Explaining behavior therapy to children and teens

Behavior therapy refers to a modality of psychotherapy designed to help parents develop effective strategies for managing their child’s behaviors. Behavior therapy also teaches children healthy ways of managing their own emotional reactions and behaviors, and how to adjust to disappointments and tolerate frustrations. It can be challenging to explain behavior therapy to children in order to prepare them for a visit. Parents should take their child’s developmental level into consideration. Full Entry »

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Texas Children’s physicians promote global childhood cancer education

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This blog is co-authored by Dr. Jeremy Slone and Dr. Mark Zobeck.

Each year in the United States, almost 16,000 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer and around 2,000 will die from their disease. Thanks to advances in treatment, more than 80 percent of children in our country survive cancer. However, if the child is not in a high-resource country, like the U.S., their chances of survival plummet to as low as 10 percent in many countries. Despite medical advances, where a child is born remains the most important factor that determines whether she lives or dies from her cancer. Full Entry »

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Ear infections 101

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What is an ear infection?

A typical ear infection is an inflammation of the middle ear. It’s one of the most common childhood infections and can occur in one ear at a time or both ears at the same time. They are more common during cold and flu season. Full Entry »

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Meet the Pediatrician: Dr. Alyssa Kuban


At 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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Introducing peanut butter to infants

Peanut butter

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends parents introduce allergenic and non-allergenic foods – including peanuts – starting around 4-6 months of age, in infants without a history of an allergic disorder, such as eczema or food allergies. Full Entry »

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