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October 12, 2020 | Marielle Faraone, PA-C

When Ximena MolinaParra arrived at Texas Children’s Hospital in October 2018, she was in liver failure. The baby with a full head of dark hair was in desperate need of a transplant, and a few days before we rang in 2019, she underwent the life-saving surgery. I met her and her mom, Yaqueline, just a few days later, never imagining that I’d be walking alongside her in her hospital journey for more than 600 days.

As a physician assistant (PA) in the Department of Surgery at Texas Children’s, I work for the abdominal transplant surgeons and work closely with a host of other care team members. My primary role is to not only have extensive...

October 08, 2020 | Patient Travis Politakis

Photo courtesy of Travis Politakis

As a child, I was always susceptible to infections and was often sick. Respiratory infections, that at most, cause a simple cold or a mild sickness in other kids, would hit me harder and get me really down. None of the doctors we consulted could figure out why. They suspected I had bronchitis and put me on a lot of medication, including antibody infusions.

When I was about 9, we moved from Philadelphia to Texas and I became Dr. Celine Hanson’s patient at Texas Children’s Hospital. She and Dr. Lisa R. Forbes...

October 07, 2020 | Rachel H. Fein, PhD, BCBA, Petra Duran, PhD
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Tantas cosas han cambiado, y siguen cambiando, para usted y su familia durante este tiempo de la pandemia del COVID-19. Con este cambio es probable que nuestros hijos estén teniendo más berrinches, llorando, queriendo o pidiendo más atención, ignorando instrucciones y quizás queriendo algo de control. Le ofrecemos algunas estrategias para manejar estos comportamientos.

1. Tiempo especial de familia: Durante tiempos excepcionalmente ocupados o estresantes, es normal que los padres centren su atención en superar las rutinas...

October 06, 2020 | Kasey A. Keane, MPA, PA-C, Pediatric Surgery Physician Assistant Fellow
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Fire and burn related injuries are the third leading cause of death in children ages 1 to 14. According to the CDC, more than 300 children are treated in emergency departments and two children die each day from burn or fire-related injuries. It is important for caregivers to know how to properly identify the severity burn and when to seek medical treatment. This post will review the different potential causes of burns, ways to recognize different types of burns, how to administer first aid, when to seek additional help, key things to avoid...

September 29, 2020 | Kimberly Gushanas, PhD
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Confused. Angry. Scared. Shocked. Numb... 

These are only some of the most commonly used words to describe feelings about the increase in public murders of and violence against Black individuals, and the resulting climates. Many grow weary while wondering if it’s safe to hope for a better future. How can we help our children face the realities in front of them?

Be aware of traumatic stress and its effects

We are currently witnessing community trauma, or the trauma that affects social groups...

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