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October 16, 2019 | Rebecca Frontz, DO
Keeping kids healthy during the school year | Texas Children's Hospital
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It’s not surprising that every fall we begin to see an increase in the number of sick patients at Texas Children’s Urgent Care. With kids being in close contact to other students in the classroom, and specific illnesses being more prominent this time of year, children are likely to catch a cold or two. On average, younger school-aged children get six to 12 colds or illnesses each school year.  When children get older, they tend to get fewer illnesses as they gain...

October 14, 2019 | Kristi King, MPH, RD, LD

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It is no surprise the sheer amount of non-dairy milk options and opinions circulating our society and grocery stores today. As a result, choosing a milk for your child can quickly become a source of confusion.

Questions like: should my child stop drinking dairy milk? Are plant-based milks a good substitute for diary milk? Does chocolate milk supply the nutrients my child needs?

These are all questions Kristi King, senior clinical dietician Texas Children’s, answers below to help you make an informed decision about...

October 11, 2019 | Kelly and Peter Cones, patient's mom and dad
 Tyson | Texas Children's Hospital Neurosurgery
Picture: Tyson beaming with a contagious smile posed right next to a small, but mighty sign that simply says “one-year seizure free.

On June 11, 2019 Tyson Cones celebrated one year free of seizures. This is not just a mere milestone for the Cones family. Tyson went from having three to four seizures per day to a whole year free of them!

Tyson started to have seizures around 6 months old. Kelly and Peter Cones, Tyson’s parents, recalled him freezing and making a "pouty face," reminiscent of an infant’s face when they have gas, but they didn't think much of it because they were inconsistent and it really may...

Tyson walking after brain surgery at Texas Children's Hospital 

"I’m extremely thankful. Tyson is really something special and has changed a lot of lives with his story. He bounced right back and we went home having that weight lifted from us. We were in our new home, ready to start our new life," Kelly recalled.

Since surgery, Tyson has been 100% seizure free! His dad taught him to ride a bike just six months after surgery, he is back in school, being a kid, and now has a new best friend. He continues to get yearly MRIs and EEGs.

“Life is good now. We can take him to do fun things without worrying. We...

Tyson learning how to ride a bicycle 
October 10, 2019 | Maryann Tholany, MD, FAAPTexas Children's Pediatrics



It is time to pick a pediatrician and some of your friends have mentioned interviewing their pediatricians or attending prenatal visits. So I guess you might as well meet a few yourself and see how it goes, but then you wonder, "What kind of things do I even look for or ask about?" I have been doing prenatal visits and interviews for almost 10 years now and these are some of the questions I have been asked: 

October 07, 2019 | Jose Martinez, patient's dad

From the outside looking in, Joanna appeared like any other little girl – energetic and full of life! Sure, she and her twin were born prematurely at 27 weeks, but she was just fine otherwise.

"She weighed 1/2 pound when she was born," Jose recalled about his daughter. "She could fit in the palm of my hand."

Joanna was a healthy kid who hit all of her milestones, that is until she turned 2. Everything changed for Jose's family when Joanna began to show flu-like symptoms. She'd contracted the H1N1 virus and was being treated at a hospital in the family's hometown of Mission, Texas.

At first the doctors could not figure...