Video Interview: When to Take Your Child to the ER

When should you take your child to the ER? In this week’s Take Charge Parenting interview, Pam Okada, M.D., Medical Director of Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center Plano, gives parents advice about when to call their child’s pediatrician and when the symptoms warrant a trip to the ER. Previous Take Charge Parenting Interviews Good Allergies Teen Depression [...]

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Giving Thanks for Tiny Miracles

November is Prematurity Awareness Month, when the March of Dimes reminds the nation that one in nine babies is born prematurely in the U.S. Across the world, 15 million infants are born too soon each year. Premature babies can be at risk for severe health problems, which may include lifelong disabilities or threaten their survival. [...]

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Children’s Health Appoints Lawrence L. Foust Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel

DALLAS (Nov. 12, 2014) – Children’s Health System of Texas (Children’s HealthSM), one of the nation’s leading pediatric health systems, announced it has named Lawrence L. Foust, J.D., LL.M., MBA, executive vice president and chief legal officer and general counsel. Foust began in September at Children’s Health and oversees the Legal Affairs and Governance Department. [...]

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Veggie Chips Are Nutritious, Right?

Q. Instead of regular chips, I now give my kids veggie chips because I feel they are more nutritious. Is this correct? A. You are not alone in wondering if that bag of veggie chips or fruit and vegetable blend juice truly delivers your five servings of fruits and vegetables, as the package claims. Let’s take a [...]

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Video Interview: Food Allergies

What are the most common food allergies? In this week’s Take Charge Parenting interview, John Andrew Bird, M.D., Director of the Food Allergy Center at Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center Dallas, talks about the most common food allergies and how to avoid them.   Leave us a comment to tell us about how you help your child avoid foods that he [...]

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