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January 22, 2021 | Leara Glinzak, MSAT, ATR-BC

A hospital is a place that promotes treatment, healing and recovery. But oftentimes, being in an unfamiliar environment can cause stress and anxiety for patients and their families. Much of this anxiety stems from the fear of the unknown—How will I feel after my treatment? Will I be in pain? How long will I stay in the hospital? How can I better cope with my illness?

As The Faris Foundation Art Therapist at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers®, I see our patients’ resiliency, courage and bravery every day. Through art therapy, I help our patients explore and process their emotions, boost their self-esteem, and cope and...

January 15, 2021 | Lauren Gans

When Lauren Gans found out her 8-year-old son, Logan, was named Texas Children’s local champion for the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN), she couldn’t have been prouder. To her and many others, Logan is a superhero who shows what it means to be a champion in his brave battle against a frightening foe. 

“Our son has taught us a lot about courage, tenacity and never giving up no matter how difficult the road may be,” Lauren said. “It is very fitting for Logan to receive this CMN recognition....

December 29, 2020 | Rob Hofschulte PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS

As a physical therapist for the Sports Medicine Program at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, I see many pediatric and adolescent patients with chronic sports-related injuries. When we evaluate, diagnose and treat these athletes, our team uses an interdisciplinary approach to tailor every treatment plan, which allows us to meet the patient’s individualized needs and ensure the best possible outcomes.

When I first met my patient, Agnes Gonzalez, in July 2020, a knee injury caused her extreme pain. As a collegiate rower, Agnes, with the support of athletic trainers at her university, helped push her through the winter rowing season...

December 22, 2020 | Diana Martinez, Health Education Specialist, Texas Children’s Center for Childhood Injury Prevention

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As the holiday season continues, there are some things we need to keep in mind to have a safe and fun holiday season. Cooking, decorating and gifting, among other events, take place during this special time.  It’s important to enjoy, but also be cautious at the same time. Below are some tips to consider.

Burn and scald prevention tips

Fire/burn related injuries are among the leading ten causes of unintentional injury in children ages 0 to 5, with children 2 and younger at greatest risk. Something we shouldn’t forget is that young...

December 14, 2020 | Leila C. Sahni, PhD, MPH

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The past nine months have shown me that the things I treasure most in life are some of the simplest. I miss being able to hug my parents. I miss sitting my niece on my lap to share my dessert so she’ll sit still for just a little longer during family dinners. I miss doing home science experiments with my nephew. I miss traveling. I miss sitting around a campfire with friends. I miss walking my dogs or going for a run without having to wear a mask.

As an epidemiologist and vaccine advocate, I know that safe, effective vaccines are our best...