Making A Statement

Making a statement

Football really isn’t Kelsey Oudshoorn’s game; volleyball is. But the other day, the 15 year old was waiting, football in hand, to meet Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman at Children’s. The two Dallas Cowboys icons shook her hand and autographed her ball, which she bought especially for the occasion. Kelsey, a patient in the Center [...]

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Our experience with bulimia

Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part series offering an inside look into bulimia. This part was written by the father and stepmother of the author of “A thirty-something’s battle with bulimia.” The family’s names have been changed. The thing I remember most about that time was Jessica’s anger. Long before I realized [...]

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Children’s in the News

Children’s is regularly featured in the news for a variety of reasons, and we had a few stories come out this week that we wanted to share. Transplant patient on Today Show tomorrow Lyndon Baty has been a patient at Children’s since he was 3. The 15-year-old from Knox City, Texas, spent nearly all of [...]

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A Real-life Ralphie

If you have ever seen “A Christmas Story,” you know the line “You’ll shoot your eye out.” Nearly every authority figure in the movie says it over and over again to the main character, a fourth-grade boy named Ralphie who wants a BB gun for Christmas. Ralphie ends up getting his wish and actually does [...]

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Talking to your children about tragedies

In light of the shooting tragedy in Tucson and the one-year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, parents should be prepared to talk to their children about these events. In fact, First Lady Michelle Obama has penned an eloquent letter to parents that offers some insights into talking with your children about tragedies such as Tucson. [...]

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Standing for the First Time

Standing for the first time

Fifteen-month-old Mya Saysanam stood for the first time a few weeks ago. I know because I saw it happen while I was interviewing her family. Although I wouldn’t usually pay much attention to the first stand of any child who wasn’t my own, this instance struck me as particularly momentous. Liver experts at Children’s diagnosed [...]

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7 Tips for Safer X-rays, CT Scans

If your child has ever had ongoing pain that couldn’t be diagnosed in a doctor’s office, or even been to the dentist, chances are he’s had an X-ray or CT scan. These technologies help doctors pinpoint injuries and diagnose illnesses by giving them an inside, in-depth look at organs, tissues and bones. The downside is [...]

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Cops bring holiday cheer to Children’s

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in 2013 and has been updated with new information. Most of the time when you see a cop, there may be some unpleasant associations. But for kids in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD) at Children’s Health Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, that’s definitely not the case: [...]

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