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September 11, 2019 |
Photo credit: Smiley Pool

In 1996, I was on a return flight home following a week touring hospitals, clinics and orphanages in Romania. What I had seen on that trip shocked me. Children with HIV/AIDS were dying in droves at a time when new antiretroviral drugs were revolutionizing treatment of the disease in the Western world.

I spent a lot of time thinking through how to address this discrepancy in care and survival. It was on that flight home – scribbling ideas down on a legal pad – that the concept of what would later become the Baylor...

September 09, 2019 | Kathryn Hess, MMS, PA-C

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If your child is undergoing a surgical procedure, there can be a lot of stress and uncertainty surrounding the process. Your level of worry may even increase if your child then develops a fever after the surgical procedure. Although there are many causes of postoperative fever, below are four common questions parents have about postoperative fever.

What is technically considered a fever?

Fever is defined as a temperature greater than 100.4oF. After undergoing any surgical procedure, developing a fever during the...

September 06, 2019 | Stacey L. Berg, MD
Texas Children’s Cancer Center
Photo: Texas Children's Hospital cancer research LAB

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...

September 04, 2019 | Texas Children's Hospital
Mom holding baby with cancer
Photo: Avery and mom at Texas Children's Hospital Cancer Center 

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...

August 30, 2019 | Corinne Pinter, Patient Mother
Emily Pinter | Juvenile Arthritis patient at Texas Children's Hospital
Photo: Courtesy of Corinne Pinter

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...