Archive | May, 2012

Watch out for white eyes in photos

As the only grandchild on her mother’s or father’s side, Emmy has been the focus of at least a thousand photos in her six months. So, if it’s true that each picture says a thousand words, her pictures have said around a million. Adorable. Cute. Blue-eyed. Big smile. Playful. Those words are certainly expressed in […]

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Newborns Most Vulnerable to Highly Contagious Pertussis

Just last month, we shared information about the spike in pertussis or “whooping cough” from our expert Dr. Jane Siegel, who says the way to help prevent the spread of this disease is immunizations. Since then, Children’s has seen even more cases of pertussis, most of them being babies. Fox 4 News recently highlighted another Children’s expert Dr. Jeffrey Kahn who […]

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Toddler Crawls Through Doggy Door, Falls in Pool

It started out as a typical day at Makayla Mayes’ McKinney home in November 2009, though things changed quickly. Makayla’s mom, Brittany, was pulling clothes out of the washing machine while 2-year-old Makayla played nearby. But as soon as Mom turned her back, the toddler crawled through the doggy door and into the backyard. When […]

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“Weight of the Nation” is worth your time

I knew obesity was an issue, but the first part of the four-part HBO documentary series Weight of the Nation really brought the problem into perspective for me. The first part, titled “Consequences,” premiered last month at the Studio Movie Grill on Royal Lane. “Consequences” examines the scale of obesity and the serious health problems […]

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Meet an excellent nurse

Tami Barr, RN, is the 2012 Nursing Excellence Award winner at Children’s. She received the honor at a ceremony on May 9 at the hospital. We caught up with her to find out who she is and what makes her so special.  WHAT SHE DOES: Tami is a registered nurse in the Special Procedures Unit on the Children’s Dallas […]

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