As we approach Gavin’s 17th surgery, we do so with sadness, hope, determination and caution
Traveling can be challenging with kids. It can be SUPER challenging when you are managing food allergies with children.
Each year, more than 500,000 ear tube surgeries are performed on children, making it the most common childhood surgery performed with anesthesia.
The fact that September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month means that childhood obesity is well accepted as an epidemic in our country. Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota recently released a white paper that examined the issue of childhood obesity. The assessment revealed a startling conclusion from an obesity expert with the World Health Organization that “the die is cast by the age of five,” referring to the prenatal and early childhood determinants of a child’s likelihood of becoming obese.
The following was written by Dr. Phil Kibort, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at Children's.