Spring 2014


Welcome to Cottage Children’s Hospital magazine, a biannual publication that introduces you to our physicians and helps you become more familiar with our programs and scope of services. Cottage Children’s Hospital (CCH) provides comprehensive care to ill and injured infants, children, and adolescents through our neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, acute inpatient pediatric services, and outpatient subspecialty clinics.


In this issue, Dr. Hidekazu Hosono provides a thorough review of the diagnosis and management of childhood obesity. Dr. Miriam Parsa discusses the differences between benign and more serious causes of joint pain in children. And our Clinical Nurse Specialist Vicki Lekas and Dr. Kathy Lou Reynolds describe the use of an immobilization device as an alternative option to anesthesia for infants undergoing MRI.


Also in this issue, we are inviting our readers to participate in our first reader survey. Please take the time to fill out the brief, seven-question survey either online at www.cottagechildrenshospital.org or by completing the tear-out card in this issue of the magazine and mailing it in to us. In appreciation of your input, we are offering an incentive for everyone who responds to the survey.


We hope you will take the opportunity to enjoy this publication, and to contact us if we can be of service to you and the children to whom you provide care.




Spring 2014 Issue

When It's Not Just Growing Pains

Mmiriam Parsa, MD

Hugs not Drugs

Kathy Lou Reynolds, MD
and Vicki Lekas, RN

Treating Childhood Obesity

Hidekazu Hosono, MD

Vital Signs

CCH News

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