Searching for the Other Half of Daniel’s Heart and Finding Our Miracle, Our Team

By Staci Geiger I sat in the chair in the conference room, hands clasped, lips pursed. The tension that radiated from my head and shoulders was almost palpable among the three of us. My husband, Brian, my mom, and I had driven four hours in the early morning for a fetal echocardiogram at The Fetal [Continue Reading]

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Boy Who Underwent Three Open-Heart Surgeries Pays it Forward

By Evan Koch Every year, Mason Brown makes a pilgrimage back to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital wearing a custom-printed T-shirt emblazoned with the same slogan. “My heart beats thanks to the awesome CV Surg Team at CMHH.” Erinn Brown, Mason’s mom, has been embossing those words on her son’s shirts for years, each time noting [Continue Reading]

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Measles is Highly Contagious. Here’s How to Protect Your Family

By Rhiannon Collette On the heels of an announcement this week that measles cases have been identified in the Greater Houston region, many parents are wondering what they can do to best protect their children, especially those too young to have been fully vaccinated yet. While measles is a highly contagious disease that is easily [Continue Reading]

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Saving Sunlight: One Child’s Story of Survival

By Shannon Dillon Precious Cole has a message for every parent: what happened to her 3-year-old daughter, Sunlight, in the fall of 2018 can happen to any child. It started out as a quiet day at home. Cole was cleaning her house while Sunlight and her 5-year-old brother, Kemone, played in another room. After checking [Continue Reading]

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Allergic to Penicillin? The Answer is Likely “No.”

By Rhiannon Collette Think you or your child may be allergic to penicillin? You may need to think again. A new study suggests that millions of Americans falsely believe they have penicillin allergies, and that misunderstanding may be putting them at risk and contributing to the rise of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria. An estimated 10 percent [Continue Reading]

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What Every Parent Should Know About the Teen Vaping Epidemic

By Monica Kalra, DO After decades of work by advocates to curtail youth smoking rates, children are once again getting hooked on nicotine, posing serious risks to their developing brains. Vaping has become an epidemic among America’s teens, with one in every five high school students reporting electronic cigarette use in 2018. This is a [Continue Reading]

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