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E.g., 12/2017

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December 12, 2017 | Julie Kaplow, PhD, ABPP

The holidays can be a difficult time for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one, but can be especially hard for children. Children typically look forward to to the holiday season all year, but after experiencing the death of a loved one, holiday gatherings and celebrations can be especially difficult. Being around people and places that are reminders of the deceased can be emotionally painful for bereaved families.

This tip sheet provides suggestions for how parents and caregivers can help their bereaved children cope with the holiday season. Although some suggestions might seem overwhelming, trying each suggestion out, one by one,...

December 11, 2017 | Neha Seth, MD

I had the pleasure of evaluating a 1-year-old female for Amoxicillin allergy. Mother shared her daughter had a cold for a week, but seemed to be getting better. She then developed a fever of 102. She was seen by her pediatrician the next day and was diagnosed with her first ear infection and started on Amoxicillin twice a day. 

The patient was starting to get better, but then on the fifth day she woke up with a rash all over and her mother became concerned that her daughter was having an allergic reaction. Amoxicillin was stopped and her mother has been concerned about giving her the medication ever since.

About 5 to 10 percent...

December 08, 2017 | Courtney L. Kassow, MPAS, PA-C

The Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program at Texas Children’s Hospital started in 2004 when Dr. Mary Brandt wanted to offer a program with a surgical option to help our teenage patients struggling with their weight and the health problems that usually come along with being obese.

Our program was designed to provide options for patients who have failed medical (non-surgical) weight management and suffer from serious medical conditions that when left untreated, can lead to severe long-term consequences. All surgeries are performed to help patients achieve a healthy weight and a reduction in their associated medical conditions. 

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December 07, 2017 | Michelle Fritsch, social worker

I often find the need to explain how and why I work with children with cancer and their families. At a party, in the grocery store, at a conference, strangers will ask, “What do you do?” I explain that I work with children with cancer and their families. The next statement is always “I don’t know how you do that, I couldn’t do it.”  Invariably, I explain my ability and frankly my desire to stay in this field.  

I consistently reply that I love working with these families. Period. Easy to state, but hard to explain. Children are children, no matter the circumstance. They want to run, play, eat, stay up late, defy gravity and break rules...

December 05, 2017 | Dr. Rebecca Frontz, DO, MS, Texas Children's Urgent Care - Cinco Ranch

It’s not surprising that every fall we begin to see an increase in the number of sick patients at . With kids being in close contact to other students in the classroom, and specific illnesses being more prominent this time of year, children are likely to catch a cold or two. On average, younger school-aged children get six to 12 colds or illnesses each school year.  When children get older, they tend to get fewer illnesses as they gain immunity to some viruses that cause many of these common illnesses. However, with some colds lasting up to 14 days, these...

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