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2014-08-28 12:29:18

Food desensitization trial could mean new hope for children with peanut allergies HOUSTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For children with food allergies, a trace amount of a substance can trigger deadly anaphylaxis within minutes of ingestion - the fear of which can be life altering for many families. To give hope to these patients and their families, researchers at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine are embarking on a landmark peanut immunotherapy...

2014-08-15 08:24:17

HOUSTON, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is excited to announce Dr. Ellis M. Arjmand as the new chief of otolaryngology. Arjmand, whose appointment is effective today, has also been appointed the Bobby Alford Endowed Chair in pediatric otolaryngology, and the director of practice standards and faculty development for the department of surgery at Texas Children's. Arjmand will also be professor of otolaryngology and pediatrics at Baylor College of...

2014-07-30 08:32:44

New inpatient diabetes and endocrinology unit is the first pediatric facility of its kind in Texas HOUSTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is excited to announce the addition of two new physicians, Dr. Kristen Hendrix and Dr. Sarah Lyons, to the pediatric diabetes and endocrinology team, which is ranked #1 in Texas by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, the team is also expanding the services offered to patient families and the community as...

2014-07-28 08:28:57

HOUSTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is excited to announce the addition of Dr. Mitchel Seruya to the department of surgery. Seruya will also serve as an assistant professor of plastic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and specializes in hand and microvascular surgery. His unique expertise will allow him to play an integral role in growing the department. "Dr. Seruya will be a great asset to our team as he expresses his enthusiasm to expand...

2014-07-25 08:25:51

Two papers from the hospital were selected among hundreds for presentation HOUSTON, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physicians and researchers from the Department of Surgery at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston will present studies during the annual American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) conference, held July 26 through 29 in New York. Dr. Howard Epps, academic medical director of pediatric orthopedic surgery at Texas...

2014-07-24 08:29:12

For the first time, Houston hosts national event bringing together thousands of families from around the country HOUSTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 3,500 organ transplant recipients, living donors and their families gathered together in Houston for the annual Olympic-style, multi-sport event, the Donate Life Transplant Games of America (TGA). Texas Children's Hospital was a major sponsor for the games with both current, as well as former patients...

2014-07-11 16:23:27

HOUSTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is excited to announce a generous gift of nearly $240,000 from Musket Corporation to help the families of Houston continue to receive the best possible care for their children. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140710/126208 Musket Corp. invited their industry partners from across Texas and the United States to a fundraiser at TopGolf to socialize and hear some of the amazing personal stories of...

2014-07-11 12:24:32

Hospital successfully transplants the first liver dialysis patient in the state HOUSTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is excited to announce the first use of an extracorporeal liver support therapy in Texas for children with acute liver failure. The hospital now offers the Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System (MARS®), a liver dialysis therapy, which helped a 9-year-old patient with hepatic coma become healthy enough to be a candidate for...

2014-07-09 16:28:48

HOUSTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Renowned pediatric cardiologist John P. Breinholt, M.D. has been named the Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He will also serve as the director of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140709/125730 "With his extensive expertise and work in...

2014-07-08 12:28:42

HOUSTON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Texas Children's Hospital has been recognized again, by U.S. News & World Report, as a leader in cardiology and heart surgery among pediatric hospitals. Texas Children's Heart Center improved their national ranking, placing second in the Best Children's Hospitals 2014-15 survey. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140707/124821 For more than half a century, TCHC's compassion-driven multidisciplinary team has combined...


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