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Finding a Safe Headphone Volume for Kids

Music—it’s wonderful. These days, we can listen to it anywhere, and it’s increasingly mobile. Many listen using portable players (think ...

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What is Acute Flaccid Myelitis?

Acute Flaccid Myelitis or AFM is a very rare disorder that affects the spinal cord. Though the disorder is uncommon, ...

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Preparing Your Child for Their First Surgery

If your child needs surgery for the first time, you probably have a lot of questions. How can you help ...

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Pumpkin Carving Alternatives | Halloween Safety Tips for Parents

Looking for safe alternatives to carving pumpkins this year? We’ve recruited a few helpers to demonstrate our favorite pumpkin decorating ...

Departments

Comprehensive Clinic Addresses Noncardiac Issues of Fontan Patients

Prior to 1971, children born with single ventricle congenital heart disease rarely lived beyond 10 years of age. With the ...

Departments

New Neurology Chief Focuses on Research and Collaboration for Better Patient Care 

With an insatiable curiosity and passion for patient care, pediatric neurologist Christina Gurnett, MD, PhD, doesn’t accept the status quo ...

Departments

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, ...

Mom Docs

Going to the Emergency Room | Your Child’s First Emergency Room Visit

It’s natural that you might have to visit the emergency room with your child at some point. In this MomTalks ...