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...

Stuttering 101

Expert:  Danielle Devore, speech language pathologist at Texas Children’s Hospital. Q: What is stuttering? Stuttering is a communication disorder involving disruptions in the production of speech sounds, also called “disfluencies,” in a person’s speech. If you listen to the speech of those around...

Medical Follow-Up: Concussion

Experts: Dr. Jorge Gomez, sports medicine specialist at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, along with Dr. Kristin Ernest, answer some questions about concussions. Q: My child received a blow to the head during a game. When should he see a physician? An athlete who suffers a blow to the head should...

Heart Murmur

Expert: Dr. William Kyle, pediatric cardiologist at Texas Children’s West Campus. Have you ever put your finger over the end of a water hose while the water was turned on? When you do that, you see the water spray and hear a “shhhhh”  noise that wasn’t there before. The sound is the sound of the...

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