Like many of you, I was deeply saddened to hear about the fire a few weeks ago that took the lives of 4 young boys and injured 3 more, as well as a fire just days later that resulted in the death of an 11-year-old boy.
CT (formerly known as CAT scanning) is arguable one of the most important medical diagnostic tools of the last century. The speed of access, quality of images and accessibility to patients make this test invaluable when we have questions about the head, chest, abdomen and spine. Sometimes it is the only test that can give us the answers. But, parents need to understand the risks of the procedure, as it pertains to their child.
For some reason, people (adults and children) do not want to wear hearing aids, while they seem to accept glasses readily. This always puzzles me. I mean, isn't it just as important to hear in school as it is to see?
Last week, we had a very special visitor at Texas Children’s Cancer Center: legendary journalist and Texas native Bob Schieffer. During his visit, Mr. Schieffer toured the Cancer Center and met with our own Dr. ZoAnn Dreyer. Well, this visit made a big impression on the veteran reporter, because on Sunday’s Face the Nation, Mr.
Pregnant women carrying multiples are at higher risk and have different requirements when compared to those carrying a single fetus.
In November 2009, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published new guidelines regarding weight gain during pregnancy and provisional guidelines for women carrying multiple fetuses. The guidelines do not address women carrying triplets or more, but the provisional guidelines for women carrying twins are based on body mass index (BMI) and are as follows: