Dealing with sickle cell disease together

Ky’lanii Gambrell is a typical spunky 3-year-old girl. She enjoys playing with her dolls, running around the park, and spending time with her mother and grandmother. As healthy as she looks, it is hard to imagine that less than two months ago her family sat at her bedside while she fought for her life in...
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Upstate lights up the night — one flashlight at a time — for Children’s Hospital patients on Dec. 8

GREENVILLE, SC – Community members will have an opportunity to light up the night – and the hearts of hospitalized children – on Sunday, Dec. 8, when Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Upstate brings Good Night Lights to Greenville. The Upstate event will feature milk and cookies, gifts and a tree lighting – but, at its core,...
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Prisma Health Children’s Hospital has 18,000-pound new “delivery” in state-of-the-art NICU ambulance

GREENVILLE, SC – Prisma Health Children’s Hospital’s newest delivery – an 18,000-pound state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care ambulance – may start carrying the Upstate’s tiniest deliveries as soon as this week. Team members, as well as former patients and families,  welcomed the new ambulance at noon, Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. “This new ambulance...
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Bike and ATV safety for kids

There are so many great reasons to ride your bike: It offers fun and exercise and is a great way for kids to get from point A to point B. We want kids and families to ride their bikes as much as possible. Here are a few tips to help you stay safe while you...
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Keeping your child safe in the car

Road injuries are the leading cause of preventable death and injury to children in the U.S. Using the appropriate car seat – correctly – decreases the risk of death or serious injury by more than 70%. Here are some tips to help you keep your children safe on the road: Stay in a rear-facing car seat as...
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Teens and vaping: What parents can do

While adolescent use of tobacco has steadily declined over the past five decades, e-cigarettes are threatening to snare a new generation with nicotine addiction. In 2018, more than 1 in 5 high school seniors and 1 in 12 eighth graders reported vaping in the past month, as compared to a near-zero use in 2011. E-cigarettes...
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Acne and adolescents

More than 80% of teenagers experience acne. The bad news is that there is no cure. The good news is that it usually clears up as your teen gets older. Contrary to what most people believe, acne is not caused by chocolate, fried foods or anything else in a teenager’s usual diet. It’s not the...
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When ‘adulting’ involves a cancer diagnosis

When one hears the terms “adolescent” and “young adult,” several things may come to mind. You may think about those in high school or college. Maybe you think about that whole period of time after college when you are trying to figure out how this whole “adulting” thing works. While there are many stressful factors...
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‘The smile we were meant to love’

On August 31, 2016 we welcomed our firstborn son, Grant Hugh Edwards. We had all of the first-time parent nerves, but with an extra dose of angst and concern, as we knew our Grant would be born with a bilateral cleft palate and lip. There is comfort in knowing of a challenge your child will...
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Is gluten-free right for your child?

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Nearly 30% of Americans try to avoid gluten, and some stores have entire sections dedicated to gluten-free products. But are gluten-free products healthy for children? A recent study revealed that products labeled gluten-free are not nutritionally better compared to “regular” children’s foods. Approximately 88% of...
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