How active can my child be? Sports participation and congenital heart disease

By: Brian J. Blair, MD, Pediatric Cardiologist How active can my child be?  This is a common question that I field as a pediatric cardiologist.  It is frightening and daunting to have a child with congenital heart disease.  From the day you come home from the hospital with your baby, it is scary and questions …

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The Catch-Up

Par for the Course This year we got super, super lucky in that we were chosen by Canyon’s Crown Restaurant and Pub to be the recipients of their 2019 Charity Golf Tournament. The tourny was hosted at The Arizona National, which might be one of the most breathtaking spots in Pima County. Afterwards, we gathered …

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Heart Kid Story – Killian

what do we do now? Very few things rip the rug out from underfoot like an unexpected diagnosis. A parent struggling with processing new information, can often feel like they are making life altering decisions while blind. It takes more than a few heartbeats to settle in, become acquainted with the new condition, and settle …

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Heart Kid Story – Esme

Esme’s parents want other military families to know that “the EFMP program (exceptional family members) may be helpful to ensure you can be stationed in places that have civilian or military care to meet your child’s needs. Moving with a medically fragile child and changing their care team can be very stressful, however, Tricare can …

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Heart Kid Story – Violet

Heart Month Heart month is sacred in our community. It’s a time where we come together as a family to acknowledge the pain in our journeys. It’s the one week a year where we hold a candle to to darkest corners of what we’ve been through, and ask our friends and family to take a …

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Heart Kid Story – Adelina

As we wrap up our Heart Kid of the Month program for 2018, and prepare to re-launch it in 2019, we wanted to close with a special family. Adelina, along with her parents and her sisters Charlize and Melani, were featured in last year’s community report. Her mama shared a heartfelt letter with our base …

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