Nutrition ups and downs

Asian Family Having Breakfast Together In Kitchen

Your child’s nutrition journey can have many ups and downs. Every day myself and the other registered dietitians at Texas Children’s Hospital are questioned by patient families about how to best handle some of these hurdles. Here are some of the most common questions we receive. Full Entry »

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News flash—babies cry

Face of crying African American baby

If Hollywood was your only source of information about babies, you may think that most of their time is spent in peaceful slumber or cooing happily. The reality is babies cry – some cry a lot – and they cry for many reasons. Full Entry »

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Immunodeficiency awareness & severe combined immunodeficiency newborn screening


Figure 1. David Vetter, “the bubble boy” at Texas Children’s Hospital

April is Immunodeficiency Awareness Month where we acknowledge the remarkable advances in the identification and treatment of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). Full Entry »

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Tips for food allergy families

family shopping in a supermarket

If your child suffers from a food allergy it is important to take a few extra steps when grocery shopping or dining out. Full Entry »

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Transplant nurses day

As a post-renal transplant coordinator, I serve as the advocate responsible for coordinating all activity for the transplant patient and their family. This includes, but is not limited to: Full Entry »

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