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April 05, 2019 | Samira Armin, MD, FAAP
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No one starts the day off on the right foot unless they’ve had enough sleep! Sleep is essential; yet, according to the National Sleep Foundation, nearly 30 percent of children and 75 percent of teenagers are not getting the right amount of sleep. Below, I have answered a few important questions to help better understand the importance of sleep so you can help your child catch a...

April 03, 2019 | Tiffany X. Nguyen, DO, FAAP
Don’t shy away from carbohydrates
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“I know eating carbohydrates will make me fat.”

“Wait – aren’t carbohydrates unhealthy?”

“We have a family member with diabetes, so we stay away from carbohydrates altogether.”

These comments come directly from our pediatric patients, and we’re definitely familiar with the concerns. However, saying “no” to carbohydrates isn’t the answer. We want to help you get smarter about the carbohydrates that are good for you.

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April 01, 2019 | Michelle Fritsch, LMSW-ACP
Camp Periwinkle: The power of connection
PHOTO: Allen Kramer

Camp PeriwinkleThe Periwinkle Foundation’s signature program – is a weeklong summer camp for children with cancer and their siblings dedicated to offering them a safe space for adventure, friendship, personal growth and healing.

It’s all about focusing on what these children can do instead of the other way around. We don’t dwell on limitation.

The campers are surrounded by other people impacted by...

March 21, 2019 | Forrest Wolfe, Blog Editor
It’s #ChildrensHospitalWeek – Meet our champion
PHOTO: Paul Kuntz

Every year, each hospital affiliated with the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals identifies a “champion” in their local community to serve as the face for the children they treat. These ambassadors spend the year advocating for the charitable need of children’s hospitals across the country. Here’s the story of our champion:

Mandi and Kyle, expecting their second child together, arrived promptly to their appointment for a 20-week ultrasound. They had...

March 20, 2019 | Harold J. Farber, MD
The fire in Deer Park is out, but the smoke remains
Godofredo A. Vasquez, Houston Chronicle 

In the last few days, you probably caught drift of the news if you didn't witness the large plume of black some hovering over southeast Texas from the massive chemical plant fire in Deer Park. The fire was finally extinguished and air quality is being monitored extensively, but this smoke can seriously create problems for anyone with lung or heart conditions. Although the air quality may not be bad while the smoke plume is up – what goes up must come down … and when it comes down, it can potentially be harmful.

According to reliable sources, most of the...

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