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October 26, 2018 | Anonymous, father of patient
Our family's journey | Texas Children's Hospital
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Three years ago, life changed dramatically for my family. Out of the blue, our daughter started developing mysterious symptoms over the course of a few months, which we didn’t piece together at first. She initially had intermittent night sweats and bruising on her lower legs, but the night sweats were infrequent and we attributed the bruising to the usual kid stuff. We didn’t think much of it.

When we visited our pediatrician for her well-child appointment, an enlarged lymph node was discovered and her blood was drawn for further testing. The next thing we...

October 19, 2018 | Mark W. Kline, MD
We wrote the book on pediatrics | Texas Children's Hospital

I always say that Texas Children’s Hospital is the best place in the world to be a pediatrician. We’re truly blessed to have so many reasons to be proud of this fantastic hospital. For example, through the education and training of medical students, pediatric residents and pediatric subspecialty fellows, Texas Children’s plays a vital role in ensuring that unborn children will have access to high-quality health care 10, 20 and 30 years from now. Every Baylor College of Medicine medical student, approximately 200 each year, does core...

October 17, 2018 | Taryn Edwards RN, MSN, FNP-C
Does your child have an asthma action plan? | Texas Children's Hospital

We’re finally back to familiar schedules and routines now that school is in session, but leaving children in the care of other adults can be understandably frightening for the parents of asthmatics. Whether your child is in school, at football practice or on a field trip, the reigns have to be handed over to other adults who know your child and their asthma background.

Prior to the beginning of the school year, most children will visit their pediatrician, primary care provider or...

October 15, 2018 | Nickolas Agathis, MD
Protecting children from sexual abuse in the #MeToo era | Texas Children's Hospital

Do you keep up with any modern social movements, such as #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter or #KeepFamiliesTogether? The conversations surrounding them are still grabbing widespread attention through social media and news headlines across the globe.

Fortunately, the collective power and influence behind these movements can shift attitudes, promote awareness, bring communities together and inspire advocacy/policy efforts on a wide range of issues. Unfortunately, we know real change doesn’t...

October 10, 2018 | Ryan Hill, PhD
LGBTQ youth and suicide risk - What can we do? | Texas Children's Hospital

Do you feel like discussions concerning mental health and suicide are everywhere in the media these days? I do, whether it’s from several news reports following celebrity deaths or even “Thirteen Reasons Why” on Netflix. This attention comes at a critical time, though. Suicide rates have steadily increased over the last decade, and losing any life to suicide is incredibly painful and tragic. I think most of us can agree suicide prevention is...