Latest Texas Children's Hospital in Houston Stories

2011-05-04 16:13:00

HOUSTON, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A high school prom is a rite of passage that most teens are eager to experience. But for kids who require kidney dialysis three times a week, the prom seems like only a fantasy. Thanks to the caring renal team at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, 80+ teens took part in a special prom with all the expected glitz and glamour. To view a video of prom highlights and the patients' experiences, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvfqVBnhMbI To view the...

2011-02-15 08:24:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During American Heart Month, Dr. Charles D. Fraser Jr., chief of congenital heart surgery and surgeon-in-chief at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston pays tribute to heart pioneer Dr. Denton A. Cooley, who became Texas Children's first chief of cardiovascular surgery when the hospital opened its doors in 1954. Dr. Cooley, already famed for adult cardiac surgeries, performed the first congenital heart surgeries at Texas Children's on babies...

2010-08-09 16:05:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's August and for many families that means it's time to head back to school. From sleep schedules, nutrition, immunizations, heart health, heat illnesses and more, Texas Children's Hospital in Houston provides parents with tips to ensure their children have a safe, healthy and successful school year. For more information please visit http://bit.ly/texaschildrensbacktoschool. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100809/DC48125) (Photo:...

2010-07-14 12:53:00

Pediatric patient is 1 of 3 in the U.S. to receive heart, lungs and liver in one operation HOUSTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital in Houston has performed the hospital's first triple-organ transplant on a 16-year-old Brenham resident. The patient, Taylor Sherrouse, underwent a 13-hour surgery on Tuesday, June 22 to replace her heart, lungs and liver, which had been severely damaged by cystic fibrosis. Taylor is one of only three pediatric patients in the...

2010-03-10 17:00:00

HOUSTON, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Charles D. Fraser, Jr., M.D., an internationally recognized leader in pediatric and congenital heart surgery, has been appointed surgeon-in-chief at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, effective July 1. He will lead a team of more than 100 surgeons representing multiple pediatric surgical subspecialties at one of the nation's largest children's hospitals. (Read a biography and view a slideshow of Dr. Fraser). (Photo:...

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