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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.


October 16, 2019 | Rebecca Frontz, DO
Keeping kids healthy during the school year | Texas Children's Hospital
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It’s not surprising that every fall we begin to see an increase in the number of sick patients at Texas Children’s Urgent Care. With kids being in close contact to other students in the classroom, and specific illnesses being more prominent this time of year, children are likely to catch a cold or two. On average, younger school-aged children get six to 12 colds or illnesses each school year.  When children get older, they tend to get fewer illnesses as they gain...

October 14, 2019 | Kristi King, MPH, RD, LD

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It is no surprise the sheer amount of non-dairy milk options and opinions circulating our society and grocery stores today. As a result, choosing a milk for your child can quickly become a source of confusion.

Questions like: should my child stop drinking dairy milk? Are plant-based milks a good substitute for diary milk? Does chocolate milk supply the nutrients my child needs?

These are all questions Kristi King, senior clinical dietician Texas Children’s, answers below to help you make an informed decision about...

October 11, 2019 | Kelly and Peter Cones, patient's mom and dad
 Tyson | Texas Children's Hospital Neurosurgery
Picture: Tyson beaming with a contagious smile posed right next to a small, but mighty sign that simply says “one-year seizure free.

On June 11, 2019 Tyson Cones celebrated one year free of seizures. This is not just a mere milestone for the Cones family. Tyson went from having three to four seizures per day to a whole year free of them!

Tyson started to have seizures around 6 months old. Kelly and Peter Cones, Tyson’s parents, recalled him freezing and making a "pouty face," reminiscent of an infant’s face when they have gas, but they didn't think much of it because they were inconsistent and it really may...

Tyson walking after brain surgery at Texas Children's Hospital 

"I’m extremely thankful. Tyson is really something special and has changed a lot of lives with his story. He bounced right back and we went home having that weight lifted from us. We were in our new home, ready to start our new life," Kelly recalled.

Since surgery, Tyson has been 100% seizure free! His dad taught him to ride a bike just six months after surgery, he is back in school, being a kid, and now has a new best friend. He continues to get yearly MRIs and EEGs.

“Life is good now. We can take him to do fun things without worrying. We...

Tyson learning how to ride a bicycle