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October 23, 2017 | Nick Purcell, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, Megan Graham, PT, DPT, SCS, COSMT, CSCS

October is National Physical Therapy month and we invite you to read a little bit about who we are and what our profession strives to accomplish! During October we hope to bring additional awareness to the American Physical Therapy Association’s mission to transform society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience. 

At Texas Children’s Hospital, we strive to live out this mission every day. Our board-certified sports physical therapists work hard to provide personalized one-on-one evaluations and treatment plans to meet the specific needs of each athlete. As sports physical therapists we realize no two athletes are alike...

October 20, 2017 | Katherine Jennifer Leaming-Van Zandt, MD

October is Down Syndrome Awareness month! As many of us celebrate, advocate and support those with Down syndrome, my family and I thought we’d share our own personal journey of raising and loving a sweet, little boy named Joseph Dash. With enthusiasm and excitement, Dash’s older sisters, Maya and Emily, have also contributed to this blog … and, provide a wonderful perspective and reflective outlook on their little brother!   

When we first discovered our son had Trisomy 21, or Down syndrome, my husband and I were quite devastated. We were on, what seemed to be, an unending roller coaster powered by “what ifs.” Questions, such as, what...

October 19, 2017 | Javier Chinen, MD, PhD

Your child has started school or daycare and now he or she comes home with a runny nose, sneezing, and watery and itchy eyes. They say everyone in class is sneezing. 

During school time, children are exposed to others who might have viral infections; and during the Fall season, ragweed pollen, a potent allergen, is abundant in the air. The level of mold spores also increases, particularly in places recently flooded.

Is it a pollen/mold allergy or a cold? 

Both respiratory allergy reactions and colds can present with similar symptoms, and both can lead to more serious conditions, such as sinusitis or ear infections.

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October 17, 2017 | Jessie Marcet-Gonzalez, CPNP

As parents, we want our children to grow, learn and be healthy individuals to lead happy and successful lives. We want to provide our kids with the best nutrition, education and foundation in order to accomplish this. It’s important for our children to have good sleep architecture and a restful night in order to function adequately in school. Snoring and frequent arousals could be the result of enlarged tonsils and adenoids, leading to what is called sleep disordered breathing. Texas Children’s otolaryngologists take care of children with this complaint, as well as recurrent throat infections. A tonsillectomy, with or without adenoidectomy,...

October 16, 2017 | Lauren Shillinger, mother of patient

Photo credit: Karina Martinez Photography, Frederick, MD

Dear Dr. Curry, Dr. Weiner, Dr. Coorg and the medical team at Texas Children's Hospital,

This week we are celebrating ONE year out from two brain surgeries and our daughter, Brynleigh, still being seizure free! How could we ever begin to put into words the gift you have given our daughter and family? We are thankful, grateful and blessed. One year ago we were anxious about the surgeries and your team made us feel completely comfortable and at peace as we handed over our almost 3-year-old daughter to the surgical team. We will remember those weeks, moments and hours forever...

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