Children’s Health researchers publish new findings in post-tonsillectomy care

Study finds increase in pain-related revisits despite adherence to stricter guidelines DALLAS –  Two Children’s HealthSM researchers are among the co-authors of a new national study on the impact of national guideline implementation of post-tonsillectomy care across 43 children’s hospitals, published in the July issue of Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of [...]

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10 Fourth of July Fireworks Safety Tips

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated since its original posting in July 2014. Fourth of July is Friday, and whether you plan to enjoy fireworks, hit the lake or have a backyard pool party, safety should be top-of-mind. The experts from The Safety Source-Injury Prevention Service at Children’s Medical Center say the best way to avoid injury [...]

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Is sunscreen dangerous? Here are the facts.

Some media reports have circulated that sunscreen causes skin cancer. However, the FDA and the American Academy of Dermatology consider sunscreen products safe and effective in helping prevent skin cancer — which is increasing. One in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. What [...]

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5 Tips to Prevent Hot Car Deaths

Editor’s Note: This is an update of an article originally published in May, 2014. Summer temperatures are on the rise, and with those come the risk of heat stroke resulting in brain damage and death from children being left in hot cars. Did you know that Texas leads the nation in hot car deaths? Every year [...]

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Children’s Health opens new clinic specifically focused on treating and researching rare Pitt Hopkins Syndrome (PTHS)

DALLAS  – Children’s HealthSM announced today the opening of the second Pitt Hopkins Syndrome (PTHS) clinic in the nation. PTHS is a rare genetic condition affecting a specific gene in chromosome 18, called TCF4. PTHS is characterized by intellectual disability and developmental delay, breathing problems, recurrent seizures (epilepsy), and distinctive facial features. The number of [...]

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