Caffeine for kids: safe but not recommended

A study published yesterday in the Journal of Pediatrics said that as many as 75 percent of children are consuming caffeine daily. More specifically, it revealed that children between ages eight and 12 consume an average of 109 milligrams of caffeine a day – which is about the same as drinking three 12 ounce cans [...]

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Children’s holiday parade

Hope you enjoyed the Children’s Medical Center Holiday Parade Presented by Capital One Bank on Dec. 4 in downtown Dallas as much as I did.The parade, which many families consider the “official” start of the holiday season, raises money for Children’s Medical Center, specifically for our Child Life department. Our child life specialists work with [...]

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Jamie Yeatts and Family

Tickets still available for Children’s Holiday Parade

Jamie Yeatts is the manager of creative operations at Children’s Medical Center. She has worked at Children’s for 13 years and never missed a Children’s Holiday Parade during that time. She is particularly excited about seeing the new tweaks to this year’s parade, which is taking place this Saturday, Dec. 4. Tickets are still available [...]

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Concussion Resources

Texans regard sports more as a religion and less as a hobby. As soon as they’re potty trained, we sign our kids up for just about anything our local recreation centers offer. And while there are many benefits to playing sports at a young age, doing so doesn’t come without risks, as any parent who’s [...]

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Pay Attention to Concussions

I remember sitting on the sidelines next to a high school football teammate after he was crushed by an opposing player on a kickoff return. He didn’t look hurt. He wasn’t screaming in agony or gripping his head. He was just kind of glazed over like a little kid watching cartoons. Our trainer kept asking [...]

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Finding Joy

Finding joy even when kids aren’t perfectly healthy

Children’s Medical Center pediatric hematologist-oncologist Paul Harker-Murray talks about the relationships he builds with the families of his cancer patients and what it’s like being the father of a child with Williams syndrome. “What you want most for your children is for them to be healthy,” says Dr. Paul Harker-Murray, a cancer specialist at Children’s. [...]

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