2015 Monthly News Round-Up: Top Stories From September


In September, Dr. Denton A. Cooley and Texas Children’s surgeon-in-chief and chief of congenital heart surgery Dr. Charles D. Fraser Jr. spoke about the legacy of Texas Children’s Heart Center, we celebrated National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and discussed pregnancy myths. We are excited to share these and other stories that circulated in the news last month! Catch up on the latest from Texas Children’s:

  • Are stretch marks preventable? Do you have to get rid of your cat? Dr. Timmons discuses pregnancy myths with Healthline.
  • At a time of growing concern over childhood obesity, a new report shows kids get 12 percent of their calories from fast-food restaurants. Kristi King, senior clinical dietitian at Texas Children’, spoke with USA Today about these findings.
  • There are many types of childbirth classes available. Do you know what class is right for you? Anne Wright, managers of patient education at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, shares some tips with Fit Pregnancy to help you find the one.
  • Texas Children’s Heart Center consistently treats the most complex heart defects. For 60 years, the Heart Center has been a pioneer in improving the lives of pediatric patients. To learn more about our legacy, check out this article by TMC Pulse.
  • September was National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. We helped raise awareness with a gold ribbon ceremony and a special production of “Journey to Hope,” a musical by Purple Songs Can Fly. Learn more from Covering Katy.

Stay tuned for next month’s round-up or visit our news page for the latest stories.


About Megan Horton, editor-in-chief

I'm the blog content manager for the Texas Children's blog. I have a background in public relations and social media marketing. I was a patient at Texas Children's for most of my life, had a heart transplant at Texas Children's when I was 14 and now I work here! Comments or questions? Email info@texaschildrensblog.org.
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