Meet an #AmazingPediatrician: Dr. Ashley Lucas

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It’s important that you as a parent feel comfortable with the team who is taking care of one of the most precious things in your life: your child. That’s why we’re shining a spotlight on our team of amazing pediatricians. Ashley Lucas, MD, FAAP is next up. She is a wonderful pediatrician at the Pediatric […]

It’s Been a Summer of Amazing!

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Our 2017 Summer of Amazing has come to an end, but it was an incredible few weeks of fun, games and health information! Each week at Mommy & Me (and Daddy too!) we dug into specific healthy topics like education, nutrition and exercise, and learned some fun facts about being active and healthy. Then, at […]

Are Essential Oils Dangerous for Kids?

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As essential oils continue to grow in popularity, we have to think about how to protect our children from potentially dangerous encounters with these substances. While there are safe uses for these oils, such as in diffusers or for aromatherapy, it’s important to know what is safe and what is not. 3 Things You Might […]

Jacob’s Story: Here We Go With WeeGeaux!

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Jacob Aucoin is a fifth grade student at Duplessis Primary and is a frequent patient at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital due to a chronic illness. As a 10-year-old boy who spends a lot of time in and out of the hospital, he often has to miss days of school and fun activities […]

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 […]