News

Avoiding Trauma by Toys: Tips for holiday toy-buying

Every parent looks forward to seeing their child’s face light up at the sight of a new toy during the holidays. But as we begin to shop for our little ones, emergency room physicians say safety should be at the top of our shopping list. To help parents make…
Read More

Cholesterol: All in the family?

Blood tests during immunizations can detect high cholesterol risks in children, parents Routine immunization visits can help prevent diseases before they strike. Now, a study from the New England Journal of Medicine shows that an additional heel stick during these appointments can identify genetic markers for high cholesterol –…
Read More

FDA: Homeopathic teething products unsafe

Heads up, parents. While homeopathic teething tablets may sound like a safe and natural remedy to ease your baby’s swollen gums, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning potential side effects could be harmful or even deadly to infants and children. The tablets are readily available in retail…
Read More

Artist Donates Sculpture to Honor Former Patient

Ben Breedlove lived with a serious heart condition that ultimately led to his sudden death at age 18 on Christmas Day, 2011. Throughout his life, Breedlove suffered a number of cardiac arrests. His first happened when he was just 4 years old. Afterwards, he described having visions of angels…
Read More

Feeling more than just the baby blues? Talk it out

Study shows new moms can benefit from psychotherapy A recently published study shows that new moms can benefit from psychotherapy to help with postpartum depression. Constant crying, midnight feedings, sleep deprivation and diaper changes can make any new mom feel blue. But what about when it’s more serious?…
Read More

Kids and sports: Don’t specialize too soon

New study shows playing a variety of sports may prevent injury in young kids A growing number of kids in the U.S. are playing sports seriously at a young age, but new research shows specializing in one single sport too soon may not be the healthiest for your…
Read More

Hook ‘em Horns: Dell Children’s glows orange

There’s another orange tower glowing in Austin’s skyline. Following a football victory by the University of Texas Longhorns Saturday night, Dell Children’s lit its tower orange in support of the team who has visited patients and families at the hospital for nearly a decade. For the remaining football season,…
Read More

Dell Children’s leads fight against life-threatening disease

Mom: “Thank you for bringing hope home to us.” Researchers at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas have launched a local clinical investigation of a potential treatment for a rare, often fatal genetic disorder known as Niemann-Pick Type C1 (NPC1). “We want to commit our resources to…
Read More

Commentary: Continue drug pricing program for families in need

Last year, as my little girl was transitioning to adulthood, she experienced headaches so painful that we raced to the hospital fearing meningitis. The doctors at Dell Children’s quickly ruled out that risk, but it took two months to pinpoint Ariana’s condition, a normally benign disease that was attacking her…
Read More

Dell Children’s nationally recognized for food allergy

Allergy experts join highly-selective national research and clinical network Children who suffer from food allergies in Central Texas can now access important specialty care at a nationally recognized “Center of Excellence,” right here at home. ‘Specially for Children, an affiliate of Dell Children’s Medical…
Read More