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...

Cloth Diapers

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, diaper choice has been complicated in recent years by the debate of the environmental effects of diapers. While much of the discussion has centered on the effects disposable diapers have on landfill space, a number of scientific studies have found that both...

Donating Blood to Your Child

As a physician who works with critically ill patients, I often get questions for parents about donating blood to their children. The following are some common questions regarding directed blood donation. Q: What is directed blood donation? Directed blood donation is when blood donors donate blood for...

Tonsillectomy 101

As parents, we want our children to grow, learn and be healthy individuals to lead happy and successful lives. We want to provide our kids with the best nutrition, education and foundation in order to accomplish this. It’s important for our children to have good sleep architecture and a restful night in...

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...

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