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August 14, 2020 | Dr. Sara Rizvi

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Wearing a mask or face covering is important for your child and family, and keeps your loved ones and community safe by helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Did you know certain activities like talking, laughing and singing generate respiratory secretions that are projected away from you and towards others? Yuck!

This is how many respiratory diseases spread. 

Covering your mouth and nose with a mask or face covering helps prevent the transmission of COVID-19 to others by blocking the spread of those secretions—and if...

August 03, 2020 | Dr. Amelia Decker

Everett is a happy child, always finding ways to have fun. He has a whole lot of energy and is always bouncing about. Most of the time, he has a wonderfully upbeat temperament, except when he doesn’t get his favorite goldfish snack. Now that makes him really mad and you will likely find him walking around stomping his foot! 

My husband and I feel grateful when he squeals with delight as he watches or reads about the antics of his favorite character, Buzz Lightyear, from Toy Story. Just a few...

July 22, 2020 | Galit Holzmann-Pazgal, MD
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As we near the end of summer and schools share their plans for reopening, there are, undoubtedly, many questions parents and caregivers have due to COVID-19’s impact on our communities. There are certainly no easy, one-size-fits-all answers to these questions. After all, we are facing an unprecedented situation. Both the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and...

July 17, 2020 | Sadiqa Cash, PhD
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While we try our best to protect children from things that may hurt them, we must also provide them with tools they need to overcome adversity. The following strategies are helpful ways to teach your Black child to be resilient in the face of racism, through self-love and community.

Representation matters

One of the many ways in which racism and discrimination present is through a lack of representation. It is not uncommon that Black children in the United States spend years in the education system before having a...

July 15, 2020 | Audrey McKim, Child Life Activity Coordinator

I walked into her room, she gave me a sly smile, rubbed her hands together slowly and asked, “Ready to lose?” Then, she set out the deck of cards. 

A teenage girl diagnosed with cancer in the midst of a pandemic. While that may seem like an added element of isolation in a time when isolation is paramount, in fact she was gaining an entire new group of people ready to support her – our community on the inpatient unit of the Cancer and Hematology Centers at Texas Children’s Hospital.

In the Cancer Center, we have the privilege of getting to know patients and families well because of their lengthy or frequent admissions. 

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