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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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Parents can benefit from medical articles

>Robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery in pediatric urology When a parent faces a health crisis in a child, he or she will search far and wide for answers or information that will help. Every month, Children’s publishes a mini medical journal focusing on the very latest diagnostic or therapeutic information. This information is faxed and emailed to […]

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Sports Health

An issue bigger than sports for athletes

Football is on a lot of our minds today. In Dallas, most of us are disgusted that the Cowboys only scored 3 points against the Vikings and that Favre (from Mississippi like moi) tossed his fourth touchdown with less than two minutes left in a game that was well-past competitive. I don’t really care that […]

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Cord blood banking

The minute I found out I was pregnant, I started receiving mail from diaper companies, portrait studios, kids’ furniture stores. I think my mailman knew I was pregnant before my husband did! The cord blood banks were pretty quick to identify me as a new target, too. The brochures featured sweet little wrinkly newborns and […]

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Children’s wins another award

>You know, I think I’m sort of a good luck charm. Since I began working at Children’s in April 2008, the hospital has experienced one major success after the other. First, there was the opening of Children’s at Legacy. The completion of the stand-alone satellite hospital qualified Children’s as the nation’s only pediatric healthcare system. […]

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