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Latest Texas Children's Hospital Stories

2012-03-13 07:00:00

HOUSTON, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital announced today that doctors recently performed a rare double organ transplant to save the life of Tyler Nelson, a 17 year old patient with cystic fibrosis. The wait is over for Nelson who has lived in Houston during a 16-month wait for a double organ transplant of lungs and liver. Tyler received those life-saving organs at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston on Feb. 29, 2012. Doctors are optimistic about his...

2012-03-01 09:47:00

Film event highlights healthcare challenges for pregnant women HOUSTON, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to raise awareness about maternal and child health, Texas Children's Hospital and Every Mother Counts (EMC) are teaming up for a very special one-night event hosted by global maternal health advocate and founder of EMC, Christy Turlington Burns. The evening will include a reception screening of Turlington Burns' first documentary, No Woman, No Cry, and a...

2012-02-29 16:32:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Simulation Center at Texas Children's Hospital has begun providing Pediatric Simulation Training for Emergency Pre-hospital Providers (Pedi-STEPPs) to members of the Houston Fire Department (HFD) EMS. A grant from the Cullen Trust for Healthcare, as well as a community benefit donation from Texas Children's Hospital will allow this innovative training to be offered free of charge to the City for 500 firefighters over the next...

2012-02-25 15:00:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Physicians, researchers and a nurse from the Renal Center at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston received prominent acclaim during the 32nd( )Annual Conference on Dialysis (ADC) held Feb. 26 through 28, in San Antonio, Texas. The conference, sponsored by the University of Missouri-Columbia, convened an international group of thousands of practitioners and researchers to discuss current developments in the field of renal replacement therapies. It...

2012-02-23 14:00:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As one of the country's leading medical centers diagnosing and treating fetal anomalies, Texas Children's Fetal Center is proud to announce the birth of Baby Charlotte, the team's first patient to undergo in-utero surgery for the treatment of spina bifida. Baby Charlotte's mother went into labor nearly 11 weeks after fetal closure was performed, and delivered on Saturday evening by cesarean section. Mother and baby are doing well. (Photo:...

2012-02-21 08:00:00

Texas Children's Hospital Sponsors 2012 March for Babies HOUSTON, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an average week, 1,001 Texas babies are born preterm, and 48 babies die before their first birthday. Prematurity is the leading cause of death for newborns, and Texas Children's Hospital wants to help change this as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2012 Houston March for Babies. To view a video about the Texas Children's sponsorship, please see:...

2012-02-14 13:25:00

Innovative and sustainable design reflects best environmental building practices HOUSTON, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The building created to house the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at Texas Children's Hospital, one of the world's first basic research institutes dedicated to childhood neurological diseases, has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is...

2012-02-08 07:45:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Montblanc announced today a new and unique charitable partnership with Texas Children's Hospital. Montblanc and Texas Children's Cancer Center have joined together to support excellence in patient care, research and education to enhance the health and well being of our nation's children. To show personal commitment to this cause, Montblanc has created a collection of woven leather bracelets with portions of proceeds to be donated to Texas...

2012-02-06 07:00:00

Philanthropists Lester and Sue Smith stage star-studded event, match every donation HOUSTON, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --A Texas-sized disco dance party was the backdrop Saturday night for a benefit that raised $32.26 million for pediatric cancer research at Texas Children's Cancer Center, the #1 pediatric cancer center in Texas as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. A record-breaking fundraiser for the hospital, Dr. David Poplack, director of Texas Children's Cancer...

2012-01-31 10:14:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) are proud to announce the recent appointment of three physicians to national positions at key industry organizations. Dr. George Bisset, chief of pediatric radiology at Texas Children's Hospital and the Edward B. Singleton professor of radiology at BCM, will serve as the new president of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). In addition, Dr. Christopher Cassady,...