Last week, we had a very special visitor at Texas Children’s Cancer Center: legendary journalist and Texas native Bob Schieffer. During his visit, Mr. Schieffer toured the Cancer Center and met with our own Dr. ZoAnn Dreyer. Well, this visit made a big impression on the veteran reporter, because on Sunday’s Face the Nation, Mr.
Pregnant women carrying multiples are at higher risk and have different requirements when compared to those carrying a single fetus.
In November 2009, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published new guidelines regarding weight gain during pregnancy and provisional guidelines for women carrying multiple fetuses. The guidelines do not address women carrying triplets or more, but the provisional guidelines for women carrying twins are based on body mass index (BMI) and are as follows:
As some of you may know, in 2006, Texas Children's Hospital launched the Heal Sick Children campaign. Our goal was to raise $400 million to help us pay for our Vision 2010 initiatives.
Today, I am pleased to share some very exciting news about a new milestone we've reached in this campaign.
Watch this video below to find out more about this wonderful accomplishment.
We definitely 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 that your baby is the best pump that 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 have the potential to create a much higher milk volume than your baby needs.
In December 2010, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases published guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of food allergies. This report was developed by a 25-member expert panel to help health care professionals provide better care for patients with food allergy. It is important that patients work with their physicians to accurately diagnose and treat their food allergies according to these guidelines.