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Meet Hilarious Dr. Slappy

Tiffany Riley (a.k.a. Dr. Slappy) Leader of Children’s  Funnyatrics Clown Program ROUGH START: “When the Funnyatrics program began seven years ago at Children’s, it was hard for the medical staff to trust us; they had no idea what we were going to do or say. But over time they saw we were part of the […]

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Meet One-Of-a-Kind Dr. Michael Skinner

Michael Skinner, M.D. Attending Pediatric Surgeon, Children’s Medical Center Edwin Ide Smith, M.D. Professor of Pediatric Surgery, UT Southwestern LIFESAVING WORK: Specializes in thyroid diseases, especially multiple endocrine neoplasia. One of only a few pediatric surgeons in the country surgically removing the thyroid glands from affected children. “We can prevent thyroid cancer before it begins […]

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Meet Proud Dad Dr. Paul Harker-Murray

Paul Harker-Murray, M.D. Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist, Children’s Medical Center Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UT Southwestern WHAT HE DOES: Treats all types of childhood cancers; specializes in pediatric Hodgkin’s lymphoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. HIS ROOTS: Born in Minneapolis; never thought he’d live south of the Mason-Dixon Line “because it’s too hot, and I knew I would miss […]

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Our experience with bulimia

Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part series offering an inside look into bulimia. This part was written by the father and stepmother of the author of “A thirty-something’s battle with bulimia.” The family’s names have been changed. The thing I remember most about that time was Jessica’s anger. Long before I realized […]

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Concussion Resources

Texans regard sports more as a religion and less as a hobby. As soon as they’re potty trained, we sign our kids up for just about anything our local recreation centers offer. And while there are many benefits to playing sports at a young age, doing so doesn’t come without risks, as any parent who’s […]

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