My name is Devin Duncan and I am an 18-year-old senior at Langham Creek High School. I am currently on the Bailadora drill team and am the reigning homecoming queen.
It would seem that I am a normal teenager, except for that I'm also a two-time cancer survivor.
When I was 3 years old, I was diagnosed with leukemia and underwent 2 1/2 years of chemotherapy treatment at Texas Children's Hospital.
Almost every day there is a story where another student athlete tests positive for a performance enhancing drug. It is true that some athletes cheat or attempt to work the system. It it also true that some companies have poor manufacturing standards and produce tainted or adulterated supplements.
Summer is fast approaching and many families are headed out of town at some point during the upcoming months. Parents need to know the current recommendations for children traveling to sites foreign and domestic. Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control have issued new counsel regarding travel this year. I encourage you to travel safely, explore places you have never been, and be informed of current trends in disease both near and far from Houston.
It's a timeless recommendation for the spitting baby: put cereal in the bottle and hope to God that things improve. And as a tummy doc in America's largest children's hospital, I can attest to the fact that most parents have tried this by the time they reach my clinic. Few, however, report glowing results.
But that's just me and my simple observation.