Author Archive | Heather Elise Duge

5 Tips to Prevent Hot Car Deaths

Editor’s Note: This is an update of an article originally published in May, 2014. Summer temperatures are on the rise, and with those come the risk of heat stroke resulting in brain damage and death from children being left in hot cars. Did you know that Texas leads the nation in hot car deaths? Every year […]

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Seven Must-Know Facts About Autism Spectrum Disorder

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, our experts with the Children’s HealthSM Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) share seven must-know facts for parents. Matt Mosconi, Ph.D., clinical researcher, licensed psychologist and head of the research division in CADD, and Stormi PulverWhite, Psy.D, licensed psychologist and head of the psychology division in CADD, weigh […]

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Did You Know? A Closer Look at Foster Care.

  More than 400,000 children in the United States are in foster care with almost 7,000 of those in our region. Children in foster care, intended as a temporary living arrangement, have been abused, neglected or are abandoned by their parents. They live with either relatives or in licensed foster homes under state custody in […]

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Measles Outbreak: The 5 Answers You May Be Looking For

Our expert’s message is simple — parents need to vaccinate their children. “It would be a tragedy if measles once again took a foothold in this country,” –Dr. Jeffrey Kahn, Division Director of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Health. In the first month of this year, more than 100 people have contracted measles, more cases than […]

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Is the Flu Shot Safe for Pregnant Women?

With the peak of flu season around the corner, everyone needs a flu shot, especially pregnant women. “The flu shot is absolutely safe for pregnant women,” says Jeffrey Kahn, M.D., Director of Infectious Diseases at Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center. “The immunization can be given at any point in pregnancy but should be received before […]

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Is Your Child Safe From the Rapidly Spreading Respiratory Virus?

With school back in session, the potentially dangerous respiratory virus currently affecting children in 10 different states could continue spreading at an alarming rate. In the past couple of weeks, more than 1,000 children have been treated for the respiratory virus called Enterovirus 68, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “If this […]

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