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April 26, 2019 | Forrest Wolfe, Blog Editor
jason finney, jameson finney, sarah finney
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Jason Finney watched his family open gifts together through FaceTime with his wife, Sarah, on Christmas Day in 2017. Jason traveled out of state the day prior to support his father who required breathing assistance from a ventilator at the time.

“Um – Jameson just vomited in the sink,” Sarah mentioned. Their 12-year-old son was feeling under the weather.

Jason suggested sending him off to bed, assuming Jameson’s symptoms might subside with some rest.

Jameson’s condition worsened overnight, worrying his mother. Sarah swiftly took him to a local urgent care facility where the staff...

April 22, 2019 | Ruth Ann Luna, PhD
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Each day during National Autism Awareness Month we’re exposed to various facts and figures regarding autism, along with endless “feel good” success stories to spread. Sensory-friendly events are often abound, many of them targeting preschool-aged children who need the lights dimmed or sound lowered to enjoy various community activities. Lurking in the shadows of awareness is the reality behind severe autism. There is a tremendous range of symptoms within the autism spectrum, and with that in mind,...

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...