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April 21, 2020 | Jorge Emilio Gomez, MD

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During the current COVID-19 crisis, parents are looking for ways to keep their children safe. Basic good health habits may help. Making sure your children are well fed, getting enough sleep, and getting exercise are common sense measures. But, can exercise really boost immune function in children? The immune system consists of certain blood cells and molecules, such as immunoglobulins and cytokines, that help the body fight infection. To be clear, there is currently no scientific evidence that regular...

April 17, 2020 | Cari Thiede, Clinical Pediatric Dietitian

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At Texas Children's Hospital, we are committed to our community and strive to connect families with information to help keep children healthy and safe. We understand the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak has rippled into homes and in some cases, has caused food shortages. If you are experiencing food and meal shortage, here is a list of places where you can get a meal or food items in the Houston area.

Houston Food Bank:...

April 16, 2020 | Melissa Cunnyngham, Elizabeth Cummings and Blair Alger

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The next two months may not go the way you expected them to or the way you have dreamed of since you started school years ago. You were planning for prom, graduation parties, family gatherings and walking across the stage in your cap and gown. Some of these events have already been canceled, and for the others, there may still be uncertainty around if they will happen or not. You have heard all the reasons – “It’s for your safety.” and “We are all having to make sacrifices.” – but it doesn’t erase the...

April 15, 2020 | Danielle R. Busby, PhD

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Are you a caregiver to an adolescent experiencing a range of moods in the midst of COVID-19? If so, you are not alone.

Adolescence is a time of physical, emotional and hormonal changes. Adolescents seek independence and desire to spend more time with peers. Due to COVID-19, your adolescent may feel sad, scared, disappointed or worried. In fact, sudden changes to daily routines and limited connection with peers may contribute to rapid and intense mood shifts. Strategies for how to help adolescents...

April 14, 2020 | Binal S. Kancherla, MD

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As we all continue in a new world of working from home and home schooling for the foreseeable future, there are many people struggling to balance all of these competing responsibilities. Recently, we’ve noticed an uptick in parents seeking advice regarding their children’s sleep and problems with sleep during this challenging time. Your children’s health and wellbeing remains a priority for all pediatric care providers, so we’re addressing the most common pediatric sleep related questions that may arise...

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