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Comfort in their own skin

August 30, 2018

Every parent wants their child to feel comfortable in their own skin, but this can seem impossible if that child is afflicted with bad acne or constantly itching from eczema. Such conditions take a terrible toll, as Adelaide Hebert, M.D., professor and director of pediatric dermatology at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), knows only too well.




Getting children back on a school sleep schedule

July 30, 2018

To get your young scholar off to a good start this school year, it’s important to make sure he or she is well rested when the bell sounds, according to Reeba Mathew, M.D., a sleep expert with McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas of Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).


Advocating for your child’s health

July 30, 2018

If you’re the parent of a child with a significant health issue, this time of year means more than just shopping for a colorful new backpack.

The safety and success of your child at school is the result of your careful planning and forming partnerships with your child’s school and health care professionals.


Clearer future

July 27, 2018

Judith Smith, now 71, was at a routine appointment several years ago with her longtime ophthalmologist when the doctor made a comment that her right eye looked a little suspicious for glaucoma, an incurable disease that occurs when the optic nerve is damaged by pressure building inside the eye. Smith didn’t think she needed to worry about it since her doctor had just mentioned it in passing, so she put it out of her mind. A year later, when Smith returned for her checkup, her doctor was shocked to find that the optic nerve in her eye was already compromised and possibly permanently damaged.







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