Posted on Mar 31, 2017 in Absolutely Q & A
Dr. Ronald Vilela, pediatric otolaryngology surgeon at Texas Children’s Hospital.
Q: What is an ear infection?
A typical ear infection is an inflammation of the middle ear. It’s one of the most common childhood infections and can occur in one ear at a time or both ears at the same time. Ear...
Posted on Feb 28, 2017 in Absolutely Q & A
Expert: Dr. Jorge Gomez, sports medicine physician at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus
Q: How should I help my child prepare for increased physical activity?
The most important step is to establish a pattern of regular, daily physical activity. Parents should strive for having their children...
Posted on Jan 31, 2017 in Absolutely Q & A
Expert: 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 at knowing which cry means...
Posted on Dec 31, 2016 in Absolutely Q & A
Expert: Danielle Devore, speech language pathologist at Texas Children’s Hospital.
Q: What is stuttering?
Stuttering is a communication disorder involving disruptions in the production of speech sounds, also called “disfluencies,” in a person’s speech. If you listen to the speech of those around...
Posted on Nov 30, 2016 in Absolutely Q & A
Experts: Dr. Jorge Gomez, sports medicine specialist at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, along with Dr. Kristin Ernest, answer some questions about concussions.
Q: My child received a blow to the head during a game. When should he see a physician?
An athlete who suffers a blow to the head should...