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November 12, 2019 | Holly Phan-Tran, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC, Mary Frances Musso, DO
Snoring | Texas Children's Hospital Orthopedics

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While nearly half of adults snore, loud snoring is not common in children and can be concerning, especially when snoring gets in the way of a good night sleep.

What does it mean to snore?

Pediatric sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is a general term for breathing difficulties during sleep. Snoring is a noise caused by vibration of the uvula and soft palate in the back of the throat.

The loudness is determined by how much air is passing through, vibration of the throat...

November 06, 2019 | Julie Kaplow, PhD, ABPP
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It’s the same conversation every time – at a party, boarding an airplane, waiting in line at the grocery store – when a well-meaning stranger asks me what I do for work.

“I help grieving children.”

Then comes the long pause, often followed by a look of genuine concern. “Wow – I don’t know how you’re able to do that,” they say. “It must be depressing.”

To some extent, they’re right. It’s depressing to know that young children and adolescents in our own backyard are facing significant...

October 28, 2019 | Maria Gabriela Buheis, MD, FAAP

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It’s almost Halloween and chances are you have seen teal pumpkins, teal buckets or teal smiley jack-o-lanterns at your local retail stores. You may have also even seen them at doorsteps or decorating the front yards of some of your neighbors. What are they, and what do they mean?

The Teal Pumpkin Project® was created by the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) organization, to promote food allergy awareness during this time of the year – which can be quite stressful for children with food allergies.

Food...

October 16, 2019 | Rebecca Frontz, DO
Keeping kids healthy during the school year | Texas Children's Hospital
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It’s not surprising that every fall we begin to see an increase in the number of sick patients at Texas Children’s Urgent Care. With kids being in close contact to other students in the classroom, and specific illnesses being more prominent this time of year, children are likely to catch a cold or two. On average, younger school-aged children get six to 12 colds or illnesses each school year.  When children get older, they tend to get fewer illnesses as they gain...

October 14, 2019 | Kristi King, MPH, RD, LD

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It is no surprise the sheer amount of non-dairy milk options and opinions circulating our society and grocery stores today. As a result, choosing a milk for your child can quickly become a source of confusion.

Questions like: should my child stop drinking dairy milk? Are plant-based milks a good substitute for diary milk? Does chocolate milk supply the nutrients my child needs?

These are all questions Kristi King, senior clinical dietician Texas Children’s, answers below to help you make an informed decision about...

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