Archive | December, 2010

7 Tips for Safer X-rays, CT Scans

If your child has ever had ongoing pain that couldn’t be diagnosed in a doctor’s office, or even been to the dentist, chances are he’s had an X-ray or CT scan. These technologies help doctors pinpoint injuries and diagnose illnesses by giving them an inside, in-depth look at organs, tissues and bones. The downside is […]

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Cops bring holiday cheer to Children’s

Most of the time when you see a cop, there may be some unpleasant associations. But for kids in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD) at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, that’s definitely not the case: The police are their buddies. Each year for the past 6 years, members of the Dallas Police […]

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Brianna back in the news

If you’ve been following Children’s stories a while – and maybe even if you haven’t – you’ve probably heard about Brianna Lamar, a teen who has shown a tremendous amount of character in battling HIV since birth. We featured her on this blog and Children’s Connect when she began high school this fall. Before that, […]

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Caffeine for kids: safe but not recommended

A study published yesterday in the Journal of Pediatrics said that as many as 75 percent of children are consuming caffeine daily. More specifically, it revealed that children between ages eight and 12 consume an average of 109 milligrams of caffeine a day – which is about the same as drinking three 12 ounce cans […]

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A tree for the holidays

A tree for the holidays

For most people who celebrate the holidays, decorating the tree is one of the best parts of the season — getting all the decorations out of the attic, stringing the lights, the ribbon, and the popcorn and cranberry garlands.But for some children who are sick, the joy of decorating the tree doesn’t happen. That’s where […]

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Children’s holiday parade

Hope you enjoyed the Children’s Medical Center Holiday Parade Presented by Capital One Bank on Dec. 4 in downtown Dallas as much as I did.The parade, which many families consider the “official” start of the holiday season, raises money for Children’s Medical Center, specifically for our Child Life department. Our child life specialists work with […]

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