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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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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