Miracle On The Mound


Sunday, March 29 started just like any other baseball day – it was early and my 13-year-old son Walker couldn’t find his jersey, socks or belt. We had to be at the field at 7 a.m. and were running late so there was no time for breakfast. We quickly hurried to the ballpark. Full Entry »

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Debunking The Myths Of Mental Health Appointments


Mental health professionals go by lots of different names. We might be called therapists, counselors, psychologists or behavioral health professionals. The different names do mean different things at times, but most of the time, mental health professionals are here to meet with kids and families and help with thoughts, feelings or behaviors that might get in the way at certain times or certain situations in their lives. Full Entry »

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Running for Texas Children’s Hospital


I get a lot of questions about running. How do I run so much? Why do I run so much? What inspires me to run? What do I eat? How do I manage the heat?… I answer those questions starting with, “Running is a lifestyle choice for me – staying healthy is just one of its perks, and I eat everything.” Full Entry »

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Preparing Your Child for an Abdominal Ultrasound: How to Get Ready and What to Expect


Texas Children’s Pediatric Radiology Department offers timely, comprehensive imaging procedures for pediatric patients and provides a variety of services and information to ensure that you and your child have the best possible experience during your visit. The idea of any medical procedure can be scary for parents and children, especially when they don’t know what to expect, which is why it is important to know how to properly prepare for the appointment with your child. Full Entry »

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Back On The Field: Overcoming Bicuspid Aortic Stenosis


When my daughter Sydney was born following an uneventful pregnancy, my husband Heath and I were thrilled. At Sydney’s first check up with her pediatrician, though, a heart murmur was discovered. Following a visit with a cardiologist, Sydney was diagnosed with bicuspid aortic stenosis, a congenital heart disease which causes the aortic valve to not function properly, preventing proper blood flow. Full Entry »

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