A Mother’s (and Doctor’s) Perspective: 6 Things You Might Not Realize about HPV Vaccine

HPV - Young GirlYou can’t protect your kids from everything, but you can protect them from HPV-related cancers. I’ve known families that have lost loved ones from cervical cancer and cancers of the mouth and throat. I’m delighted there’s a way that we …

Top Baby Names at Altru in 2015

Baby sticking out tongueFrom January through November 2015, Altru’s Family Birthing Center delivered 1,617 sweet bundles of joy. Here are the top 10 most popular baby names for boys and girls at Altru Health System in 2015.

Boys

  1. Alexander
    (Greek for “defender of

Kennedy’s Make-A-Wish® Comes True

Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

A child with a life-threatening medical condition who has reached the age of 2½ and is younger than 18 …

Touching Lives, Big and Small

Neonatal TouchTen tiny fingers. Ten tiny toes. Families in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) ache to touch and hold their sons and daughters.

At Altru, our goal is for parents to go home with knowledge and confidence to handle their …

Physical Therapy Ultrasound Treatment Promotes Post-Delivery Relief

Mom and babyThe childbearing years are an exciting time. However, pregnancy and delivery may take a toll on a woman’s body. Physical therapists specializing in women’s health are trained to treat the aches and pains that accompany pregnancy, as well as bladder …

Youth & Electronics: Do They Play Well Together?

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. In the past four decades, obesity rates in the United States have soared among all age groups. We have the power to change these trends. Guest blogger, Altru’s Dr. Grant Seeger explores

Pregnant? Go Fish

SalmonBetween the changing body, wacky hormones and mommy brain, being pregnant is stressful enough. Pregnancy nutrition is important, but we don’t want it to be confusing. Fresh fruits and veggies are obvious picks. Seafood, on the other hand, is a …

Music Therapy at Altru

Kid-HeadphonesWhether we admit it’s therapy or not, we all use music to enhance our lives. Music has the power to deliver a rush of emotion, boost energy, ignite memories, escape for a moment or add melody to the mundane. It …