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Summer camp tips

>It’s sleep-away and day camp season. Parents may have questions about their child’s medications while at camp and also what to pack for camp and why. One of our Children’s Medical Center nurses just returned from duty as a camp nurse and has these helpful tips for parents and campers alike: • Find out if […]

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Family-centered rounds at Children’s

>Family-centered rounds in the hospital. What exactly does that mean? It’s part of a movement in American hospitals to involve the patient and family in all aspects of the patient’s care, including the discussions among physicians and other medical personnel. The essence of the idea is that by partnering with patients and families and involving […]

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Colby goes to Washington

Colby Elliot is the prototypical picture of an American boy. He has blonde hair, blue eyes and dimples that frame his smile. Norman Rockwell would have loved to use him as a model for one of his Saturday Evening Post covers in the 1950s. Now that summer has arrived, the 7-year-old from Frisco can be […]

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Legos and Team Sasha

Kids have the most marvelous ways of remembering special things and special people. Sometimes, one toy captures a host of memories. For instance, Legos were one of my favorite toys as a child. The idea that you could build anything you imagined made for hours of fun with those colorful little snap-together plastic pieces. Legos […]

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Vote for Children’s!!!

We at Children’s have a favor to ask. Our Disease Management department is a top 10 finalist for a $25,000 grant from Post Cereals. By simply going to the Post “Grant for Good Health” Web page and casting your vote for the “Project Fit America” entry, you can help us receive the grant. Children’s will […]

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A Mother’s Day Miracle

I’ve always loved Mother’s Day.  A day to celebrate my amazing mom and thank her for the special bond we share. Amy Lewis knows all about having a strong mother/daughter bond. She’s spent nearly six months in the cardiac intensive care unit at Children’s fighting alongside her baby, Brynn, who was born with multiple serious […]

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What to do instead of spanking

> Spanking has been in the news again. When your child misbehaves, sometimes you might think a swat on the behind is deserved. But, there are many better alternatives to spanking. Child development expert Pete Stavinoha, Ph.D., a pediatric neuropsychologist at Children’s Medical Center, suggests these other ways to interact with your child: Clear communication. […]

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We’re coming to Southlake

As The Dallas Morning News reported in today’s paper, Children’s is opening a new outpatient specialty care center in Southlake in 2011. The new 34,000 square-foot facility will be located in Southlake’s Carillon development. It will offer pediatric sports medicine, urology, gastroenterology, imaging and other services. Since more than 500 Children’s patients already live in […]

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Easter Party at Children’s

>I loved Easter eggs hunts as a kid — the anticipation of what the Easter Bunny would bring, the thought of colorful eggs, and especially chocolate Easter Bunnies. I was always amazed at how the bunny managed all that in just one morning. I never put together the fact that we had a lot of […]

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