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.
It’s been an unseasonably warm winter, and with January and February days in the 60′s and 70′s, flowers are blooming early and grass hasn’t completely gone dormant. The warm winter has also kept flu season from hitting North Texas, but the experts assure us the virus is still sure to hit. It’s not an issue […]
I, unfortunately like many others, was teased in middle school. My peers would ridicule me for being too shy and quiet. I remember staying up nights wondering if I was weird. I struggled with that insecurity so much that I felt like I might even deserve the bullying. But that was a long time ago. […]
One of the main issues brought up in the Dallas Children’s Theater’s production of The Secret Life of Girls, which is running now through Feb. 26, is bullying. As Kristen brought up in an earlier blog, growing up is hard enough and bullying has always been a rite of passage, but with the technology of […]
I can’t imagine being in middle school today. When I was in seventh grade the first online instant messenger was launched, the likes of Cindy Crawford graced magazines, and the only phone I had was connected to a wall. But today, girls in middle school now send hundreds of text messages each day, are connected […]