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Children's Health News & Events

Backyard Pool Safety Tips and Drowning Prevention

Fences, latched gates and locked doors are among the various methods that, combined with constant supervision, can prevent drownings. Follow these safety tips from SAFE KIDS Miami-Dade to keep kids safety while they are around the water.

Six Nicklaus Children's Hospital Specialty Programs are Again Identified Among the Best in the Nation

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital pediatric specialty services again ranked among the best in the nation. No other hospital in Florida has more ranked pediatric programs.

Pediatric Urgent Care Facility now open in Homestead

Nicklaus Children’s Health System has opened its newest pediatric urgent care facility, the Nicklaus Children’s Homestead Outpatient Center in the city of Homestead.  The center, located at  2072 NE 8 Street at the Campbell Shoppes, offers walk-in pediatric urgent care services from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily for infants, children, teens and young adults through age 21.

New Device Helps Children with Drug-Resistant Epilepsy Manage Seizures

Grant, an 11 year old boy who contracted encephalitis, is the first pediatric patient in South Florida to utilize the SenTiva VNS device, which is currently the smallest and lightest responsive therapy for epilepsy available on the market. The device, used in combination with epilepsy medications, has been shown to be effective in reducing seizure frequency and duration. 

Personalized Medicine Initiatives Offer Hope to Acutely Ill Children

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, in collaboration with Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine and Sanford Health, has launched two genomic medicine research protocols to more effectively diagnose and treat children with unexplained illnesses.

Nicklaus Children's Horizon Nurse Residency Program Earns ANCC Accreditation

The Horizon Nurse Residency Program has achieved accreditation with distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC). Accreditation with Distinction is the highest recognition bestowed by the ANCC’s Commission on Accreditation and an honor that no other children’s hospital on the east coast of the U.S. currently holds.

Nicklaus Children’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center Receives NAEC Accreditation

The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, part of the Nicklaus Children's Brain Institute, has received accreditation by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a level 4 epilepsy center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

Feeding Difficulties in Children with ASD

If your child has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), has feeding difficulties, difficulty responding to his/her name or limited engagement, we invite you to attend this informative session.
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Get your FREE Water Watcher Card here!

Prevent drowning and accidents when children are near water by assigning a responsible adult to wear a Water Watcher Badge. The badge wearer takes responsibility to supervise the children until hading off to the next water watcher. Available at selected urgent care centers while supplies last.
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Performance & Injury Prevention Group Sports Classes

Our performance training programs are designed for the young athlete to improve strength, range of motion, balance, agility and reduce the risk of sports related injuries. Group training programs will have 4 to 10 participants and will be offered once or twice a week over a period of 6 weeks. Register now, space is limited!

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Lactation Group

Join us for a lactation support group. This group will meet monthly to help participants learn about breastfeeding and available community resources for obtaining lactation supplies.
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CPR Classes

Are you an educator, fitness trainer, security guard, day care worker, camp counselor? Learn the basics of CPR from Certified American Heart Association instructors.
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Nicklaus Children's Dental Mobile Unit

The state-of-the-art dental mobile unit offers free oral health screenings, assessments and exams to underserved children from birth to 12 years of age, who do not have health insurance.
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Support Groups and Workshops

Our therapy groups for children and teens from ages 7 to 18, are led by board certified pediatric psychologists and meet weekly. The groups teach children coping skills for anxiety and stress, sleep disorders, social skills, ADHD management, among others.
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Follow the Leader

By: Cristina Edmunds

My child is the one having the surgery, and while I am allowed to be anxious and nervous, I really should be following his lead. If I act and look scared around him, he’ll pick up on that energy and feel like he’s supposed to be scared.  If I treat him like he’s “sick” all the time, he’s going to act “sick” all the time. 
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Fireworks Safety Tips for the Fourth of July

By: Malvina Duncan

Watching the Fourth of July fireworks is a family tradition in South Florida and across the country. It's a time when parents and children share the "oohs" and "aahs" of these colorful displays that light up the night and celebrate our nation's history. It's also a time to play it safe, particularly when lighting sparklers or setting off Roman candles or other fireworks at home.
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Keeping Safe this Summer

By: Jenise Subervi

Making sure that someone is always paying attention to the water or to the children is a huge way to avoid a drowning event. To help you with this, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is distributing free Water Watcher badges to families in the community. 
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From Babbling to Words: How to Stimulate Your Child’s Language During the First Year of Life

By: Jennifer Rodriguez Anzoategui

The first year of a child’s life is full of wonderful firsts: The first nerve wracking car ride home after the hospital, the first time he or she smiles, the first time a child actually sleeps through the night (yay) and, of course, the first time you hear your child’s voice. Your child will begin to communicate with you and express himself long before you even hear his first word.
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The Definition of Motherhood

By: Cristina Edmunds

My family and I recently relocated to Birmingham, Al. One of the many things on my to do list was to find a counselor in this new city. In one of our first sessions together, she asked me this seemingly simple question. “What does it mean to you to be a mother?”  I started to answer by listing off things that I do as a mother, tasks that I assume as my son’s mother, but that’s not what she asked me. I had to stop, take a breath, and answer as honestly as I could.
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Talented Pediatric Doctors

Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA) is our physician group practice, providing the caring hands and hearts and expert minds that have made Nicklaus Children’s Health System the region’s undisputed pediatric care leader.


Exceptional Pediatric Nurses

For the third time in a row, Nicklaus Children's has been designated an Association of American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor.


Groundbreaking Research

Nicklaus Children’s Research Institute is the largest provider of clinical research services for children in the southeastern U.S. – home to more than 150 investigators conducting over 225 clinical trials.


Expert Pediatric Services

Nicklaus Children's Hospital’s pediatric programs are routinely ranked among “America’s Best” by U.S. News & World Report. No other children's specialty hospital in Florida has more ranked programs.


Safety First

Our safety metrics are second to none, and we perform well above national standards. As one of the best children's hospitals, we consistently outperform our nation’s top pediatric institutions in eliminating hospital-acquired infections.


Improving Access

Nicklaus Children's Hospital’s Telehealth Center is a high-tech program designed to advance pediatric care for children around the world by providing online access to our subspecialty physicians.


Global Health

Nicklaus Children’s Global Health team provides coordinated care and around-the-clock support for thousands of patients who visit us from around the world looking for answers and hope from our internationally-renowned physicians.


Your Stories

Read your heart-warming stories of hope in the face of despair, compassion in the face of suffering, courage in the face of adversity.


To be where the children are.