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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...

2011-03-07 17:01:00

New pediatric emergency center, hospital services and outpatient clinic to serve one of nation's fastest-growing pediatric populations HOUSTON, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital today announced the opening of West Campus, its first suburban hospital, located at I-10 and Barker Cypress in Houston, Texas. Designed, equipped and staffed exclusively for children, the 515,000 square-foot Texas Children's Hospital West Campus offers both inpatient and...

2011-03-07 15:56:55

The doors to a specialized pediatric HIV/AIDS outpatient clinic in Tanzania opened today in Mbeya, the region with the second highest HIV/AIDS prevalence in the country. While Tanzania, home to about 1.4 million people with HIV/AIDS, has made significant strides in HIV/AIDS treatment, pediatric care continues to be a key area of need. It is estimated that there are currently 140,000 children in Tanzania living with HIV/AIDS. Only 8 percent of these children are currently receiving...

2011-02-01 22:09:29

Rice bioengineers, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's physician-scientists zap tumors with light-activated nanoparticles Rice University bioengineers and physician-scientists at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital have successfully destroyed tumors of human brain cancer cells in the first animal tests of a minimally invasive treatment that zaps glioma tumors with heat. The tests involved nanoshells, light-activated nanoparticles that are designed to destroy...

2011-01-20 00:00:52

Texas Children's Hospital becomes first pediatric hospital in the nation to harness Voalté at the point of care Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) January 18, 2011 Voalté announced today that Texas Children's Hospital will become the first pediatric facility in the country and the first hospital in Texas to use iPhones with Voalté's innovative solution for point-of-care communication. The hospital will roll out iPhones in the new West Campus facility and maternity center over the...

2010-12-17 12:57:18

Histiocytosis is considered a rare disease but doctors at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Service would argue the accuracy of that label. They are seeing more and more patients with the disease and that has led to important research advances. "Our knowledge of this disease has skyrocketed over the last three years," said Dr. Kenneth McClain, professor of pediatrics "“ hematology/oncology at BCM and director of the Histiocytosis Program at...

2010-12-16 11:53:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- December marks the 10-year anniversary of the formation of the world-renowned Histiocytosis Program at Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Service (TCCC&HS), a joint center of Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. Histiocytic Diseases, disorders of the immune system that are difficult to diagnose and define, include Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH), Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) and other even...

2010-11-09 16:43:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mark A. Wallace, president and chief executive officer of Texas Children's Hospital, received the 2010 Texas Pediatric Society (TPS) Distinguished Service Award on Nov. 6 at their annual meeting awards luncheon in San Antonio. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101109/DC98514) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101109/DC98514) "We are very pleased to present this award to Mark A. Wallace," said Dr. Richard Lampe,...

2010-11-05 13:17:00

New clinical research center will capitalize on remarkable discoveries by testing the efficacy of potential new treatments for pediatric neurological ailments and diseases HOUSTON, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blue Bird Circle announced today that it will provide grants totaling $1 million to Texas Children's Hospital within an anticipated five to 10 year period to establish The Blue Bird Circle Clinical Research Center. This new center will support clinical trials...

2010-10-21 15:24:00

Participants review progress of 39-month study HOUSTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Investigators from Texas Children's Hospital and 16 other top pediatric heart centers in North America came together in Houston to analyze results from their 39-month national clinical trial of the Berlin Heart EXCOR® Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device (VAD), a German-manufactured pediatric mechanical heart. To learn more about the study, see: http://bit.ly/bfrA1J (Photo:...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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