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E.g., 11/2020
October 08, 2020 | Patient Travis Politakis

Photo courtesy of Travis Politakis

As a child, I was always susceptible to infections and was often sick. Respiratory infections, that at most, cause a simple cold or a mild sickness in other kids, would hit me harder and get me really down. None of the doctors we consulted could figure out why. They suspected I had bronchitis and put me on a lot of medication, including antibody infusions.

When I was about 9, we moved from Philadelphia to Texas and I became Dr. Celine Hanson’s patient at Texas Children’s Hospital. She and Dr. Lisa R. Forbes...

October 07, 2020 | Rachel H. Fein, PhD, BCBA, Petra Duran, PhD
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Tantas cosas han cambiado, y siguen cambiando, para usted y su familia durante este tiempo de la pandemia del COVID-19. Con este cambio es probable que nuestros hijos estén teniendo más berrinches, llorando, queriendo o pidiendo más atención, ignorando instrucciones y quizás queriendo algo de control. Le ofrecemos algunas estrategias para manejar estos comportamientos.

1. Tiempo especial de familia: Durante tiempos excepcionalmente ocupados o estresantes, es normal que los padres centren su atención en superar las rutinas...

October 06, 2020 | Kasey A. Keane, MPA, PA-C, Pediatric Surgery Physician Assistant Fellow
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Fire and burn related injuries are the third leading cause of death in children ages 1 to 14. According to the CDC, more than 300 children are treated in emergency departments and two children die each day from burn or fire-related injuries. It is important for caregivers to know how to properly identify the severity burn and when to seek medical treatment. This post will review the different potential causes of burns, ways to recognize different types of burns, how to administer first aid, when to seek additional help, key things to avoid...

September 29, 2020 | Kimberly Gushanas, PhD
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Confused. Angry. Scared. Shocked. Numb... 

These are only some of the most commonly used words to describe feelings about the increase in public murders of and violence against Black individuals, and the resulting climates. Many grow weary while wondering if it’s safe to hope for a better future. How can we help our children face the realities in front of them?

Be aware of traumatic stress and its effects

We are currently witnessing community trauma, or the trauma that affects social groups...

September 21, 2020 | Lesley Chong, child life specialist
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As we look at the world around us, much has changed. For the health and protection of ourselves and others, people wear masks, stickers on the ground remind us where we should stand, and friends and families meet virtually, or if the opportunity arises to see each other in person, we give each other a head nod or an air hug to greet each other.

From our children’s perspective, everyday life looks a bit different, too. At the beginning of spring break, our kids hollered “see you in a week!” as they exited the school hallways for a brief...

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