Author: Texas Children's Hospital

Trampoline parks and injuries on the rise!

Originally posted here by Dr. Katherine Leaming-Van Zandt, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Specialist Kids (and adults) of all ages cannot seem to resist the allure of trampolines! Although sky-high jumping and daring flips and stunts may seem like a fun and easy way to exercise or occupy those lazy afternoons, parents should be aware that recreational trampoline use can lead to increased injuries! Each year, trampoline-related injuries result in nearly 100,000 emergency department visits annually.1  Recent safety measures have not significantly reduced injury rates, and potential, life-threatening and catastrophic injuries can occur. Falls (on the mat and off the trampoline),...

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Breakfast Facts

Originally posted here by Kristi King, clinical dietician at Texas Children’s Hospital I get asked on a daily basis about breakfast for kids as well as for mom and dad. Here are some frequently asked questions I thought I’d share with you! Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? For adults, breakfast is the most important meal, only if it is the healthiest meal of the day. For children, breakfast is very important to help meet all of their nutrient needs and get their brains going for school. Breakfast is a great time to get much-needed nutrients...

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Safe sleeping recommendations

Originally posted here by Dr. Stan Spinner, Texas Children’s Pediatrics and Texas Children’s Urgent Care Chief Medical Officer The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently announced new safe sleep recommendations to help protect against sleep-related infant deaths. Sudden death of an infant less that 1-year of age that cannot be explained, even after a thorough investigation, is referred to as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The cause of SIDS is still unknown. We do know that SIDS is not choking, apnea or suffocation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year in the United States...

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Transitioning to adult diabetes care: The time to start planning is now!

Originally posted here by Dr. Sarah Lyons, diabetes and endocrinology expert at Texas Children’s Hospital This blog is co-authored by: Sarah Lyons, MD; Marisa Hilliard, PhD; Massimo Pietropaolo, MD and Jake Kushner, MD. Young adulthood is an exciting, but sometimes challenging time, for youth with diabetes. As the move from pediatric to adult health care is so important, we pediatric and adult diabetes care providers at Texas Children’s and Baylor Clinic want the experience to be positive and smooth for every teen/young adult with diabetes. We recommend that the where, when, how and why to move to adult care be...

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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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