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July 05, 2017 | Danny H. Danziger, MD, FAAP

What is an appropriate age for my child to get their ears pierced? Is it safe?

When the piercing is performed carefully and cared for correctly, there is little to no risk, no matter the age of the child. However, I would recommend waiting until your child can take care of the pierced site themselves. 

Who should pierce my child’s ears?

Have a doctor, nurse or an experienced technician perform the piercing. At the time of the piercing a disinfectant, like rubbing alcohol, should be used to reduce the risk of infection. Gold-post earrings should be used as the first earring after the piercing because gold reduces the...

June 29, 2017 | Nick Purcell, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, sports physical therapist

June 28, 2017 | Charles D. Fraser, Jr., MD, Daniel J. Penny, MD, PhD

We are excited to announce Texas Children’s Heart Center® ranks as the best place in the nation for children to receive cardiology and heart surgery care by U.S. News & World Report in their 2017-18 edition of Best Children’s Hospitals.

This recognition is truly a testament to the hard work, determination and pioneering spirit of the many clinicians and individuals who helped paved the way for Texas Children’s to be...

June 27, 2017 | Trudy Leidich, assistant vice president quality and safety


We are proud to share Texas Children’s Hospital continues to earn national recognition as a leader in pediatric health care, ranking fourth among the approximately 187 pediatric centers surveyed by U.S. News & World Report in their 2017-18 edition of Best Children’s Hospitals.

June 26, 2017 | Summer Orta, mother of patient


Nov. 20, 2015 … Our cherished baby Andrew lay cradled in my arms for the very first time. Labor and delivery proceeded beautifully and life was as it should be.