Children with Down syndrome should see an ENT specialist

Occurring in 1 of 700 live births, Down syndrome remains the most common chromosome abnormality of children in the United States. Otolaryngologic, or ear, nose and throat (ENT), problems are common in children with Down syndrome. Full Entry »

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Welcoming the first Pediatric Orthopedic Physician Assistant Fellows

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For the past three years, Texas Children’s Hospital has invested in the training of physician assistants (PAs) through our Pediatric Surgery Fellowship. The success of the program has paved the way for the development of a new fellowship, one focused solely in the field of pediatric orthopedics. Full Entry »

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What does being a Level 4 NICU mean?

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As any parent knows, when you have a new baby there is so much to learn. Every baby is different and your life with a new child can, at times, be overwhelming. This is especially true for families who find themselves in need of specialized care for their newborn or infant. Full Entry »

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Searching for a cure: Eosinophilic esophagitis

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A. Jay is 10 years old with a smile to light the room, the personality to energize a crowd, the heart to conquer all and the strength to fight his own personal giant. That is what he does every day. You see, A. Jay was diagnosed with a little known, chronic immune system disease called eosinophilic esophagitis (EOE) when he was 18 months old. Eosinophilic esophagitis is an allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus that involves eosinophils, a type of white blood cell, which can make it difficult to eat. For as long as he can remember, his life has consisted of food restrictions, medication, hospital visits, biopsies and social isolation. We fought for nine years trying to figure out what would work for him, but on July 5, 2016, it became necessary to have a feeding tube put in and to restrict all food. Full Entry »

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From Dallas to Houston: Tyler’s battle with osteosarcoma

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Our son Tyler was a healthy, happy, smart, normal 8-year-old. He had a love for baseball and all things outdoors. He was looking forward to starting fall baseball.  Tyler mentioned his leg was hurting and we thought it was growing pains or possibly a pulled muscle from getting back into shape for baseball.  One night at practice, one of his coaches pointed out Tyler’s limp while trying to run. After a few weeks of rubbing and icing his leg, I felt a lump. I took Tyler to our wonderful pediatrician and a simple X-Ray changed our lives forever. Full Entry »

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