Caleb’s Big Heart: How Texas Children’s Heart Center Helped Our Son

Caleb and his twin sister, Claire, were born into this world almost 3 months prematurely. I remember laying there listening to their tiny, mewling cries as they objected to their early eviction. I thought that prematurity and all of its struggles, would be the toughest battle of their lives. I was right, but only for Claire. Full Entry »

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National Rare Disease Awareness Week: My Son’s Story

“I’m the mother of a special needs child.”

It took me years to be able to say those words. The words themselves flow easily, don’t get me wrong, but it’s the weight that they carry that makes them so hard to get out. They change your life immediately and once they’re said you know there isn’t any turning back.

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Common Illnesses During Each Stage Of Your Child’s Life

How common is RSV in babies? What can parents do to prevent ongoing battles with viruses in toddlers? How can parents help their teens stay healthy in the midst of a busy schedule? These are all questions I hear on a regular basis, which is why I wanted to address some of the most common illnesses seen during each stage of your child’s life, as well as what parents can do to help ensure their child stays healthy:

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Video: Learn More About Texas Children’s Cancer Center

Texas Children's Cancer Center
Excellence is something we continually strive for here at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers. With every patient who comes through our doors, it is our mission to provide personalized, high quality, family-centered care. In life’s most difficult moments, we want our families to know that we are there for them every step of the way.

I hope this video gives you a greater understanding of Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers and our commitment to making an impact on our patients’ lives: Full Entry »

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If You Smoke, Your Baby Smokes Too

One of the most important things that you can do for the health of your baby is to not smoke and to not let yourself or your baby be around smoke. Nicotine, even from e-cigarettes, and tobacco smoke are very harmful for a baby’s developing brain and lungs. Babies exposed to tobacco smoke before birth have an increased risk of crib death (SIDS, sudden infant death syndrome), wheezing, poorly controlled asthma, attention deficit disorder and learning problems. Full Entry »

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