You may have seen the recent news story on CBS about K2 sending more local teens to emergency rooms. Watching your teen experiment with his hairstyle or wardrobe is one thing. A harmful drug disguised as incense is another. Teens treated in The Heart Center at Children’s are dealing with cardiac issues from dabbling in […]
Each year 10 million to 12 million kids in the U.S. participate in sports. Statistics show that hundreds of children collapse while playing sports every year, and most of those cases involve some type of underlying, previously undiagnosed heart condition. Sudden cardiac death occurs in one child per 100,000 each year. Ninety percent of these […]
Q: My 2-year-old acts like he is talking, but no one understands him, which his doctor says is normal for his age. Is it or should I get a second opinion? — Chelsey Young A: No, it’s not normal. At that age, the general rule is you should understand at least 50 percent of what […]
An honest mother once told me before I became a parent, “When you have a child, you talk about poop at least once a day.” It seemed kind of ridiculous to me then. It sounds totally absurd now. My wife and I discuss poop no less than three times a day since our daughter was […]
Q: Our daughter has heart and lung issues. Now 18 1/2 months, she’s doing great, is very active, and tries to do everything her 5-yearold sister does. She will be limited as she gets older and will not be able to do cheerleading and contact sports like her sister. How do I explain that and […]
Q: What is bacterial meningitis, and are there any long-term effects like hearing or immune system issues? — Joanie Otis A: With bacterial meningitis, a lifethreatening infection, bacteria enter the central nervous system. It has rather nonspecific symptoms, such as headache and fever, so parents can confuse it with the flu in the early stages. […]
Did you know that it’s National Infant Immunization Week? Probably not, I’m guessing. For many of you, having your children immunized is a routine assignment that you don’t think much about. If you immunize your children, I applaud you. But did you know that immunization rates are down worldwide, including in the United States? And […]
Children’s Med Dallas is an unprecedented look behind the walls of Children’s Medical Center. Watch this promo of the season finale and then visit Facebook to see the episode in full.
It’s common knowledge in the medical community that viruses like the flu mutate and adapt to maneuver around the latest immunizations. In fact, that’s the reason we have to get flu shots every year – because the strains of the flu we were immunized against in prior years have evolved and require us to develop […]
March 28, 2012: Watch as CBS 11 reporter Jay Gormley interviews Children’s Medical Center cardiologist Dr. Colin E. Kane on the dangers of synthetic marijuana.