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,...

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...

Running and Safety

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...

Baby Stool 101

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...

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