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Heart Kids: Why We Use That Term For Our Awesome Patients

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If you have been following the smallbeats blog, you have probably seen the term “heart kid” on more than one occasion.

Parents have asked us: “Why do you call kids with heart conditions ‘heart kids’?”

That’s an important question, and one that I am happy to answer. 
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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.

5 Fascinating And Inspirational Books For Teens

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While heart teens might not be doing things like using magic to battle the forces of evil in their everyday lives, they definitely know what adversity is about. Sometimes, the hidden challenges—like learning to accept yourself and live with the unfairness of a heart condition—can be the most difficult ones.  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.

5 Inspirational Children’s Books To Read With Your Heart Kid

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Reading books can do more than just promote a love of literacy in your heart kid. Books have the power to teach them about others—and themselves. This is true even if the stories being told might not, at first, appear to have anything to do with growing up with a heart condition.

From classic fairy tales to modern-day marvels, here are 5 inspirational children’s books to read with your heart kid.  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.