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October 15, 2018 | Nickolas Agathis, MD
Protecting children from sexual abuse in the #MeToo era | Texas Children's Hospital
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Do you keep up with any modern social movements, such as #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter or #KeepFamiliesTogether? The conversations surrounding them are still grabbing widespread attention through social media and news headlines across the globe.

Fortunately, the collective power and influence behind these movements can shift attitudes, promote awareness, bring communities together and inspire advocacy/policy efforts on a wide range of issues. Unfortunately, we know real change doesn’t...

October 10, 2018 | Ryan Hill, PhD
LGBTQ youth and suicide risk - What can we do? | Texas Children's Hospital
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Do you feel like discussions concerning mental health and suicide are everywhere in the media these days? I do, whether it’s from several news reports following celebrity deaths or even “Thirteen Reasons Why” on Netflix. This attention comes at a critical time, though. Suicide rates have steadily increased over the last decade, and losing any life to suicide is incredibly painful and tragic. I think most of us can agree suicide prevention is...

October 09, 2018 | Emma, patient
Emma's story | Texas Children's Hospital
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In January 2016, I was at school in my seventh grade girl’s athletics period when I felt like I was going to pass out all of a sudden. I blinked my eyes through spotted vision and started to lose my coordination, stumbling on my feet. I remember feeling chest pain and dizziness, and my heart was racing rapidly. I was confused, as I was in excellent physical condition. I knew this wasn’t happening because I couldn’t handle the strenuous exercise.

I began connecting the dots when I recalled a handful of other unusual symptoms I was experiencing on a daily basis. This...

October 05, 2018 | Stephanie Tyner, mother of patient
Lauryn's story | Texas Children's Hospital
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If I could characterize our daughter’s journey to freedom from seizures, I’d call it a roller coaster of emotions. Thankfully, we felt safe and secure throughout the entire ride, all thanks to our phenomenal care team at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Lauryn – one of our twins – was a spunky, blue-eyed spirit with a completely average medical history, up until kindergarten at least. On a relaxing Sunday afternoon, I noticed Lauryn making strange noises – I couldn’t tell if she was grunting or laughing. We had no idea what was happening to her. For just a moment, I...

October 03, 2018 | Tiffany X. Nguyen, DO, FAAP
When kids move to learn, they do better in school | Texas Children's Hospital
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I’m a pediatrician, so I definitely understand how a child’s natural inclination to move around and fidget during the day doesn’t exactly fit well with traditional learning methods in most schools. However, several studies actually prove that when kids move to learn, they do better in school.

I once had a middle school-aged patient, a boy whose parents were complaining of his constant fidgeting during homework time. They were always nagging at him to sit still and get...