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June 30, 2020 | Chandler Townsend

Throughout the hallways of this hospital, the most resilient of children are fighting battles one can only begin to imagine. They are my heroes, their strength unparalleled. As a Certified Child Life Specialist in the Emergency Center (EC), I often get to meet patients and families at their most vulnerable. The EC is the gateway to the rest of the hospital, where initial assessments are made, diagnoses come into light and treatment begins. I love my job. I love meeting families here amidst the organized chaos and playing a role in their first introduction to Texas...

June 17, 2020 | Dr. Victoria Mitre, resident pediatric physician at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of MedicineClaire E. Bocchini, MD
Child getting a vaccine
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As physical distancing policies ease up and kids return to daycares, summer camps, and schools, children are at higher risk of catching vaccine-preventable diseases. That is because the number of children receiving routine immunizations nationally has sharply declined due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This should concern everyone. The last thing Texas needs during this ongoing pandemic is a measles outbreak. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that from mid-March to mid-April, doctors ordered approximately 2.5 million...

June 17, 2020 | Dr. Victoria Mitre, una residente pediátrica en el Texas Children's Hospital y Baylor College of MedicineClaire E. Bocchini, MD
Child getting a vaccine
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A medida que las normas de distanciamiento físico se alivian en Texas y los niños regresen a las guarderías, escuelas, y campamentos de verano, los niños tendrán mayor riesgo de contraer enfermedades que se combaten con vacunas. Esto se debe a que muchos niños no han sido vacunados durante la pandemia de COVID-19. Esto nos debería preocupar a todos. Lo último que necesita Texas en este momento es un brote de sarampión.

Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades...

June 15, 2020 | Naga Jaya Smitha Yenduri, MD

If you have a child with asthma, the COVID-19 pandemic may be causing some additional concern and worry. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that patients with moderate to severe asthma could be at greater risk for more severe disease. COVID-19 can affect the respiratory tract, cause an asthma attack and possibly lead to pneumonia and respiratory disease.

At this time, there isn’t any published data to support this determination, but it’s important to remember that we are dealing with an evolving pandemic and learning new information every day.

Right now, there is no vaccine to prevent contracting COVID-...

June 10, 2020 | Gia Annette Washington, PhD
George Floyd murder protest

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As the news of George Floyd’s tragic killing shook his hometown of Houston, the country and the world, many parents began to wonder how and if they would – or should – speak about his murder to their children. Thousands began protesting the senseless event. Media images of his killing dominated the news and parents found themselves at a loss for how to begin a conversation about what happens all too often to black people in the hands of the police. While the murder of George Floyd and broader topics of race relations in America are difficult to...

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