Category Archives: Peds to Parents

An Insider’s Guide to Surviving Your Child’s Hospital Stay

By Elizabeth Nelsen, MD, FAAP As a pediatrician, I take care of children that sometimes need to go to the hospital. I’m often in a position to explain to them what will happen when they are there. As a parent, … Continue reading

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To Tell or Not To Tell?

By Janice Nellis, MS, CCLS So your child is having surgery.  As a parent you are feeling anxious and have multiple questions running through your head.  How successful will the surgery be?  Will my child make it through the surgery … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Awareness Month

By Amy Merwarth, RD, CDN October is National Vegetarian Awareness Month!  A well planned vegetarian diet can meet the needs of all ages of people.  When people talk about a vegetarian diet they typically talk about a diet that is … Continue reading

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Safe Sleep

By Robert V. Hingre, M.D,  Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Board Certified Neonatologist, Director of Newborn Medicine Teaching Program  Each year, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) claims the lives of more than 2,000 infants annually in the U.S.  The good news … Continue reading

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Breakfast Gets High Grades

By Roseanne Jones, MS, RD, CDN  Do you eat breakfast? If no, what is your excuse?  Not enough time?  Not hungry in the morning (could be the late night snacks)?  Don’t like breakfast foods?  If there is one single best … Continue reading

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Who Will You Wear Gold & Red For?

By Brittany Metcalf, BS, CCLS You may have noticed the gold and red ribbons around the hospital this month. Do you know why they are up? September is Sickle Cell Awareness month and Childhood Cancer Awareness month. As a Child … Continue reading

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You Are Not Alone

By Gina Lozito Child Life Specialist, CCLS For the past few years, I decided that every year I am going to pick one new and different thing for me to try. As the Child Life Specialist on the pediatric in-patient … Continue reading

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Sing, Dance, and Play to Help Your Child Have Better Days: Music, Brain Development, and the 5 R’s of Early Literacy

By Clare Arezina, MT-BC Music Therapist   Have you heard of the “Mozart Effect”–the idea that listening to classical music can make you “smarter”? Unfortunately, the Mozart Effect isn’t exactly true: listening to a recording of Mozart may improve how … Continue reading

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ACT To Prevent Heatstroke!

By Amanda Griffin Safe Kids Upstate NY Coalition Coordinator, Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital With the summer in full swing and many areas reaching record high temperatures, it is important to remind parents and caregivers to never leave your child alone … Continue reading

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Can You Imagine?

By Beth Kinsley Child Life Specialist, CCLS We all have magical powers inside of us. These powers allow us to travel the world in the blink of an eye, transform into someone or something else, and even fly…. It’s called … Continue reading

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