Vaccines: How They Are Just Like Your Baby’s Car Seat

Did you know the number one cause of death for children over the age of 12 months are auto accidents? Did also know that before children ever died from auto accidents, most died from infections? Now we have methods to prevent both. With steady improvements and newer technology, we can protect our children with the right car seats and vaccines.

There’s an interesting analogy between protecting your baby from an auto accident and choosing to vaccinate against diseases like the flu. While it’s unlikely a random car ride to the grocery store or school will involve an auto accident, on the rare chance you need it, a car seat can save your child from major injury or death. The same applies for vaccines. Full Entry »

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Why Flu And RSV Are Greater Threats Than Ebola In The U.S.

In the last couple of months we have all seen our fair share of news coverage on Ebola. From turning on your television to walking into a pediatrician’s office and being asked questions about recent travel, the topic is everywhere. It’s not uncommon that with the surplus of information out there, it can begin to cause some anxiety among parents.

While the likelihood of an Ebola outbreak is extremely low, it is still important to stay informed. And at Texas Children’s Hospital we want the community to know that we are fully prepared if an Ebola case were to appear in Houston.

But one thing I can’t help but ask myself is: With so many people worried about the spread of Ebola, why aren’t they also taking every precaution necessary to protect themselves against other diseases? Full Entry »

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Organizational Wisdom For Your Child’s Health Care Records

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Keeping your medical records organized is extremely important for all parents. It is especially important for parents of children who are ill – unexpectedly, acutely or chronically. Even the most organized parents may have trouble remembering every aspect of their child’s medical history or transmitting medical details. Navigating health care encounters is tough. By having organized health care records, parents can take charge and help doctors make better-informed decisions for their children. Physicians want to provide care based on detailed information not solely from computers, but from people who know the child best — the parents.

A common question many parents ask when faced with this task is: How can I get organized and stay organized? Full Entry »

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Video: This Is Texas Children’s Hospital

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Being from Texas, we walk a little taller and speak a little louder. At Texas Children’s Hospital, we’re proud of what we do and who we do it for. Since 1954, we’ve provided the finest medical care for children and earned our reputation as leading experts in the field – not by following trails made by others, but by blazing new ones.

We’re proud to say we’re advancing pediatric medicine for children today and for generations to come. Whenever you need us, for whatever reason, you’ll find us right here.

We invite you to help us continue to celebrate our 60th birthday by taking a glimpse into what we are all about in this video: Full Entry »

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Video: Texas Children’s Faris D. Virani Ewing Sarcoma Center Q&A

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Texas Children’s Cancer Center has a first-of-its-kind center dedicated to perform state-of-the-art basic, translational and clinical research as well as provide the best care and management for patients diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma.  Full Entry »

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