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March 27, 2018 | Blair Alger, LMSW

“Oh wow! Your job definitely sounds challenging, but I bet it’s rewarding, too.” I think social workers are often accustomed to these kinds of comments. In fact, one rewarding aspect for social workers at Texas Children’s Hospital, including myself, is our ability to provide support to other care team members throughout the hospital system. Whether it’s a nurse, dietitian, physician, child life specialist, chaplain or housekeeping staff member, our social workers strive to create a safe, inclusive working environment where care members feel comfortable seeking support and guidance, in both formal and non-formal settings. In our department of...

March 27, 2018 | Katina M. Lara, MS, RDN, LD

It’s not easy convincing children to eat healthy, natural foods – especially vegetables. Luckily, we’re now in spring, the season of new beginnings! Now is a great time to start getting your little ones interested in colorful, nutritious vegetables.

First, let’s start by rephrasing that last sentence for the kiddos. It’s a great time to find gold at the end of the vegetable rainbow, crossing a wide variety of vibrant foods – rosy radishes, red tomatoes, orange carrots, yellow squash, green kale, purple eggplants and white cauliflower, for example. Who doesn’t love rainbows?

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March 26, 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 final original recipe video they crafted in collaboration with 10Ben and Video by Robot.

It’s possible to...

March 23, 2018 | Brandi Gandy, mother of patient

My life was forever changed on Dec. 6, 2010. This was my D-Day; the day I learned my daughter would be born with several severe heart defects. In that moment, it felt like the earth had stopped spinning. Even after eight years, I can still recall my exact emotions through these moments with sharp accuracy. I don’t know how to best describe all of these emotions together, but I can at least say it felt like I was free falling. I couldn’t feel my stomach. I was light-headed. It was like experiencing a theme park ride that I didn’t ask to be on, a ride I didn’t even realize I was on until it was approaching the big drop. It was a free fall with...

March 22, 2018 | Elizabeth Peña, health educator specialist

Did you know poisoning is the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States? Every day, over 300 children and adolescents visit emergency centers for poisoning treatment, and many of these cases are completely preventable. Since more than 90 percent of poisonings occur at home, it’s critical to make sure your home is safe.

“Is my home appropriately poison proofed for children?” This is always an important question to ponder, whether you have children or not. I could list dozens of poisons that we, as adults, safely interact with on a daily basis, but many of the most formidable poisons with potential to harm children are...