How do you PLAY 60?

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Every week we watch our favorite NFL athletes compete, pushing their bodies to the limit. Although we only get to see them on the field for 60 minutes, it takes hard work and practice to be prepared for game day.  Full Entry »

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Texas Children’s Neuroscience Center By the Numbers

The Neuroscience Center at Texas Children’s Hospital is a destination offering comprehensive care for children suffering from common neurological conditions, like epilepsy and muscular dystrophy, to more complex and rare disorders, like lissencephaly and Rett Syndrome.

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Making a Difference in the Community: Texas Children’s Hospital Physician Assistant Fellows Reach Outside the Hospital


As the Physician Assistant (PA) Pediatric Surgical fellows at Texas Children’s Hospital, we are adamant about serving our community, as well as our patients. Prior to coming together as a group of six fellows, we each had several volunteer commitments and passions of our own. These included the Make-A-Wish Foundation, equestrian therapy for disabled children, Big Brothers Big Sisters, children’s summer camps, free medical clinics for the underserved, mentoring high school students and coaching youth sports. With all of our past experiences, we were able to unite and make an impact in the community during our fellowship year. Below are some of the projects we worked on as a group: Full Entry »

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Where Are They Now: Our Double Miracle

To read Riki’s previous post, please click here.

I was referred to Texas Children’s Hospital by my oncologist. I was in my first trimester of pregnancy with my second child and had recently celebrated my 38th birthday. I had just been diagnosed with breast cancer and my husband and I traveled to Houston every couple of weeks from Corpus Christi for oncology and maternal-fetal appointments at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women. At 20 weeks gestation, our daughter was diagnosed with a severe congenital heart defect. We immediately decided to transfer all of her care to Texas Children’s and deliver in Houston. Full Entry »

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Periscope Q&A: Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month! Epilepsy is a neurological disorder caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain that can cause seizures. About 400,000 American children have epilepsy and 200,000 new cases of epilepsy are diagnosed each year.

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