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Seeing Lucy Wiese’s sweet smile and bright blue eyes light up the month of September in our hospital calendar you might never know the day she’d had. When the photo was taken she’d just come from multiple medical appointments, including a dental visit that turned out to be longer and more complex than expected, but Lucy jumped right in and got the job done. She quickly changed her outfit, agreed... View Article

Sep 26 2018

Providing well-balanced nutrition for the family can take practice and time – but what a big payoff! Everyone benefits from healthy homemade meals and a little planning makes mealtime magic easier to bring to life. Your menus can take into account specific preferences and dietary needs. Growing minds can also learn more about food and good health when they’re involved in making homemade meals. Here are a few basics to... View Article

Sep 21 2018

Opioids have been used for hundreds of years to treat pain, cough and diarrhea, but recently they’ve become the center of a frightening crisis. Why and how are these drugs being misused and how can we keep our kids and teens safe? What are opioids? Opioids are a class of drugs that include heroin as well as prescription pain medicines like oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, fentanyl and others. Kids may... View Article

Sep 13 2018

Having a well-stocked kitchen with long-lasting foods can make meal planning easier and grocery shopping simpler. Everything expires in different periods of time, but most of these items will stay fresh for at least two weeks. Think about how more perishable foods (e.g. salad greens, milk) and foods that are on sale (e.g. weekly specials) can be used to supplement longer-lasting items. See below for ideas of how to assemble these ingredients... View Article

Sep 7 2018

We heard our patients and families loud and clear! As part of our continual efforts to improve our patient and family experience, self-parking for patients and visitors of patients is now FREE with validation on our MCV Campus. Where is free self-parking available? Where do I get my ticket validated? Children’s Pavilion Deck (10th and Broad streets) -Validations available on Level 1 at the Sky Lobby information desk Patient and... View Article

Sep 3 2018