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The Gift of A.J.

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Minor Surgical Procedure at AHN Makes Dream of Motherhood a Reality Gayatri Kusuma's heart leapt in her chest: The labor pains were beginning. It was about 11 p.m. on Feb. 10, 2018. Despite the pain, Gayatri felt...

Starting Off Strong: When to Take Your Child to the Dentist and What...

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As moms, we’re asked to assume a lot of different jobs to care for our kids. We’re expected to be expert nurses, chauffeurs, cooks, and cleaners. One job that most of us cannot do...

5 Ways for Kids to Get Creative with Music

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It's been established that learning music can have a great impact on the minds and lives of young people. Learning an instrument is great for kids' math and reading development, hand eye coordination, confidence...

Five Reasons to Consider an All-girls School for Your Daughter

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Choosing a school for your daughter can be a daunting task. As a parent, you want to find a place where she’ll feel challenged and engaged—but also supported, nurtured, and comfortable as she matures...

Pediatric Physical Therapy for “Unconventional” Conditions—Constipation, Urinary/Bowel Accidents, Pain, and More

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Physical Therapy is a well-known rehabilitation service that is often prescribed for children with common conditions such as developmental delays, gross motor skill deficits, toe walking, neurological disorders (cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, etc.),...

To Breastfeed or Not to Breastfeed?

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Jefferson Hospital Offers Breastfeeding Expertise and Support Through Certified, Trained Nurses, Midwives, and Doctors Preparing for your baby's arrival involves many important choices: Which obstetrician is the best? Will it be cloth or disposable diapers? But...

Girls Can’t Be Astronauts: Setting the Stage for Your Daughter in Preschool

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I was driving my normally quite exuberant daughter home from preschool recently, when I noticed she was acting differently. Instead of excitedly recounting her day to me on the drive home, she seemed melancholy,...

Ashlyn’s Story: A Dream Realized Because of Care Beyond Compare

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Russell Wessel is a miracle baby. That's what his parents, Ashlyn Wessel and Alex Sinclair, believe. And they credit the doctors and nurses at  Allegheny Health Network’s (AHN) Jefferson Hospital for Russell's safe arrival. That's where he was...

Build a Foundation for Better Health at the Jefferson Breast Center

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If you're age 40, you may be busier thinking about driving your "tweener" to soccer practice than you are thinking about breast cancer. And at age 30, you're likely more focused on picking your toddler...

Jefferson Hospital: Supporting Mothers in Attempting ‘VBAC’

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AHN Staff Highly Skilled at Performing Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Dr. David A. Logan remembers the patient well. Jane was one week from delivering her baby. And she had just learned that the obstetrician...