Why I Run for a Reason


While I’ve never considered myself a runner, I enjoy exercising on a regular basis and decided to set a lofty goal of completing a half marathon by the time I turned 30. Luckily for me, the 2016 Aramco Houston Half Marathon fell just one day before my milestone birthday. Full Entry »

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Heat Safety Awareness Day


May 27 is Heat Safety Awareness Day! Every year, thousands of children suffer from heat-related illnesses and death, but many of these tragedies can be prevented. Keep children safe this summer by following these simple tips: Full Entry »

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Working toward my dream

Samantha Loos-Polk

In the beginning of February 2009, while practicing for the U.S. Junior Olympics in Tae-kwon-do, I became injured during conditioning training and didn’t overcome the injury. In the days following my injury, I began feeling unusually tired, but I continued to push myself. A few days later I discovered tiny red dots on the back of my wrist. Full Entry »

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Navigating the Emergency Center for children with rare diseases


Millions of children are living with a rare disease, or a disease that occurs in less than 200,000 people in the United States. To date, there are roughly 7,000 different types of rare diseases, and many of them cause serious and complex medical illness and disability. Although children with rare diseases may frequently interact with the health care system, unexpected emergency center (EC) visits and hospitalizations commonly cause additional fear, stress and uncertainty. Full Entry »

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How to prevent summer learning loss

Summer is rapidly approaching, and many parents are planning activities for their children while they are out of school.

This is the time to consider summer learning loss. Full Entry »

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