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6 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Car Seat

The best car seat for your child is the one that fits your car, fits your child and that you can use properly every time on every ride. Before buying a new car seat for your child, The Safety Source-Injury Prevention Service at Children’s Medical Center recommends you know the answers to these six questions. What to […]

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SMART goals and healthy children

Nearly one in three children and teenagers in the U.S. is overweight or obese, which unfortunately can lead to serious, long-term consequences that affect them for the rest of their lives. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. As parents and guardians, you have a unique opportunity to help your children create and maintain […]

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What Happens When a Teddy Bear Has Surgery?

At Children’s Medical Center, when a teddy bear has surgery, patients like 5-year-old Nicole Martinez get to learn about their own medical journey in a way they can understand. Plus, it’s a lot of fun, a part of childhood in short supply for many patients in the hospital. Pamela the Bear Visits Children’s Patients at […]

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Spare the Rod, But Don’t Yell Instead

In recent months, several articles about disciplining children have come out in the media speculating on whether yelling has taken the place of spanking as a common form of discipline for children. Many parents believe that spanking is not an appropriate method of discipline, so instead, they often yell out of frustration because they don’t […]

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The Barnyard is Back

>With all of the recent news about swine flu at Children’s, it’d be easy to forget that Children’s is sponsoring a petting zoo full of friendly swine and other animals at the Texas State Fair – the Children’s Medical Center Barnyard. Plenty of fairgoers have remembered the Barnyard in 2009 and once again made it […]

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Not quite "Attack of the Killer Peanuts"

Have you ever seen “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes”? It’s a movie from 1978 starring a bunch of people you never heard of and probably wouldn’t care about if you did (however, its sequel “Return of the Killer Tomatoes” featured a young George Clooney). The plot revolves around the mysterious uprising of man-eating tomatoes and […]

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