Safe sleeping recommendations

Close-up legs of a newborn baby

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently announced new safe sleep recommendations to help protect against sleep-related infant deaths. Sudden death of an infant less that 1-year of age that cannot be explained, even after a thorough investigation, is referred to as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The cause of SIDS is still unknown. We do know that SIDS is not choking, apnea or suffocation. Full Entry »

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Transitioning to adult diabetes care: The time to start planning is now!

Doctor or nutritionist with a diabetic patient explaining glycemic index
This blog is co-authored bySarah Lyons, MD; Marisa Hilliard, PhD; Massimo Pietropaolo, MD and Jake Kushner, MD.

Young adulthood is an exciting, but sometimes challenging time, for youth with diabetes. As the move from pediatric to adult health care is so important, we pediatric and adult diabetes care providers at Texas Children’s and Baylor Clinic want the experience to be positive and smooth for every teen/young adult with diabetes. We recommend that the where, when, how and why to move to adult care be discussed and planned in advance with your pediatric diabetes team. We have divided the transition process into three steps: Full Entry »

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Meet the Pediatrician: Dr. Erica Wang


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.

Learn more about Dr. Erica Wang, pediatrician at Texas Children’s Pediatrics Grand Parkway, below: Full Entry »

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Infantile spasms: What parents need to know


“In some cases, silence is dangerous.” – Saint Ambrose

This well-known saying no doubt has a powerful meaning and in the case of our son, the most dangerous silence was in his suffering. Full Entry »

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Food allergies: Always being prepared


We were guilty of the adage “ignorance is bliss.” Allergic to food? Sure, we’d heard stories, but we never knew anyone who had a life-threatening food allergy. The concept was foreign to us, it just didn’t resonate; it wasn’t real. And then it became our reality, just as it is the reality for so many other families in today’s society. Full Entry »

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