Pediatric Radiology

From MRIs and X-rays to CT Scans, pediatric radiologists have a number of tools to aid them in quickly and accurately diagnosing and assessing a child’s illness or injury. While many families may be familiar with an X-ray exam, some may not know about more advanced technologies like CT scans or MRIs....

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. They...

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...

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