2014 Monthly Round-Up: Top Stories From July


From a mother and baby beating the odds to survive cancer and a heart defect, to doctors expanding the notion of what constitutes a concussion, we’re excited to share what’s been circulating in the news for the month of July! Catch up on the latest news from Texas Children’s Hospital: Full Entry »

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Summer Pregnancy: Beat The Heat!


It’s the middle of the summer and it’s hot outside! For some, the ideal summer day is spending time lounging at the pool but for moms-to-be, the summer heat can sometimes be unbearable and even dangerous.

During my first pregnancy I was in the U.S. Army on active duty at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. As a pregnant soldier doing physical training in the heart of Texas, I can certainly relate to all the moms out there! I focused on staying hydrated and was careful to know my physical limits when the temperatures soared. Dealing with the concerns of heat stroke was something I was quite familiar with because I grew up in Saudi Arabia. From a very early age I was taught how to protect myself from the heat. Full Entry »

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Urgent Care vs. Emergency Center: Where Should I Take My Child?

My child was bitten by a snake. Where should I go?

My child has a rash. Where should I go?

Texas Children’s Hospital not only has a pediatric emergency room but we also have a pediatric urgent care clinic. While the two are not the same, they are both are equipped to help your child when you are seeking immediate help. But how do you know which location is right for your child? Review this handy guide for when to choose an urgent care vs. a pediatric emergency room: Full Entry »

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My Story Growing Up With Celiac Disease


I’ve always been petite, but I never showed any symptoms that I had a serious medical problem. My mom used to talk about my being small with my pediatrician, but during one visit when I was 11 she really pushed to have testing done and we were able to learn a lot because of it. Full Entry »

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Free Vaccines Available For Houston-Area Children Who Qualify!


It’s summertime in Houston and that means fun, summer camp and spending time with friends and family. It also means back-to-school vaccines! Here are some important facts about two of the many diseases which vaccines help prevent.  Full Entry »

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