Archive | May, 2013

Best Friends Rushed to Children’s After Near-Fatal ATV Collision

Evelyn Frazier has an image of her son that will forever be etched in her memory. “He was lying on the ground unconscious with paramedics surrounding him.” Evelyn’s son, Billy Webb, and his best friend, Jeremiah Sanders, spent the weekend like any other – hanging out with friends in their hometown of Greenville, Texas. So when […]

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Children’s Medical Center of Dallas Honored in Austin

Today, Texas House of Representatives honored Children’s Medical Center of Dallas for serving the healthcare needs of Texas children for 100 years. The institution is celebrating its centennial this year and is the oldest pediatric hospital in Texas. The resolution was sponsored by State Rep. Eric Johnson (Dallas). Pictured L-R from Children’s Medical Center: Medical […]

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Dr. Kern Wildenthal Appointed to Lead Children’s Medical Center Foundation

Kern Wildenthal, M.D., Ph.D. will be appointed president of the Children’s Medical Center Foundation and executive vice president of Children’s Medical Center. He will be responsible for the fundraising programs in support of the nation’s fifth largest, not-for-profit pediatric hospital in the United States. He joins the organizations effective May 28, 2013. “Dr. Kern Wildenthal […]

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Cancer Patients Experience Stardom for a Day

Nevaya Ferguson is a typical 6-year-old who loves her puppy and wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up. But she has endured more than most people will in a lifetime. After being diagnosed with neuroblastoma, Nevaya underwent chemotherapy treatments and two bone marrow transplants. Watch the video and learn more about Nevaya’s treatment […]

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Fighting food allergies as a family

In 2003, Amy Arneson suspected her 19-month-old son, Ethan, might have food allergies because he constantly threw up after eating. But doctors who saw Ethan told her she was overreacting. “Babies throw up,” they said. Then she fed Ethan eggs one morning, and he had to receive epinephrine in an ambulance to make it to […]

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Lifesaving Gift Brings Family Back to Children’s

In honor of Nurses Week, Christy Corey shares her daughter’s journey and attributes her survival with Children’s nurse Kerry Wilder. During delivery, Christy and baby Aarlyn suffered a placenta abruption – they were both hemorrhaging. After being stabilized at the local hospital, Aarlyn was careflighted to Children’s where a Neonatal ICU team waited for her. […]

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Ways to Help a Child Through Sleep Terrors

What are sleep terrors? What causes them, and what should I do when they occur? — Kelly S.   Occasional nightmares are normal after 6 months of age. However, some children have sleep terrors, which are different from nightmares; they are very alarming sleep events they rarely remember. During sleep terrors, children exhibit profound fear […]

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New and Old Image for Centennial

Children’s Was Started By a Nurse’s Vision

In celebration of National Nurses Week, we would like to share the story of our founding nurse. These are the words of Nurse May Smith, Dallas Baby Camp Superintendent, in 1913. That was the year the Dallas Baby Camp, which would eventually become Children’s Medical Center, was born. In the spring of 1913, as many […]

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