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Bradley Barth, M.D. with Bodie Parra

Autoimmune Disease HSP Typically Includes Red Rash

Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP) is a painful autoimmune disease where  the small blood vessels in the skin, intestines and kidneys are swollen and irritated. The main symptom is a rash that starts off as red spots and  within 3-6 days turns purple and looks like a bruise. When kindergarten started earlier this year, Bodie Parra’s chair was empty. The […]

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Dr. Leavey and R-Texas Michael McCaul

Childhood Cancer Survivors at Risk for Long-Term Toxicity

Patrick Leavey, M.D., associate medical director for clinical affairs for the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s and associate professor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center spoke at the fourth Annual Childhood Cancer Summit on Sept. 19, 2013, in Washington, D.C. This prestigious event was hosted by the Congressional Childhood […]

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Ethan Fox with Cowboys defensive back Morris Claiborne.

Athlete Back on Football Field Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Ethan pictured with Cowboys Defensive Back Morris Claiborne.   In 2012, Children’s admitted 330 patients with traumatic brain injuries. Ethan Fox was one of them. Ethan’s dad, Jason Fox, wasn’t sure if his son would be able to speak or even recognize him after receiving a traumatic brain injury while playing an impromptu touch-football game during recess […]

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