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2014-09-18 23:04:52

Beyond Batten Disease Foundation Delivers the Largest Investment in the History of Batten Research to Texas Children’s Hospital Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 No treatment. No cure. Fatal. That’s what the parents of six-year old Will Herndon of The Woodlands were told when their son was diagnosed with a disorder that strikes young, otherwise healthy children. Will, now eleven, is blind and the family is heartbroken, but driven to find a cure. They are speaking for the first...

2014-09-04 16:28:09

HOUSTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physicians at Texas Children's Fetal Center and Baylor College of Medicine proudly announce the completion of the first two-port fetoscopic procedure to repair spina bifida in-utero. It is believed that this is the first time this type of fetoscopic procedure has been performed in the United States. The fetoscopic approach was developed by Dr. Michael Belfort, obstetrician and gynecologist-in-chief at Texas Children's Hospital and Dr. William...

2014-09-02 08:21:06

Hyundai Hope On Wheels will host its fifth annual national September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month campaign. The nonprofit plans to award $9 million in pediatric cancer research grants during September. FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Hope On Wheels®, a leader in the fight against childhood cancer, today announced the launch of a national public awareness campaign in September, and that it has selected 36 children's hospitals from across the U.S....

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...


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