Archive | November, 2010

Jamie Yeatts and Family

Tickets still available for Children’s Holiday Parade

Jamie Yeatts is the manager of creative operations at Children’s Medical Center. She has worked at Children’s for 13 years and never missed a Children’s Holiday Parade during that time. She is particularly excited about seeing the new tweaks to this year’s parade, which is taking place this Saturday, Dec. 4. Tickets are still available […]

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Concussion Resources

Texans regard sports more as a religion and less as a hobby. As soon as they’re potty trained, we sign our kids up for just about anything our local recreation centers offer. And while there are many benefits to playing sports at a young age, doing so doesn’t come without risks, as any parent who’s […]

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Pay Attention to Concussions

I remember sitting on the sidelines next to a high school football teammate after he was crushed by an opposing player on a kickoff return. He didn’t look hurt. He wasn’t screaming in agony or gripping his head. He was just kind of glazed over like a little kid watching cartoons. Our trainer kept asking […]

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Finding Joy

Finding joy even when kids aren’t perfectly healthy

Children’s Medical Center pediatric hematologist-oncologist Paul Harker-Murray talks about the relationships he builds with the families of his cancer patients and what it’s like being the father of a child with Williams syndrome. “What you want most for your children is for them to be healthy,” says Dr. Paul Harker-Murray, a cancer specialist at Children’s. […]

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Cheerleaders with Concussions

Guidelines for Return-to-play Stunting and tumbling put cheerleaders at risk for traumatic brain injuries. In fact, a recent report found that cheerleading is second in concussions behind football. To help coaches and parents determine when a cheerleader can return to cheerleading, the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators recently published the first guidelines: Stage 1 – No […]

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Demi Lovato and the long-term effects of bullying

Demi Lovato, the Disney starlet and singer, is in treatment for emotional and physical issues. By now you’ve probably heard that from your child or seen it on the news. Her representative told the media that the issues Lovato’s being seen for in treatment are some that “she has dealt with for some time. Demi […]

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