Infant Who Suffered 50 Seizures a Day Remains Seizure-Free Nearly Four Years Later

By Drew Munhausen As Wesley Robertson, 4, dashes happily across a room, laughing and playing with other children, it’s impossible to guess that he once suffered up to 50 seizures in a single day. Wesley was born with epilepsy that could not be controlled with medication. His parents, April and Scott Robertson, had accepted that [Continue Reading]

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After Devastating Injury, Physical Therapy Leads Gymnast to Nationals

By Drew Munhausen In May 2018, 10-year-old Emily was demonstrating a series of back handsprings in her yard. She had been involved in competitive gymnastics for a few years, competing regionally with goals to compete at a national level. On the last handspring, Emily’s elbow dislocated, causing her excruciating pain. An emergency room trip ended [Continue Reading]

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Breastfeeding Isn’t Always Easy. An Expert Shares Five Tips for Success

By Evan Koch Breastfeeding is recognized globally as a natural and healthy way to provide nourishment to newborns and infants. The numerous health benefits to mother and baby are well documented by public health organizations throughout the world. For LouAnne Wischer, BSN, RN, IBCLC, a certified lactation consultant at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital and a [Continue Reading]

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A Pediatrician Shares the Top Five Things You Need to Do Before Your Child Goes Back to School

By Peter Jung, MD We know how you’re feeling. Just yesterday you were reading up on summer safety tips. Now, your kiddos will be back to school before you know it. Here are some tips to help parents and kids physically and mentally prepare for the upcoming school year. 1. Reduce the Risk of Germs [Continue Reading]

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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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