Author: Texas Children's Hospital

When to go to an urgent care clinic

  Originally posted here by Dr. Samira Armin, pediatrician Texas Children’s Hospital. “Doctor, he had a temperature of 104F overnight.” “No matter what we did, her fever would not come down. She was burning up.” “I’ve never seen my child so sick and we didn’t know what to do.” One of life’s biggest challenges is knowing what to do when your child is sick. Concerned parents often ask their pediatrician, “At what temperature do I take my child to the emergency room?” The answer is: there really is no number. A higher fever doesn’t necessarily mean a sicker child....

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The 80/20 paradox in global pediatric oncology

  Originally posted here by Dr. Jeremy S. Slone, Global Hematology Oncology Pediatric Excellence (HOPE) Education Program Director. Currently, 8 out of 10 children diagnosed with cancer will live long, healthy and productive lives*. Unfortunately, we have to place an asterisk on that statistic, as it only applies to the 20 percent of children in the world who happen to live where proper cancer diagnosis and treatments are accessible. When I’m teaching medical students and residents, I often ask them a trick question on this matter. “What is the main risk factor that predicts a poor outcome in pediatric cancer?”...

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Let’s talk about flu shots

  Originally posted here by Dr. Matthew William Wigder, pediatric doctor at Texas Children’s Hospital. This flu season has rampantly hit the United States, bringing hundreds of children and their family members into our clinic, most cases mild, but some pretty severe. Like most stories regarding the flu craze that you may see on your news feed, health experts often suggest a plethora of best practices to best protect yourself and your family from this year’s influenza. I tell all of my patient families that when they start seeing footballs fly around on television near the end of the summer,...

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Is your teen getting enough sleep?

Originally posted here by Dr. Marlene Typaldos, a pulmonary medicine physician at Texas Children’s Hospital.   Why is sleep important? Important brain and body function occur during sleep that create new pathways for learning and memory. Insufficient amount of sleep can alter activity in some parts of the brain that may interfere with your teen’s ability to make decisions, maintain alertness, solve problems, control emotions and behavior, as well as cope with changes. Sleep deprived teens have increased absenteeism and tardiness, a decreased ability to learn and retain material, diminished ability to actively participate in the classroom and perform decision-making tasks....

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New year, now what?

Originally posted here by Kristi King, a pediatric nutrition specialist at Texas Children’s Hospital. How many times have you heard, “new year, new you?!” I think many times people have all these grand ideas for nutrition or exercise resolutions, but many times end up giving up on them because, “it’s just too hard.” So how can you and your family get started on the right foot for 2018 in leading a healthy lifestyle? 1. Set family goals This is a great time to discuss with your family and set healthy lifestyle goals as a whole family unit. In my clinical...

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