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December 29, 2020 | Rob Hofschulte PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS

As a physical therapist for the Sports Medicine Program at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, I see many pediatric and adolescent patients with chronic sports-related injuries. When we evaluate, diagnose and treat these athletes, our team uses an interdisciplinary approach to tailor every treatment plan, which allows us to meet the patient’s individualized needs and ensure the best possible outcomes.

When I first met my patient, Agnes Gonzalez, in July 2020, a knee injury caused her extreme pain. As a collegiate rower, Agnes, with the support of athletic trainers at her university, helped push her through the winter rowing season...

December 22, 2020 | Diana Martinez, Health Education Specialist, Texas Children’s Center for Childhood Injury Prevention

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As the holiday season continues, there are some things we need to keep in mind to have a safe and fun holiday season. Cooking, decorating and gifting, among other events, take place during this special time.  It’s important to enjoy, but also be cautious at the same time. Below are some tips to consider.

Burn and scald prevention tips

Fire/burn related injuries are among the leading ten causes of unintentional injury in children ages 0 to 5, with children 2 and younger at greatest risk. Something we shouldn’t forget is that young...

December 14, 2020 | Leila C. Sahni, PhD, MPH

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The past nine months have shown me that the things I treasure most in life are some of the simplest. I miss being able to hug my parents. I miss sitting my niece on my lap to share my dessert so she’ll sit still for just a little longer during family dinners. I miss doing home science experiments with my nephew. I miss traveling. I miss sitting around a campfire with friends. I miss walking my dogs or going for a run without having to wear a mask.

As an epidemiologist and vaccine advocate, I know that safe, effective vaccines are our best...

December 10, 2020 | Taryn Schuelke, CCLS, CPMT

When a child is diagnosed with a serious, life-limiting illness or has a complex medical condition requiring long-term care and treatment, facing this reality can be tough for patients and their families.

Whether it’s helping families understand their child’s illness and treatment options, coordinating their child’s inpatient, outpatient or in-home care, or assisting patients with pain management and other challenging symptoms that often accompany serious illnesses – emotional, psychological and spiritual distress – Texas Children’s Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) is ready to support them 24/7.

Our interdisciplinary team...

December 07, 2020 | Cathleen Morita

For Cathleen Morita, Mother’s Day weekend in 2003 sparked the first day of an amazing journey. It was the day her son, Chase, quietly came into this world. Soon after his birth, Cathleen waited patiently for a cry or even just a little sound from Chase. When large amounts of fluid were being aspirated from his lungs, Cathleen knew something was wrong – some call it a mother’s intuition.

“When I held Chase for the first time, he felt really floppy,” Cathleen said. “As a newborn, he slept a lot and didn’t cry when he was hungry. After he was fed, he couldn’t hold fluids down – it would come out of his nose and had to be aspirated at the...