Child life specialists help children understand and cope with death

Caroline, 5, a budding artist, decorated a small mailbox for her mother’s room in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. Shannon was struggling to recover from a heart transplant. Caroline made cards, and watched through the window with Baylor Scott & White child life specialist Mary Catherine Miller, as …





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Frugal feasting for four

For families working with a tight budget, eating healthy can sometimes be low on the priority list. Consistently eating fresh, nutritious food doesn’t have to break the bank but it does require some planning. Creating a grocery list can help you plan out your week, keep you accountable and discourage impulsive buys. Check out some …





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Trumpet player striking ‘blows’ against blood cancer

Ryan Anthony has always spoken through his trumpet. Then, suddenly, his trumpet was telling him that something was wrong. Anthony, a member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra whose musical skills have taken him around the world, was getting chest and back pains when he performed. “That brought me in to the doctor,” Anthony said. “It …





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Pet robots could reduce anxiety and improve vitals, says new research

Meet Susie. She is a furry, five-pound, wide-eyed gal who looks, acts and sounds like a baby harp seal. Beneath her white fur, though, is a mix of metal and wires programmed for a very specific purpose. For the past several years, that purpose has been to help elderly patients with memory loss find comfort amid …





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