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April 28, 2021 | Kaitlyn Weightman

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For 17-year-old Kaitlyn Weightman, after-school sports have always been a huge part of her life since she was a young child. But no sport – not even softball – compares to her love for swimming.

“When I was 5, I was a softball player,” Kaitlyn said. “I did that for a few years, and then one summer, I got really bored with softball. My mom was like, “Let’s try swimming.” At first, I wasn’t sure about it, and then I realized how much I enjoyed the sport. From ages 6 to 13, I participated in a summer league swim team. When I turned 12, I joined a year-round aquatic club where I continue...

April 27, 2021 | Dana Hrobar, RD, LD, CDCES, is a certified diabetes care and education specialist at Texas Children’s Hospital.Tracy Patel, MD

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As part of the diabetes team at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, we guide patients and families through their diabetes journey from the time of diagnosis to their transition to adulthood, helping them lead full, healthy lives. However, while it is easy to say “I’m going to teach you how to be a pancreas,” the actual task is much more complex. Few other conditions require the diligence that diabetes demands. Diabetes can consume a patient’s life, requiring attention multiple times a day, whether it is to check a blood glucose, analyze a meal or deliver insulin.

Since the discovery of...

April 20, 2021 | Robert F. Dempsey, MD, FACS, FAAP

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As a board-certified pediatric plastic surgeon at Texas Children’s, it is a privilege to serve my patients and their families in the same hospital where I received my fellowship training in pediatric craniofacial surgery. While there are many subspecialties in plastic surgery, my focus is the treatment and surgical correction of cleft lip and palate anomalies, and craniofacial abnormalities in children and adolescents.

At a very young age, I always knew I wanted to become a surgeon, but it wasn’t until my undergraduate years as a biomedical engineering college...

April 16, 2021 | Rachel H. Fein, PhD, BCBA, Leandra N. Berry, PhD, Robin P. Kochel, PhD, Elizabeth Klinepeter, PhD, BCBA

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by deficits in social communication and interaction, as well as restricted interests and repetitive behaviors. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 54 children in the U.S. has ASD. Over the years, many organizations have advocated for the month of April to be designated as Autism Awareness Month.

With this advocacy effort, ASD has received quite a bit of media...

April 14, 2021 | Shelly Nalbone, APRN, CPNP, IBCLC, Jinae Spear, MMS, PA-C

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It’s 4 a.m. and you’ve been up with your baby every two hours – all night long! In the morning, you are exhausted! You may ask, “Is my baby ever going to sleep through the night?” Parents all around the world have struggled to get their babies to fall asleep peacefully and to stay asleep at night. Many will turn to co-sleeping, sleep coaches or sleep training to help their little ones get to sleep.

What is sleep training?

Sleep training is a term used to describe different ways we help babies learn to fall asleep by themselves. Fading, pick up/put down, cry it out...