Vote for Children’s!!!

We at Children’s have a favor to ask. Our Disease Management department is a top 10 finalist for a $25,000 grant from Post Cereals. By simply going to the Post “Grant for Good Health” Web page and casting your vote for the “Project Fit America” entry, you can help us receive the grant. Children’s will [...]

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Kids say no to physical activity

>When I was a child, we played outside all day in the summer and all afternoon after school days. No one I knew went home and watched TV and, of course, there were no video games. It was a simpler time. While this observation dates me, I had no idea of the extent that kids [...]

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Let me introduce you to our stars…

>Jubilee Wheatman, Adrian Garcia and Brooke Dively have walked through the doors many times at Children’s. Jubilee for cancer treatment, Adrian for a kidney transplant and Brooke for pacemaker surgery and heart checkups. But last week, all three patients walked through our doors again for a completely different reason. Their visit wasn’t for scans or [...]

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Testing the waters

>In Texas, swimming pools are synonymous with summer. Chances are, trips to the community or country club pool, or even days at a local water park are on your family’s hot weather “to-do” list. As temperatures begin to soar, the clear-looking water becomes more and more alluring. But wait. What exactly is in the water? [...]

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Pharmacists in Haiti

Pharmacists in Haiti

We’ve all been inspired by the outpouring of volunteerism related to the Haiti earthquake in January, which has included numerous physicians and clinicians who work here at Children’s Medical Center. But my co-workers and I were particularly touched by a story about a pharmacist trio from Children’s. The three worked 16-hour days in blazing heat [...]

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Children’s hosts a special prom

>It’s prom time: fancy dresses, tuxedoes, corsages and lots of fun. For many of us, our high school prom was a pinnacle of our teen years. But sometimes, it doesn’t work out as expected. Take for example, Children’s Medical Center patient Cheyene Mills. A year ago, Cheyene, who hails from Tom Bean, Texas, purchased a [...]

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Summer cleaning should include trampolines

Yep, summer is sneaking up on us. This month’s students will be next month’s worry-free-ers and sleep-in-ers. And I am flat jealous. The truth is, though, I’m closer to being one of their parents than to being one of them. Swimming pools. Snow cones. Syndicated mid-morning TV. Shorts. Sandals. They’re all yesterday’s relics for me. [...]

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A Mother’s Day Miracle

I’ve always loved Mother’s Day.  A day to celebrate my amazing mom and thank her for the special bond we share. Amy Lewis knows all about having a strong mother/daughter bond. She’s spent nearly six months in the cardiac intensive care unit at Children’s fighting alongside her baby, Brynn, who was born with multiple serious [...]

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What to do instead of spanking

> Spanking has been in the news again. When your child misbehaves, sometimes you might think a swat on the behind is deserved. But, there are many better alternatives to spanking. Child development expert Pete Stavinoha, Ph.D., a pediatric neuropsychologist at Children’s Medical Center, suggests these other ways to interact with your child: Clear communication. [...]

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