As the president of Chevron Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production, I have had the opportunity to travel the world and meet people from all walks of life. My travels have taken me to some of the biggest cities and the most impoverished communities too.
For any parent whose child plays a competitive sport, injuries can be an understandable concern.
Recently, several articles have been published regarding the dangers of children heading a soccer ball, including:
Molluscum contagiosum is a very common viral skin condition in children.
“Molluscum” are small dome-shaped bumps on the skin that have a central white or “waxy” core. They can affect any area of skin, but are prone to spread in areas of friction, such as the armpits and the creases at the elbows and behind the knees.
Recently the Environmental Working Group published a report on the amount of sugar in children’s cereals.
In Houston alone, 50 babies are diagnosed with sickle cell disease every year and 800 to 1,000 are followed by Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine physicians. More public awareness and education about sickle cell disease is critically important. Although many are aware of the disease, the causes, effects and treatment aren’t widely understood.