Stuttering 101

What is stuttering?
Stuttering is a communication disorder involving disruptions in the production of speech sounds, also called “disfluencies,” in a person’s speech. If you listen to the speech of those around you, you may notice that no one speaks without disfluencies. For example, many people use repetitive words in their sentences, such as “um” or “uh.” Typically, these disfluencies are not a true stutter. Full Entry »

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International Infection Prevention Week

This blog is co-authored by Dr. Judith Campbell and Katie Jones, MPH, CIC.

International Infection Prevention Week, (established in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan), is celebrated the third week of October. The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology spearheads the annual effort to highlight the importance of infection prevention among health care professionals, administrators, legislators and consumers. To highlight the importance of infection prevention and raise awareness of everyone’s role in protecting the public, Texas Children’s Infection Prevention and Control department is proud to support International Infection Prevention Week. Full Entry »

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Could you be overdosing your child?

When a child is sick, they depend on their parents or caregivers to help nurse them back to health, but a recent study shows that many caregivers are making dosage errors and could even be putting their child in serious danger.  Full Entry »

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2016 monthly news round-up: Top stories from September


In September we spent time with Houston Texans player Devon Still, celebrated a “miracle recovery” with patient Noah Hansen, learned about a new medication for sickle cell disease and named a new president at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. Full Entry »

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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) transport


Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a mechanical support therapy we use to optimize cellular level respiration to fulfill the metabolic demands of critically ill patients with respiratory and/or cardiac failure. In simple terms, an ECMO machine is used to take over the work of the lungs and sometimes the heart. Full Entry »

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