Secret Life of Girls

The Secret Life of Girls

I can’t imagine being in middle school today. When I was in seventh grade the first online instant messenger was launched, the likes of Cindy Crawford graced magazines, and the only phone I had was connected to a wall. But today, girls in middle school now send hundreds of text messages each day, are connected [...]

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Sea World visit makes a splash

Sea World Visit Makes a Splash

  A few dozen patients had the chance to shake their tail feathers with some exotic visitors yesterday. SeaWorld San Antonio was gracious enought to bring a few of their non-marine animals for a show and learn visit. Keepers talked to patients and their families about the importance of protecting our costal marshlands so native [...]

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Some Solutions for "Lifestyle Change"

Some solutions for "lifestyle change"

So, we bogged you down with the dilemma of the pediatric obesity epidemic yesterday. Then we told you that you shouldn’t have your child diet if he or she is obese. And, to top it all off, we gave you the vague solution of “lifestyle change” as an alternative to dieting. We’re aware of how [...]

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Celebrating Dr. King

If you will be at the hospital this week, be sure to stop by these events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, Jan. 16 Noon to 1 p.m. Character Chorus, Bray Elementary School, Cedar Hill Butterfly Atrium, Dallas campus 2 p.m. Service honoring The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Abbott Chapel, [...]

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The flu frenzy

The flu frenzy

My first child, the darling Emerson Lee Foster, was born at the end of November. The first six weeks of her life have been full of love, joy, celebration and… a lot, lot of paranoia. Seems like all I can think about sometimes are bad drivers, BPA, blocked airways, falling picture frames and contagious diseases. [...]

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A visit with a "notorious" patient

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to meet a special patient, Zach Guillot. The 7-year-old is notorious, as his mom says, around the hospital because of the “antics” he’s involved in on the floor where he is undergoing chemotherapy and waiting to receive a second bone marrow transplant. Zach was readmitted to Children’s [...]

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Berry Sauce

Holiday Berry Sauce

Even if your kids don’t have food allergies, it’s likely that you’ll be cooking for one of your kids’ cousins or friends who is allergic to one of the top eight food-allergy triggers (milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat). This week we’re sharing directions for an entire food-allergy-friendly holiday meal. One [...]

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