Children’s Health Pediatric Group DeSoto celebrated its one-year anniversary this morning! Community members enjoyed face painting, ambulance tours and a Q&A with our providers. Congratulations to one amazing year of making life better for children!
Proper nutrition not only provides growing kids with energy, but also teaches healthy habits that will help them make good food choices throughout their lives.

Take a look at simple lunch swaps you can make for your child and tips to introduce your picky-eater to new food at [ Link ]
Take a walk through our Teddy Bear Clinic in these pictures that show how our Child Life specialists help patients cope with their hospital experience. #ChildLifeMonth
#NationalDoctorsDay is one week away! Leave a comment to let your doctor know why you appreciate all they do.
The 2017 Alliance Data Red Balloon® Run & Ride is just one month away and we are at 67% of our goal. There’s still time to register as an individual fundraiser or a team! Don’t miss out on a day of free, fun activities and a sampling of some of the area’s best food trucks. Get registered now! #runandride [ Link ]
We know a trip to the emergency room can be stressful. Dr. Pamela Okada, medical director of the Plano Emergency Department, shares 5 tips to help families reduce the stress of a trip to the emergency room. [ Link ]
When 13-year-old Ayden tore his ACL, his whole family worried about the future of his baseball career. One year later, he has returned to the field with the help of the Children’s Health Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. For more information on how the Children’s Health Andrews Institute can help your young athlete, visit [ Link ]
It's #patientsafetyweek! Thank you to our team members who dedicate each day to helping keep our patients safe.
Jared Behnke has been a fundraiser for #runandride for years, but it wasn’t until 2012 that his efforts became more personal when his son Wynn was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes at just 17 mo. Read about Wynn’s journey with Children’s Health and learn how you can make a difference by fundraising for the 2017 Alliance Data Red Balloon® Run & Ride! #runandride [ Link ]

Fighting back against diabetes, Wynn’s Warriors team up
Does your family struggle to eat healthy when at restaurants? Going out to eat does not have to be stressful- check out our tips for making the smartest choices when facing a decision on the menu.

Share with us your favorite healthy eating-out options for your kids in a comment below!
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You can choose healthier options when eating out
Join our 2017 Spring Campaign and help make life better for kids like Rina. Your gift will help ensure the best medical care is always available for each and every child who turns to us no matter how big or small the need. [ Link ]
We’re celebrating #NationalDoctorsDay early! We’d like to thank the compassionate doctors at Children’s Health for all they do. Please leave a comment for our docs and let them know why you appreciate them.
More than 1 in 10 Americans have chronic kidney disease. Our Nephrology Department is the largest pediatric nephrology program in North Texas, treating children with congenital and acquired kidney-related conditions and disorders. In honor of #WorldKidneyDay, learn more about your kidneys at [ Link ]
Congratulations to Dallas Mavericks “Uncle Dirk” Dirk Nowitzki and his milestone of 30,000 career points! Our patient families and team members at Children's Health thank you for many years of your support.

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The 2017 Alliance Data Red Balloon® Run & Ride is just around the corner. Is your family ready? Get them prepared with our easy 5K training plan. #runandride [ Link ]
Headed to the beach for #SpringBreak? From water safety to sun safety, we have everything you need to know at [ Link ]

Spring Break
In honor of #NEDAwareness week, we want to share messages of hope from our Center for Pediatric Eating Disorders. Upon arrival, our patients and their families receive a card written by a former patient or family member, sharing words of strength and encouragement. To see more of the cards and artwork, visit [ Link ]
If you’re going on a trip for #SpringBreak, we share what you should take but don't always think about packing at the link below.

Your travel Checklist | Children's Health Blog
An eating disorder affects both physical health and mental health. Dr. Andy McGarrahan, psychologist in our Center for Pediatric Eating Disorders, spoke with WFAA-TV’s Good Morning Texas about factors putting your child at risk for developing an eating disorder and treatments we offer. #NEDAwareness
Make sure your child’s car seat is installed correctly before you leave for #SpringBreak. You can read more at [ Link ].

3 simple rules for a safe car seat