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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.
Posted Fri, Sep 14, 2018
I’m sitting at my desk, and I can feel my blood pressure start to rise as my legs begin shaking. I swipe back and forth vigorously on my phone, hoping a text message will appear with every stroke of my finger.
Posted Wed, Sep 05, 2018
As we enter a new school year, now is a good time to establish or reestablish daily routines and healthy sleep habits.
Posted Thu, Aug 16, 2018
This is often a touchy subject, and many caregivers express discomfort and timidity in finding ways to talk about such heavy feelings and emotions with younger children.
Posted Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Jumping back into old routines can be difficult, and the most common issues revolve around the “three S’s of summer” – sleep, screens and schedules.
Posted Mon, Jul 23, 2018
Access to care is arguably the largest obstacle faced by patient families and developmental-behavioral health providers alike.
Posted Mon, Jul 23, 2018
Posted Mon, Jul 23, 2018
When a child returns to school after a cancer diagnosis, adjustment can be challenging for both the family and school alike.
Posted Mon, Jul 02, 2018
It’s the perfect time of the year to go swimming in your backyard pool, neighborhood lake or local beachfront, but an easily avoidable foe is always lurking around the corner and ready to inflict some pain – swimmer’s ear.
Posted Tue, Jun 19, 2018
When young children and adolescents are faced with distressing experiences, recognizing the impact of these difficult circumstances can be complicated.
Posted Tue, Jun 19, 2018
Play is the universal language of children and an important aspect in their healing process.
Posted Tue, Jun 19, 2018
According to a 2016 study conducted by the University of Vermont, the “freshman 15” is actually a myth.
Posted Tue, Jun 19, 2018
It can be difficult for parents to watch their newborn’s tender heel get poked with a needle for a blood draw.
Posted Tue, May 29, 2018
Temperatures are rising and humidity is creeping around the corner.