We’re coming to Southlake

As The Dallas Morning News reported in today’s paper, Children’s is opening a new outpatient specialty care center in Southlake in 2011. The new 34,000 square-foot facility will be located in Southlake’s Carillon development. It will offer pediatric sports medicine, urology, gastroenterology, imaging and other services. Since more than 500 Children’s patients already live in [...]

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Easter Party at Children’s

>I loved Easter eggs hunts as a kid — the anticipation of what the Easter Bunny would bring, the thought of colorful eggs, and especially chocolate Easter Bunnies. I was always amazed at how the bunny managed all that in just one morning. I never put together the fact that we had a lot of [...]

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The specialist dilemma

>Kilynn Sommer, a marketing and communications coordinator in the Public Relations department at Children’s and a mother of a 2-year-old son, explains the importance of pediatric specialists: As I waited for another much-dreaded doctor’s appointment, I couldn’t help but notice the number of young patients who were sitting alongside me to see my doctor, an [...]

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From Hong Kong to Dallas

>I ran across a blog about a Children’s patient and was instantly inspired. As I finished each entry about the Clark family, I found myself wanting to read more. Sarah Grace Clark’s journey with leukemia began in Hong Kong and continues at Children’s. Join me in reading the Clark family’s story as they prepare for [...]

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Girl suffering from a mood disorder

Depression in children

You may have heard recent news about child suicide, including a 9-year-old in the Dallas area. Most suicide attempts in children and adolescents occur in the midst of depression or other mood disorder, and even younger children can experience depression. And now you may be wondering how common is depression in children and adolescents; what [...]

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Why vaccine research is important

>The Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a new vaccine called Prevnar 13 means parents now have a vaccine that provides broader protection against one of the main bacteria that causes infections in children up to 5 years old. The bacterium, called Streptococcus pneumoniae, can cause infections of the blood, middle ear, the covering of [...]

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