Archive | October, 2013

cheerleading safety

Repeated Hyperextension Causes Back Pain in Cheerleaders

Cheerleading puts a lot of demand on a young athlete’s back due to repetitive maneuvers that require hyperextension of the back (such as back walkovers or back bends). Hyperextension occurs when joints, tendons or muscles are extended beyond their normal limit or range. Some injuries due to hyperextension of the back occur suddenly, and are commonly […]

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MyChildren’s Expands Primary Care With Three New Locations

Children’s Medical Center has expanded its first-class pediatric primary care network in North Texas with the opening of three additional MyChildren’s locations, bringing the MyChildren’s locations to 16. The three new locations are all located in South Dallas at Lancaster/Kiest, Pleasant Grove and Mill City. MyChildren’s is a network of pediatric primary care practices specializing […]

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Sugary Drinks

The Bitter Truth of Sugary Drinks

One in every three children in America is either overweight or obese. Reducing or eliminating sugary beverages is one of the easiest changes a family can make to reduce calorie intake and positively impact a child’s weight. Recently, McDonald’s announced they will no longer advertise sugary beverages with kids’ Happy Meals. This does not mean […]

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Patient having vitals checked by Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapy Program First in U.S. With 100 Percent NPS Certification

Children’s Medical Center is the first hospital in the nation to have each member of its respiratory therapy staff Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty (NPS) certified. NPS is the highest accreditation a neonatal respiratory therapist can achieve from The National Board for Respiratory Care. To be admitted to take the Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty Exam, a respiratory therapist must be […]

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TeleNICU Viewing Station at Children's Medical Center

TeleNICU Links Children’s Medical Center with Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics

Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics in Tyler, Texas, has become the first hospital system to link its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with expert UT Southwestern neonatologists staffing the innovative Children’s Medical Center TeleNICU program, the two hospitals announced today. The new telemedicine program enables physicians to collaborate on diagnosis and care for the tiniest, most seriously-ill […]

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Shoulder and Knee Injuries in Young Athletes

When to Seek Medical Care for Young Athletes With Joint Injuries

Shoulder Injuries Shoulder injuries are common injuries in hockey. They most often are caused by the collision that is forced when one player drives another into thee boards or ice. Different types of injuries may occur. When to seek immediate medical care The following symptoms indicate a serious joint abnormality that requires immediate treatment or […]

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Children’s Medical Center Dallas Brings the State Fair of Texas to Patients

WHO: Patients at Children’s Medical Center Dallas who may not otherwise be able to attend the State Fair of Texas won’t miss the festivities when “Fair Day” comes to the hospital. WHAT: Children’s Medical Center will host its third annual Fair Day. Children’s and several official State Fair of Texas sponsors found a way to […]

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International Walk to School Day Highlights Pedestrian Safety

WHO: The Safe Kids Greater Dallas Coalition led by Children’s Medical Center will teach kids how to walk safely to school. WHAT: The Safe Kids Greater Dallas Coalition led by Children’s Medical Center will join local school children and FedEx volunteers to raise awareness about pedestrian safety for International Walk to School Day. Volunteers will […]

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