Maddie Fergeson has shown team spirit as a mascot at both her middle school and her high school. Being a team mascot has given her the opportunity to support her schools, make new friends and separate herself from Crohn’s disease. Four years ago, when she was 11, Maddie started exhibiting symptoms of Crohn’s. She initially required […]Continue Reading
Congratulations Aledo-Bearcat-Running-Back Jess Anders, you are the Children’s Medical Center Player of the Week for week 14! Jess’ play included 13 carries for 113 yards and 3 touchdowns, in a 69-14 win over Wichita Falls.Continue Reading
You’ve been standing in line for an hour, waiting to get a photo of little Jenny with Santa Claus. When you finally get to the front of the line, she bursts into tears and refuses to go anywhere near him. Sound familiar? Parents often have high expectations for their child’s visit with Santa, but things […]Continue Reading
Congratulations Denton Ryan quarterback Mitchell Bridges, you are the Children’s Medical Center Player of the Week for week 13! Mitchell passed for 201 yards and 3 touchdowns, ran for 57 yards and 3 touchdowns and had two fourth quarter rushing touchdowns to help his team defeat Keller Fossil Ridge 42 to 37.Continue Reading
Welcome to the Children’s Medical Center Player of the Week poll where you can vote each week for one of five high school football players from North Texas. Be sure to tune in to the TXA High School Kick-Off Show at 7 p.m. on Friday, the Children’s Medical Center Player of the Week will be announced […]Continue Reading
Like many sports, swimming has become a year-round sport. The increase in training sessions, weight lifting and cross training is leading to an increase in injuries among swimmers. Following are the most common swimming injuries and health risks requiring treatment. Click on the links to learn how to recognize the danger signs and promote safety. […]Continue Reading
A common sudden injury in breaststroke swimmers is a Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) sprain, which occurs when the knee is forced inward during a breaststroke kick. The breaststroke kick carries a whip-like motion that moves starting at the core down through the legs. Overuse, inadequate warm up, and strength and flexibility imbalance of the hip are a few […]Continue Reading
Sports such as cheerleading and swimming put a lot of demand on a young athlete’s back due to repetitive maneuvers that require hyperextension and quick changes of direction. Hyperextension occurs when joints, tendons or muscles are extended beyond their normal limit or range. Some injuries due to hyperextension of the back occur suddenly, and are […]Continue Reading
Swimming can lead to overuse injuries in the arms, elbows and shoulders. Overuse injuries tend to occur when tissue, such as muscles and tendons, is damaged by repetitive motion activities. Without adequate time for recovery, the tissue cannot adapt to the demands placed on it and further damage is likely. Some common overuse shoulder injuries […]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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