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April 19, 2019 | Daren Molina, MD
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Your son or daughter wants to start a weight training program. Where do you start? How do you help them to be successful and safe? Is it OK for them to be lifting weights at all? Are they too young? What if they’re still growing? All of these are common questions asked by parents of children we see in our Sports Medicine Program here at Texas Children’s Hospital.  

There are several things to consider when helping your young athlete start a weight training program.

  • Make sure they are old enough to follow instruction well.
  • Set a...
April 17, 2019 | Bruno Pedro Chumpitazi, MD, MPH
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Food affects our bodies. For the vast majority of us this is positive, giving us energy and fuel throughout our day. But it can also be negative, for example if we have an intolerance (non-allergic response) to certain foods. A classic example of a food-related intolerance would be lactose intolerance – where one may develop abdominal pain, bloating and gas after drinking/eating dairy products. 

Does diet matter in children with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?


April 15, 2019 | Adiaha I.A. Spinks-Franklin, MD
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“There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.” — Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa

Children can experience a number of stressors throughout their childhood. It’s important to note not all stress is bad stress. There are generally three levels:

  • positive stress
  • tolerable stress
  • toxic stress

Positive stress...

April 12, 2019 | Deepak Mehta, MD, Jessie Marcet-Gonzalez, CPNP
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Becoming a new parent is a joyous, yet, stressful life transition. From filling bottles to changing dirty diapers, our daily routine completely evolves; our time becomes enriched with baby cuddles and other sweet surprises to follow as they grow and develop. Providing our little ones with the best nutrition to grow is a top priority, but feeding can be challenging if your infant is unable to secure a good latch. This can sometimes be the result of ankyloglossia, or tongue-tie. 

What is ankyloglossia?...

April 10, 2019 | Stanley W. Spinner, MD
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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently announced new safe sleep recommendations to help protect against sleep-related infant deaths. Sudden death of an infant less that 1-year of age that cannot be explained, even after a thorough investigation, is referred to as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS...