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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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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