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March 29, 2018 | Shelly Nalbone, CPNP, Certified Breastfeeding Specialist

Your child is running a fever and complaining of a sore throat, so you call your pediatrician’s office for an appointment. Your pediatrician doesn’t have any available appointments, but you’re told the nurse practitioner and/or physician assistant on duty can see your child. Is this OK? What is a nurse practitioner? What is a physician assistant? Are they qualified to take care of my child? What if my child needs a prescription? Many parents express these concerns, and have asked the same exact questions. 

Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are also called advanced practice providers (APPs). They hold master’s...

March 27, 2018 | Blair Alger, LMSW

“Oh wow! Your job definitely sounds challenging, but I bet it’s rewarding, too.” I think social workers are often accustomed to these kinds of comments. In fact, one rewarding aspect for social workers at Texas Children’s Hospital, including myself, is our ability to provide support to other care team members throughout the hospital system. Whether it’s a nurse, dietitian, physician, child life specialist, chaplain or housekeeping staff member, our social workers strive to create a safe, inclusive working environment where care members feel comfortable seeking support and guidance, in both formal and non-formal settings. In our department of...

March 27, 2018 | Katina M. Lara, MS, RDN, LD

It’s not easy convincing children to eat healthy, natural foods – especially vegetables. Luckily, we’re now in spring, the season of new beginnings! Now is a great time to start getting your little ones interested in colorful, nutritious vegetables.

First, let’s start by rephrasing that last sentence for the kiddos. It’s a great time to find gold at the end of the vegetable rainbow, crossing a wide variety of vibrant foods – rosy radishes, red tomatoes, orange carrots, yellow squash, green kale, purple eggplants and white cauliflower, for example. Who doesn’t love rainbows?

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March 26, 2018 | Andrew Weil, MD, Tamir Miloh, MD

We’ve been working with in an effort to show families how healthy eating can be attainable, palatable and enjoyable to make, and we’re eager to share the final original recipe video they crafted in collaboration with 10Ben and Video by Robot.

It’s possible to...

March 23, 2018 | Brandi Gandy, mother of patient

My life was forever changed on Dec. 6, 2010. This was my D-Day; the day I learned my daughter would be born with several severe heart defects. In that moment, it felt like the earth had stopped spinning. Even after eight years, I can still recall my exact emotions through these moments with sharp accuracy. I don’t know how to best describe all of these emotions together, but I can at least say it felt like I was free falling. I couldn’t feel my stomach. I was light-headed. It was like experiencing a theme park ride that I didn’t ask to be on, a ride I didn’t even realize I was on until it was approaching the big drop. It was a free fall with...