Texas Children’s Hospital does not have bumper stickers. If we did, we’d share one similar to the “proud parents of an honor roll student,” except ours would say “proud to be on the Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll.” Full Entry »
Running can be a fun activity you enjoy with your children. What’s exciting is children are naturally inclined to be active. This means when they think of doing a physical activity they relate it to fun. Currently, many child fitness experts, as well as The Center for Disease Control (CDC), recommend 60 minutes per day of physical activity for children ages 7 to 12. Full Entry »
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 pediatricians better, we decided to sit down with them and do a short Q&A.
Do you ever go into a home where there are smokers and it reeks of smoke even though no one is smoking there at the time? Smoke does not just go away. Walls, carpets, furniture, even clothing, absorb it and then gradually release it back into the environment. The chemicals from the smoke you are exposed to after the cigarette goes out are called “thirdhand” smoke. This thirdhand smoke includes nicotine, tobacco-specific carcinogens and other toxicants. Levels of thirdhand smoke in the house dust of non-smokers can be enough to, by itself, increase the cancer risk of a non-smoker living there. Thirdhand smoke can be breathed in when it is off-gassed from the walls, carpets and furniture. It is directly absorbed through the skin when a contaminated surface is touched. It can also be ingested when a contaminated object is placed in the mouth. Full Entry »
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 »