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Children's Health

Keeping Kids Happy and Safe

The latest news, features, and information for your family.

  • Will Trend of Fewer Kids Vaping Reverse as Schools Reopen?

    Youth e-cigarette use remains an epidemic. And now experts worry about a spike in e-cigarette use among kids as schools consider reopening in-person learning.

  • New Technology at Cape Coral Hospital Family Birth Suites Delivers Safer Childbirths

    Cape Coral Hospital is on the cutting-edge with the latest technology to help moms and maternity teams.

  • Treatment Spotlight: The Ketogenic Diet and Epilepsy in Children

    Studies have shown that the Ketogenic diet can help control symptoms of epilepsy. Read more about a young patient's journey and our expert who helped.

  • Lee Health COVID-19 Response Team Springs into Action at Schools

    Lee Health and Lee County schools have joined forces to help keep students and employees safe from COVID-19.

  • Pilot Program Soars as ‘Navigators’ Connect Lee Students, Families with Care

    A new partnership helps offers high-risk children and vulnerable families get mental health services in their time of need, before more potentially serious issues can develop.

  • Does Your Child Have COVID-19 or the Flu?

    Flu season has begun, and, unfortunately, a lot of symptoms are similar to COVID-19. How do you tell the difference? Our infectious disease expert has everything you need to know for families to feel confident and safe.

  • How This Eye Surgery is Giving Hope to Children, Parents

  • Part 2: Answering YOUR Questions about COVID-19 and Children

    Part 2 of our Q&A with two pediatric specialists, who answer your questions about children and COVID-19 risk now that school has started.

  • Your Child's Safety and COVID-19: An Expert Q&A

    Parents urged to make sure their children follow proper safety protocols if they are going back to school during COVID-19.

  • Spirited, Soothing Staff Quickly Tackles Appendicitis Attack

    Our patients come first! Read about a young man who had to deal with an acute condition and how our Golisano staff swung into action to help.

  • Understanding Your Baby: The Period of Purple Crying Program

    Learn more about this program that helps parents understand this period of an infant's life, in which increased crying is totally normal.

  • Golisano Children’s Hospital Offers Safety Amid Virus Scare

    Golisano Children's Hospital remains safe throughout the pandemic thanks to rigorous safety precautions and constant cleaning. Staff stresses that parents should not delay emergency care for their children when they need it.

  • Yes, the ER is Safe (and Essential) for Kids During COVID, so Don't Delay Care

    The bottom line: Parents and guardians should not delay emergency care for their children during COVID-19. Our facilities are open, safe and ready to help.

  • An Eye on Safety: How to Keep Your Children Safe This Summer

    The Southwest Florida summer is heating up. Our Child Advocacy experts remind you to brush up on essential safety tips for your children. Remember, most accidents are preventable.

  • Swimming Saves Lives and Other Things You Need To Know About Water Safety

    Read up on more specifics on water safety as summer gets underway in Southwest Florida.

  • Dorian Still Spreads Happiness During Ruff Times

    Check in on Dorian, Golisano's friendly service dog, to see what he's been up to lately.

  • COVID-19 is Affecting Children Everywhere

    COVID-19 has had a vast impact on children in ways you may not even know. But Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida is working hard to help. Hear from Armando Llechu, CAO at Golisano.

  • 'Mental Health Mondays' Help Children Cope During COVID-19

    Children and their families are invited to take part in virtual learning designed to ease stress and share advice, resources, as well as at-home activities.

  • 3 Quick Safety Tips to Keep Kids Safe During Quarantine

    Kids might be feeling a little restless while staying at home these days, so here are three quick tips to keep them safe indoors.

  • Jordan's Journey: Young Patient Working to Conquer Cancer

    A good news tale of one young cancer survivor at Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida.

  • Virtual Reality Helps Kids Cope at Golisano Children's Hospital

    Read about how a young cancer patient is getting over his fear with the help of virtual reality.

  • Good News: Teen Enjoys Remission, Relationships at Golisano

    A teenage patient overcomes cancer odds and becomes part of the family at Golisano Children's Hospital.

  • 'Keep on Fighting': Brave Ryder Continues Healing Journey

    Golisano's young, vulnerable patients receive compassionate, world-class care. And our hospital is working hard to add more services so area children can stay close to home.

  • Canine Partner a 'Pawsitive' Influence on Golisano Patients

    Dorian, a full-time canine in residence at Golisano Children's Hospital, offers a gentle touch to patients.

  • 3 Ways to Curb Your Child's Electronic Habit

    Your family will likely enjoy some new electronics this holiday season – but here’s what you need to know to make sure your kids don’t overdo it.

  • Can Music Help Your Child's Development?

    Studies suggest learning some tunes improves wellness – from pain to Alzheimer’s and more

  • Gene Therapy: Science Fiction or Science Fact?

    Learn more about cutting-edge gene therapy that gives hope to kids.

  • Golisano Pet Weaves a Web of Happiness

    Animals - even Tara the tarantula - offer a distraction for sick patients at Golisano Children's Hospital.

  • Healthy Back to School Snack Ideas

    These back-to-school snacks and meal ideas do the trick: They taste good while still remaining filling and nutritious.

  • How to Improve Wellness for Children? Start With This Program

    New wellness program helps children learn, enjoy healthy lifestyle.

  • It's Their Specialty: Child Life Experts Prep Patients With Play

    Comfort, distraction, and lots of laughs: Child life specialists make children feel at home so they stay comfortable – and maybe have a little fun – if they have to visit us.

  • Volunteers Needed for Golisano Children's Hospital

    Want to be part of our team? You can spread smiles, help families, and make a difference every day.