Our patients & their families got a surprise today! Dallas Stars mascot Victor E Green stopped by our Teammates for Kids Child Life Zone. #TeammatesForKids
From how to stay flu-free to symptoms & when to see a doctor, our experts share a guide to preventing and treating the flu at [ Bit.ly Link ].
RSV season has hit North Texas, and the CDC predicts that flu will be here soon. Our expert discusses what you and your family need to know on Good Morning Texas this morning with The Kid's Doctor. Tune in at 9:45 a.m.!
We're by your side® - even in your inbox. By signing up for our e-newsletter, you will get our expert healthcare tips, the latest news on medical treatments and the inside scoop on pediatric health & wellness. [ Bit.ly Link ]
The recent guidelines issued regarding peanut allergies in children have generated a lot of discussion and questions. Director of the Children’s Health Food Allergy Center and Pediatric Allergist at UT Southwestern Medical Center Dr. Drew Bird weighs in on what parents need to know in this Parents article.

You can chat with Dr. Bird concerning all your peanut allergy questions. Join us on...
View details ⇨

The New Rules of Introducing Peanuts: What Concerned Parents Need to Know

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) released new guidelines for introducing your children to peanuts at an early age. Drew Bird, M.D., Director of the Children’s Health Food Allergy Center and Pediatric Allergist at UT Southwestern Medical Center, will be live on the Children’s Health Twitter page at 10 a.m. Thursday answering all your questions about peanut...
View details ⇨
Have you heard about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s investigation into the safety of codeine cough syrup for children younger than 18? We share why it’s unsafe and how to treat coughs without codeine at [ Bit.ly Link ].
Are you ready for this year's Red Balloon #RunandRide? If you haven't registered to race and fundraise, you can do that today! Just go to [ Bit.ly Link ]. Join a team or start your own and help us raise money to make life better for the children we serve each day.
The application process is now open for the 2017 Summer Student Volunteer Program. This program is designed for high school and college students 16 and older who would like to volunteer at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Students may choose from one of two sessions – Session A: June 5 to July 7 or Session B: July 10 to August 11.

Student Summer Volunteer Program | Children's Health

What do you say when Troy Aikman shows up to surprise you with a replica of his 1992 Super Bowl ring? For our Heart Center patient, Blake – who was shocked – it was, “You’re pretty tall, Mr. Aikman.”

Blake, 18, is pretty tall himself, which is a feature of his Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue. He is an avid, lifelong sports fan, even though his...
View details ⇨
Forced to drop out of high school football due to a mysterious illness, 16-year-old Hunter Pye was admitted to the hospital after uncontrollable vomiting and rapidly dropping 20 pounds. Dr. Rinarani Sanghavi, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Children’s Health and associate UT Southwestern Medical Center professor, diagnosed him with paralysis of the stomach and installed a gastric stimulator...
View details ⇨
Thanks to all who participated in The Container Store Holiday Hugs program! Your generosity helped deliver warm holiday hugs to our grateful patients. #holidayhugs
It is time to ring in the new year and reflect on 2016. In 2017, make a resolution to focus on your family’s emotional health and well-being. Watch Sue Schell, vice president and clinical director of behavioral health at Children’s Health, and The Kid's Doctor​ talk all about parenting resolutions on WFAA-TV​’s Good Morning Texasxas​ this morning at 9:30 a.m.
Before playing in the Cotton Bowl Classic next week, Western Michigan Football came by to say hello to our patients! Thanks for coming out and good luck next week.
Now’s your last chance! Your tax-deductible gift to Children’s Health will help us be there for kids like Makenna, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at just 8 years old. Please invest in the health and future of our young patients with your gift now. [ Bit.ly Link ]
The holidays mean more family time, but they can also bring added stress and anxiety. Our expert explains why parents may begin to notice unhealthy food behaviors in their children at this time of year and what to look for: [ Bit.ly Link ]
As the new year approaches, are you planning to prioritize your child’s health? Dr. Faisal Qureshi, associate chief of pediatric surgery, discusses childhood obesity, weight management tips and when to look towards bariatric surgery as an option. [ Youtube.com Link ]

Children’s Health on GMT - Childhood Obesity and Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Faisal Qureshi, associate chief of pediatric surgery at Children’s Health, joins Dr. Sue Hubbard on WFAA’s Good Morning Texas to discuss childhood obesit...

Wishing everyone a safe, relaxing and fun holiday season with your loved ones! Thank you to our patient Lexie and the Women's Auxiliary to Children's Medical Center, Dallas Chapter for the beautiful artwork!
“I’m really excited. I love Nutcracker season,” said 10-year-old Shayna when she performed with the Royale Ballet Dance Academy at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Her excitement for sharing the ballet with our patients goes back to 2007 when we saved her life with open heart surgery. You can read Shayna’s story & see more pictures at [ Bit.ly Link ].
Did you know that nearly 250 injuries occur daily during the holidays that demand a trip to the emergency room? Dr. LeAnn Kridelbaugh, president and chief medical officer of Children’s Health Pediatric Group in Dallas, weighs in on how to keep your family safe by avoiding unexpected dangers throughout the house in this U.S. News and World Report article.

Hidden Holiday Hazards for Kids