Meet the pediatrician: Dr. David Liang

LiangBlogAt Texas Children’s Pediatrics, we understand the importance of feeling completely comfortable with your child’s primary care physician. To help you get to know our pediatrician better, we decided to sit down with them and do a short Q&A. Full Entry »

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Periwinkle Arts in Medicine Program partners with Houston Symphony

The Periwinkle Arts in Medicine Program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers recently partnered with the Houston Symphony. As part of this collaboration, four community-embedded musicians visit and perform at our patients’ bedsides, lead small music education classes and work with Purple Songs Can Fly to create original songs. Full Entry »

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When is it too early to talk about alcohol with your children?

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With graduation season in full swing and summer approaching fast, everyone is in a celebratory mood. As you prepare to celebrate your teen’s achievements with them, here are some reminders about safety when it comes to drinking. Full Entry »

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My adventure with polycystic ovarian syndrome

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Yes, I said “adventure,” and I will explain my reasons for meticulously choosing this word later, but for now, I’ll start my story. Full Entry »

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What is strabismus?

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Strabismus is a condition when a person’s eyes don’t line up, or when one or both eyes wander. The eyes may turn inward (esotropia), outward (exotropia), up (hypertropia) or down (hypotropia).  Normally, the muscles attached to the eye work together to move both eyes at the same time. Strabismus is when the eye muscles do not work properly to control eye movement. Strabismus can be noticeable all the time, but sometimes is only noticeable when a child’s eyes are fixating on something very closely or when they are tired. Full Entry »

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