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Be Aware of Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Disease

August 29, 2014

Cancer awareness is year round at the Children’s Blood & Cancer Center (CBCC). As we roll into September--National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month—let us be reminded of the support these children and their families need to get them through one of the most difficult challenges in their lives.

Sickle cell disease is a blood disorder that impacts the body’s ability to carry oxygen to tissues effectively. It’s a genetic condition that’s diagnosed with a simple blood test and most often found at birth during newborn screening test. It can also be diagnosed before birth.

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CBCC Research Team Grows

June 27, 2014

The CBCC welcomes Ashley Ratcliff, RN, BSN, who joins the research team as a research coordinator. Ashley has worked with blood and cancer patients on the 4North inpatient unit at Dell Children’s Medical Center for the last three years.

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It Must Be Prom!!!

June 26, 2014

On Saturday, June 21st, teen patients from the CBCC spent the evening at Dell Children’s Medical Center.  In their battle with chronic illness, they’ve spent countless hours on the CBCC inpatient floor or in the CBCC outpatient clinic.

But on this night, they are visiting Dell Children’s for a different reason.  They are normal teens attending their prom and nobody is thinking about illness.

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Keri's Fairy Godmother Foundation

June 10, 2014

In March of 2006, Keri Byer was determined to help a friend who couldn’t afford to purchase her daughter’s prom dress.  Keri had missed her own high school prom because of lack of finances, so she understood their pain.

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Fresh Spring Rolls

March 25, 2014
Recently, CBCC patients and their families attended their first Food Fight for Life cooking class of 2014. It was a great time for them to learn about healthy foods and cooking tips from pediatric dietitian Heather Garza and Becky Nichols, owner of A Trip to Bountiful Café & Bakery. more >

Jennifer Wilks Foundation

March 21, 2014
The foundation exists to help children and families fighting childhood cancers at Dell Children’s. more >

Congratulations Shannon Brown, LMSW!!

March 19, 2014
On behalf of the CBCC family, we congratulate Shannon Brown, who was awarded the 2014 National Hemophilia Foundation Social Work Excellence Fellowship. more >

Hungry Bunch Flying High

March 19, 2014
Earlier this month, 25 Hungry Bunch teens got “blown away” during a visit to iFLY Austin.  Participants floated on a column of air inside a vertical wind tunnel and enjoyed a safe indoor skydiving experience.  It was an unforgettable evening and great fun for both teens and volunteers. more >

Water! Water! Water!

March 17, 2014

Water is essential for life and one of the most important nutrients for our bodies. An adult could live up to six weeks without food but no more than a week without water. Water makes up about 75 percent of a person’s body weight and is involved in most bodily functions.

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CBCC Celebrates National Nutrition Month

March 10, 2014

The month of March is more than shamrocks and beginning of spring, it's also National Nutrition Month.

Heather Garza, Children's Blood & Cancer Center pediatric dietitian specialist, will share several recipes and nutrition facts this month. We begin with the most important meal of the day -- breakfast!

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