The Berken Family: A Story of Faith

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I was 17 weeks pregnant with my daughter Faith when my water broke. Because it was so early in the pregnancy, my husband Jason and I had very little hope. At 24 weeks, I delivered Faith via an emergency c-section. The odds were not in her favor, but Faith showed she was a fighter from […]

Monitoring Blood Pressure in Children and Other Heart-Healthy Tips

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In the deep south, it’s no secret that we have a high incidence of heart disease. But what may be surprising is the increase in heart attacks, bypasses and heart failure in people as young as 22 or 23. These heart issues in young adults often could have been prevented with early detection. Monitoring blood […]

Special Pets Offer Healing and Comfort to Our Amazing Kids

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Dogs like Kodi and Noah regularly visit our patients at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, and these special guests are met with smiles, love and, of course, lots of hugs. Pet therapy programs, like Tiger Human Animal Therapy Service (Tiger HATS) use pets to aid in physical recovery and healing by offering comfort […]

5 Flu Questions Answered

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October 1 marked the official start of flu season, but cases of the flu were reported even before this date, hinting at an earlier than normal flu season. With this in mind, it’s important to get your children — and yourself — a flu shot to ensure your home is flu-free. 1. Who needs the […]

Cold vs. Flu: Learn the Difference

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Oftentimes the flu can be mistaken for a cold (or vice versa). It’s important to understand the signs and symptoms of the flu, so that you can recognize when it’s time to contact your doctor. Flu season is here, but you don’t have to suffer. Flu shots are in, so set up an appointment with […]