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

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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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Why I am a passionate advocate for research in rare diseases

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I am a mom of two young men, aged 18 and 16 years old. I am also the chair of the Research Support Committee of the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation (PMSF). Most people have never heard of Phelan-McDermid syndrome. Several years ago, I had never heard of it either, but today, finding a cure for this disease has become my life’s mission. Full Entry »

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What are the 3 components of a well-child check?

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Most parents turn to a pediatrician when their child is sick, but it’s important not to overlook scheduling regular well-child check appointments for your little one as they are essential to helping keep your child healthy. Full Entry »

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Preparing to stay at the Texas Children’s Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Every day many patients and families enter Texas Children’s Hospital from a variety of cultural backgrounds, geographical locations and unique healthcare experiences. To best meet the unique needs of a diverse patient population, individualized and quality care is a top priority. Full Entry »

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