- What to Expect at Your Daughter’s First Gynecologist Appointmentby Children's Hospital of Georgia on April 13, 2021 at 8:51 pm
Gynecologists specialize in women’s health, specifically the female reproductive system. They care for both adults and growing adolescents. As a parent, it’s normal to feel nervous before your child’s first gynecologist appointment. Your child may also feel shy and reluctant to visit a new doctor. Knowing what to expect can help both you and your The post What to Expect at Your Daughter’s First Gynecologist Appointment appeared first on Children's Health.
- 7 Signs Your Teen Needs to See a Mental Health Providerby Children's Hospital of Georgia on April 13, 2021 at 8:38 pm
How to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health issues. Since becoming a teenager, your once-happy child has become moody. Life stinks, and it seems there’s nothing you can do to make things better. If this sounds familiar, you may wonder if this is normal teenage stuff or if it’s worth having your child The post 7 Signs Your Teen Needs to See a Mental Health Provider appeared first on Children's Health.
- How to Make Sure Your Baby Is Safe While Sleepingby Children's Hospital of Georgia on April 13, 2021 at 8:34 pm
As a parent, safe sleep for babies is a full-time job. In one 24-hour day, your baby may sleep as many as 19 hours with daytime nap — typically three to four hours at a time — and overnight. During those times, it’s important that you ensure your baby sleeps safely. This protects your baby The post How to Make Sure Your Baby Is Safe While Sleeping appeared first on Children's Health.
- Children and Fevers: What You Need to Knowby Children's Hospital of Georgia on April 13, 2021 at 8:28 pm
Your child will likely have a fever at some point during childhood due to infection or illness. Here is what you should know about fevers and how to help when your child’s temperature is on the rise. What Is Considered a Fever? Your child’s body temperature should generally stay around 98.6 F. During the day, The post Children and Fevers: What You Need to Know appeared first on Children's Health.
- Wear blue to bring awareness to Child Abuse Prevention Monthby Henry Hanks on March 31, 2021 at 2:58 pm
The theme of this year’s awareness and impact campaign is “Growing a Better Tomorrow for All Children, Together.”
- Pizza with a purpose: Give back to Children’s Hospital of Georgiaby Henry Hanks on March 29, 2021 at 12:42 pm
Your Pie’s support of Children's Hospital of Georgia and the many patients they serve is greatly appreciated.
- 6 Tips for Bathing Your Newbornby Children's Hospital of Georgia on March 16, 2021 at 7:41 pm
Scrub-a-dub dub, it’s bath time for baby. Before you prepare the bath, remember these six general tips to keep it a safe, enjoyable ritual for both of you. 1. Start With Sponge Baths. Your pediatrician may suggest sticking to sponge baths until your baby’s umbilical cord stump falls off. Give the cord one or two The post 6 Tips for Bathing Your Newborn appeared first on Children's Health.
- How Socializing Can Keep Your Kids Healthyby Children's Hospital of Georgia on March 16, 2021 at 7:26 pm
One unfortunate side effect of COVID-19 is the sense of loneliness and isolation felt by many people as they observe social distancing guidelines—and kids are no exception. Keeping children and teens home from school and away from friends may cause anxiety and depression. Ensuring that your child stays connected with friends and family has never The post How Socializing Can Keep Your Kids Healthy appeared first on Children's Health.
- Let’s Chat! How to Talk With Your Kids About Important Health Topicsby Children's Hospital of Georgia on March 16, 2021 at 7:07 pm
Having open, honest dialogue with your children about their health sets them up for a successful future. You can help ensure they get information from a trusted resource (you) and that they have a head start on taking care of their bodies. While you should address any questions your child has, don’t forget to also The post Let’s Chat! How to Talk With Your Kids About Important Health Topics appeared first on Children's Health.
- Stansfield named MCG Department of Pediatrics vice chair for researchby Jennifer Hilliard Scott on March 16, 2021 at 6:42 pm
Dr. Brian K. Stansfield, a neonatologist and federally funded investigator at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, has been named vice chair for research in the MCG Department of Pediatrics.
- Miller named AVP of Facilities Services for health systemby Denise Parrish on March 12, 2021 at 4:17 pm
AU Health promotes one of its own to new facilities post.
- Beall named medical director of pediatric palliative care and hospiceby Jennifer Hilliard Scott on March 10, 2021 at 5:41 pm
Dr. Sharon Beall, a pediatrician who specializes in the care of children who are living with life-limiting conditions, is the new medical director for the Pediatric Palliative Care and Hospice Program at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.
- Augusta Regional Airport to serve as base for Augusta University Health AirCareby Staff on March 4, 2021 at 4:39 pm
Augusta Regional Airport will be the base for Augusta University Health’s air medical program, AU Health AirCare.
- Augusta University Health wins statewide patient safety awardsby Danielle Harris on March 2, 2021 at 6:51 pm
Augusta University Health is named among Georgia's best for patient safety.
- Augusta University Health to launch AU Health AirCare in partnership with Metro Aviationby Staff on February 23, 2021 at 2:01 pm
Augusta University Health will launch a new air medical program this year in partnership with Metro Aviation.
- Ronald McDonald House Charities to host blood drive with Shepeard Community Blood Centerby Raysean Ricks on February 15, 2021 at 7:54 pm
Shepeard Community Blood Center will partner with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia to host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 9.
- Ways to help your child stay healthy during cold and flu seasonby Jennifer Hilliard Scott on February 10, 2021 at 1:22 pm
Tried and true remedies and long-term changes to diet and behavior can help keep kids healthy during cold and flu season.
- What Does an Eating Disorder Look Likeby Children's Hospital of Georgia on February 8, 2021 at 4:47 pm
Eating disorders are more than just preoccupation with losing weight. They are a group of serious illnesses, some with deadly complications, that affect a person’s eating behavior as well as their mental health. Eating disorders are treatable with the help of health care professionals, but sometimes they are hard to recognize. If you or someone The post What Does an Eating Disorder Look Like appeared first on Children's Health.
- 6 Signs Your Child May Have Scoliosisby Children's Hospital of Georgia on February 8, 2021 at 4:37 pm
You’ve probably heard the word “scoliosis” at some point. Starting in the 1990s, scoliosis screenings became a standard of pediatric care in schools. The condition is fairly common. In the United States, about one in 25 adolescent girls and one in 200 hundred adolescent boys develop some form of scoliosis. What Is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is The post 6 Signs Your Child May Have Scoliosis appeared first on Children's Health.
- Winter Illnesses and Your Toddlerby Children's Hospital of Georgia on February 8, 2021 at 4:30 pm
The days are short. The weather is cold. And your little one has more sniffles than usual. Yes, the winter months can be dreary for a few reasons, but healthy habits can help enhance your child’s wellness as you wait for spring to arrive. Common Conditions You May Encounter During the winter, your toddler is The post Winter Illnesses and Your Toddler appeared first on Children's Health.
- Boy Scouts share colorful messages for #OurAUHeroes: In photosby Henry Hanks on February 3, 2021 at 9:43 pm
"I really hope it brought some cheer during these stressful times."
- Book about bullying inspired by AU Health employee’s sonby Maddie Burgin on January 27, 2021 at 2:49 pm
"E'Moree the Bully Proof Kid" was inspired by Augusta University Health employee Portia Freeman's son, who witnessed bullying at school.
- Movie producers donate $10,000 to Children’s Hospital of Georgiaby Denise Parrish on January 13, 2021 at 5:27 pm
Faith Films Inc. gives back to Children's Hospital of Georgia.
- The Kisner Foundation donates $50K to pediatric behavioral health and wellness programby Danielle Harris on December 21, 2020 at 3:04 pm
The Kisner Foundation offers support to pediatric behavioral health and wellness efforts at the Children's Hospital of Georgia.
- North Harlem Elementary students present banner of support to health care heroesby Lisa Kaylor on December 16, 2020 at 1:45 pm
Students from North Harlem Elementary School created a banner to support frontline workers at AU Health.
- Movie filmed at Children’s Hospital of Georgia in 2016 now availableby Denise Parrish on December 15, 2020 at 9:30 pm
Lights, camera, and, finally, action on movie filmed at Children's Hospital of Georgia in 2016.
- Center for Patients and Families modifies holiday event scheduleby Staff on December 10, 2020 at 4:05 pm
The Center for Patients and Families is excited to announce a holiday event for Augusta University Health employees: Wrapped in Love, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17.
- 20th annual Cares for Kids Radiothon: In photos and videoby Henry Hanks on December 7, 2020 at 7:54 pm
The Radiothon celebrated its 20th consecutive year, and despite some changes due to COVID-19 precautions, volunteers eagerly took pledges over the three-day period.
- More than 1,200 participate in Augusta University’s Virtual Days of Serviceby Miguelangelo Hernandez on December 7, 2020 at 7:42 pm
More than 200 service teams helped with 51 projects for 25 community nonprofit organizations.
- 20th annual Cares for Kids Radiothon brings in over $237,000by Henry Hanks on December 5, 2020 at 7:43 pm
Cares for Kids Radiothon is the largest single Children's MIracle Network Hospitals fundraiser for Children’s Hospital of Georgia.
- iHeartMedia Augusta’s Cares for Kids Radiothon celebrates 20 years with the Children’s Hospital of Georgiaby Henry Hanks on December 1, 2020 at 9:51 pm
While things will be very different this year, volunteers will be ready to take your call.
- Neurodiagnostics team creates training program to ease shortage of EEG techniciansby Lisa Kaylor on November 23, 2020 at 8:42 pm
Karen Barton, lead EEG technologist for neurodiagnositics, said to meet the increased need for EEG technicians, the hospital started a comprehensive training program a year ago.
- Donate at Augusta University blood drive Nov. 19by Michaela Martinez on November 17, 2020 at 2:49 pm
Help the community by donating blood in the Shepeard Bloodmobile, which will visit campus Nov. 19.
- Breastfeeding suite unveiled at Children’s Hospital of Georgia: In photosby Henry Hanks on November 10, 2020 at 6:45 pm
The Mamava app allows mothers to enter the suite using a keypad and PIN number provided by the app.
- AU Values Week: Hannah Goforth’s leadership journeyby Raysean Ricks on November 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Augusta University is celebrating leadership throughout its third annual Values Week. Hannah Goforth, a senior in the James M. Hull College of Business, recalls her leadership journey at the university.