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January 03, 2020 | Kerin, Doug and Olivia Mayne
Olivia | Texas Children's Allergy and Immunology

Photo courtesy of Kerin Mayne

For children with severe allergies, an activity as simple as attending a baseball game can quickly turn into an emergency room visit. From peanuts to milk to soy, living with a food allergy is not merely about avoiding certain foods; it can also mean avoiding places and activities. Luckily for Olivia Mayne, Texas Children’s Food Allergy Program recently worked with the staff at Aramark at Minute Maid Park to create an allergy-free baseball experience this past season so kids with an allergy could watch an Astros game.

During this particular game, a handful of children with...

December 30, 2019 |

2019 was a unique year at Texas Children's Hospital. We had millions of patient encounters from all over the world, we used groundbreaking technology to freeze tumors, we connected with cancer patients and their families on a different level, we brought families together through several patient family community eventswe gave answers to families of patients facing rare diseases, and so much more. Looking back on such a successful year, we are reminded that our patients are at the center of Texas Children's and we are so privileged to serve them now and in the...

December 20, 2019 | Rachel M. Cunningham, MPH

Video: The Immunization Project at Texas Children's Hospital 

As 2019 comes to a close and I reflect on the year, many notable events occurred, both personally and professionally. On a personal level, I celebrated 15 years of marriage, my 7-year-old daughter learned to ride a bike (finally!), my 9-year-old daughter got braces, and my 2-year-old … well, he just grew more energetic and mischievous this year. In my professional life, the year was consumed by a single overwhelming issue – measles.

This year, the U.S....

December 16, 2019 |
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The holidays can be a difficult time for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one but can be especially hard for children. Children typically look forward to the holiday season all year, but after experiencing the death of a loved one, holiday gatherings and celebrations can be especially difficult. Being around people and places that are reminders of the deceased can be emotionally painful for bereaved families.

This tip sheet provides suggestions for how parents and caregivers can help their...

December 11, 2019 | Farah M. Khatoon, MD
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Across all cultures, holidays are a wonderful time for friends and families to reconnect and share meals. They are also stressful due to the demands on our time and attention. This can be especially challenging for children living with a chronic disease. Staying on track with diet and medications can be especially challenging during these busy times. Children living with diabetes are often left with few options during holiday gatherings and meals. It becomes especially difficult to eat a healthy,...