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Does My Child Need an Emotional Support Animal?

Jan 12, 2021

Animals can provide comfort, this is a fact. But an emotional support animal is not a pet or a service animal and requires specific training and certification. Some parents may think to request a letter from their child's pediatrician if the child has an emotional disability and a pet helps calm their symptoms—pediatrician Dr. Cindy Geller talks about the criteria for a diagnosis that qualifies your child for an emotional support animal.

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Dr. Michael Good Reflects on Night Rounding at Hospital

Dec 22, 2020

Dr. Michael Good recently rounded with the mobile nursing supervisor during a recent night shift at University of Utah Hospital. He shares what he saw during his three hours and shares a message for everyone who contributes to exceptional patient care.

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Well-Child Visits During COVID-19

Dec 21, 2020

Well-child visits are still happening, even during a global health pandemic. The good news is your doctor's office is probably one of the safest places to be during COVID-19 outside of your house. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner talks about what to expect during your child's visit, how doctors' offices are adjusting to COVID-19, and whether or not virtual well-child visits are a good alternative.

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Keeping Students and Teachers Safe During COVID-19

Dec 8, 2020

While the classroom may look different this year, school is still happening. As a parent, you worry your child might get infected if they are attending in-person classes. But if your child is remote learning, you worry they are not fully absorbing the learning materials. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner talks about how to keep both students and teachers safe—in the classroom and at home—during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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