Archive | November, 2012

Pizza Hut Supports Children's Medical Center

Pizza Hut and Children’s Medical Center

By Tracy Skeans, Chief People Officer of Pizza Hut When you think about Pizza Hut, you probably think about pizza parties, family dinners, or getting together with friends for a game.  You might be reminded of childhood, special treats, or traditions.  If any of these assumptions are accurate, then we’re doing our job to Make […]

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Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade

Holiday Parade Benefits Kids

Being in the hospital can be very overwhelming for a child or teen. The Child Life Department provides support to patients and families in many ways. For example, a Certified Child Life Specialist may use special books or dolls to help a child understand why they are having surgery. They can teach positive coping strategies […]

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Healthier Triple Mac n Cheese

Like most, your Thanksgiving meal probably means a feast of many different sides in addition to the turkey and desserts. But there’s no reason why you couldn’t prepare healthy versions of those sides to help make the meal a bit more nutritious. Lindsey Mazanec, M.S., R.D./L.D., a clinical dietitian at Children’s, has whipped up a […]

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Two Parade Clowns

Holiday Parade Behind-the-Scenes “Scoop”

My name is Scoop (a.k.a. Stacie Hampton), and I’ve been a part of the Children’s Holiday Parade for 15 years.  I’m thrilled and honored to let you in on some behind the scenes stories. I used to work at Children’s Medical Center in the events department, including behind the scenes at the parade. When I […]

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Family Fights Teen’s Diabetes Together

Fifteen-year-old Essence Carson’s entire lifestyle changed after one blood test last year. “Her sugar level was way off the charts, so our pediatrician sent us to Children’s, where we met our lifesaver,” says Regina Frank, Essence’s mom. That lifesaver, Ximena Lopez, M.D., a pediatric endocrinologist, diagnosed Essence with Type 2 diabetes after a battery of […]

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Meet Active Wife and Mom Dr. Ximena Lopez

Ximena Lopez, M.D., is a Pediatric Endocrinologist at Children’s Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern. We caught up with her to find out who she is inside and outside of work. WHAT SHE DOES: Has dedicated her research and practice to specializing in pediatric Type 2 diabetes and pediatric obesity. […]

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Beyond ABC Report Released Today

The demographic surge in five counties north of Dallas includes a growing number of children who lack health insurance, according to the 2012 edition of the Children’s annual Beyond ABC report. The report will be released today at a community symposium moderated by Texas state Sen. Florence Shapiro. The report provides reliable data about the health […]

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Ryan Seacrest visiting with patient

Seacrest Studios to Open Soon

With Seacrest Studios our patients will have a multimedia broadcast center where they can learn, explore and play. And get this – even patients who can’t leave their rooms will be able to take part in the fun! Thanks to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF), celebrity interviews, game shows and even performances by the Funnyatrics […]

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