What is sports physical therapy?

As an athlete throughout middle school and high school my springs and summers were spent at baseball parks around Texas, while my winters were spent playing football and basketball. One of the most important activities a child can participate in is organized sport as it develops qualities of physical strength and coordination, and more importantly, internal qualities of good sportsmanship, fair play, and how to work with a team. Unfortunately, like a lot of junior high and high school athletes, I was unable to play baseball for a period of time due to a shoulder injury. However, I was lucky enough to find a good sports physical therapist (PT) at the time who helped me get back on the field in better shape than before the injury. Full Entry »

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Cardiology and heart surgery ranks #1 nationally by U.S. News & World Report

This post was co-authored by Dr. Charles D. Fraser Jr. and Dr. Daniel Penny.

We are excited to announce Texas Children’s Heart Center® ranks as the best place in the nation for children to receive cardiology and heart surgery care by U.S. News & World Report in their 2017-18 edition of Best Children’s Hospitals. Full Entry »

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U.S. News 2017-2018 survey recognizes Texas Children’s as 4th in nation


We are proud to share Texas Children’s Hospital continues to earn national recognition as a leader in pediatric health care, ranking fourth among the approximately 187 pediatric centers surveyed by U.S. News & World Report in their 2017-18 edition of Best Children’s Hospitals. Full Entry »

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Andrew’s story: Fighting cancer at 10 weeks old


Nov. 20, 2015 … Our cherished baby Andrew lay cradled in my arms for the very first time. Labor and delivery proceeded beautifully and life was as it should be. Full Entry »

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Why didn’t anyone tell me about all the noises newborns can make?

African American Baby and Mom holding hands

I still remember bringing my firstborn daughter home. I had read every book I could get my hands on, I was a pediatrician-in-training and I had worked with children my entire life, leading up to that moment. I felt about as prepared as they come. The first two nights in the hospital were a breeze, as they often are, because children have a funny sense of humor. They love to give their parents a false sense of security. It is just like when they come to the doctor’s office and act completely healthy, when five minutes ago, at home, you were wondering if you needed to take them to the emergency room because they looked deathly ill. Don’t worry folks, this pediatrician is a mom too; your kids don’t fool me. Full Entry »

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