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2011-08-01 16:10:00

Texas Children's has the most pediatric subspecialist "Top Doctors" in Southwest Region of the U.S. HOUSTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. News has named 76 physicians from Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) as "Top Doctors," the highest number of physicians to be awarded this distinction at a pediatric hospital in the entire southwest region of the U.S. Included among these "Top Doctors," 31 physicians from the hospital earned an additional...

2011-07-29 08:00:00

Physicians to bring high-quality care and training to medically underserved populations HOUSTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the first class of Texas Children's Global Health Corps will depart Houston for assignment in Africa. This talented team of pediatricians and family doctors will provide medical care and treatment to thousands of children and families affected by serious or life-threatening medical conditions, including sickle cell disease, malaria, tuberculosis,...

2011-07-18 10:31:00

New procedure significantly reduces risk of patient complications and recovery time HOUSTON, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is the first hospital in the world to use real-time MRI-guided thermal imaging and laser technology to destroy lesions in the brain that cause epilepsy and uncontrollable seizures. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110718/DC36561-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110718/DC36561-b) (Photo:...

2011-07-12 13:31:00

-The 20-year affiliation aims to enhance access for families in Central Texas and across the state to leading edge pediatric care close to home -Joint focus on shared programs will yield more specialized pediatric services in regions with diverse and growing needs throughout the state of Texas -Partnership will enhance current programs in academic medical research, health professional education, clinical training, and health outreach with a focus on improved outcomes and care for a...

2011-07-08 13:15:00

HOUSTON, Texas, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Texas Medical & Sleep Specialists proudly announces that Dr. Melissa Jones has joined Dr. Joshua Rotenberg in pediatric neurology practice. Originally from Houston, Dr. Jones is proud to be able to serve the community in which she was raised. Dr. Jones received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine where she was awarded the American Academy of Neurology prize for excellence in neurology. While still a student, she...

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...


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