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May 04, 2018 | Leslie Gray, mother of patient
Gabi's story | Texas Children's Hospital
Images courtesy of Leslie Gray

In the fall of 2015, Gabi was an active seventh grader – playing school volleyball, tackling club soccer and taking piano lessons on the side. When she started her athletic training program that June, she was suddenly plagued by intermittent pain and discomfort in her side. We thought the pain would subside with a few weeks of rest, but Gabi became ill and had difficulty breathing by November.

We eventually found ourselves at Texas Children’s, where a pulmonologist discovered fluid in Gabi’s lungs and advised us to rush to the emergency center to drain the fluid and seek the root cause...

May 03, 2018 | Catherine C. Zdunkewicz, library coordinator
Pi Beta Phi Family/Patient Library | Texas Children's Hospital

Since the recent passing of our beloved former First Lady of the United States, Barbara Bush, I’ve had time to reflect on our hospital’s commitment to promoting literacy – a cause she held very dear and undoubtedly a significant aspect of her legacy.

In 1983, Texas Children’s board member Virginia McFarland approached Physician-in-Chief Dr. Ralph Feigin to make her plea for a children’s library in the hospital. He agreed, if she...

May 03, 2018 | Courtney Lee, RDN, LD
Pantry Utilization | Texas Children's Hospital

Did someone say “spring cleaning?” It’s the perfect time to rid your pantry or fridge of all the loose-end food items that seem to have never made it into a dish. Instead of throwing them out, consider utilizing the below food hacks and try to make your forgotten pantry items go further for your family.

Pantry tips

Vegetables: Does it seem like your greens are going bad too quickly? Try cutting them up and mixing them into a breakfast frittata; zucchini, spinach, mushrooms and...

May 02, 2018 | Peter R. Ermis, MD
Congenital Heart Disease | Texas Children's Hospital

“What do you know about your heart?” I typically ask this question when I encounter a new patient in the Texas Children’s adult congenital cardiology clinic. I ask this probably hundreds of times every year, and I’m always met with a wide range of responses. Sometimes I have young adults who can list off his/her congenital heart disease (CHD) diagnoses and discuss the precise details of their conditions, but I’m more often met with a shrug of the shoulders and a helpless glance over to the parents. 

For adult congenital cardiology providers, we...

May 01, 2018 | Juan Carlos Bernini, MD
Vannie Cook Clinic | Texas Children's Hospital

The Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children’s Cancer and Hematology Clinic, located in McAllen, Texas, is the only comprehensive pediatric cancer and hematology treatment facility in South Texas. Dr. Juan Carlos Bernini is the clinic’s medical director, and he has answered a handful of questions about the clinic below.

1. Why was the clinic established? Who had a hand in its development?

The Vannie Cook Clinic was a major team effort between the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Cancer Foundation, Baylor...