The Pulse

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

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, ...


The Head-Heart Connection

In search of the best way to protect the brain development of children with congenital heart disease Dr. Ortinau hopes ...

Patient Stories

Owen Kicked Cancer - Twice

Owen has been through more than most kids his age. “Owen is, and always will be, a survivor, but there’s ...

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 ...