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E.g., 06/2021
June 21, 2021 | Juan Carlos Bernini, MD

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On June 21, 2001, The Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children’s Cancer and Hematology Clinic in McAllen, Texas, first opened its doors to patients and their families in the Rio Grande Valley. Since then, our clinic has provided care to more than 10,500 patients and recorded more than 94,000 patient visits. We are so incredibly proud to serve this great community and help improve the lives of children and their families affected by cancer and blood disorders. I look forward to celebrating this incredible milestone all year with my staff, our donors, volunteers and the entire Rio Grande Valley community!...

June 18, 2021 | Stephanie Chapman, PhD, The Center for Children and Women, https://www.jointhecenter.org/providers/stephanie-chapman-phd

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Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19, commemorates the final Texas emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. In 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, Union soldiers rode into Galveston, Texas, and delivered the message of freedom to one of the last pockets of the confederate south. Celebrating freedom, Juneteenth is always a joyous holiday to observe, even more so after a long year of missed celebrations and postponed festivities. Juneteenth is also an incredibly meaningful date to celebrate this year, marking a year where our nation has grappled with issues of racism and...

June 08, 2021 | Rebecca Hutchinson, RN, BSN, CDCES

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Approximately 34.2 million (or 10%) of children and adults are living with diabetes in the U.S. Diabetes is a life-long disease that occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin resulting in elevated blood sugar levels. To keep glucose levels in check, patients with diabetes are required to take multiple blood glucose tests and insulin injections per day. If this condition is not controlled properly, diabetes can cause serious health problems such as heart disease, kidney disease, nerve damage, eye damage and foot damage. It’s so important to...

June 04, 2021 | Kriti Puri, MBBS, FAAP, FACC

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As a pediatric cardiologist and critical care physician at Texas Children’s Heart Center®, I provide care to infants and children with complex heart disease, including congenital and acquired heart disease, advanced heart failure and heart transplantation. Every day, I have the opportunity to work with so many dedicated teams focused on improving outcomes for these patients requiring incredibly specialized and cutting-edge cardiac care. In addition to supporting our brave heart warriors and their families, I am passionate about another cause that is...

May 26, 2021 | Kimberly G. Yen, MD

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As chief of Ophthalmology at Texas Children’s, I oversee a dedicated team of diverse subspecialists who provide care to children here and from around the world in need of medical or surgical treatment for eye disorders and plastic surgery of the eyes. Today, we have a robust Ophthalmology Division which includes 14 surgeons and three optometrists who serve patients across Greater Houston and in Austin. We also have a fantastic group of ophthalmic technicians and support staff who add to this team effort.

When I think about our subspecialty, ophthalmology combines the best of...

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