Archive | October, 2013

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Training and Teamwork Keep Children’s Nephrology Department on Top

Jyothsna Gattineni, M.D., pediatric nephrologist and assistant professor at UT Southwestern, says the training and teamwork at Children’s Medical Center Dallas brought her here and keeps her motivated. Dr. Gattineni has worked at Children’s for eight years. She also completed her fellowship training here through our affiliation with UT Southwestern.  She talks about why the […]

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Dehydration in Young Athletes: Prevention, Signs and Treatment

Athletes are at risk of dehydration if they don’t get enough fluid to replace what is lost through the skin as sweat and through the lungs while breathing. Some of the sports where athletes are most vulnerable to dehydration are basketball and football. Ways to avoid dehydration: To prevent dehydration in young athletes, it’s important […]

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Brachial Plexus Injury: When Is it Safe to Return to Sports?

A brachial plexus injury is the result of damage to the nerves linking the spine to the shoulder and is often caused by stretching the head away from the arm following a shoulder trauma. It’s important to know when to seek treatment for this injury and when it’s safe for a young athlete to return to play. […]

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A Parent’s Guide to Football Safety

New rules and better equipment have improved football safety; however, about one in three youth football players still suffers an injury each year. Following are the four most common football injuries. Click on the links to learn how to recognize the danger signs and what you should know if the injury needs medical attention. Concussion […]

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