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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 (...

July 06, 2018 | Anonymous, mother of patient
Peter’s story: Fighting for relief from a painful pediatric varicocele | Texas Children's Hospital

My 14-year-old son, Peter, asked me to bring him some ice when I stopped by his room to say goodnight one evening this past February. When I asked if he wanted it with water, he replied: “No, I need to put it on a pain I’m having. Can you bring it in a bag?”

This marked the start of a five-week lesson in pediatric varicoceles, which involved constant pain for Peter, embarrassment over the part of his body involved and ultimately (and unexpectedly) a great outcome right in our backyard from a skilled pediatric...

July 05, 2018 | Deborah Alford, PPCNP-BC
Teething tips: New information for parents | Texas Children's Hospital

Imagine yourself as the parent of an adorable 4-month-old baby. You’ve successfully survived the first few months of this delightful new chapter of parenthood. Then, just as your bundle of joy is sleeping long hours, expressing himself with cooing and laughing and reaching out to your smiling face, he suddenly starts to drool and chew on everything within reach, resulting in interrupted sleep patterns from bouts of unexplained fussiness. These changes might be signs of teething in your baby. In these cases, knowledge is...

July 04, 2018 | Annie Trostel, health education specialist
Be safe with holiday fireworks | Texas Children's Hospital

Happy Independence Day! The Fourth of July is officially here, meaning many will be out purchasing and using fireworks to celebrate tonight, and likely throughout the weekend. Fireworks are undoubtedly exciting and beautiful to watch, but it’s important to remember the dangers they pose to both adults and children alike.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, nearly 300 people visit emergency centers across the nation every day during this holiday weekend with firework-related...

July 03, 2018 | Annie W. Kerr, MD, FAAP
Taking “The Wonder Weeks” with a grain of salt | Texas Children's

Whether you’ve had a baby in the past few years or you’re currently pregnant, some well-meaning friend has probably recommended getting your hands on a copy of “.” Many tout this No. 1 bestselling book as the closest thing to an instruction manual on babies for new mothers worldwide, alongside the award-winning smart phone app that helps parents track their baby’s mental development with personalized weekly calendars. As a pediatrician and a...

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