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Latest Texas Children's Hospital Stories

2013-08-08 08:31:19

Demonstrates Growing Acceptance As The New Standard Of Care For End-Stage Biventricular Heart Failure TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced today that over half of the top 50 centers honored in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" list for cardiology and heart surgery for 2013-2014, offer the SynCardia...

2013-07-31 16:27:17

Texas Children's Hospital joined 12 birthing facilities to develop an educational program to implement early screenings HOUSTON, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On February 1, 2013, Texas Children's Hospital began screening all newborns for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) as part of the standard newborn screening test in the state of Texas. Congenital heart defects are the most common birth defect among newborns in the United States with nearly 40,000 children...

2013-07-25 12:28:33

HOUSTON, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, seven transplant recipients boarded a plane to Durban, South Africa, to represent Texas Children's Hospital and Team USA at the 19th World Transplant Games. There, these patients will join thousands of other athletes from around the world whose lives were saved by organ transplantation to compete for the gold. For more information about transplantation at Texas Children's Hospital visit: www.texaschildrens.org/transplant....

2013-07-24 12:25:37

HOUSTON, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital has again been recognized as a national leader in cardiology and heart surgery among pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Texas Children's Heart Center ranks 3(rd )nationally in their Best Children's Hospitals 2013-14 survey for the second consecutive year. To learn more about Texas Children's Heart Center please visit texaschildrens.org/heart. For more than 50 years, Texas Children's Heart...

2013-07-16 20:21:31

"Bench-to-bedside" breakthrough is collaboration between hospital's Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Video discussing the drug trial here: https://waystogive.texaschildrens.org/page.aspx?pid=1937 HOUSTON, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Everolimus, a drug used to treat cancers and prevent rejection of transplanted organs, reduced the occurrence of seizures...

2013-07-16 12:26:24

HOUSTON, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Danielle Bradbery, winner of the fourth season of NBC's The Voice, visited patients at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston on Monday, July 15. The singer, and local Houston native, visited heart patients at the bedside and even spent time at Radio Lollipop, the hospital's radio station for kids. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130716/DC48041) Bradbery is a 16-year-old country artist who has never had a vocal lesson....

2013-07-11 08:29:35

Pediatric plastic surgery physician-scientist to research clinical outcomes following cleft lip and palate repairs HOUSTON, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Surgery at Texas Children's Hospital is proud to announce that Dr. Laura Monson, pediatric plastic surgeon at Texas Children's, is the recipient of the 2012-2013 Texas Children's Hospital Auxiliary Fellowship. For more information about Texas Children's Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic, please visit...

2013-07-10 12:26:54

HOUSTON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital announced today that they have received the "Most Wired Innovator" Award from Hospitals and Healthcare Networks, the flagship publication of the American Hospital Association, for the pediatric hospital's Rapid Communication System, a comprehensive communication system for its mobile healthcare workers. The Most Wired Innovator Award is given annually to three hospitals that apply technology in new and...

2013-07-10 08:27:02

HOUSTON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts from Texas Children's Fetal Center published a study in volume 48, issue 5 of the Journal of Pediatric Surgery examining the maternal morbidity and reproductive outcomes following maternal-fetal surgery. The study focused on patients who underwent an ex-utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) procedure, but also considered women who underwent mid-gestation open maternal fetal surgery (OMFS). Results show that undergoing an EXIT...

2013-07-09 16:23:05

This generous gift will be used to expand the emergency center at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus HOUSTON, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NFL quarterback Matt Schaub and his wife Laurie presented a $250,000 donation, as part of a $1 million pledge, raised through their GR8 Hope Foundation, that will be used to expand the emergency center at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, Houston's first community hospital designed, built and equipped exclusively for children....