Welcome to Rise and Shine, the Children’s National Hospital site devoted to helping children everywhere lead happier, healthier lives.

Whether you’re looking for general information related to child health or for more specific guidance on parenting issues, you’ve come to the right place. At Rise and Shine, you’ll find expert advice on everything from boosting your teen’s sleep to planning healthy meals.

Best of all, you can rest assured that the information comes straight from the experts at Children’s National Hospital – medical experts committed to keeping your child healthy and happy.

Please note that the information provided on this site is for general informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice from a qualified healthcare provider familiar with your child’s unique symptoms. Always seek the advice of your pediatrician or other qualified healthcare provider regarding any medical condition. If you believe that your child is having a medical emergency dial 911 for assistance.


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About Children’s National Hospital

Children’s National Hospital, based in Washington, D.C., has been serving the nation’s children since 1870.

  • Children’s National Hospital is ranked #5 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Serving the nation’s children for 150 years, Children’s National is the premier provider of pediatric care in the Washington, D.C., region.
  • Children’s National was also named to the 2020 Becker’s Hospital Review list of 100 Great Hospitals in America, and we are among an elite group to be recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet® designated hospital—its highest recognition.
  • Our pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers.
  • Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions.

Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit ChildrensNational.org, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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