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Coping With Anxiety When You Have A Baby With A Heart Condition

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Anyone who has ever experienced anxiety knows that this condition is so much more than just passing fear or worry.

As the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) explains, everyday worries tend to disappear over time. But anxiety doesn’t. In fact, it can worsen as time goes by. Read More

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Sean Akers

Hi, I’m Dr. Sean Akers, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Pediatric Psychologist at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I serve as the primary psychologist for the heart transplant team as well as the coordinator of the Consult Liaison Service. My job is to provide heart kids and their families with support throughout their journey.

Something My Patients Don’t Know: How They Inspire Me As An Artist

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I started making art around the time I finished my doctoral program. I knew I needed something to do after studying all day every day—a hobby.

At the time, my oldest two kids were preschool age. We were sitting around drawing and coloring and I thought, “This is actually pretty cool.” So, I continued with it.  Read More

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Sean Akers

Hi, I’m Dr. Sean Akers, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Pediatric Psychologist at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I serve as the primary psychologist for the heart transplant team as well as the coordinator of the Consult Liaison Service. My job is to provide heart kids and their families with support throughout their journey.

Holding Your Child’s “Heart” In Our Hands … With The 3D Heart Printer (Part 1)

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One of the great things about working in a hospital is getting to see new developments in technology. And one of the most exciting ones I’ve seen recently is the 3D printer. 3D printers can create a plastic model of your child’s heart that the surgeon can use to help them plan for surgery.  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."