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Posted Wed, Sep 18, 2019
You may have seen several news reports of very severe lung disease and deaths from use of e-cigarettes. We know almost all of the ingredients in e-cigarettes can harm the lungs. The flavoring chemicals can cause coughing, wheezing and sometimes...
Posted Mon, Sep 09, 2019
If your child is undergoing a surgical procedure, there can be a lot of stress and uncertainty surrounding the process. Your level of worry may even increase if your child then develops a fever after the surgical procedure. Although there are ma...
Posted Mon, Aug 26, 2019
If you aren’t familiar with the thyroid – the butterfly-shaped endocrine gland in the middle of your neck, located in front of your windpipe (trachea) – let’s get up to speed.
Posted Fri, Aug 16, 2019
Since the age of 8, Danielle Press has loved the sport of gymnastics. Training multiple days a week for years, the gym became her home away from home. Through hard work and dedication, Danielle ascended to the rank of level 10 gymnast
Posted Mon, Jul 15, 2019
As a craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgeon, my routine is to come up with different ways of making children and adolescents look and feel better, to facilitate their social insertion. I am a big advocate of beauty and elegance but, first an...
Posted Tue, Jul 02, 2019
Happy Independence Day! The Fourth of July is officially here, meaning many will be out purchasing and using fireworks to celebrate tonight, and likely throughout the weekend.
Posted Thu, Jun 20, 2019
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, diaper choice has been complicated in recent years by the debate of the environmental effects of diapers. While much of the discussion has centered on the effects disposable diapers have on landfi...
Posted Thu, May 09, 2019
Now that temperatures are rising, water activities are becoming a fun, refreshing way to keep your family active and entertained in the Houston heat.
Posted Thu, May 09, 2019
The gluten-free diet (GFD) is a choice for some. But for many, it’s necessary. Those with celiac disease have an immune-mediated reaction to gluten leading to inflammation of the intestine. Choosing to combat this with a GFD can initially seem d...
Posted Thu, Apr 25, 2019
Your son or daughter wants to start a weight training program. Where do you start? How do you help them to be successful and safe? Is it OK for them to be lifting weights at all? Are they too young? What if they’re still growing? All of these ar...
Posted Mon, Apr 15, 2019
'There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.” — Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa
Posted Mon, Apr 08, 2019
“I know eating carbohydrates will make me fat.” “Wait – aren’t carbohydrates unhealthy?” “We have a family member with diabetes, so we stay away from carbohydrates altogether.”
Posted Thu, Mar 07, 2019
For years, my husband and I lamented over the state of our neighborhood playground. We live in an older neighborhood, and the playground was in a state of disrepair. Finally, after 12 years, I decided to take action a couple months ago by advoca...
Posted Thu, Feb 28, 2019
You’re finishing up your child’s lengthy cardiology appointment, which was filled with testing, guidance from multiple health professionals and recommendations to move forward with. “Lastly, we’re going to refer you guys to our psychologist.”
Posted Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Doing just about anything with young children and babies can make simple tasks much more challenging, especially while traveling. However, traveling with little ones can be a great experience with a little bit of preparation. Here are some commo...
Posted Fri, Feb 15, 2019
It’s that time of year again – our children are back in school after the holidays, the weather is constantly changing and infections are running rampant. While many of us cherish this time of year, sick children can definitely put a damper on da...
Posted Fri, Feb 08, 2019
It’s true – we’re (again) facing a resurgence of measles (rubeola) across the country this year.
Posted Mon, Jan 07, 2019
Recently, we’ve been hearing lots of discussion in the media about traumatic childhood experiences, and rightfully so. Just a few months ago, an armed student at Santa Fe High School fatally shot 10 people and injured 13 others – right in our ow...
Posted Wed, Jan 02, 2019
I’m Shelly, a pediatric nurse practitioner and lactation consultant at Texas Children’s. For the parents reading, we need to chat about an easily transmitted infection posing a serious threat to our teenagers and young adults today – human papil...
Posted Thu, Dec 27, 2018
For many teenagers, becoming a driver is a very special milestone. But for parents, this newfound independence can lead to lots of anxiety and concern, especially when an adolescent is getting back into the driver’s seat after sustaining a concu...
Posted Fri, Nov 09, 2018
When it comes to eye care, titles can be confusing as you try to understand your providers. While both optometrists and ophthalmologists are commonly referred to as “eye doctors,” both sets of professionals have different expertise and often ...
Posted Wed, Nov 07, 2018
While some societal stigmas and perceived taboos surrounding mental health still exist, it’s encouraging to see how quickly awareness is growing in our culture. One particular topic we're discussing more openly is eating disorders and their impa...
Posted Wed, Oct 31, 2018
Cancer isn’t rare. Technically, childhood cancer is rare compared to adult cancer, but it’s not as rare as you think. Outside of my work, I can think of three people who I know personally that had childhood cancer – a teammate on my high school ...
Posted Tue, Oct 30, 2018
When Rachel and Levi found out that Rachel was pregnant with their first child, a son, they chose the name Leo, after Levi’s grandfather. The Hebrew name, Lev, means heart. Little did they know what the word “heart” would come to mean to them.
Posted Wed, Oct 17, 2018
We’re finally back to familiar schedules and routines now that school is in session, but leaving children in the care of other adults can be understandably frightening for the parents of asthmatics.
Posted Tue, Oct 09, 2018
In January 2016, I was at school in my seventh grade girl’s athletics period when I felt like I was going to pass out all of a sudden. I blinked my eyes through spotted vision and started to lose my coordination, stumbling on my feet. I remember...
Posted Mon, Oct 01, 2018
In 2015, approximately 1,346 children under the age of 15 were killed in motor vehicle crashes.
Posted Mon, Oct 01, 2018
In this fast-paced world, adolescents are busier than ever, which can easily become overwhelming for them.