E.g., 11/2017
E.g., 11/2017

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September 18, 2017 | Haley, summer junior volunteer

For each and every person, art takes on a new, different meaning. It could mean something expensive and interesting to look at in a museum. It could mean mindless doodles in class. It could mean scribbled drawings done by toddlers on a refrigerator. To me, art means something more. To me, art is healing.

My name is Haley, and I currently work as a summer junior volunteer in the Periwinkle Arts in Medicine Program led by Carol Herron in the Cancer and Hematology Centers at Texas Children’s Hospital. In January, I did an independent study at Texas Children’s that observed the...

September 15, 2017 | Mary Cho, mother of patients

I have two daughters. Chloe is an outgoing, inquisitive 8-year old, an “old soul,” as I call her. My younger one, 5-year old Layla, is sweet and loving. They are just like other girls their age and simply perfect in my eyes. 

My pregnancy with Chloe was normal up until the last month. My physician was concerned that the baby was small and was hardly moving. Chloe was delivered by an emergency C-section. In the recovery room, I kept drifting in and out of consciousness. As an obstetrics and gynecology nurse, I remember thinking, “This is so strange. This isn’t normal.” Soon after, I passed out. When I came around briefly, I remember...

September 14, 2017 | Katherine Jennifer Leaming-Van Zandt, MD

During, and soon after, the recent hurricane, patients arrived at our pediatric emergency center with a variety of concerns and symptoms. As children, families and communities continue to recover, and as access to some pediatricians’ offices and urgent care clinics remain limited (by their location/hours), I thought I’d review the causes, signs, symptoms and treatment options of some of the more common childhood illnesses and injuries we have recently seen and treated at Texas Children’s emergency centers.

While riding out the storm at Texas Children’s West Campus emergency center, I evaluated and treated quite a few children with...

September 12, 2017 | Jeremy S. Slone, MD, MPH

Grace's diagnosis

Grace Abraham is a 19-year-old survivor of osteosarcoma, a malignant bone cancer. All cancer journeys are unique, but her story is unlikely to be duplicated. Two years ago, Grace had the opportunity to visit the University of Nebraska on an from her home in Botswana. What started as the adventure of a lifetime took a dire turn.

In her own words:

What had been a nice day immediately turned sour upon hearing these words, ''The Chief Radiologist in the area has viewed the images we took this morning; he...

September 11, 2017 | Avina Nguyen, CHES

Food allergies have been a growing concern for many years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), food allergies amongst children has increased by 50 percent between 1997 and 2011. About 1 in 13 children have a food allergy. That is roughly two kids in each classroom.

Many food-allergic kids and individuals can tell you how having an allergy has negatively impacted their lives and resulted in their exclusion from everyday activities that most take for granted (going to restaurants, sleepovers, eating with friends, etc.). You would never think having food allergies could be empowering.

However, a...