Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands
Posted Wed, Nov 13, 2019
While nearly half of adults snore, loud snoring is not common in children and can be concerning, especially when snoring gets in the way of a good night sleep.
Posted Thu, Oct 31, 2019
A ringing bell is music to our ears at Texas Children’s Hospital. It means one of our patients has reached the long-awaited end of their cancer treatment. “I would see other patients ringing the bell and wonder if I would ever get there, if it w...
Posted Wed, Oct 30, 2019
It’s almost Halloween and chances are you have seen teal pumpkins, teal buckets or teal smiley jack-o-lanterns at your local retail stores. You may have also even seen them at doorsteps or decorating the front yards of some of your neighbors. Wh...
Posted Fri, Oct 25, 2019
We’re truly living in remarkable times. Our world has changed dramatically in the past 100 years, and advancements in medicine and technology have not only exceeded our expectations, but also shifted our culture.
Posted Fri, Sep 27, 2019
Adolescent macromastia is the continuous overgrowth of breast tissue that begins and continues throughout puberty. Although there are several theories as to what causes this condition, there is insufficient data to identify a singular cause.
Posted Tue, Sep 24, 2019
When infants are born with an irregular ear shape, they are said to have congenital auricular deformity. This can range from auricular malformation (no missing tissue, just an abnormally shaped ear) to microtia (external ears are not fully devel...
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...
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