Donate Breast Milk, Save A Baby’s Life

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October is
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month.

Most of us understand that blood donors save lives. Besides saving the lives of our grandparents, friends and neighbors, blood donors save the lives of our most fragile and premature infants, every day. My twin boys, Micah and Zachary, were born three months prematurely and needed blood transfusions to live. Without blood donors, Micah and Zachary would not have lived more than a couple of weeks. Blood donors saved my babies’ lives. Full Entry »

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Music Therapy At Texas Children’s Hospital: A Tale Of Two Units

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On any given day at Texas Children’s Hospital I can be seen walking the halls or riding the elevators with an array of musical instruments in tow. Whether I am going to the inpatient rehabilitation unit or to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the guitar strapped to my back provides instant inquiry and comments from others passing by. Most people can identify with music, enjoy music or use music as part of their everyday routine. This is the foundation for music therapy, a purely human connection to sounds, rhythm and beats that make up the music we like. Full Entry »

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Legally Blind And Thriving At Gymnastics: Texas Children’s Patient Defies The Odds

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It’s not uncommon for people to associate glaucoma with adults or seniors, but it’s important to remember that children get glaucoma too. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases characterized by damage to the optic nerve and is one of the leading causes of blindness. Childhood glaucoma is relatively rare, occurring in the general population at a rate of approximately 1 in 10,000 births and is typically found within the first year of life. At Texas Children’s Hospital we see approximately 60 patients a year with childhood glaucoma. One of those patients is Adrianna Kenebrew. Full Entry »

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Don’t Risk Your Sight: Think Twice Before Purchasing Decorative Lenses

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Halloween is one of the best times of the year. Friends and families get together for costume parties, fall festivals, and trick-or-treating. Everyone’s goal is to have the costume that will be remembered for years to come, but is it worth risking the capability of sight? Full Entry »

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Questions Doctors Wish Patient Families Would Ask

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As a pediatrician for more than 27 years, I’ve received countless questions from parents who are concerned about a health issue their child is experiencing. Each inquiry is important, but there are a few questions my colleagues and I wish our patient families would ask more often. Full Entry »

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