Behavioral Health At Texas Children’s – What? You Want My Child to See A Psychologist?!

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This blog was co-authored by Dr. Price and Dr. Schneider.

Children and adolescents with medical conditions – newly diagnosed, chronic or worsening – are often in need of extra support, for themselves and for their family members. It is quite common for questions and concerns related to medical diagnosis, treatment recommendations, behavior, mood, school and social functioning to arise. At times, an individual specializing in “behavioral health” can be helpful. At Texas Children’s Hospital this usually involves psychologists who have specialized training working with children, adolescents and their families with acute and chronic medical conditions. Our goal is to promote overall well-being. Sometimes, in movies and TV shows, they show psychologists with “crazy” patients. Behavioral health psychologists are not that kind of psychologist. Behavioral health is not for people who are crazy, but rather, for regular people in unusual or tough circumstances. Full Entry »

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Sports Nutrition 101: Protein, The Misunderstood Nutrient

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In the world of sports nutrition, no nutrient is more misunderstood than protein. Yes, you do need dietary protein to build muscle. Yes, athletes need more protein than the average person, yet protein is only one piece of the puzzle. In order for protein to build and repair muscle it needs a bodyguard, or something to protect it for being burned as an energy source. This bodyguard is adequate calories from carbohydrate and fats. Full Entry »

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Mosquito Bites: How To Be Prepared

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This May proved to be a record-breaking month for rainfall in Texas. Weather networks are reporting a statewide average of 8.8 inches of precipitation in May, beating the previous record of June 2004 when there was a statewide average of 6.66 inches. Full Entry »

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2015 Monthly News Round-Up: Top Stories From June

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In June, Texas Children’s celebrated the Mata twins being reunited at home and patients at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers got to experience a day of summer camp fun while at the hospital. We’re excited to share these and other stories that circulated in the news last month! Catch up on the latest from Texas Children’s Hospital: Full Entry »

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A Blessing In The Form Of Texas Children’s

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My name is Rachel Davis and I’m a rising 10th grader. I was diagnosed with chronic migraines when I was barely 12 years old. I knew something was wrong when I would start throwing up and developed a headache. I would be home for days at a time. After missing too much school, we decided to go to the emergency center. To be honest, I was terrified. I hate needles, hospitals and medicine, and I could barely swallow a pill. Thank goodness I was a generally healthy child. I never broke a bone or fell terribly ill – until now. Because I am seen at Texas Children’s Pediatrics, I decided to go to Texas Children’s Hospital’s Emergency Center. I was a stubborn child, so I was completely sure it would be terrifying, which it was, but everyone was kind to me and made sure I was comfortable. Full Entry »

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