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July 17, 2018 | Shunte Deckard and Corazone Ware, parents of patient
Lance's story: The beat goes on | Texas Children's Hospital
Images courtesy of Shunte Deckard

The melodies of “The Wiggles” are coming from the living room TV as a toddler stands in the center of the room, pretending to play his blue Mickey Mouse guitar. Lance has a passion for playing instruments. As his father and I glance at him, we remember how four years ago we never thought we’d see him grow into such a vibrant, intelligent boy.

I will never forget 2014. When I was 18 weeks pregnant, my OB/GYN suggested a cervical cerclage considering a previous miscarriage of mine. My pregnancy was considered high-risk, so we monitored and checked in weekly with our...

July 16, 2018 | Lauren Kronisch, RD, LD
5 tips for eating local in Houston | Texas Children's Hospital

Visit your local farmer’s market. Lots of our produce items travel from other states and from countries such as Mexico and Guatemala, but we have local options are available here in the city and surrounding areas. Greater Houston is fortunate to feature several urban farmers markets, which offer a wide variety of goods produced close to home. Consider these options:

If you’re buying store produce or...

July 13, 2018 | Tristen Brown, patient
Tristen's story: Finally breathing with ease | Texas Children's Hospital
Images courtesy of Tristen Brown and Sharon Varley

I was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder, when I was born in 2001. I was like most kids growing up – active and filled with energy. I was pretty healthy throughout most of my adolescence, too. When time passed, I was hospitalized frequently from repeated cystic fibrosis exacerbations. In early 2016, my health started to decline when I was a freshman in high school. I had to stop attending public school and start online school once I realized I was falling behind in my schoolwork due to the hospitalizations. This allowed me to do schoolwork...

July 10, 2018 | Dinah Godwin, LCSW
Why the long wait for behavioral and developmental evaluation? | Texas Children's Hospital

Imagine taking your 4-year-old daughter to the pediatrician for her well child visit, where you expect to hear the usual “she’s doing great – see you next year!” This time, though, your doctor is throwing out words such as “speech delay,” “unusual behavior” and “lack of eye contact.” Your doctor puts in a referral to developmental pediatrics, telling you to call if you don’t hear anything in the next two weeks.

Most parents are in panic mode at this point, seeking input from family and friends and frantically...

July 09, 2018 | Daniel J. Ashton, MD

My name is and I’m one of nine pediatric interventional radiologists practicing at Texas Children’s Hospital. We often get questions on what exactly interventional radiology entails and how we treat our patients, alongside inquiries about our backgrounds and qualifications.

We go through four years of medical school, just like all other physicians, and then specialize in interpreting medical images (...

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