Our lemonade experience: the Charles family’s story

When he grows up, Doernbecher Freestyle patient-designer John Charles wants to be a pro athlete. (His favorite athlete? Damian Lillard, of course). He enjoys being outside, hiking and spending time with his dog, Teagan. Though you wouldn’t guess it by looking at him, John was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease last year. Below, John’s parents, Tony and Mary Charles, explain how John’s journey has impacted their family. *** When your 9-year-old child becomes progressively ill, is not … Read More

My child is constipated. What can I do?

Constipation is common, especially in children, and can be caused by changes such as toilet training, stress, travel illness or the start of school. If your child is frequently constipated: 1) Provide a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and fiber. 2) Be sure your child drinks enough liquids daily to turn the urine clear or light yellow. 3) Plan daily toilet-sitting time for at least 5 to 10 minutes to help get things moving. … Read More

Doernbecher Best in the Country U.S. News & World Report

Doernbecher Best in the Country U.S. News & World Report


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