found right in our own backyard.
Banner Health Center in Gilbert will open Wednesday for patient care. Staff physicians will include pediatrics, family medicine and internal medicine. There are 16 exam rooms, basic imaging and laboratory services available.
Gilbert's Highland High School will graduate 715 students in its Class of 2013. The students have earned $10 million in scholarships.
A new state-ordered mandate on insurance companies could soon mean more accessible -- and definitely more affordable -- health care in rural areas of Arizona.
As many students are training for football, baseball, hockey, soccer, and other sports, this is also the time of year for sports-related injuries. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), sports-related dental injuries send approximately 600,000 youths to the emergency room each year involving children as young as 5 years old. Prevention is a large aspect of oral health. Oral health prevention includes the prevention of injury to the mouth, teeth, neck, and jaws. In an attempt to promote awareness of facial injury prevention, five organizations have sponsored April as being the National Facial Protection Month: American Dental Association (ADA), American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Academy for Sports Dentistry. Contact sports such as football, hockey, and basketball are common sources of oral injury; however, other sports such as gymnastics and volleyball pose a threat as well. Common head and neck injuries can include concussions, fractured teeth, oral lacerations, jaw joint sprains, and neck injuries.
Saying a loving home trumps the chance of disease, state lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to allowing foster children to be placed in homes where other youngsters are not immunized.
Body by Design has moved to a new Ahwatukee Foothills location to offer more space, child care, and additional networking to its personal training clients.
For eight years, the Fore Noah and Friends Charity Golf Tournament has stood as a symbol of hope for parents of children battling neuroblastoma, an aggressive pediatric cancer more common in infants than leukemia. Andy and Lara Nelson, whose son, Noah, has been disease-free for seven years, founded the event to fund neuroblastoma research, raising more than $500,000 for the Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation (CNCF).
Just weeks after a 15-year-old collapsed from cardiac arrest in a Gilbert restaurant and was rushed to Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, he walked back into the hospital on a recent Friday to thank the men and women who helped save his life.
Gov. Jan Brewer rallied doctors and nurses at the Capitol on Tuesday in her bid to get the necessary votes to expand the state's Medicaid program.