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  • Published June 17, 2016

    Understanding craniofacial anomalies

    Perhaps you’ve met someone who had cleft lip surgery as a child. While cleft lip and cleft palate are the most common craniofacial anomalies seen at birth, there are many other types of deformities in the growth of the head and facial bones. These abnormalities are congenital, or present at … Lea Más
  • Published April 20, 2016

    Occupational therapy gives children tools to grow

    Brother and sister reading a book together. Children learn and grow by doing. The occupation of a child is made up of regular, daily activities such as playing, learning, sleeping, interacting with family and friends, getting dressed, feeding themselves, and so much more. Does my child need occupational therapy? A child … Lea Más
  • Published April 8, 2016

    Free course offers help with gestational diabetes

    Texas A&M Healthy South Texas and Driscoll Health System will offer a free, two-hour course called “Controlling Your Gestational Diabetes.” Led by Ryan Loftin, MD, FACOG, obstetrician and director of Driscoll Health System Maternal Fetal Medicine, the course will teach participants about what gestational diabetes is and … Lea Más
  • Published April 7, 2016

    Adolescents and diabetes mellitus

    What is diabetes mellitus? Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder, a problem with how the body uses food. It is characterized by a failure to secrete enough insulin, or the inability to use insulin. Because insulin is needed by the body to convert glucose into energy, these failures result in excessively high levels of … Lea Más
  • Published February 24, 2016

    Enfermedades del riñón en niños

    Los riñones juegan un papel esencial en el cuerpo. Siendo el sistema de filtración del cuerpo, ayudan a controlar los niveles de líquido y eliminar los deshechos a través de la orina. También ayudan a regular la presión de la sangre, producción de glóbulos rojos y los niveles de calcio … Lea Más
  • Published November 25, 2015

    A simple way to keep the flu away

    Seasonal influenza — the flu — is caused by one of several strains of influenza viruses (type A or B) that infect the nose, throat and lungs. The flu makes life miserable for a week or two for many people — and can be deadly for some. Flu season can … Lea Más
  • Published November 25, 2015

    Preventing household poisonings

    Almost all poisonings happen in the home, and more than half involve children younger than age six. The following steps can help you prevent a poisoning in your home: Never leave small children alone in a room with cleaning, cosmetic or medical products. A child can quickly and easily pull allergy pills … Lea Más
  • Published August 21, 2015

    Hacer frente a la pena y la pérdida

    Si usted ha perdido un cónyuge, hijo, familiar o amigo, usted probablemente ha descubierto que muchas personas no pueden entender el profundo dolor que siente. Este puede ser un momento confuso cuando te sientes aislado y tiene preguntas acerca de las circunstancias que no has experimentado antes. Hospital Pediátrico Driscoll … Lea Más