Basketball is the sport of choice for millions of children. Fifteen percent (in the 5-15 age range) encounter a sport-related injury or health risk. Following are the most common basketball injuries and health risks requiring treatment. Click on the links to learn how to recognize the danger signs and promote safety. Asthma Sports requiring continuous […]Continue Reading
Recent research shows that 1 in every 13 children in the United States has a food allergy, that’s approximately 2 children in every classroom. The following recipe is free of peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. This week, we’re sharing recipes for an entire food-allergy-friendly holiday meal. You’ll want to try […]Continue Reading
In the United States 90% of all food allergic reactions are caused by just eight foods: peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. This week we’re sharing directions for an entire food-allergy-friendly holiday meal. You’ll want to try them all! Sweet Potato Apple Casserole (recipe courtesy of Whole Foods Market) Ingredients: 1 […]Continue Reading
Even if your kids don’t have food allergies, it’s likely that this holiday season you’ll be cooking for one of your kids’ cousins or friends who is allergic to one of the top eight food-allergy triggers (milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat). This week we’re sharing recipes for an entire food-allergy-friendly […]Continue Reading
Congratulations Mansfield Summit Jaguars Kicker Ryan Rodriguez, you are the Children’s Medical Center Player of the Week for week 10! Ryan had 3 for 3 field goals, including a game-winning 19-yard field goal. Mansfield Summit advances to the playoffs!Continue Reading
On Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland played with Children’s patients and presented a $10,000 check to Children’s representatives. The patient interaction and gift presentation were part of the festivities surrounding Holland being named the 2013 winner of the Jim Sundberg Community Achievement Award, which is presented annually […]Continue Reading
Congratulations Kaufman Lions’ Quarterback Clay Rhodes, you are the Children’s Medical Center Player of the Week for week 9! Clay’s play included 124 yards passing for one touchdown, 220 yards rushing on nine carries, and three more touchdowns in a 67-35 win over Wills Point.Continue Reading
Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP) is a painful autoimmune disease where the small blood vessels in the skin, intestines and kidneys are swollen and irritated. The main symptom is a rash that starts off as red spots and within 3-6 days turns purple and looks like a bruise. When kindergarten started earlier this year, Bodie Parra’s chair was empty. The […]Continue Reading
Athletes who participate in sports like ice hockey, soccer, football and golf are at increased risk of tearing their acetabular labral (hip) cartilage due to repetitive motion required by the sport. The hip pain started gradually and was barely noticeable in the beginning. First, it was an ache after a sprint with the football. Then, […]Continue Reading
Between 2007 and 2012 the sale of melatonin, a hormone supplement designed to promote sleep, more than doubled. While we don’t know how many parents are using melatonin to help their kids sleep, there’s plenty of discussion around this topic. We asked our expert, “Is melatonin safe for kids?” Psychologist and Sleep Disorders Expert William […]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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