Liam’s Story: Becoming an Eagle Scout, Thriving with Autism

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As we enter Autism Awareness Month, I thought it would be particularly timely to emphasize that autism, while life changing, can be overcome. Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are typically characterized by difficulties with nuanced social-interaction, communication challenges and a tendency to engage in repetitive behaviors. Autism has become a childhood epidemic with an often grim […]

Can You Save 63,000 Children? The Answer May Surprise You

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Last year in Louisiana, there were more than 63,000 reported cases of child abuse and neglect. That’s 63,000 of our kids living in unsafe environments, facing uncertainty about the adults in their life, and often living in fear. A majority of these children are under five years old, which means they often can’t speak up […]

Here’s a Tip: No Q Tips

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We’ve all been there as parents – we see our child’s ears, peer inside and discover a world of sticky, icky earwax. It’s our first instinct to want to clean this out and use tools like cotton swabs or Q-tips to help clean as deep as possible. But, this could be dangerous not only for […]

Resources to Help You Run Amazing

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Have you signed up for one of the races during Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital Amazing Half Marathon Weekend on March 11 and 12? The event features kids’ races, a 5K, 10K and half marathon, providing a great opportunity for everyone in your family to participate. Preparing for any race requires dedication and […]

Heart Healthy Habits to Share With Your Kids

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Being the best role model and making heart health a priority in your family is the most important step you can take as a parent to give your children a great foundation for their heart health in the future. Practicing these few steps can promote healthy heart habits not only for children, but also for […]