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2010-10-06 15:00:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael A. Belfort, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally recognized expert in maternal-fetal medicine and fetal intervention, has been named Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Obstetrician and Gynecologist-in-Chief at Texas Children's Hospital. Belfort's appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2011. Belfort will be instrumental in shaping a new era at Texas Children's as it enters the final year of...

2010-09-07 11:32:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Institutes of Health (www.nih.gov) today announced expanded funding of the Baylor College of Medicine Human Microbiome Project clinical program initiated last year at Texas Children Hospital (www.texaschildrens.org). The program will receive $3.4 million over three years to broaden the current study of pediatric abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome. A key question will be how human microbes affect pain signaling in the...

2010-07-01 21:00:00

HOUSTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Partners in OB/GYN Care, a prominent private obstetrics and gynecology practice based in Houston. As the construction of Texas Children's new 15-story maternity center progresses, this acquisition is a strategic cornerstone of the hospital's expansion into a new era -- caring for women prior to pregnancy, during pregnancy and after delivery. For more information on...

2008-06-05 18:00:38

HOUSTON, June 5, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- U.S.News & World Report announced the results of the 2008 edition of America's Best Children's Hospitals, identifying the top 30 pediatric hospitals in the country. The comprehensive survey -- whose results appear in the June 9 issue of the magazine -- ranks Texas Children's Hospital in Houston No. 6 among the nation's pediatric hospitals. In addition to general pediatrics, for the first time U.S.News developed separate rankings in specific...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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