Author: Texas Children's Hospital

How serious is an ankle sprain?

Originally posted here by Dr. Joseph Chorley, Sports Medicine Physician at Texas Children’s Hospital Oh, don’t worry it’s just an ankle sprain. This is a phrase many people hear when playing sports – whether competitively or just for fun. However, if this injury happens, I doubt the players, coaching or medical staff during March Madness will be saying this! Ankle sprains are the most common injury in basketball and are the cause for the most time lost to basketball players’ participation. Many players try to minimize the pain and problems associated with an ankle sprain so they can continue...

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Sugar ‘swap-ortunities’

Originally posted here by Lisa Barclay, clinical dietician at Texas Children’s Hospital Sugar – who doesn’t love this sweet carbohydrate frequently used in food? When discussing sugars, it is important to note a difference between natural and added sugars. Natural sugars include those found in fruits (fructose) and dairy products (lactose). Fruits and dairy provide additional vitamins and minerals, making them a nutritious snack or beverage. Added sugars are those added to beverages, meals or snacks during processing or preparation, and most products with added sugar have limited nutritional value. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans states added sugars,...

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What the color of your baby’s stool can tell you

Originally posted here by Dr. Stan Spinner, Texas Children’s Pediatrics and Texas Children’s Urgent Care Chief Medical Officer Children do not come with how-to handbooks, but from day one, they depend on their parents to understand what they need. With each passing day, parents get better and better at knowing what cry means what, what food is best and even what diapers to use. But what about your baby’s poop? Is your baby’s stool trying to tell you something your baby needs you to know? A baby’s poop is actually a great tool for parents when it comes to...

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Pet allergies 101

Originally posted here by Dr. Kristy Murray, associate professor of pediatric tropical medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital. Co-authored by Dr. Richard Selkowitz, veterinarian & owner of East Rockaway Veterinary Hospital on Long Island in New York. This post was co-authored by Dr. Richard Selkowitz, veterinarian, and Dr. Kristy Murray, associate vice-chair for research. Today is National Puppy Day. Who doesn’t love adorable little pups and their sweet little kisses, puppy breath and soft, cuddly fur? That is until the itchy, watery eyes, itchy skin, runny nose and sneezing appear. Pet allergies can range from a mild inconvenience to downright...

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Dear parent, the Internet is as much your friend as your foe

Originally posted here by Dr. Samira Armin, Pediatrician at Texas Children’s Pediatrics – Humble Fall Creek “Doctor, my online mommy group recommends baby-led feeding for our 5-month-old. Do you agree with them?” In a word, no. Many times when I walk into a patient’s room, parents are talking on the phone, texting or surfing the Internet. Despite our clinic’s “no mobile phone” policy, I typically allow parents to finish what they are doing, knowing well that they may be catching up on errands, bills or other important tasks. In today’s society, it is nearly impossible to completely unplug from...

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