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2011-06-29 11:54:00

HOUSTON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital in Houston announced today that it is the first pediatric hospital in the United States to implant an artificial heart into the chest of a 17-year-old patient as the only option to save his life. The history-making patient underwent a rare 15-hour operation on May 22 and is currently recovering at Texas Children's Hospital. He is one of three congenital heart patients in the nation to get such a device. To view a video of the...

2011-06-20 07:30:00

PHOENIX, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With Arizona facing its share of tragedies lately - economically, politically and most recently the wildfires which have impacted thousands of residents - the community has found comfort in rallying together to celebrate the grand opening of the new Phoenix Children's Hospital. The campus of Arizona's only hospital 100 percent for children grew from 345 licensed beds to 465, and will ultimately house 626 licensed beds at full build-out, expected in...

2011-06-15 08:02:00

HOUSTON, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi, director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), has been awarded the 2011 Neuroscience Prize of The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation for her pioneering work in unlocking the genetic and molecular mysteries behind a number of devastating neurological disorders, including Rett syndrome, spinocerebellar ataxia type 1, and brain tumors...

2011-05-27 13:31:15

Cells, like ordinary households, produce "garbage" "“ debris and dysfunctional elements - that need disposal. When the mechanism for taking out this garbage fails, rare genetic diseases called lysosomal storage disorders (including Tay-Sachs, Batten and Fabry disease) can disable and even kill the children they affect. In adults, such failure leads to neurodegenerative diseases that occur later in life, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. An international partnership between...

2011-05-17 11:54:00

One of only 11 children's hospitals nationally, and the only one in the entire southern region, to earn "Honor Roll" distinction HOUSTON, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital has once again been named as a national leader among pediatric hospitals in U.S.News & World Report's 2011 edition of Best Children's Hospitals. One of only 11 hospitals in the nation to achieve the Honor Roll designation, Texas Children's is the only hospital in Texas - and the entire...

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...

2011-04-18 19:55:48

Passport for Care, an innovative, web-based system that guides health care for pediatric cancer survivors, is poised to have an even wider impact as it is now being made available to the more than 220 institutions of the Children's Oncology Group. The system was developed at the Texas Children's Cancer Center and the Center for Collaborative and Interactive Technologies at Baylor College of Medicine. System generates individualized recommendations The Passport for Care website allows...

2011-03-31 01:22:18

Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine today announced the creation of the Texas Children's Center for Global Health and the appointment of renowned physician-scientist Dr. Russell E. Ware as director. Focusing primarily on medically underserved populations, Texas Children's Center for Global Health will address major causes of child morbidity and mortality globally. It will also provide screening, treatment and education to positively impact critical global health issues...

2011-03-22 15:58:41

Chevron Africa Latin America Exploration and Production Company has signed a Cooperation Protocol with the Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatrics AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) at Texas Children's Hospital and the Republic of Angola today in Luanda, Angola to establish the West African nation's first comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease program. Chevron is supporting the Angola Sickle Cell Initiative with $4 million over 4 years. BIPAI, a joint program of Baylor College of Medicine and...

2011-03-10 11:06:00

HOUSTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital and SynCardia Systems, Inc. announced today that Texas Children's has become the world's first pediatric hospital to complete the first phase of certification to implant the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. The hospital intends to use the Total Artificial Heart as a bridge to transplant for their patients who received a heart transplant as children and now require mechanical support as a bridge to their...