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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...

March 08, 2021 | Timothy Singer, MD, Karen D. Evankovich, PhD, Sarah R. Risen, MD

Photo courtesy of Getty Images

There are hopeful signs the COVID-19 pandemic is gradually getting under control. Of course, it’s still important for all of us to continue to follow guidelines to keep one another safe. Each day, as COVID-19 cases and deaths decline and vaccination rates rise, the prospect of things returning to “normal” seems more and more possible. Finally, it feels like we can begin to look ahead with much greater optimism.

Since the pandemic began one year ago, more than 3 million children in the U.S. have survived this novel coronavirus. What “normal” will look like for these children is a question...

March 05, 2021 | Maria Elena Bottazzi, PhD, Co-Director, Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development

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As we begin the month of March, it’s hard to believe COVID-19 has impacted our lives for a full year. In December 2020, we saw a light at the end of the tunnel as two vaccines – produced by Pfizer and BioNTech and Moderna – were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use in the United States and distribution began.

Now, we have another vaccine in our arsenal. On Feb. 27, the FDA granted emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus...

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