Madeline, 8, is Making the Most of a Second Chance with TIRR Memorial Hermann

By Jade Waddy Madeline Pugh entered the world nearly three months premature. Despite Madeline’s early arrival, Lisa and Joe Pugh were thrilled to be new parents. “Although we faced a long road ahead because she was born prematurely, we were so happy to have her and ready to give her the best love and care,” [Continue Reading]

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The Underwater Epidemic

By Alyson Ward Twenty seconds. That’s how long it takes for a child to drown, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. That’s less time than the length of the latest quirky car insurance commercial playing endless loops on cable television. That’s less time than it takes to reheat a lukewarm cup of coffee. [Continue Reading]

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Make Sure your 4th of July is Happy and Safe

By Meredith Whittemore The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently recalled thousands of fireworks ahead of the Fourth of July holiday. According to the CPSC, the fireworks were “overloaded” and could result in a greater than expected explosion. The recall serves as a good reminder that if you are going to use fireworks, certain [Continue Reading]

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Kids “Sprouting Horns” on Their Heads? Viral News Story Raises Questions about Proper Phone Use

By Rhiannon Collette The headline was sensational: “’Horns’ are growing on young people’s skulls. Phone use is to blame, research suggests.” As the story went viral, social media exploded in reaction – a heated debate raged on whether the study was accurate – and even Snopes.com, a myth debunking website, weighed in, labeling the claim, [Continue Reading]

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“Brave and Determined”: Child Overcomes Spina Bifida to Take Her First Steps

By Jade Waddy Fanny Mendez’s excitement about becoming a first-time mother quickly turned to anxiety when her 21-week ultrasound revealed that her unborn baby girl had serious health problems that could prevent her from ever learning to walk. Doctors discovered that the girl had spina bifida, a birth defect that occurs when the spine and [Continue Reading]

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New Facility Dog Lending a Helping Paw to Young Patients

By Alyson Ward The latest hire at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital has all the skills he needs to help young patients: solid training, a strong work ethic, a good bedside manner, a wagging tail and a wet nose. Dexter, a 2-year-old golden retriever and Labrador mix, is a new facility dog who spends weekdays working [Continue Reading]

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