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Broken Heart Syndrome: Facts vs. Myths

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As a parent, watching your child undergo treatment for a heart condition can be stressful. Without a doubt, that stress takes a toll on your mental wellbeing.

But did you know stress can hurt your physical health, too—including your own heart? Broken heart syndrome is a real medical condition that some people develop when they experience extremely stressful situations. Read More

Barb Roessner

Hi, I'm Barb, and I'm a Physician Assistant and coordinator of the Heart Failure and Transplant Program at Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I work with patients and families at every step of the journey, from diagnosing their child's heart condition to my favorite part—calling them to say "We have a heart."

Is Fox’s New Show “Red Band Society” Realistic?

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The new Fox primetime show Red Band Society, which premiered last Wednesday and aired the second episode last night, might have raised a lot of questions for people who are unfamiliar with life inside a pediatric unit.

One of the first scenes showed two teens—Leo has cancer and Dash has cystic fibrosis—smoking marijuana together in a closet. That is, until the head nurse bursts in and sends them off to school. Read More

Barb Roessner

Hi, I'm Barb, and I'm a Physician Assistant and coordinator of the Heart Failure and Transplant Program at Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I work with patients and families at every step of the journey, from diagnosing their child's heart condition to my favorite part—calling them to say "We have a heart."

How Cardiomyopathy Affects A Child’s Stroke Risk

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In the cardiology world, we talk a lot about “heart attacks.” Unfortunately, people with heart conditions may also have a greater risk for stroke. Read More

Barb Roessner

Hi, I'm Barb, and I'm a Physician Assistant and coordinator of the Heart Failure and Transplant Program at Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I work with patients and families at every step of the journey, from diagnosing their child's heart condition to my favorite part—calling them to say "We have a heart."