Child Life

Child Life

The Child Life Program at Children’s of Alabama recognizes that illness and hospitalization are stressful events in the lives of children and their families. By using ageappropriate education, preparation and supportive activities, we strive to minimize that stress and help children and their families cope positively with their healthcare experience.

About Child Life

Imaging

Imaging

The Imaging Department at Children's of Alabama is the only imaging department in Alabama devoted exclusively to the needs of children. When your child needs an imaging procedure you cannot choose a better place. All our equipment is specifically chosen with children in mind. This means your child will receive the lowest possible dose of radiation for their age and body type.

About Imaging

Madelyn and Derek Flora

Cystic Fibrosis

When Madelyn Flora of Fort Payne, Alabama, was born in May 2012, she seemed healthy, and the difficulties of those first few weeks – fussiness, sleeplessness, no weight gain — were thought to be normal for a newborn. Soon, however, her parents, Holly Jo and Alex, would learn that those symptoms foretold a serious diagnosis: cystic fibrosis.

The Flora's Full Story.

Miles Brown

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Like most little boys his age, Miles Brown loves to be outdoors playing soccer and football and battling imaginary ninjas. But just a couple of years ago, his activities were greatly limited by juvenile idiopathic arthritis. He lived with constant pain so great that it affected his mobility. On the worst days, he had to use a wheelchair.

Miles' Full Story.

Swimmer's Ear

Swimmer's ear is common during the summer months when children are more likely to swim in the pool, lake or ocean. But you don't have to swim to get swimmer's ear. The infection is caused by too much moisture in the ear which can allow bacteria or fungi to grow.

Swimmer's ear or otitis externa (outer ear infection) is not to be confused with a regular (middle) ear infection. Dr. Joe Jolly, a pediatrician at Greenvale Pediatrics in Alabaster explains, "Swimmer's ear takes place in the outside of the ear in the ear canal itself, whereas an ear infection occurs behind the ear drum." Watch video.

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For Healthcare Professionals

For Healthcare ProfessionalsChildren's of Alabama is committed to improving access to and communication with our pediatric providers and community physicians and their staff. This website will be continually updated with the latest forms, directions and contact information to help facilitate the referral process. If you have any concerns or issues, visit the Physician Link and you'll find the phone number to our dedicated team who will be happy to help.

In addition, we will continually update and improve this website with more information about Continuing Medical Education opportunities, research findings, and better access to our providers and staff.


Healthcare Professionals Information

Child Life

Child Life

The Child Life Program at Children’s of Alabama recognizes that illness and hospitalization are stressful events in the lives of children and their families. By using ageappropriate education, preparation and supportive activities, we strive to minimize that stress and help children and their families cope positively with their healthcare experience.

About Child Life

Imaging

Imaging

The Imaging Department at Children's of Alabama is the only imaging department in Alabama devoted exclusively to the needs of children. When your child needs an imaging procedure you cannot choose a better place. All our equipment is specifically chosen with children in mind. This means your child will receive the lowest possible dose of radiation for their age and body type.

About Imaging

Madelyn and Derek Flora

Cystic Fibrosis

When Madelyn Flora of Fort Payne, Alabama, was born in May 2012, she seemed healthy, and the difficulties of those first few weeks – fussiness, sleeplessness, no weight gain — were thought to be normal for a newborn. Soon, however, her parents, Holly Jo and Alex, would learn that those symptoms foretold a serious diagnosis: cystic fibrosis.

The Flora's Full Story.

Miles Brown

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Like most little boys his age, Miles Brown loves to be outdoors playing soccer and football and battling imaginary ninjas. But just a couple of years ago, his activities were greatly limited by juvenile idiopathic arthritis. He lived with constant pain so great that it affected his mobility. On the worst days, he had to use a wheelchair.

Miles' Full Story.

Swimmer's Ear

Swimmer's ear is common during the summer months when children are more likely to swim in the pool, lake or ocean. But you don't have to swim to get swimmer's ear. The infection is caused by too much moisture in the ear which can allow bacteria or fungi to grow.

Swimmer's ear or otitis externa (outer ear infection) is not to be confused with a regular (middle) ear infection. Dr. Joe Jolly, a pediatrician at Greenvale Pediatrics in Alabaster explains, "Swimmer's ear takes place in the outside of the ear in the ear canal itself, whereas an ear infection occurs behind the ear drum." Watch video.

View Past Health Tips



For Healthcare Professionals

For Healthcare ProfessionalsChildren's of Alabama is committed to improving access to and communication with our pediatric providers and community physicians and their staff. This website will be continually updated with the latest forms, directions and contact information to help facilitate the referral process. If you have any concerns or issues, visit the Physician Link and you'll find the phone number to our dedicated team who will be happy to help.

In addition, we will continually update and improve this website with more information about Continuing Medical Education opportunities, research findings, and better access to our providers and staff.


Healthcare Professionals Information