Why I still go to Texas Children’s Hospital

I was born with two heart defects – transposition of the great vessels (TGV) and ventricular septal defect (VSD). Since the age of 6, when my family moved to Texas, I have been treated by doctors at Texas Children’s Hospital. The question I get most often when I tell my story is, “You still go to a children’s hospital?” My response is always “Absolutely.” The team of doctors that I see now work in the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Texas Children’s. Full Entry »

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Every bite counts with dairy

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National Nutrition Month is a great time to commit to making small changes towards living a healthy lifestyle, which can lower your risk of nutrition-related diseases like obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Choose a variety of low-fat or fat-free dairy products as part of meals and snacks. For example, this could include a cup of high protein, low-fat Greek yogurt for breakfast, a string cheese stick as a calcium-rich afternoon snack and/or a cup of skim milk at dinner. Full Entry »

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Pulmonary hypertension: Kayleigh’s story

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Kayleigh was a healthy child, other than being diagnosed with a heart murmur at birth. She played soccer, was a camo belt in Tae Kwon Do, she took dance, gymnastic, cheer and tumbling lessons. She enjoyed playing with her friends, riding horses and being outside. Full Entry »

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Reagan’s story

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Our daughter, Reagan Leigh, was born in March 2007. The first few months of her life were relatively normal. Like all new parents, we were adjusting to sleep deprivation while learning to console a fussy, colicky baby, or so we thought at the time. Full Entry »

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Introducing the Physician Assistant Pediatric Surgical Fellows, Class of 2018

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The Pediatric Surgery Fellowship for Physician Assistants at Texas Children’s Hospital provides a unique opportunity for PA’s to further their clinical training at the country’s largest pediatric hospital. The program is a 12-month clinical training program designed to expose physician assistants to an array of pediatric subspecialties including general surgery, neurosurgery, trauma surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, otolaryngology, urology, congenital heart surgery and surgical hospitalist. The program is also highlighted by many didactic resources such as cadaver labs, weekly lecture series and skills workshops. Additionally, the program puts a major emphasis on participating in ongoing research projects at the institution, as well as crafting and implementing a research study of their choosing. Lastly, the physician assistant fellows will be giving back to the community with several community service projects planned throughout the year. Full Entry »

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