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Video Interview: When to Take Your Child to the ER

When should you take your child to the ER? In this week’s Take Charge Parenting interview, Pam Okada, M.D., Medical Director of Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center Plano, gives parents advice about when to call their child’s pediatrician and when the symptoms warrant a trip to the ER. Previous Take Charge Parenting Interviews Good Allergies Teen Depression […]

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Why One Mom Thinks Every Child Should Be Vaccinated

In honor of National Infant Immunization Week, one of our own moms, Heather Duge, shares her story about considering modified immunizations for her baby, EllieKate, and ultimately what led her to choose the vaccine schedule her baby’s doctor recommended. This year’s measles outbreak, the largest one in 18 years, reminds me of the epidemic last […]

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Team Shayna’s Red Balloon Run & Ride Donations Benefit The Heart Center

In 2007, 15-month-old Shayna Strauss was diagnosed with congenital heart defects. Her mother Dawn spent 11 agonizing days hoping the cardiac specialists at Children’s Medical Center would be able to save Shayna’s fragile life. Since 2010, Shayna’s family has raised money for Children’s as part of the annual Red Balloon Run & Ride, co-presented by […]

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