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Articles in Exceptional Lives, March Guides, A Day in the Life of Dad, School, April Blackburn, Health and Wellness and Holidays

Thyroid Cancer: A Personal Story

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“I feel something.” Not necessarily the words you want to hear while lying on an exam table, but in May of 2016, I did. ... Read full article

Primary, Urgent, or Emergency Care? When and How to Make the Call

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When should you make an appointment with your doctor? How “urgent” is urgent care? Is it time to go to the emergency room?... Read full article

Are Your Child's Bad Habits Driving you Nuts?

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Although most children’s bad habits are developmentally related and disappear over time, behaviors that persist and are injurious or intensify may need to be addressed.... Read full article

Back to School with Jami & Katrina

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Congrats, you did it! You made it through another blistering hot, Louisiana Summer! Here’s to trading in pool parties and BBQs for book reports and PB&Js for lunch. School is about to be back in session! That means, summer is officially over. You hav... Read full article

Childhood Anxiety

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Anxiety is essentially an almost-constant state of apprehension. And for some children, that apprehension does manifest in the more expected and typical ways. But for others, it’s constantly activating their fight or flight reflex. ... Read full article



Couples in Quarantine: Stay-at-Home Date Night Ideas

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Planning a date night for you and your special someone usually consists of hiring a babysitter, picking a restaurant or other activity to do, and then the task of finding something to wear. It could be a lot of finagling schedules to make sure it all... Read full article

The Unseen Impacts of the Texas Floods

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Going through any natural disaster is devastating. Juggling losing your home and everything inside with also having a medically complex child is beyond my comprehension. ... Read full article

Our Christmas Playlist

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We all have that one song that gets us in the holiday spirit. Here are a few of our favorites.... Read full article

Mardi Gras May Be Near, but Flu Season is Still Here

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While driving to work one morning this week, a local radio DJ described Louisiana's four seasons as football, hunting, Mardi Gras, and crawfish. While this is undeniably true, those of us who work in healthcare, particularly in pediatrics, tend to re... Read full article

A Bra Can Change Your Life

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Bra fitting? Who has time for that? You need to make time, Sister!... Read full article

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