Archive | August, 2012

Boy, with backpack, acompanied by parents

Calming First-Day-of-School Fears

Q: My 5-year-old son is nervous about his first day of school. How can we ease his jitters? — Mark B. A: If possible, visit the school with your child before that first day. Walk him through the halls and into a few classrooms — if you can meet the teacher, even better. Or take […]

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Our Nephrology Department is Top Ten

U.S. News & World Report has named our Nephrology department as one of the top 10 pediatric nephrology programs in the country and we couldn’t be more proud. The department consists of a nephrology clinic, nephrology testing services, and an End Stage Renal Disease Program, which includes inpatient and outpatient hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Here […]

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boy riding bike to school

Riding a Bike to School

For many kids, riding their bike to school is a rite of passage. It means you’re one of the big kids, the cool kids. But dangers abound, even for older children, when traveling to school. In 2011 we had 10 patients sustain injuries that required admission to Children’s after being hit by a car while […]

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Why Our Endocrinology Program earned top honors

With childhood obesity, diabetes, and other endocrine disorders on the rise, it’s good to know you have a team right here at Children’s who are not only experts in treating these disorders, but experienced at educating and training parents on how to manage their child’s diagnoses. Our Endocrinology program’s clinical staff is made up of […]

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school bus with stop sign

School Bus Safety Tips

“The big yellow dog,” school buses, are supposed to deliver our children safely to school. But even still, during the back-to-school season — in August and September — at Children’s Medical Center, the Emergency Department sees an increase in trauma-related pedestrian, bicycle and even school bus injuries. And many of which are preventable by following […]

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Mom and child walking to school

Safety Tips for Kids Walking to School

The danger of walking to school has never been greater than it is now with  texting, tweeting and phone calls to distract drivers. During the back-to-school season — in August and September — at Children’s Medical Center, the Emergency Department sees an increase in trauma-related pedestrian, bicycle and school bus injuries. Last year, there were […]

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Mosquito

West Nile: Is your child really at risk?

There’s a lot in the news right now about the West Nile virus, and with good reason, as there have been 11 reported deaths in the region and 130 reported cases of infection in Dallas County so far this year, according to the latest reports. But before you throw a mosquito net over your house […]

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