The Pulse

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


Youngest Heart Recipient at St. Louis Children's Hospital Celebrates 30 Years With Donor Heart

Brett Myers celebrates a huge milestone at the same time St. Louis Children's Hospital also marks an important achievement. ...

Patient Stories

Medical Animations: Patent Foramen Ovale

The foramen ovale is a natural opening that exists between the right and left atria in the fetal circulatory system. ...


St. Louis Blues Superfan With Rare Illness Given Stanley Cup Ring By Team

Laila Anderson has HLH a disease that results in her body making too many immune cells. But she hasn't let ...

Mom Docs

Medications and Your Child

No one wants their kiddo feeling sick – but you might be hesitant or have questions about giving medicine, especially ...

Expert Advice

Medical Animations: Appendectomy

An inflamed appendix is usually surgically removed during an emergency procedure called an appendectomy. Delay in treatment could cause the ...