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August 24, 2010
Pediatric Sleep Disorders


In recent years, research has shown that many children suffer from sleep disorders. Learn the signs and symptoms of childhood sleep disorders from Amer Khan, M.D., Sutter pediatric neurologist.

August 18, 2010
Youth Sports Physicals
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A sports physical is often required by schools and sports leagues and it can help identify if your child is developmentally ready. Kids are notorious for waiting until the last minute to get their physicals completed, and during this busy season it can sometimes take weeks to be seen by your child's primary care physician for a wellness physical.

Our Sutter Express Care clinics located in select Rite Aid stores are very convenient for this service. Our clinicians can provide the exam and complete the necessary forms the same day with no appointment necessary.

Sutter Express Care is now offering sports physicals at a discounted rate of $50 now through Labor Day. Insurance companies are not billed.

Learn more at sutterexpresscare.com.

Sutter Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford have partnered to study oral treatments for a progressive disease that damages the bile ducts and liver and has only been cured with a liver transplant.

Read more at sacbee.com

After the birth of their daughter, Roxana and Brian found out their newborn had a congenital heart defect. Alex was diagnosed with Ebstein's anomaly - an extremely rare heart condition but there is good new. It's treatable. Alex is now five years-old, healthy and strong.

Read her amazing story at checksutterfirst.org.

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