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April 05, 2021 | Diana Harter, MSN, RN, Assistant Clinical Director, Transplant Services

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Every 10 minutes, another patient is added to the national registry to wait for a life-saving transplant. Current statistics paint a vivid picture revealing the demand for donor organs far exceeding the supply. In 2020 alone, more than 39,000 transplants were performed in the United States. While 2020 proved to be a record year in terms of volume, there continue to be more than 100,000 people waiting for the priceless gift of organ donation.    

I was introduced to the world of transplant in Texas Children’s Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) as a bedside nurse. It was there that I...

April 02, 2021 | Margarita Jimenez, MD, MPH, FAAP

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“Children don’t come with instruction manuals” – that is what I sometimes say to families when we first get together. Every child is different and develops at a different pace, and your pediatrician can help you assess your child’s development and make sure the appropriate developmental milestones are reached. Therefore, each check-up with your pediatrician should involve detailed developmental surveys and specific additional conversations to make sure your child is “on track.” Besides, valuable resources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (...

April 01, 2021 | Mallory Sweeney

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As a young girl growing up with two older siblings, Mallory Sweeney had big dreams of one day pursuing her childhood passion – becoming a professional dancer. Since enrolling in her first dance class at the age of 3, Mallory’s love for dancing has grown by leaps and bounds. Today, ballet is a huge part of her life.

“I had two older sisters who took up dance,” Mallory said. “As a child, I’d go with my mom to accompany my sisters to their dance competitions. Then, I realized how much I wanted to dance, too. I wanted to be just like my older sisters, as any young...

March 30, 2021 | Staci Tobolowsky Astrein, MCN, RD/LD

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Have you ever tried to incorporate meal planning into your weekly routine? There are so many benefits to planning your meals ahead of time. Not only can it be very cost effective, but it can make your life easier to have meals already prepared for the week.

Here are my top recommendations on how to incorporate meal planning into your weekly routine:

  1. Look at your schedule ahead of time. Find out how many meals your family may need for the week based on your work and personal schedule. 
  2. Get creative with recipes. Try looking for recipes...
March 26, 2021 | Bip Nandi, MD

Photo of paediatric OR in Malawi that opened in Oct. 2018 

You might guess from how I spell paediatric that I’m from the other side of the pond. I arrived in Blantyre in southern Malawi eight  years ago, when I joined the county’s only other paediatric surgeon. As our numbers grew, we needed to spread out. In March 2016, I moved to Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, where there was no specialist paediatric surgeon. The adult surgeons handled emergencies as best they could, but complex elective cases were either sent to Blantyre or treated by Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye who would visit from Texas Children’s.

Our service grew to...