Join us in wishing Texas Children's therapy dog, Elsa, a very happy 2nd birthday! Watch video via from the Houston Chronicle:
"A critically ill child teaches so many lessons; lessons in patience, perspective and wholehearted gratefulness."

Read part four of Hayes' congenital heart defect story:

Our congenital heart defect story: Part 4 - Texas Children's Blog
Texas Children’s Hospital’s therapy dog, Elsa, celebrated her 2nd birthday with patients and friends alike. The four-legged, full-time employee arrived at Texas Children's Hospital in October 2016 and has brought smiles and comfort to patients, families, visitors and employees ever since. To commemorate her special day, Elsa donned a colorful tutu, party hat and a birthday bandana. She spent...
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Microcephaly has been making headlines over the last year as potential brain malformation connected to women diagnosed with Zika during pregnancy. However, kids are at risk of being born with microcephaly even in areas of the world not hit by the Zika virus.

Texas Children's Chief of Neurology, Dr. Gary Clark, discusses CMV and microcephaly via National CMV Foundation:

​Microcephaly 101 | National CMV Foundation
We're answering some of the most frequently asked questions about newborns:

Newborn FAQ - Texas Children's Blog
Texas Children's music therapist, Marial Biard, works to heal the parts of patients that medicine cannot. She's created songs with their heartbeat and KPRC2 / Click2Houston shares the full story:

Musical therapist sings to heartbeats of patients at Texas Children's Hospital
"We recognize that the children of southern and eastern Africa – like children everywhere – deserve a chance to be healthy and to enjoy their childhoods. They deserve a chance to grow into adults and raise families of their own. They deserve a chance at life. And we are determined to do our part to make that happen."

All kids with cancer deserve a fighting chance - Texas Children's Blog
Today in Botswana, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative and Bristol-Myers Squibb announced a $100 million initiative to create an innovative pediatric hematology-oncology treatment network in southern and east Africa. The comprehensive initiative, called Global HOPE (Hematology-Oncology Pediatric Excellence), will...
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Baylor, Texas Children's take pediatric cancer fight to Africa
What is norovirus? How do kids contract it? What are the symptoms? We're answering all these questions and more:

Norovirus 101 - Texas Children's Blog
The most common cause of anaphylaxis in children is food such as peanut, tree nut, milk, soy, egg, wheat, shellfish and fish. Learn more:

Anaphylaxis: Be prepared! - Texas Children's Blog
The Houston Texans Kids Triathlon presented by Texas Children's Hospital is looking for volunteers!

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Every Friday during National Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Month each member of Hayes’ family will share their story and how they have been impacted by his diagnosis.

Today, we're sharing his sister's story:

Our congenital heart defect story: Part 3 - Texas Children's Blog
We're sharing information about anesthesia and your child. Learn more:

Anesthesia and your child - Texas Children's Blog
On Feb. 10, Texas Children’s and Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Houston/Galveston unveiled the new Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® medical unit at a ribbon cutting ceremony with special guest Mayor Sylvester Turner. Operated by Texas Children’s, this updated Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® is a state-of-the-art, fully-equipped pediatric clinic on wheels that will provide medical care to...
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Nolan shares his journey from being a patient in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit to shadowing his doctor, observing cutting-edge brain surgeries and learning how to read EEGs and MRIs. Full story:

My journey from a patient to a scientist - Texas Children's Blog
Texas Children's therapy dog, Elsa, sure knows how to warm patients’ hearts on Valentine’s Day.
Today is National Organ Donor Day and Mavy, a liver recipient, is sharing her thank you letter to her donor on the blog:

National Organ Donor Day: To my dear angel donor - Texas Children's Blog
On Thursday, Feb. 9, Texas Children’s Hospital and W.S. Bellows Construction celebrated the topping out of Texas Children’s new Pediatric Tower in the Texas Medical Center. Nearly 700 guests were on hand to commemorate the exciting construction milestone.

This expansion includes reinvesting in the programs needed by the hospital’s most critically ill patients. Texas Children's is building 19...
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Did you know, if you have indoor allergies, a humidifier might cause more harm than good? Learn more:

Humidifiers and indoor allergies - Texas Children's Blog
Every Friday during National Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Month each member of Hayes’ family will share their story and how they have been impacted by his diagnosis.

Today, we're sharing his dad's story:

Our congenital heart defect story: Part 2 - Texas Children's Blog