• A Cookie Took My Son’s Life: The Real Danger of Nut Allergies

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    With the start of a new school year, many parents will receive letters from their child’s school regarding nut allergies. Some will complain about how sharing a classroom with an allergic child will affect their child—no more peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch, no apple slices with peanut butter for afternoon snack. In more ...

  • 2014-2015 School Year Brings New Immunization Requirements for Georgia Seventh Graders

    A new school year comes with new school supplies, new bus routes, new friends and exposure to new germs. This year in Georgia, going back to school also means making sure students are up to date on their vaccines. New for the 2014-2015 school year, Georgia’s rising seventh graders and new ...

  • Raising a Child with Cystic Fibrosis

    In late 2012, my wife Brittany and I welcomed our daughter to our new family of four. We’d learned the ropes of newborn parenting with our son Hiatt, but we were about to be faced with a new challenge. We arrived home from the hospital with a sigh of relief after ...

  • My Son Drowned: One Mom’s Pain and the Danger of Assuming

    I am a wife, the mother to five children: Cameron, now 21; Austin and Avery, now 19; Koraleigh, now 7; John Michael, forever 3; and grandmother to 7-month-old Kacelyn. Summer is the time of year when so many of our happiest family memories have been made. Unfortunately, it is also when our ...

  • 11 Photos that Prove Laughter is the Best Medicine

    Here at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, we say we’re Dedicated to All Better. Most of the time that means we do things like heal broken bones, repair heart defects and oversee chemotherapy infusions. But every spring, that dedication manifests as an afternoon that makes fun its highest priority. Our kids ...

  • 15 Signs You’re a CHOA Mom


    When a child is born, so is a mother. And when a child is sick or injured, mother becomes both who you are and what you do, every moment of every day. From our emergency departments to our bone marrow transplant unit to our chapels and gardens, our hospitals are the ...