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Help Make Birthday Wishes Come True for Children Experiencing Homelessness

As Valley celebrates our 75th birthday this year, we wanted to give back and help make birthdays special for kids in need across our community. For this year’s holiday collection drive, Valley is partnering with Birthday Dreams to bring hope, joy, and a sense of self-worth to children experiencing homelessness with the gift of a birthday party. Thi...

Child Development

The Selflessness, Patience, and Endurance of Breastfeeding

August is National Breastfeeding Month and includes World Breastfeeding Week, from August 1-7. This month aims to inform, anchor, engage and galvanise action on breastfeeding and related issues as we celebrate and promote the topic of breastfeeding. We know that the breastfeeding journey is so different for many and it's important to consider cultu...

Childhood Weight Management

Does Lack of Sleep Increase a Child’s Risk of Obesity?

Yes! In an analysis of more than 50 studies involving about 100,000 patients, a link has been found between children who get shorter amounts of sleep and an increased risk of becoming overweight or obese. This review was conducted by Valley Medical Center family medicine physicians, Zeva (Daniela) Herzog, MD of Cascade Primary Care and Kristin Thai...

Children’s Therapy

Shake, Rattle and Roll, Build, Pretend and Explore—Toy and Gift Ideas for the Holidays to Encourage Your Child’s Development

By Madeleine McBroom, OTR/L, MSOT, Occupational Therapist, Children's Therapy at Valley Medical Center InfantsIn the first year of a child’s life, they are exploring their environment with their senses, developing motor skills and learning about the world. Try to find toys that have different textures, bright colors and make noise. Play at this sta...

Pediatric Sleep

Sleep Resources for a Better Night’s Rest from Sleep Expert Wynne Chen, MD

“The best part of my job as a sleep physician is having the opportunity to meet interesting people every day and educate them about a vital part of their daily lives that is often overlooked–their sleep.” Wynne Chen, MD, Pulmonary & Sleep Disorder Clinic “We now know that common sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) sp...

Safety

The Ultimate Guide for Spook-tacular Good Time

Adapted from the American Academy of Pediatrics and healthychildren.org Use these comprehensive tips to plan ahead, be aware of potential hazards, and keep Halloween fun by making sure everyone stays healthy and safe. Costumes—Flashy, Fun and Safe Plan bright and reflective costumes. Think about adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and tr...

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Help Make Birthday Wishes Come True for Children Experiencing Homelessness

As Valley celebrates our 75th birthday this year, we wanted to give back and help make birthdays special for kids in need across our community. For this year’s holiday collection drive, Valley is partnering with Birthday Dreams to bring hope, joy, and a sense of self-worth to children experiencing homelessness with the gift of a birthday party. Thi...