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Prescription for a Happy Holiday – Remembering Your Child’s Medications

Even during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, your child’s health is top priority. Here at Children’s HealthSM, we’re here to help with a handy healthy holiday checklist you can use to remember your child’s prescription medicines. If your child takes a prescription medication, you know that forgetting even a single dose can […]

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Vacation Checklist – Healthy Holiday Travel Tips

Whether you’re taking a day trip to see the holiday lights and pretty poinsettias in a nearby town or traveling across the country to share feasts and festivities with relatives this holiday season, you’ll need essential supplies to keep your children happy and healthy along the way. One thing every parent should always have close-at-hand […]

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Video Interview: Diabetes Management

How do you manage your child’s diabetes? In this week’s Take Charge Parenting interview, Kathryn Sumpter, M.D., a Pediatric Endocrinologist at Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center, gives parents advice about diagnosing and managing a child’s diabetes. Previous Take Charge Parenting Interviews When to Take Your Child to the ER Good Allergies Teen Depression Ear Infections What Is Sudden Cardiac […]

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Elf on the Shelf: Christmas Friend or Foe?

The Elf on the Shelf, a toy based on a 2005 children’s book, is a fun and novel idea that many families have eagerly incorporated into their Christmas traditions. We asked Nicholas J. Westers, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist at Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center, about the potential psychological impact of the Elf on the Shelf tradition. Here’s what […]

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The Chiari Challenge – Managing an Increasingly Common Condition

Has your child recently been diagnosed with a structural defect of the cerebellum known as a Chiari malformation? This scary-sounding, but relatively common condition is often discovered accidentally when children are screened for a different issue. Most children have no symptoms, and those who do may report nonspecific ones like headache and neck pain associated […]

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Why I Love the Dallas Children’s Health Holiday Parade

Editor’s Note: This post was authored by Cassie Collins, the Parade Director at Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center. I love a parade – which is good, since I spend all year planning the Dallas Children’s Health Holiday Parade. The Holiday Parade is all about tradition, and it truly is the start of the holiday season for North […]

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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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Giving Thanks for Tiny Miracles

November is Prematurity Awareness Month, when the March of Dimes reminds the nation that one in nine babies is born prematurely in the U.S. Across the world, 15 million infants are born too soon each year. Premature babies can be at risk for severe health problems, which may include lifelong disabilities or threaten their survival. […]

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