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March 16, 2021 | Emily Stump, LMSW, Emergency Center

It’s been one year since we first heard the phrase “COVID-19.” Since that time, we’ve all had to adjust to our new normal – wearing our face masks, washing our hands more frequently and social distancing wherever we go. While the global pandemic has been emotionally devastating for adults, it has been especially difficult for children and adolescents who are still trying to cope and adapt to these changes.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, concerns over mental health have grown tremendously. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mental...

March 12, 2021 | Erin Lindhorst, MS, RD, LD, Clinical Dietitian

Photo courtesy of Getty Images

Does your family skip breakfast often? Are you sometimes running out the door with a Pop-Tarts in hand? Although it may seem like a small part of our day, breakfast can have a big impact. Many people may rank breakfast on the bottom of their to-do list, but it may be a bigger deal than you think. Studies show breakfast provides many health benefits. For starters, it can improve concentration, leading to increased school attendance and test scores. Children who eat breakfast are able to solve problems more effectively and even improve their muscle coordination. 

When children and...

March 11, 2021 | Marial Biard, MM, MT-BC, NMT-F and Claire Crawford, MSW, PhD

Photo courtesy of Amber DeFord (Elise's mother)

Our music therapy and palliative care teams often work closely to create a positive experience for our patients and their families, knowing children need more than medicine to feel better. When one of our patients, Elise, came to our hospital for care, she expressed deep interest in using every aspect of care provided at Texas Children’s to keep her mentally strong, reduce her pain perception and help her relax. When she learned about our music therapy and palliative care teams, she found great joy and respite in the many services we offered.

One day, as palliative care...

March 10, 2021 | Robin P. Kochel, PhD

As an autism researcher, I often am asked whether vaccines cause autism. As I’ve shared in a previous blog post, they do not. However, in studying vaccine hesitancy among parents of children with autism compared to other parent groups, I have come to appreciate that concerns about vaccines are multi-faceted and we, as scientists and health care providers, need to do a better job of explaining things. This is particularly critical now as COVID-19 vaccines are becoming increasingly available. But their availability is only half the battle. It’s ...

March 09, 2021 | Daniel DeSalvo, MD

Photos courtesy of Dr. Daniel DeSalvo

One hundred years ago, groundbreaking research by a team of Canadian scientists led to the discovery of insulin, changing the course of history. The discovery of insulin revolutionized the treatment for diabetes and changed the prognosis of the disease from a virtual death sentence to a manageable condition. As Texas Children’s Hospital Diabetes and Endocrine Care Center celebrates the centennial of this landmark event and we look to the present-day and future of diabetes care – we invite you to join us...