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February 12, 2019 | Bryan N. Harrell, MSM, PA-C
Is it a concussion? | Texas Children's Hospital
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When our young children and adolescents are at play or competing, regardless of the activity, safety should always be a top priority for observing parents, caretakers, coaches/trainers, etc. However, preventing an injury from occurring is no easy feat for most physical activities and contact sports such as football, soccer, lacrosse or ice hockey.

In this case, we can each play a part in keeping our athletes safe by (1) learning about the signs/symptoms associated with common...

February 08, 2019 | Judith R. Campbell, MD
Measles: Here's what you need to know | Texas Children's Hospital
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It's official - we're (again) facing a strong resurgence of measles (rubeola) across the country this year, the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since measles was eliminated in 2000. 

Washington and New York are facing large outbreaks, while other cases were reported and confirmed in 20 other states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois...

February 01, 2019 | Amy Lejeune, mother of patient
Paige's story | Texas Children's Hospital
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My name is Amy. I’m a wife, mother and bereaved parent. One of my two kiddos no longer calls this earth home. I lost a piece of my heart in October 2016 when my beautiful daughter, Paige, went to be with Jesus at the age of 16. She should’ve been enjoying high school, hanging out with her friends and getting ready to conquer the world, but she wasn’t. Life had other plans for my girl.

Paige spent nearly three years fighting cancer – three separate times....

January 22, 2019 | Karen Turbidy, mother of patient
Vivian's story | Texas Children's Hospital
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After dismissing “claims” from other people about serious food allergies, we found out our daughter, Vivian, has a food allergy; she’s allergic to peanuts. How could that possibly be? No one in our immediate or extended families had ever been allergic to anything.

Growing up, we attended schools and camps where it was rare for a child not to have a PB&J in their lunch sack. How could all these children suddenly be deathly allergic to the same food we considered as American as apple pie?

Initially, Vivian’s reactions were fairly mild. After an accidental...

January 14, 2019 | Satoshi Enoue, father of patient
Leo's story | Texas Children's Hospital
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Our beloved son, Leo, just turned 10 a few months ago. He’s a happy child who always has a big smile for everyone. No wonder he is pretty popular among neighborhood kids and his schoolmates!

My wife and I are always in awe of Leo’s determination and how he faces each and every adversity with a smile. He has always been our superhero! Leo can’t walk, talk or even eat on his own, even though he was able to do all of that just about eight years ago.

Leo was a healthy baby who met all his developmental milestones until suddenly, at 2 years old, he became...