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As patients, we expect our doctors to keep abreast of the latest medical knowledge so they can provide the best care for our condition – whether it is for something as innocuous as an annual checkup or something more serious like a life-threatening or chronic condition.
Modern medicine is constantly evolving. What was once considered the standard-of-care a few years back may not be recommended any longer, only to be replaced by a better, more effective drug or a surgical procedure. Perhaps there are even patients suffering from an illness or disease for which there were...
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Every September, as part of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we put together a campaign to help raise visibility for our cancer patients, treatment and research.
At Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers – one of the largest pediatric cancer center in the country – we have over 200 physicians and scientists, 47 research laboratories and 250 active clinical trials dedicated solely to childhood cancer and blood disorders. For more than 60 years, we’ve pioneered...
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Just one day before Emily Pinter turned 2, she had a fall that changed her life. She was playing on a swing set when she climbed up a ladder and, instead of stepping down, she stepped off the play structure and fell 3 to 4 feet to the ground below.
After doing a quick check on her daughter, Corinne, Emily's mother, recalled telling herself, "She’s not bleeding, she’s breathing, her bones aren’t broken, her eyes look OK, no bruising; everything is OK.”
In fact, everything seemed fine until the next morning when Corinne went to change Emily for her birthday party and immediately noticed...
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Raising a teenager is challenging. From the incessant social media consumption to the hormonal surge, now you have to talk about sex?
Texas Children’s chief of pediatric and adolescent gynecology, Dr. Jennifer Dietrich has five helpful tips for having this conversation with your teen.
When do I need to talk to my child about sex?
A 2017 statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that about...
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If you aren’t familiar with the thyroid – the butterfly-shaped endocrine gland in the middle of your neck, located in front of your windpipe (trachea) – let’s get up to speed.
The thyroid gland functions primarily to influence metabolism, which is defined by how our bodies convert fuel from the food we eat into the energy need to survive. It does so by producing hormones, including triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), which also help regulate body temperature, heart rate and blood pressure.