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December 30, 2019 |

2019 was a unique year at Texas Children's Hospital. We had millions of patient encounters from all over the world, we used groundbreaking technology to freeze tumors, we connected with cancer patients and their families on a different level, we brought families together through several patient family community eventswe gave answers to families of patients facing rare diseases, and so much more. Looking back on such a successful year, we are reminded that our patients are at the center of Texas Children's and we are so privileged to serve them now and in the...

December 20, 2019 | Rachel M. Cunningham, MPH

Video: The Immunization Project at Texas Children's Hospital 

As 2019 comes to a close and I reflect on the year, many notable events occurred, both personally and professionally. On a personal level, I celebrated 15 years of marriage, my 7-year-old daughter learned to ride a bike (finally!), my 9-year-old daughter got braces, and my 2-year-old … well, he just grew more energetic and mischievous this year. In my professional life, the year was consumed by a single overwhelming issue – measles.

This year, the U.S....

December 16, 2019 |
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The holidays can be a difficult time for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one but can be especially hard for children. Children typically look forward to the holiday season all year, but after experiencing the death of a loved one, holiday gatherings and celebrations can be especially difficult. Being around people and places that are reminders of the deceased can be emotionally painful for bereaved families.

This tip sheet provides suggestions for how parents and caregivers can help their...

December 11, 2019 | Farah M. Khatoon, MD
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Across all cultures, holidays are a wonderful time for friends and families to reconnect and share meals. They are also stressful due to the demands on our time and attention. This can be especially challenging for children living with a chronic disease. Staying on track with diet and medications can be especially challenging during these busy times. Children living with diabetes are often left with few options during holiday gatherings and meals. It becomes especially difficult to eat a healthy,...

December 04, 2019 | Kestly Tinklepaugh

In the fall of 1994, Kestly Tinklepaugh underwent her first heart surgery at Texas Children’s Heart Center. Her next heart surgery was an open heart preformed almost 2 years later. Throughout her life, she was seen by pediatric cardiologists and adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) cardiologists. Twenty-three years after her first heart surgery, she delivered her very own son, Alden, while still receiving treatment for her congenital heart defects. Here's a snippet of her...