When It Comes To Your Child, One Size Does Not Fit All

Would you see a cardiologist for your foot problem?

Would you see a surgeon if you had the flu?

The answer to these two questions is most likely “no”. Yet, every day, we see parents willing to have their child’s radiologic examinations and procedures (X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, Ultrasounds) interpreted and performed by Full Entry »

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Dietary Supplements: The History Lesson Every Family Needs To Know

Blue Pills Spilling From BottleIn the United States, we believe in checks and balances from the Federal Government to the hospital. Our assumption is that there is someone safeguarding the consumer. In recent years, we’ve seen the consequences when no one is watching businesses and banks. Full Entry »

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Where To Find Information About Intensive Care

Most people have heard of intensive care units (ICUs). But when a loved one gets admitted to an ICU, lots of people realize that they don’t really understand what’s going on.

So, they hop on the internet and start looking for answers. Full Entry »

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Center For Vaccine Awareness And Research Delivers Holiday Cheer

As moms celebrated the recent delivery of their new bundle of joy, the Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research at Texas Children’s Hospital delivered some unexpected holiday cheer along with the gift of vaccination through the “cocoon strategy” vaccination program. Full Entry »

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You Are What You Eat, And So Is Your Baby

I am often asked, “What foods should I stay away from when I’m breastfYoung Mother Breastfeeding Her Babyeeding?”

Actually, you don’t have to be on a strict diet when you’re breastfeeding. Your baby has already been exposed to the foods you eat while you are pregnant by swallowing the amniotic fluid around them in the womb.

Breastfeeding just continues the process… how cool is that?

Your baby is exposed to all the different flavors of foods that you eat — garlic, jalapeño (after all, we are in Texas), and even chocolate (that’s what I’m talkin’ about!). In fact, some researchers have reported that breastfed babies are more likely to try new foods after they wean because of the variety of tastes and flavors that they are exposed to during breastfeeding. Full Entry »

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