E.g., 03/2018
E.g., 03/2018

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March 16, 2018 | Kayla Jackson, upWORDS program participant

Becoming a new mother is an adventure, but don’t worry, this isn’t the kind of story you’re expecting. 

Before I accepted my current position in life as a mother, I worked in childcare for several years and attempted to perfect my art. I have an intense passion for education, and I firmly believe in its powers. I always have, and I always will. 

Knowledge is power. Yes, I said it. Knowledge is power.

In my experience, I often hear parents say things like: “Oh, my child is too young to learn that” or “she just isn’t ready for this yet.” Don’t get me wrong; nobody knows my son better than I do, but if his teacher looked at...

March 15, 2018 | Samira Armin, MD, FAAP

In today’s society of on-the-go parenting, it is common to purchase bottles, bottle nipples and feeding accessories for babies. Parents have many choices, so it can become challenging to know what to buy and exactly how to clean items. Sometimes, a period of trial and error is necessary before settling on a type of bottle and cleaning system. 

Newborns and infants have under-developed immune systems and need to drink from clean bottles. They are vulnerable to infections by viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi, which can all lead to illness. Germs can grow quickly if breast milk or formula is added to a partially used bottle that...

March 13, 2018 | Elizabeth Adkins, LMSW

In August 2017, our community was devastated with catastrophic rainfall-triggered flooding after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas. Our families at Texas Children’s were already facing worries about their children in the hospital, and the chaos outside piled on even more troubles. Is my home OK? Will I be able to drive my car? Are my loved ones safe? So many questions loomed over their heads, bringing a sense of helplessness and inability to take action. 

Harvey hit the city quickly with an unprecedented force, pushing our social workers to jump into action and put their capabilities to the ultimate test. Thankfully, identifying...

March 12, 2018 | Andrew Weil, MD, Tamir Miloh, MD

We’ve been working with in an effort to show families how healthy eating can be attainable, palatable and enjoyable to make, and we’re eager to share the first original recipe video they crafted in collaboration with 10Ben and Video by Robot.

Kale guacamole


  • 4 oz. kale (blanched, dried and minced)
  • 1 poblano pepper (...
March 09, 2018 | Deidra Schaub, mother of patient

The past seven months have given me plenty of time and space to contemplate. One lesson from last year stands out, and serves as an umbrella for many other lessons. The fact is, we never truly know what others are going through. It takes effort and selflessness to put ourselves in other people’s shoes. I spent half of last year, and continue to be, immersed in a hidden world where you will see deep pain in more than one person’s face and feel an accompanying fear every single day. And in the next step, on the next face, you’ll see joy and feel a hope so true that you’ll question whether you’ve ever known either.

One day at the end of...