Colby goes to Washington

Colby Elliot is the prototypical picture of an American boy. He has blonde hair, blue eyes and dimples that frame his smile. Norman Rockwell would have loved to use him as a model for one of his Saturday Evening Post covers in the 1950s. Now that summer has arrived, the 7-year-old from Frisco can be [...]

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Young pitchers need rest and variation

If you watched or read the news this week, you probably heard about Bryce Harper, the first overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft. Harper is by all accounts a “phenom.” Sports Illustrated had him on its cover last year – when he was only 16 years old. He hits 600-feet home runs and [...]

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Legos and Team Sasha

Kids have the most marvelous ways of remembering special things and special people. Sometimes, one toy captures a host of memories. For instance, Legos were one of my favorite toys as a child. The idea that you could build anything you imagined made for hours of fun with those colorful little snap-together plastic pieces. Legos [...]

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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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