Archive | November, 2013

Sweet Potato Apple Casserole

Food-Allergy-Friendly Recipe: Sweet Potato Apple Casserole

In the United States 90% of all food allergic reactions are caused by just eight foods: peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. This week we’re sharing directions for an entire food-allergy-friendly holiday meal. You’ll want to try them all! Sweet Potato Apple Casserole (recipe courtesy of Whole Foods Market) Ingredients: 1 […]

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Berry Sauce

Food-Allergy-Friendly Recipe: Holiday Berry Sauce

Even if your kids don’t have food allergies, it’s likely that this holiday season you’ll be cooking for one of your kids’ cousins or friends who is allergic to one of the top eight food-allergy triggers (milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat). This week we’re sharing recipes for an entire food-allergy-friendly […]

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Derek Holland - Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers Pitcher Derek Holland Makes A Difference

On Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland played with Children’s patients and presented a $10,000 check to Children’s representatives. The patient interaction and gift presentation were part of the festivities surrounding Holland being named the 2013 winner of the Jim Sundberg Community Achievement Award, which is presented annually […]

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Report on Children’s Health in Dallas County Points to Poverty as Systemic Problem

Safety-net programs help more children, but large numbers remain without health insurance DALLAS (Nov. 12, 2013) – Against the sunny backdrop of improved economic growth and employment in Dallas County — and an increase in the percentage of local children who now have some form of health insurance — many troubling trends continue to cloud […]

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Bradley Barth, M.D. with Bodie Parra

Autoimmune Disease HSP Typically Includes Red Rash

Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP) is a painful autoimmune disease where  the small blood vessels in the skin, intestines and kidneys are swollen and irritated. The main symptom is a rash that starts off as red spots and  within 3-6 days turns purple and looks like a bruise. When kindergarten started earlier this year, Bodie Parra’s chair was empty. The […]

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What to Know Before Giving Your Child Melatonin

Between 2007 and 2012 the sale of melatonin, a hormone supplement designed to promote sleep, more than doubled. While we don’t know how many  parents are using melatonin to help their kids sleep, there’s plenty of discussion around this topic. We asked our expert, “Is melatonin safe for kids?” Psychologist and Sleep Disorders Expert William […]

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