E.g., 12/2017
E.g., 12/2017

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December 08, 2017 | Courtney L. Kassow, MPAS, PA-C

The Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program at Texas Children’s Hospital started in 2004 when Dr. Mary Brandt wanted to offer a program with a surgical option to help our teenage patients struggling with their weight and the health problems that usually come along with being obese.

Our program was designed to provide options for patients who have failed medical (non-surgical) weight management and suffer from serious medical conditions that when left untreated, can lead to severe long-term consequences. All surgeries are performed to help patients achieve a healthy weight and a reduction in their associated medical conditions. 

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December 07, 2017 | Michelle Fritsch, social worker

I often find the need to explain how and why I work with children with cancer and their families. At a party, in the grocery store, at a conference, strangers will ask, “What do you do?” I explain that I work with children with cancer and their families. The next statement is always “I don’t know how you do that, I couldn’t do it.”  Invariably, I explain my ability and frankly my desire to stay in this field.  

I consistently reply that I love working with these families. Period. Easy to state, but hard to explain. Children are children, no matter the circumstance. They want to run, play, eat, stay up late, defy gravity and break rules...

December 05, 2017 | Dr. Rebecca Frontz, DO, MS, Texas Children's Urgent Care - Cinco Ranch

It’s not surprising that every fall we begin to see an increase in the number of sick patients at . With kids being in close contact to other students in the classroom, and specific illnesses being more prominent this time of year, children are likely to catch a cold or two. On average, younger school-aged children get six to 12 colds or illnesses each school year.  When children get older, they tend to get fewer illnesses as they gain immunity to some viruses that cause many of these common illnesses. However, with some colds lasting up to 14 days, these...

December 04, 2017 | Angela G. Mittal, MD

Kidney Stone Clinic at Texas Children's provides comprehensive care for children and adolescents who have, previously had or currently have kidney stones.

Our multidisciplinary team of specialists includes a pediatric urologist, nephrologist and a dietician, who will evaluate all patients with a medical history, physical exam, laboratory evaluation and imaging tests. The types of imaging used in diagnosing and following kidney stones are ultrasounds, abdominal X-rays and CT scans. Our team works closely to treat current stone disease and to reduce the risk of forming any in the future. 

When given permission from parents, our...

December 01, 2017 | Helena & Brennan Reilly, parents

“Science has not caught up with Avery yet!”

That is what we often heard from doctors about our 9-year old, Avery, the youngest of our four daughters. 

Avery was a full-term baby and had a perfectly normal birth. When she was just a few months old, we noticed she was not moving as much as our other children had at that age. After discussing with her pediatrician, , at her 4-month checkup, we made an appointment with , a neurologist at Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr....

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