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 […]
Archive | May, 2012
Even though Makenzie Adams is only 18 months old, she already has a best friend at home in Atlanta — her English bulldog, Jazz. So when Makenzie and her parents recently visited a family friend in Dallas, the little girl thought the friend’s dog would be her newest buddy. But when she offered the miniature […]
May 24, 2012 – CBS DFW Ch. 11 talks with Kristen Beckworth, Children’s Injury Prevention Specialist, about the importance of water safety, drowning hazards and rescue equipment. The interview took place during the May 24, 2012 Q & A phone bank provided to answer questions on swimming safety.
Texas recently passed food allergy guidelines for its schools, and our own food allergy expert, Dr. Drew Bird, was a big part of that. Dr. Bird was chosen as the representative for Food Allergy Initiative on the state advisory board tasked with crafting the guidelines. “I was really honored to be a part of it,” […]
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 […]
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 […]
May 21, 2012 – Stephanie Lucero of CBS 11 News covers the story of how friends of two time cancer survivor Gage Oakley raised money to convert his beloved truck from a standard to an automatic transmission. Gage received his “new” truck on Saturday, May 19, 2012.
At breakfast, what do you serve a child allergic to milk and eggs? How do you make a sandwich for a child allergic to wheat? Carol McMillan faces challenges like this every day in her kitchen. Her son Isaac, 10, and daughter Zoe, 9, both are allergic to eggs, milk, peanuts, seeds, shellfish and other […]
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 […]
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 […]