Author Archive | Curtis Ippolito

Bounce Houses: Inflated with danger

We’ve told you about the dangers of trampolines before, and even recommended parents not buy one. Our Injury Prevention experts have similar reservations about bounce houses, especially in light of new information detailed in a recent ABC News story. An excerpt: Claudia Romo, manager of the Injury Prevention program at Children’s, says if you decide […]

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Healthier Triple Mac n Cheese

Like most, your Thanksgiving meal probably means a feast of many different sides in addition to the turkey and desserts. But there’s no reason why you couldn’t prepare healthy versions of those sides to help make the meal a bit more nutritious. Lindsey Mazanec, M.S., R.D./L.D., a clinical dietitian at Children’s, has whipped up a […]

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Meet Active Wife and Mom Dr. Ximena Lopez

Ximena Lopez, M.D., is a Pediatric Endocrinologist at Children’s Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern. We caught up with her to find out who she is inside and outside of work. WHAT SHE DOES: Has dedicated her research and practice to specializing in pediatric Type 2 diabetes and pediatric obesity. […]

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Twins born premature continue to inspire others

Thomas and Charles Stroop were born at 28 weeks old, more than three months early in 1980; Thomas weighing two pounds and three ounces and Charles one pound and 15 ounces. While Thomas was completely healthy, Charles, or Chucky as he’s known, had suffered hydrocephalus. Both required extensive neonatal care at Parkland, and were then seen at the Low […]

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Girls in their halloween costumes

Healthy Halloween Alternatives

All year you’ve diligently prepared your family healthy dinners, packed your kids healthy lunches for school and even kept sweets to a minimum. And then Halloween arrives with its abundance of sugary and fatty candies and sweets. But there are healthier alternatives to keep your kids from lapsing into sugar comas over this spooky holiday. […]

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Barnyard at the Texas State Fair

Today is opening day of the great State Fair of Texas! And we’re happy to say the Children’s Medical Center Barnyard petting zoo will be there once again. Don’t forget, when you and your kids stop by to pet the pigs or any animals, use the hand sanitizer available in dispensers all around the Barnyard. […]

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