The Pulse

Sharing stories for and about the children and families we serve across 50 states and more than 80 countries.


The Pros and Cons of Vertebral Body Tethering for Scoliosis

Scott Luhmann, MD, a Washington University orthopedic surgeon at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, has expertise in a variety of procedures ...

Patient Stories

Historic Heart-Lung Transplant Saves Baby

Jack was born in January 2018 with an underdeveloped heart and severely damaged lungs—hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Clearly a fighter, ...

Patient Stories

Nerve Surgery Leads to Remarkable Recovery After Boating Accident 

It was a perfect, sunny Memorial Day weekend on a private lake near New Florence, Missouri, when Ashton Yates, 11, ...

Mom Docs

The Dangers of Juuling | Keeping Your Teen Safe

Juuling is the new “cool” thing to do among teenagers. Have you heard of it? If you’re like many parents, ...

Expert Advice

Permission To Treat

Permission to Treat Form Thinking of leaving the kids with their grandparents for a weekend getaway? Or perhaps your son ...