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From 2014 Player of the Week to Super Bowl Hopeful

With the Super Bowl coming up this Sunday, it has us curious if any of the weekly winners of our 2014 High School Football Player of the Week polls will play in the big game one day. You did an outstanding job of voting during the football season for the TXA 21 and Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center Player of […]

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Are you ready to fight the flu this season?

How can you stop the flu from spreading? In this week’s Take Charge Parenting interview, Ray Tsai, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Children’s HealthSM Pediatric Group, gives parents advice about how to help prevent the flu. Previous Take Charge Parenting Interviews Diabetes Management When to Take Your Child to the ER Good Allergies Teen Depression Ear Infections What Is […]

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Going Where Our Patients Can’t: Robots Make the Grade in Class

  What is four feet tall, capable of gliding in and out of area classrooms and allows chronically ill students to attend class without leaving their hospital rooms or homes?   It’s the VGo Robot, the newest technology aid that Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center provides patients who are not able to physically attend school. The […]

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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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