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June 10, 2020 | Gia Annette Washington, PhD
George Floyd murder protest

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As the news of George Floyd’s tragic killing shook his hometown of Houston, the country and the world, many parents began to wonder how and if they would – or should – speak about his murder to their children. Thousands began protesting the senseless event. Media images of his killing dominated the news and parents found themselves at a loss for how to begin a conversation about what happens all too often to black people in the hands of the police. While the murder of George Floyd and broader topics of race relations in America are difficult to...

June 03, 2020 | Dr. Viraj Radia

As a parent, it can be difficult to know what to do when your child is sick or injured, especially in the hours when your pediatrician’s office is closed. Should you look for medical care right now or is it something that can wait a few days? Can it be cared for at home?  

Seeking care in the era of COVID-19 can be even more daunting. While coming to a medical clinic may feel like a risk, especially when you don’t know if you need to be seen, avoiding care isn’t the right answer! Texas Children’s Urgent Care is here for you and your child during this unprecedented time and everyone's safety remains our number one priority. 


May 29, 2020 | Brent D. Kaziny, MD

As we continue to navigate life during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now faced with the yearly occurrence of hurricane season. For Houstonians and those along the Gulf Coast, the start of hurricane season brings about feelings of anxiety and worry due to recent years’ events such as Hurricane Harvey. Even though we can’t stop these natural disasters from happening, we can do our best to ensure we are all prepared.

Statistics show that only about half of those living in the U.S. are prepared for the aftermath of a disaster. Many families do not have a disaster plan, nor the supplies needed in the event a disaster occurs. In an effort...

May 26, 2020 | Daren Molina, MD

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Unless you were already home schooling your children, arguably one of the most challenging things we have been asked to do during the COVID-19 pandemic is keep our children home and help in teaching them. Many school districts are also implementing various forms of education as well. Either way, you and your child or teenager may find yourselves spending a lot of hours a day bent over the kitchen table doing assignments or hunched over a laptop computer screen. It is important to do your best to address...

May 19, 2020 | Kristin M. Ernest, MD, Elizabeth (Liz) Victor Franklin, PhD

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Needless to say these have been trying times for everyone. With the incidence of mental illness increasing in adolescents prior to the pandemic, it is vital that we listen and support our kids now more than ever. Athletes are no exception! Sports and organized activity provide an outlet for socialization, improve moods and self-esteem, and can even stimulate our immune system. With sports now on hold, these positive effects are impacted and instead, athletes may instead have increased stress or anxiety....