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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...

March 01, 2018 | Melissa Cunnyngham, LMSW

You might hear about social workers from time to time on the news, or maybe on your television screen. Many hear about social workers in relation to state protective agencies and welfare organizations. Did you know social workers are often employed in a wide variety of other settings, including schools, nursing homes, community nonprofit organizations, and even hospitals like Texas Children’s?

In fact, Texas Children’s Hospital employs over 100 social workers across our system, and we are all licensed by the State of Texas and hold a master’s degree in our field.

When we meet with you and your family, either physically or by...

February 28, 2018 |

This past Saturday, Feb. 24, hundreds of patients, family members, community advocates, health care providers and more joined Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine to gather at The Health Museum in Houston, raising awareness for rare diseases in observance of the upcoming Rare Disease Day.

In the United States, a disease or disorder is defined as rare when it affects fewer than 200,000 people at any given time. If the impact of the nearly 7,000 existing rare diseases is combined, this means 1 in 10 individuals suffer from a rare disease. These figures don’t even include unreported cases. There is no cure for the...

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