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Meet Family Man Dr. Dev Desai

Dev Desai, M.D., Ph.D. Surgical Director of Visceral Transplant, Children’s Medical Center Associate Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics and Immunology, UT Southwestern WHAT HE DOES: Performs kidney and liver transplants, many times traveling to procure the donor organ. BORN AWORLD AWAY: Spent his first two years of life in Bulsar, India; makes regular visits to see […]

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Meet Cautious Mom Dr. Christine Ho

Christine Ho, M.D. Attending Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Children’s Medical Center Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, UT Southwestern WHAT SHE DOES: Specializes in the hand and upper extremities; for example, repairs congenital hand disorders and addresses issues related to traumatic injuries. WHY THE HAND: “The first thing we do when we meet someone is shake their […]

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Swine Flu

Sept. 27, 2012 – Janet St. James, WFAA Medical Reporter, shares details on a new strain of swine flu that has already infected hundreds of people. Because much of the illness has come from pigs, the Texas State Fair is requiring a health inspection for all pigs before they go on display.  Children’s infectious disease […]

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Beads of Courage — In a Mom’s Words

Since September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve been talking a lot about the Beads of Courage Program and how it tells the story of a patient’s fight against cancer. We wrote about 5-year-old Emily Venable’s strand of beads in an earlier post, Program Provides Enchanting Experience. Each one of her 500 beads honors another milestone: chemotherapy, doctor […]

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Concussion Discussion

  Sept 19, 2012 – Fox 4 News discusses sports concussions with Shane Miller, M.D., Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist at Children’s Medical Center.  Surprisingly a fair number of concussions are received by girls playing soccer. A new Texas law requires kids to get a doctor’s approval to return to play following a concussion.

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