Physics of a Sneeze


  While the winter months are known for bringing about all types of illnesses, the flu is of particular concern in our community this year. For more information about the flu and how you can help keep yourself and others healthy, please visit

Best Flu-Fighting Household Cleaners


Did you know the flu virus can live on some surfaces for up to 24 hours? That’s scary, but we have some good news. Many common household cleaning products can kill the flu virus and help lower the risk of spreading the virus. Protect your family by stocking up on these cleaning agents before the […]

Talking to Children About the Flu: How To Be Germ Conscious


We’ve all heard it: Louisiana is seeing a high number of cases of the flu this year. If you have little ones in school or daycare, this sentence may be especially cringeworthy. You might have already been notified that your child’s classmates or friends have the flu, and you know it could be coming to […]

Wonder: Opening Eyes and Raising Awareness for Facial Deformities


The movie “Wonder” highlights the life of a young boy named Auggie who has Treacher Collins syndrome. Treacher Collins syndrome is a rare medical facial deformity that is characterized by deformities of the ears, eyes, cheekbones and chin. “Wonder” is being praised for raising awareness for children with facial deformities and educating people, one movie […]

Bringing Christmas Cheer to Amazing Kids


Christmas can be very stressful for families who have a child in the hospital. Parents just want to be home with their kids for the holidays. When a child is hospitalized during this time, it is a total disruption from the normal Christmas routine and activities. We have a department of ten child life specialists […]