E.g., 06/2018
E.g., 06/2018
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...

March 08, 2018 | Stanley W. Spinner, MD

The first year of your child’s life is filled with rapid growth and weight gain. It’s normal for new parents to wonder if their child is growing normally. Whether you’re breastfeeding or formula feeding, closely monitoring your child’s feeding habits can help you determine their progress.

Feeding

During the first weeks of life, your child should be feeding every two to three hours. Nursing mothers should estimate 15-20 minutes on the first side, and 20-30 minutes on the second, sometimes longer. Nursing mothers should focus their attention on how much time they’re spending nursing rather than just on the amount...

March 06, 2018 | Tara L. Rosenberg, MD

The at Texas Children’s Hospital is a multidisciplinary group of experts from a variety of medical and surgical backgrounds who specialize in vascular malformations and vascular tumors. We’re dedicated to providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art treatment to patients with these disorders. Vascular anomalies result from the abnormal development and growth of vascular tissues, such as arteries, veins and capillaries. Some of these conditions are apparent at birth, while others aren’t prominent until months or years...

March 05, 2018 | Andrew Weil, MD, Tamir Miloh, MD

It’s common to lead a busy, fast-paced life, and regular days are often packed with numerous priorities and obligations when you run a family with children. It’s also common to overlook nutritious eating if faster, cheaper options are available, especially when you’re short on time, energy, food stability, etc.

Unfortunately, these eating habits can potentially bring significant consequences. Obesity is serious, costly and dangerously common...

March 02, 2018 | Anne Imber, mother of patient

Transitioning through the tumultuous teen years is even more challenging with Type 1 diabetes (T1D). No one knows this better than Tristan Edgar and our family. Tristan was diagnosed with this chronic condition at age 12. T1D is an autoimmune disease in which the pancreas stops producing insulin. Without insulin, the body is unable to manage blood glucose levels. 

Creating a good support team is essential for parents managing this condition for their children. The endocrinology clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital provides expert endocrinologists, experienced CDEs (certified diabetes educators) and nursing staff to support the 24/7...

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