Dr. Sanghavi: Importance to Have Kids Checked for High Fevers

Dr. Sanghavi

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common serious bacterial infections in young children. Because babies can’t verbalize what’s bothering them, these infections can be easily missed. In a recent Parents magazine article, Darshak Sanghavi, MD, pediatric cardiology, shares that when left untreated, a UTI can become extremely dangerous. That’s why it is so important for parents to take their children to the hospital when they have a high fever. He said, “This is why it’s key to get your child’s urine checked when she has a fever, even if she seems to have an ear infection or another ailment that might cause the fever. It’s always best to be sure.” Read story.

Nurse’s Son’s Discovery Brings Treasure to Young Visitors

Aiden poses with the treasure chest.

Our care extends beyond our patients and no one seems to understand that more than Aiden Sunayama Collings, 7, son of Silmara Aquino, RN. Aiden was heartbroken when he found out that patients of 7 East, University Campus don’t always get visits from children. He learned that this is because some kids may be scared or uncomfortable to be in a hospital and see their parents sick. Upon discovering there were no toys in 7 East, Aiden took the initiative to put together a treasure chest. The chest, full of stickers, notebooks, crayons and coloring pages, provides children relaxing activity time while visiting family members.