A couple weeks ago, we had our first Teen Transition Night in the Texas Children's Heart Center. The turn-out was great! We were amazed at how many teens and parents attended. Our guest speaker was Tommy Ho, former professional tennis player and the youngest player ever to play in the U.S. Open and Wimbledon.
Over a dozen kids participated and it was great to see parents working alongside their children to create images for their films.
As the Chief of Anesthesiology at Texas Children's Hospital, I am well aware of the raised public awareness about the possible effects of anesthesia on childhood neurological development. I believe it is important for all parents to understand the facts around this issue so that you can feel confident about entrusting your children to our care.
We read the headlines every day. The obesity epidemic is a major public health crisis facing Americans. However, how many of us realize that the true face of the epidemic is children?