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February 06, 2018 | Jenny Rodgers, mother of patient

You can find Jenny's first two blog posts on Aiden below:

About four years ago, our son Aiden was prenatally diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). We were told he would be born with half of a functioning heart. I was 20 weeks pregnant, very scared for the future of our baby boy and had 19 weeks until I...

February 05, 2018 | Heather Lukolyo, MD, MPH

No family in the world should have to navigate their child’s cancer journey alone.

Yesterday marked World Cancer Day, a global event set to unite the world’s population in the fight against cancer. It aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action. Currently, 8.8 million people die from cancer worldwide every year, out of which, 4 million people die prematurely.

“People in villages do not know about cancer. We need to tell them it can be treated,” one parent of a cancer patient...

February 02, 2018 | Betul Yilmaz Furtun, MD

Precordial catch syndrome (PCS) is a common cause of chest pain complaints in children and adolescents. It also occurs, though less frequently, in adults. PCS episodes most often happen at rest, while sitting or lying down or during a sudden change in posture. PCS manifests itself as a sharp, often very intense pain which is typically on the left side of the chest. This pain is often exacerbated by inspiration, or breathing in.

It is not uncommon for patients to be concerned that this sharp pain is due to a heart attack, but fortunately the type of pain seen with PCS is localized and short lived, typically lasting only 30 seconds to 3...

February 01, 2018 | Claire E. Bocchini, MD

The 2017-2018 flu season started early and, so far, appears to be more severe than the past two seasons. We saw influenza-related activity dramatically increase during the last week of December, and this activity is currently considered to be widespread across most of the United States. Check your state’s most recent surveillance report . We’re hoping to see this season peak sometime in January or February, but flu season typically lingers well into the spring, sometimes as late as April or May. So, it’s important to be prepared and ready to protect yourself from the flu until...

January 30, 2018 | Ellis M. Arjmand, MD, PhD, MMM

Texas Children's is home to the largest pediatric otolaryngology program in the nation. Pediatric otolaryngologists, also known as ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeons, are responsible for treating children who have medical conditions of the ear, nose, throat, and head and neck. Our 29 surgeons and 10 advanced practice providers offer a...