Archive | June, 2014

Children’s Medical Center Dallas patient on hand to witness unveiling of bipartisan bill to reform Medicaid for children with medical complexities

WASHINGTON – (June 25, 2014) Children’s Medical Center Dallas patient Emmy Kaighan has experienced more unusual events at the age of seven than most adults experience in their entire lifetime. At the age of three, Emmy was diagnosed with a rare occurrence of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM), a disease that aggressively attacked the healthy tissue […]

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6 Cool Pool Safety Rules

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated from its original version published in June 2014. Summer is officially here, and if your kids are like mine that means the next few months will be filled with them trying to find the best ways to beat the heat.   Sprinklers and ice pops are always popular, […]

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What Does World Cup Star Cristiano Ronaldo and Children’s Medical Center Have in Common?

Did you know that international soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo almost had his playing career ended by an abnormal heartbeat? At 15, Ronaldo’s heart began racing out of control, even when he was at rest. His doctors were able to find the problem, (a fast heart arrhythmia called tachycardia), and cure him with a catheter ablation procedure. […]

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Creating healthy habits now can last a lifetime

Most experts (including the ones from Clinical Nutrition at Children’s) agree that cultivating healthy eating and exercise habits in children at an early age increases the chances that those habits will carry over into adulthood. Though much is being done in our schools and communities to help support healthy lifestyles in children, parents and guardians […]

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