Archive | November, 2013

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2 Steps to Identifying Your Child’s Perfect Holiday Gift

Selecting the perfect gift for your child can be challenging, especially when your child has special needs. This holiday season consider natural strengths before heading out to shop. Dr. Robert Brooks coined the term “islands of competence” – a metaphor for finding and nurturing a child’s individual strengths. This holiday season, try giving a gift […]

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Devine Ozigbo - POTW

Devin Ozigbo of Sachse H.S. — POTW (Week 11)

Congratulations Sachse running back Devin Ozigbo, you are the Children’s Medical Center Player of the Week for week 11! Devine had 183 yards rushing for 3 touchdowns, 41 yards receiving for 1 touchdown. His game winning 15 yard touchdown run with only 27 seconds left gave Sachse a 63-56 bi-district playoff victory.

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Holiday Menu: Diabetic Recipes Your Kids Will Love

Finding healthy holiday recipes can be a challenge, but what’s tougher than a week-old drumstick is finding diabetic recipes your kids will love. Children’s Medical Center recommends the collection of traditional holiday recipes collected by the American Diabetes Association. “The entire family can enjoy these recipes together so there is no need to make two […]

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Food-Allergy-Friendly Recipe: Chocolate Cake

An estimated 34,191 children in Dallas County have food allergies. (Source:  Beyond ABC 2013) This week, we’re sharing recipes for an entire food-allergy-friendly holiday meal. You’ll want to try them all! The following allergy-friendly recipe is free of peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. It’s also gluten and dairy free. Chocolate […]

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Engage the Season With Children’s Holiday Parade

In the coming weeks, we’re all going to hear that the holiday season is a time for gratefulness, goodwill, peace, perspective, hope and even magic. But what I’ve found in yuletides past is that the season only becomes those things if you’re intentional. Otherwise, you’ll find all the magic lost while waiting in line at […]

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4 Tips to Prevent or Lessen Exercise-Induced Asthma

Approximately nine million children in the United States have asthma and experience the wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath or chest tightness that comes with it. Most children with a history of asthma will experience exercise-induced asthma (EIA); however, this doesn’t mean they shouldn’t participate in sports. With the right plan and medicines, many children with […]

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Basketball: Know What to Do When Your Athlete Has an Ankle or Knee Injury

According to the National Athletic Trainers Association, ankle/foot injuries are received by approximately 35% of high school basketball players and knee injuries by approximately 11%. Following are some tips on what to know if your child has an ankle or knee injury. Ankle Injuries Ankle sprains are the most common basketball injury and often occur as […]

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A Parent’s Guide to Basketball Safety

Basketball is the sport of choice for millions of children. Fifteen percent (in the 5-15 age range) encounter a sport-related injury or health risk. Following are the most common basketball injuries and health risks requiring treatment. Click on the links to learn how to recognize the danger signs and promote safety. Asthma Sports requiring continuous […]

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Food-Allergy-Friendly Recipe: Herbed Prime Rib Roast

Recent research shows that 1 in every 13 children in the United States has a food allergy, that’s approximately 2 children in every classroom. The following recipe is free of peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. This week, we’re sharing recipes for an entire food-allergy-friendly holiday meal. You’ll want to try […]

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Seacrest Studios at Children’s Medical Center Dallas Celebrates 1st Birthday

The Children’s Medical Center’s Red Balloon Network celebrated its 1st birthday on November 14 with a day filled with special programming, highlight videos, big prize giveaways and of course, birthday cake. One year ago, Ryan Seacrest and Selena Gomez visited Children’s to inaugurate the third in a growing number of Seacrest Studios across the nation […]

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