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...

Summer Safety

During the summer, children have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities that they normally don’t have the time for during the school year. More time is spent outdoors and fun holidays like Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Labor Day mean outdoor grilling and spending time at the pool....

Physical Activities 101

In the last 30 years, obesity has doubled in children and nearly quadrupled in adolescents, with the U.S. having the highest rate in the world. Physical activity is essential for a child’s cardiovascular endurance, strength and bone health. As a result, parents are curious as to how much is too much when...

The Dangers of Consuming Laundry Detergent Pods

Expert: Katherine Jennifer Leaming-Van Zandt, MD – Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Medical Director of Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus Emergency Center. Over the past couple of weeks, the laundry detergent pod challenge has rightfully created a huge media firestorm. YouTube videos showing...

When should I take my child to the emergency center?

Expert: Katherine Jennifer Leaming-Van Zandt, MD – Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Medical Director of  Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus Emergency Center. Q: How do I plan ahead? Most childhood illnesses or injuries are unexpected, so it’s important to have an emergency plan ahead of...

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