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June 25, 2018 | Stephanie Chapman, Ph.D.
Mindfulness | Texas Children's Hospital

Do you know what mindfulness is? In our busy world, many of us are often kept from appreciating and focusing on the present moments we face, either from packed schedules, intrusive thoughts and/or electronic distractions.

Mindfulness stems from the concept of becoming fully aware and present in certain moments of our lives, whilst trying to accept each moment without judgment. It’s traditionally taught through yoga, tai chi, meditation or reflection, but is also accessible through a wide variety...

June 25, 2018 | Ryan K. Krasnosky, MPAS, PA-C
Pediatric Surgery Physician Assistant Fellowship | Texas Children's Hospital
Images courtesy of Allen Kramer

Why did you choose Texas Children's Pediatric Surgery Fellowship for Physician Assistants?

My love for pediatrics commenced with my very first clinical rotation while in PA school at Baylor College of Medicine, and was matched only by the excitement I experienced while doing my Emergency Medicine and Surgery rotations. This fellowship was the perfect conduit with which to amalgamate these passions, offering the ability to work with a pediatric population in high-acuity care settings. I have already learned so much more than I had previously imagined...

June 22, 2018 | Shauntelle Tynan, patient
Shauntelle Tynan | Texas Children's Hospital
Images courtesy of Shauntelle Tynan

I started noticing skin rashes across my body when I was 11 years old, but I didn’t think much of them at first because they eventually went away. I assumed they were caused by sensitive skin or maybe by a product I had been using, but the rashes mysteriously appeared again three years later. This time, the rashes were more painful and came with many other side effects, including constant thirstiness. I was eventually drinking several gallons of water every day, and I had no clue as to why I felt so dehydrated. It honestly embarrassed me!

I couldn’t explain to my...

June 20, 2018 | Jessie Marcet-Gonzalez, CPNP
Epistaxis | Texas Children's Hospital

The nose is an incredibly vascular structure, and the Kiesselbach’s plexus in the front part of the nose is the most common site for epistaxis, or nosebleeds, in children.

Epistaxis can result from trauma to the nose, mucosal irritation, inflammatory disease and septal or vasculature abnormality. In adults, hypertension (high blood pressure) can also contribute to nosebleeds. This is rare in children.

It’s important to remember that children with bleeding disorders are often at risk for recurrent...

June 19, 2018 | Tiffany M. McKee-Garrett, MD
Jaundice | Texas Children's Hospital

It can be difficult for parents to watch their newborn’s tender heel get poked with a needle for a blood draw. However, the necessity of this screening, alongside the information gleaned from just a few drops of blood, is critical to your baby’s health. Some of this blood is blotted onto a filter paper card and then sent off to the Texas Newborn Screening (NBS) Laboratory in Austin.

Some of the blood collected from the heel stick is also tested for bilirubin. This is done in hospital laboratories, and results are...

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