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Mission Children's Highlights

A True Superhero – An Update on Young Noah’s Story

In September 2016, we shared the heartwarming story of young Noah Woods of Marion, and his inspiring journey as he courageously battles acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). A year later, we check in with Noah and his family. Noah’s mother, Michele Woods, catches ...

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Getting Past the Pain – Sickle Cell Disease Isn’t Holding Back Jaire Rodriquez

Pain affects all of us at some point. If we’re lucky, we may escape it for many years. But that’s not the case for everyone – it certainly hasn’t been for 17-year-old Jaire Rodriquez. He has sickle cell disease, and excruciating pain has been present in his l...

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Healthy Minds, Healthy Kids – 4 Steps to School Success

Dr. Lucia Criveanu, a pediatrician at Mission Community Primary Care – Spruce Pine, offers expert advice on making this school year a success for your children, as seen in WNC Parent. School, whether in a public, private or home setting, is a formal education that...

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Summertime Car Safety – Every 10 Days a Child Dies in a Vehicle from Heatstroke

By Shian Ponder It’s a scenario no family should ever have to face. Unfortunately, 700 families have lost a child to heatstroke from being left in a hot car, since 1998. These tragedies could have been prevented. “Today’s world is busy and fast, parents are con...

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Parenting Tips – Helping Children Avoid Summer Weight Gain

Andrea Branton, a pediatric dietitian at Mission Children’s Hospital, offers expert advice on helping your children avoid weight gain this summer, as seen in WNC Parent. Naturally you would think that it would be easy for your child to stay healthy and not gain we...

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Common Car Seat Mistakes – These Simple Corrections Could Save Your Child’s Life

By Jordyn Coalson Certified Child Life Specialist What if I told you that one short book could save your child’s life? Would you read it? Or would you risk it? That one crucial book is your car seat manual, and unfortunately, it is often ignored by families when in...

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Fidget Spinners – Helping Children Focus or Just a Trivial Fad?

By Gabe Bryson Fidget spinners – the relatively simple, easy-to-grasp objects – have taken over as the next big fad among children. Given their name, one may wonder if there is any practical purpose for the spinners outside of pure entertainment. “The use o...

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How Long Should Your Child Sleep? Advice for Good Sleep Habits and Recommended Duration

By Bruce Bacot, MD Pediatric Pulmonologist As summer break and school vacations approach, we look forward to relaxing schedules and less structure. Even so, a consistent sleep schedule and adequate sleep each night are important. With longer days and more activities...

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“They Are the Backbone of the Hospital” – A Family Pays Tribute to Nurses Who Went Above and Beyond

By Nancy Lindell As a parent, one of the worst nightmares is having to take your child to the emergency room. There is fear – both yours and your child’s – and thankfully there are nurses to help ease that fear. Such was the case for Amy Ward when she had to br...

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“They Became Our Family” – A Mother’s Story of Extraordinary Nurses in the NICU

By Nancy Lindell Every mom imagines her birth experience, what it will be like, along with the anticipation of meeting her new baby. For the Jacobsen family and others, that birth experience wasn’t exactly what they expected. Kelley Jacobsen gave birth at 29 weeks ...

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Summer Safety Tips: Keep Your Family Safe Around Fireworks

Beverly Hopps of Mission Children’s Hospital in Asheville offers these great tips for keeping your little ones safe while using fireworks, as seen in WNC Parent. Many summertime holiday traditions include enjoying fireworks with the family. Unfortunately, man...

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