2016 Monthly News Round-Up: Top Stories From January

In January, the Harlem Globetrotters stopped by the Cancer Center, West Campus activated their helipad, Texas Children’s gave a double dose of Jeopardy and we announced a new experimental fetoscopic procedure to improve the quality of life for children with spina bifida. We also learned about a new patch that could help repair holes in infants’ hearts and RSV is on the rise in Houston. 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:

  • The world famous Harlem Globetrotters visited Texas Children’s Cancer Center bringing smiles to patients, showing off their skills and teaching cool tricks to patients. Watch on FOX 26.
  • About 10,000 babies born every year will need surgery to repair a hole in their heart or artery. A new patch, developed by Jeffrey Jacot, would allow for infants to grow their own tissue through stem cells. Learn more from NBC 2.
  • RSV, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, is on the rise in Houston. Symptoms include infants not feeding well, turning blue around the lips and retracting while breathing. Learn more on ABC 13.
  • Texas Children’s West Campus announced the activation of their helipad. This will allow for faster transport and quicker treatment to patients. Learn more on Your Houston News.
  • Texas Children’s Hospital Pediatric Simulation Center and Dr. Jennifer Arnold appeared on Jeopardy this past month. Read more about how Texas Children’s was chosen on Jeopardy.com.
  • A new fetoscopic procedure pioneered at Texas Children’s Fetal Center is helping children with spina bifida. This experimental surgery could improve the outcomes for babies with spina bifida. Learn more on ABC 13.

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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