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November 22, 2019 | Javier Chinen, MD, PhD
Allergies | Texas Children's Hospital

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In the next few weeks and during the holiday season, many families will be decorating their homes, attending parties and traveling to visit friends and relatives. For people with allergies and/or asthma, these activities might trigger a flare up. With busy schedules, it is easy to forget to take the proper precautions to keep symptoms under control.

Here are some tips to keep in mind as you celebrate this jolly season: 

For respiratory allergies and asthma:

  • When...
November 18, 2019 | Simone’ Hopes, MSHS, PA-C
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The holiday season is upon us, which means you will likely be traveling with your children. Doing just about anything with young children and babies can make simple tasks much more challenging, especially while traveling. However, traveling with little ones can be a great experience with a little bit of preparation. Here are some commonly asked questions to review before you hop on the plane this season:

What travel documents do I need?...

November 12, 2019 | Holly Phan-Tran, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC, Mary Frances Musso, DO
Snoring | Texas Children's Hospital Orthopedics

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While nearly half of adults snore, loud snoring is not common in children and can be concerning, especially when snoring gets in the way of a good night sleep.

What does it mean to snore?

Pediatric sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is a general term for breathing difficulties during sleep. Snoring is a noise caused by vibration of the uvula and soft palate in the back of the throat.

The loudness is determined by how much air is passing through, vibration of the throat...

November 06, 2019 |
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It’s the same conversation every time – at a party, boarding an airplane, waiting in line at the grocery store – when a well-meaning stranger asks me what I do for work.

“I help grieving children.”

Then comes the long pause, often followed by a look of genuine concern. “Wow – I don’t know how you’re able to do that,” they say. “It must be depressing.”

To some extent, they’re right. It’s depressing to know that young children and adolescents in our own backyard are facing significant...

October 28, 2019 | Maria Gabriela Buheis, MD, FAAP

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It’s almost Halloween and chances are you have seen teal pumpkins, teal buckets or teal smiley jack-o-lanterns at your local retail stores. You may have also even seen them at doorsteps or decorating the front yards of some of your neighbors. What are they, and what do they mean?

The Teal Pumpkin Project® was created by the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) organization, to promote food allergy awareness during this time of the year – which can be quite stressful for children with food allergies.

Food...

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