Archive | June, 2010

Summer camp tips

>It’s sleep-away and day camp season. Parents may have questions about their child’s medications while at camp and also what to pack for camp and why. One of our Children’s Medical Center nurses just returned from duty as a camp nurse and has these helpful tips for parents and campers alike: • Find out if […]

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Family-centered rounds at Children’s

>Family-centered rounds in the hospital. What exactly does that mean? It’s part of a movement in American hospitals to involve the patient and family in all aspects of the patient’s care, including the discussions among physicians and other medical personnel. The essence of the idea is that by partnering with patients and families and involving […]

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Talking about the Gulf Coast disaster

>I wonder what parents are telling their children about the oil spewing into the Gulf Coast waters. June 20 marked two months since the British Petroleum oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, sending untold gallons of raw oil into the sea and fouling beaches and marshes. President Barak Obama has called it the […]

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Our visit to Capitol Hill was priceless

>Sheila Elliott, Colby Elliott’s mom, describes her family’s visit to Capitol Hill to meet Texas state representatives, senators, and their aides during Family Advocacy Days in Washington, D.C. Thanks to the Elliott family for helping us put a face on the important work done every day at Children’s Medical Center. We spent the day taking […]

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Congressional visits day

>Sheila Elliott, Colby Elliott’s mom, updates us on the June 16 congressional visits day so far. We’re on the Hill! It’s so exciting. So far we’ve met with Rep. Mike Conaway, Rep. Mike Burgess (who’s also a doctor), and Rep. Sam Johnson of Texas. It’s a challenge to keep three boys all focused and calm […]

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Family Advocacy Day celebration dinner

>Sheila Elliott, the mother of Colby Elliott, says her family is enjoying their time in the nation’s capital and had a great time at the family celebration dinner June 15. Read her update below. Our family had an AMAZING time tonight at the Family Advocacy Day celebration dinner. There was a magician, a live band, […]

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Colby’s mom updates us on their trip

>Sheila Elliot, the mother of Colby Elliot, says her family is enjoying their time in the nation’s capital. Read her update below. WOW! What an amazing time we are having here in Washington, D.C., representing Children’s Medical Center! Colby has enjoyed seeing a lot of the monuments and museums. This trip has been a dream […]

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Colby goes to Washington

Colby Elliot is the prototypical picture of an American boy. He has blonde hair, blue eyes and dimples that frame his smile. Norman Rockwell would have loved to use him as a model for one of his Saturday Evening Post covers in the 1950s. Now that summer has arrived, the 7-year-old from Frisco can be […]

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Young pitchers need rest and variation

If you watched or read the news this week, you probably heard about Bryce Harper, the first overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft. Harper is by all accounts a “phenom.” Sports Illustrated had him on its cover last year – when he was only 16 years old. He hits 600-feet home runs and […]

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Legos and Team Sasha

Kids have the most marvelous ways of remembering special things and special people. Sometimes, one toy captures a host of memories. For instance, Legos were one of my favorite toys as a child. The idea that you could build anything you imagined made for hours of fun with those colorful little snap-together plastic pieces. Legos […]

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