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February 28, 2019 | Katherine Cutitta, PhD
Mind the heart: Understanding cardiac psychology
Allen Kramer, Texas Children's Hospital

The referral

You’re finishing up your child’s lengthy cardiology appointment, which was filled with testing, guidance from multiple health professionals and recommendations to move forward with. “Lastly, we’re going to refer you guys to our psychologist.”

Wait – what?

Your immediate thoughts might include: “We don’t have time for that” or “My child isn’t crazy!”

We know your child isn’t crazy. Take a deep breath! Should you receive a psychology referral for your heart warrior, I hope this blog covers most of the basics....

February 19, 2019 | Adiaha I.A. Spinks-Franklin, MD
How do you know if a child has been traumatized? | Texas Children's Hospital
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We recently touched on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the compelling findings of the original ACE Study, which was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the 1990s through surveying over 17,000 adults.

Remember – nearly two-thirds of the respondents reported experiencing at least one traumatic incident before turning 18.

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February 15, 2019 | Simone Hopes, MSHS, PA-C
What to KNOW before you GO | Texas Children's Hospital
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Doing just about anything with young children and babies can make simple tasks much more challenging, especially while traveling. However, traveling with little ones can be a great experience with a little bit of preparation. Here are some commonly asked questions to review:

What travel documents do I need?

It’s important for parents to keep proof of relationship to their child. The accepted documents include a...

February 13, 2019 | Samira Armin, MD, FAAP
Arming your kids in the fight against winter illness | Texas Children's Hospital
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It’s that time of year again – our children are back in school after the holidays, the weather is constantly changing and infections are running rampant. While many of us cherish this time of year, sick children can definitely put a damper on day-to-day routines.

It’s important to remember during this time of year that the severity of an infection can be influenced by the strength of one’s ...

February 12, 2019 | Bryan N. Harrell, MSM, PA-C
Is it a concussion? | Texas Children's Hospital
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When our young children and adolescents are at play or competing, regardless of the activity, safety should always be a top priority for observing parents, caretakers, coaches/trainers, etc. However, preventing an injury from occurring is no easy feat for most physical activities and contact sports such as football, soccer, lacrosse or ice hockey.

In this case, we can each play a part in keeping our athletes safe by (1) learning about the signs/symptoms associated with common...

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