Category: From the Doctor

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My Dog Reduces My Anxiety

By Juan Santos, M.S., CRC, LPCA Anxiety can cause worry, stress, headaches, and more unpleasant emotions. Dogs are built to work effortlessly to battle the symptoms and...

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Win Tickets to Either Tweetsie, Wet ‘N Wild, or the Zoo!

Spring is here, which means it’s time to shake the winter blues. Brenner Children’s Hospital would like to offer you a chance to get out of the house and enjoy a day...

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A Day in the Life of a NICU Doctor

By Cherrie Welch, MD, Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Brenner Children’s Hospital I have the incredible honor of serving as one of the attending...

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4 Things to Ease Your Mind if Your Child Undergoes Surgical Anesthesia

By Timothy E. Smith, MD, Director of Pediatrics and Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Brenner Children’s Hospital The anticipation of surgery can be scary,...

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

By Guest Blogger Dr. Tina S. Merhoff The staff of Tina S. Merhoff & Associates Pediatric Dentistry, along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD),...

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The Top 3 Causes of Chest Pain in Children & Teens

 By Derek Williams, DO, Pediatric Cardiologist, Brenner Children’s Hospital It can be scary for a parent when their child complains of chest pain, but fortunately...

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Use the 5-4-3-2-1-0 Plan for a Healthy Start This Year

By Joey Skelton, MD, Director of Brenner FIT and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Wake Forest Baptist Health The New Year is a great time to adopt healthy habits,...

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6 Common Myths about Type 1 Diabetes

By Elizabeth T. Walsh, MD, Board Certified Pediatric Endocrinologist, Brenner Children’s Hospital When a child is first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, a family...

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5 Common Myths About the Flu Shot

By Ryan Aubuchon, MD, Pediatrician at Westgate Pediatrics, Wake Forest Baptist Health Flu season is coming soon. And even though the flu shot is the best way to protect...

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Basics of Potty Training

By Steve J. Hodges, MD Pediatric Urologist at Brenner Children’s Hospital Everyone has a different strategy when it comes to potty-training your children.  I have...