Summer Safety

During the summer, children have the opportunity to participate in a variety of events and 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...

Pediatric Urgent Care vs. Pediatric Emergency Center

Expert: Dr. Stan Spinner, Texas Children’s Pediatrics and Texas Children’s Urgent Care Chief Medical Officer Oftentimes, families turn to an emergency center after hours, on weekends or perhaps even during the day, when a significant event occurs with their child. Though the emergency center is the...

Physical Activities 101

Expert: Dr. Jorge Gomez, Sports Medicine Specialist at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus In the last 30 years, obesity has doubled in children and nearly quadrupled in adolescents, with the United States having the highest rate in the world. Physical activity is essential for a child’s...

Norovirus 101

Expert: Dr. Stan Spinner, Texas Children’s Pediatrics and Texas Children’s Urgent Care Chief Medical Officer Q: What is norovirus? Norovirus is a highly contagious virus that causes acute gastroenteritis. Following introduction of rotavirus vaccination, norovirus has become the most common cause of...

Ear Infections 101

Expert: 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...

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