Each year, U.S. News & World Report releases its list of Best Children's Hospitals, which names the nation's leading pediatric hospitals based on a combination of surveys, research and data gathering.
I'm thrilled to share that the rankings were released this morning, and Texas Children's Hospital has again been named one of the nation's best children's hospitals.
We're #1 in Houston. We're #1 in Texas.
Many parents are aware of vaccinations their children need before attending kindergarten, middle school and high school, but the Texas Legislature recently passed a law requiring all students to be vaccinated against meningococcal infection (typically meningitis) before starting college.
Iron is among the most important nutrients babies can receive. Before birth, lots of iron is stored in the liver and that iron, along with the iron in breast milk, meets a newborn's needs for making new blood cells after they are born. The big question is: "When do babies who are being breastfed need extra iron?" We know that even though breast milk has iron, it isn't enough to meet all an infant's needs throughout the first year of life.