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February 04, 2020 | Jeremy S. Slone, MD, MPH

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Many are familiar with the adage “It takes a village to raise a child.” To diagnose and treat children with cancer, however, it takes more than a village. It takes an entire community. Fortunately, in Botswana there’s a community increasing awareness of childhood cancer while also helping young patients and their families navigate challenges of combatting severe illness no child should ever have to endure.

Since 2007, children with cancer in Botswana...

February 03, 2020 | Sarah Kippenbrock Lyons, MD
Diabetes care | Texas Children's Hospital Endocrinology

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Young adulthood is an exciting, but sometimes challenging time, for youth with diabetes. As the move from pediatric to adult health care is so important, we pediatric and adult diabetes care providers at Texas Children’s and Baylor Clinic want the experience to be positive and smooth for every teen/young adult with diabetes. We recommend that the where, when, how and why to move to adult care be discussed and planned in advance with your pediatric diabetes team. We have divided the...

January 31, 2020 | Claire Cook, Health Education Nurse, the Immunization Project
Immunization project  | Texas Children's Hospital

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When parents ask me why their child needs the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, my answer is always “Cancer ... It prevents CANCER. So, let’s give it today.”

While many people who acquire HPV will successfully fight off the virus on their own, those who don’t are at risk for developing HPV-related cancers. In women, HPV can lead to cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancers; in men, penile cancer. In both sexes, HPV can cause anal or head and neck cancers.

Unfortunately, the...

January 28, 2020 | Shraddha S. Mukerji, MD, FACS
Sport injury | Texas Children's Hospital Orthopedics

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Nasal injuries are very common in children. They may occur in isolation or may be associated with other facial fractures, like the bone around the eye, and fractures of the upper and lower jaw. The leading causes of injury include unintentional falls, sports-related injuries and motor vehicular accidents (MVA).

Accidental falls account for the majority of nasal injuries in children aged 5-12 years...

January 27, 2020 | Nancy M. Hurst, PhD, RN, IBCLC
Breastfeeding questions | Texas Children's Hospital

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We live in a high-tech world these days. This is obvious when pregnant women ask if they need to buy a pump when they breastfeed their baby. I usually respond with: your baby is the best pump you will have! He/she will stimulate your body to produce just the right amount of milk to meet his/her needs. By pumping in addition to breastfeeding soon after delivery you may create a much higher milk volume than your baby needs. Whereas that is a good idea if you plan on feeding the neighborhood...

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