Archive | September, 2014

3 Things You Should Know About Child Life Specialists

— Photo courtesy of The Post Register If your child is hospitalized for treatment after a serious illness, injury or medical procedure, you probably feel like there’s so much to worry about besides her health. One of your main concerns is probably her mental well being: How is she coping with the situation? Will she […]

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What You Need to Know About Enterovirus (EV-D68)

You may be aware that an increasing number of children in several U.S. states have been diagnosed with Enterovirus D68. Specialists at EIRMC are currently treating 6 children with symptoms consistent with Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). Tests conducted at EIRMC and by state health officials indicate that these patients have contracted an enterovirus, a respiratory virus […]

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The Role of an Occupational Therapist after a Stroke

I just had a stroke. While on the rehab unit, I’ve already met with a physical therapist and a speech therapist. They’ve helped me walk again and improve my thinking and swallowing abilities. Now there is another therapist who wants to help me. What exactly does an occupational therapist do? There are many definitions for […]

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How to Find a Good Pediatrician for Your Baby

So, your first doctor search—finding the right OBGYN— is over. But when your baby is born, the obstetrician’s role in the baby’s life comes to an end. Then, it’s time to do another doctor search—for a pediatrician for your child. Source: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health Knowing what to be on […]

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