E.g., 03/2018
E.g., 03/2018

Recent Comments

March 23, 2018 | Brandi Gandy, mother of patient

My life was forever changed on Dec. 6, 2010. This was my D-Day; the day I learned my daughter would be born with several severe heart defects. In that moment, it felt like the earth had stopped spinning. Even after eight years, I can still recall my exact emotions through these moments with sharp accuracy. I don’t know how to best describe all of these emotions together, but I can at least say it felt like I was free falling. I couldn’t feel my stomach. I was light-headed. It was like experiencing a theme park ride that I didn’t ask to be on, a ride I didn’t even realize I was on until it was approaching the big drop. It was a free fall with...

March 22, 2018 | Elizabeth Peña, health educator specialist

Did you know poisoning is the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States? Every day, over 300 children and adolescents visit emergency centers for poisoning treatment, and many of these cases are completely preventable. Since more than 90 percent of poisonings occur at home, it’s critical to make sure your home is safe.

“Is my home appropriately poison proofed for children?” This is always an important question to ponder, whether you have children or not. I could list dozens of poisons that we, as adults, safely interact with on a daily basis, but many of the most formidable poisons with potential to harm children are...

March 20, 2018 | Juan L. Benavides, LMSW

Countless families find themselves at Texas Children’s when a child has been diagnosed with a chronic, lifelong condition, and these situations undoubtedly impact the whole family. Several questions will begin to float in the air following the initial diagnosis, causing a lot of fear and anxiety. How will we afford these medical bills? Is my child going to be able to go to school? Will our lives ever feel normal again? Our social workers at Texas Children’s are available to help navigate these families through uncertainty, providing an ongoing, supportive presence alongside a variety of helpful resources throughout the patient’s journey of...

March 19, 2018 | Andrew Weil, MD, Tamir Miloh, MD

We’ve been working with True Food Kitchen in an effort to show families how healthy eating can be attainable, palatable and enjoyable to make, and we’re eager to share the first original recipe video they crafted in collaboration with 10Ben and Video by Robot.

Lettuce cups...

March 19, 2018 | Cariolyn Thiede, RDN, LD

Do you often notice your child complaining of hunger shortly after a full meal? If your child eats large portions during meals but quickly begins reaching, or asking, for snacks, these patterns can lead to overeating throughout the day. Every child consumes food differently, but constant hunger unfortunately has the potential to cause excessive weight gain and other nutrition-related medical conditions in children.

If you’re interested in remedying your child’s frequent hunger, first try to focus on incorporating appropriate foods into his/her meals that will provide stronger, lengthier feelings of satiety. If needed, you can also...