Rising 6th Grader Uses Attitude and Resilience to Overcome Genetic Condition

By Evan Koch Angeliz Del Valle has a Texas-sized smile and an even bigger personality. The soon-to-be 11-year-old is unabashed when it comes to her aspirations of being a gymnast, equestrian, ballet dancer or actress. “I am going to be able to do everything I want to do one day,” Angeliz said. There’s good reason [Continue Reading]

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Follow-Up Friday: Daniel’s Heart Is Helping Him Reach Milestones As His Family Supports Others

By Evan Koch Daniel was 8 months old when his mother, Staci Geiger, wrote about her family’s experience at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital following his diagnosis with a rare and complex congenital heart defect. Staci’s “heart warrior” had experienced five surgeries and spent 110 nights at Children’s Heart Center by the time he was just [Continue Reading]

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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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