When Should You Seek Medical Attention For Your Child With A Respiratory Virus?

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After the heat of the summer months, most people are excited for the fall and winter months to finally arrive. Although the winter season brings a nice change of pace from the summer months, including not worrying about heat related illnesses, we begin to see the emergence of cold and flu illness during the winter months. Full Entry »

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Commonly Asked Questions About CT Scans: What Do I Need To Know?

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Texas Children’s Hospital is the largest full-service pediatric radiology group in the country. Using the most up-to-date, technological imaging advances, pediatric radiology performs nearly 200,000 procedures annually. It is important with any radiology testing to realize that your child is not a “one size fits all” candidate and that the radiologist uses special equipment for pediatric patients. Our team is specially trained to work with the specific needs of children in a family friendly environment. In order to bring comfort to parents when their child is going to receive a CT scan I have put together some of the most commonly asked questions: Full Entry »

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Texas Children’s Saved My Daughter’s Life, Twice

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Being a first time mom is not only a lot of work, but frankly it can be a bit scary too. It’s hard to describe the feeling of those first moments you meet your baby. The excitement. The joy. I was experiencing all of these until my first born, Sarah, was 3 days old. We knew, even before we left the hospital to head home with her, that something was wrong with her heart. Sarah was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot, a rare heart defect that impacts the normal flow of blood through the heart. Full Entry »

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Are You Missing A Critical Part Of Your Health Routine?

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Women have so many commitments to juggle, and sometimes our health takes a back seat to our families, jobs and friends.  You tell yourself every day, “I need to eat healthy”, or “I need to exercise”, but “I need to schedule my annual appointment with my gynecologist” is not at the top of the priority list.  While this important visit is not exactly fun, it is important to remember that gynecologic care is a critical part of staying healthy throughout your life. Full Entry »

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Texas Children’s Food Allergy Clinic Partners With HISD To Make Schools Safer For Houston Kids

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Parents of children with food allergies know how frightening it is the first time a child experiences a severe allergic reaction.  It often happens quickly, severely and without any previous incident or warning. And for some children, this first incident may happen at school. Full Entry »

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