Now that the Pavilion for Women is open for business, it’s time to talk about the building blocks of healthy moms and babies — proper nutrition! All pregnant women have different nutritional needs, but here are a few general guidelines to get you started on the path to a healthy pregnancy.
One of the key initiatives at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers is our Palliative Care Team. Palliative Care is an area of medicine that focuses on reducing suffering, improving quality of life for individuals with a serious illness and ensuring patients and their families are comfortable during and after treatment.
Ovarian cysts are very common in girls, and there are many times throughout a young woman's life when cysts may occur. The good news is that many of these cysts are small and self-limiting. Nonetheless, having an ovarian cyst may be a source of anxiety as they can cause pain or other hormonal disruptions.
Excessive drooling (sialorrhea) has been associated with a 10%-37% of children with developmental disabilities. Among children with cerebral palsy who attend special schools, the incidence is 58%. In a survey of parents of 1,437 children with cerebral palsy, approximately 50% reported that drooling is an issue for their child both physically and psychologically. 16% even stated that excessive drooling requires daily changes of clothing.
Many of the complications related to sialorrhea can generate health problems such as:
My journey towards competing in the Ironman Texas Triathlon started in June of 2009 when my wife, Rachel, and I were blessed with the birth of our son, Shawn. We knew that he was going to be born with only one kidney and had time before his birth to prepare for such a medical condition.