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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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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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The specialist dilemma

>Kilynn Sommer, a marketing and communications coordinator in the Public Relations department at Children’s and a mother of a 2-year-old son, explains the importance of pediatric specialists: As I waited for another much-dreaded doctor’s appointment, I couldn’t help but notice the number of young patients who were sitting alongside me to see my doctor, an […]

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Girl suffering from a mood disorder

Depression in children

You may have heard recent news about child suicide, including a 9-year-old in the Dallas area. Most suicide attempts in children and adolescents occur in the midst of depression or other mood disorder, and even younger children can experience depression. And now you may be wondering how common is depression in children and adolescents; what […]

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Dasia’s oxygen

Dasia White, 6 years old, looked quizzically at the machine that was about to take her oxygen measurements, but once the nurse touched her forehead with a probe from the machine, she was OK with the whole process. Dasia has sickle cell disease and is part of a clinical study at Children’s of cerebral oximetry, […]

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