This year’s flu season is slowing down, but what should you do if one of your kids does get sick? Since there are so many myths about how to treat the cold or flu, we decided to ask one of our experts for the truth. Read what Jeffrey Kahn, M.D., Ph.D., Division Director of Infectious Diseases […]Continue Reading
My Child has the flu, what should I do? If you’ve ever asked this question, then the following parents’ guide to the flu should prove helpful. Downloadable pdf of this infographic. Crucial care for infants 2 months and younger Special care should be taken for babies 2 months and younger. Halim Hennes, M.D., director of […]Continue Reading
Most parents, at one time or another, have had a difficult time getting their toddler to go to bed. For some it’s a nightly struggle. According to a recent “Bedtime for Toddlers” study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder, part of the problem might be that bedtime is not in sync with […]Continue Reading
Knowing when to seek medical attention when your child has a high fever can be a scary and confusing decision for new and seasoned parents. Susan Scott, M.D., attending physician in the Emergency Department at Children’s Medical Center, says the first step to treating a child with a high fever is to lower the fever with an […]Continue Reading
Recent studies have shown a possible link between food dyes and certain conditions or illnesses such as allergies, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and even cancer. Since it’s tough to resist decorating cookies with fun colors, many parents have been searching for more natural alternatives. “You can buy natural dyes at stores like Whole Foods, but […]Continue Reading
Many people believe that only adults experience heartburn, but it is also fairly common in children. Heartburn in children is most often caused by gastroesophageal reflux (GER), a condition where the muscle between the esophagus and the stomach (the esophageal sphincter) relaxes and stomach acid backs up into the esophagus. Heartburn Triggers In Children “Spicy […]Continue Reading
After the cast is off, and your child has returned to a normal routine, have you ever wondered if your child’s bone is really mended? In some cases, the answer is no. When Matthew Walston was six years old, the rough-and-tumble boy broke his elbow falling from the top of a fence he was climbing. […]Continue Reading
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration recently announced that they will likely remove artificial trans fats from the list of foods “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS). This decision comes after years of scientific evidence that trans fats cause an increased risk of heart disease, something concerning for adults and children alike. Trans fats occur naturally […]Continue Reading
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with the flu virus may be contagious from one day before getting sick to five to seven days after. Because increased patient volume in emergency rooms causes longer wait times and exposes patients and their families to the flu and other contagious illnesses, following are […]Continue Reading
Choosing a primary care pediatrician to care for your child may be one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a parent. “There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing a physician,” says Ray Tsai, M.D., president of MyChildren’s Pediatric Practice. “A good place to start is to ask for referrals from […]Continue Reading
Added on 18 September 2013
Paws Across Texas brings therapy dogs to Children’s in the hopes of providing patients with a welcome distraction from the day’s activities. Therapy dogs are sociable, friendly, well-trained and mature. They are selected for their tolerance and adaptability in unfamiliar environments.
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