Donating Blood to Your Child

As a physician who works with critically ill patients, I often get questions for parents about donating blood to their children. The following are some common questions regarding directed blood donation. Q: What is directed blood donation? Directed blood donation is when blood donors donate blood for...

Tonsillectomy 101

As parents, we want our children to grow, learn and be healthy individuals to lead happy and successful lives. We want to provide our kids with the best nutrition, education and foundation in order to accomplish this. It’s important for our children to have good sleep architecture and a restful night in...

Concussion

Expert: Dr. Jorge Gomez, primary care sports medicine physician at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, answers some of the most common questions about concussions. Q: What are concussions? A concussion is caused by a direct or indirect blow, trauma or jolt to the head, causing the body and head to...

Hurricane

Expert: Julie Kaplow, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., Director of the Trauma and Grief Center at Texas Children’s Hospital. Q: What are normal child reactions following a hurricane? Children will have a wide variety of reactions to a hurricane and its aftermath based on their age, developmental stage and any experience...

Otolaryngology

Expert: Dr. Shraddha Mukerji, otolaryngologist at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. The otolaryngology clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus is a child-friendly space where world class pediatric otolaryngologists provide expert care for children of all ages who have ear, nose, throat,...

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