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Latest Texas Children's Hospital Stories

2013-11-18 16:26:14

HOUSTON, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Nov. 12, NFL quarterback Matt Schaub, his wife Laurie and their three children cut the ribbon on the newly expanded GR8 Hope Foundation Emergency Care Area at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, Houston's first community hospital designed, built and equipped exclusively for children. The expansion project was partially funded through a donation from their GR8 Hope Foundation as part of a $1 million pledge. (Photo:...

2013-11-15 08:27:29

12 Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine experts will discuss pediatric heart topics HOUSTON, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Cardiologists and a cardiovascular surgeon from Texas Children's Heart Center and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) will serve as presenters and moderators during the annual American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions held Nov. 16 through 20 in Dallas. Texas Children's Heart Center is ranked #3 nationally in cardiology and heart...

2013-11-11 16:23:46

HOUSTON, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, dozens of families traveled to Houston from around the country and internationally for the Texas Children's Fetal Center family reunion. Since the first event in 2007, the reunion has brought together patients and their families who received life-saving fetal interventions and fetal surgeries for a variety of in-utero complications. The event has become a cherished experience for both Fetal Center families and staff. For...

2013-11-04 12:28:44

HOUSTON, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the largest in-depth scientific study of its kind on the safety of teen weight-loss surgery, researchers report few short-term complications for adolescents with severe obesity undergoing bariatric surgery. The study, published online today in JAMA Pediatrics, is the first to provide much-needed safety data on bariatric surgery for adolescents with severe obesity, a growing health problem in the U.S. and abroad. The findings represent the...

2013-11-01 08:26:42

HOUSTON, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital West Campus is excited to announce two new members to its surgical team: pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jaclyn Hill and plastic surgeon Dr. Edward Lee. Texas Children's Hospital West Campus is Houston's first community hospital designed, built and equipped exclusively for children. For more information about pediatric surgery at Texas Children's, visit texaschildrens.org/surgery. "With the arrival of Drs....

2013-10-25 23:19:35

A joint study led by Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine reveals that there is an increased neonatal mortality in infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) that are born far from a hospital that provides neonatal cardiac surgery for HLHS. Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 A first-of-its-kind study led by Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), published online in the journal, Circulation, found that infants with hypoplastic...

2013-10-25 08:24:53

Texas Children's surgeon serves as 2013 Program Chair HOUSTON, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physicians and researchers from the Department of Surgery at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston will serve as faculty lecturers and moderators during the annual Section on Surgery Meeting for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) held Oct. 25 through 27, in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Eugene Kim, pediatric surgeon at Texas Children's and assistant professor of surgery/pediatric surgery...

2013-10-23 12:29:35

HOUSTON, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A first-of-its-kind study led by Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), published online in the journal, Circulation, found that infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) born far from a hospital providing neonatal cardiac surgery for HLHS have increased neonatal mortality, with most deaths occurring before surgery. Researchers also concluded that efforts to improve prenatal diagnosis of HLHS and...

2013-10-22 08:32:40

HOUSTON, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) are part of a consortium that has received a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to improve the pipeline for the development of pediatric medical devices. The project, funded with the award from the FDA's Office of Orphan Products Development, will be led by Southern California Center of Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP), a...

2013-10-17 08:29:25

First of its kind clinic in Houston offers treatment exclusively for pediatric patients HOUSTON, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital, a U.S. News & World Report honor roll pediatric hospital, announces a new, first of its kind in Houston, Oculoplastic Clinic exclusively for pediatric patients. This new service will provide access to comprehensive evaluation, treatment and correction of congenital abnormalities of the eyelids, tear ducts and eye sockets. For...