Aug
26
2014

Texas Children’s neurologist accepts ice bucket challenge on behalf of ALS patient

It wasn’t a typical Monday morning for Dr. Timothy Lotze, a neurologist at Texas Children’s. Besides making his usual hospital rounds to see patients, Lotze paid a visit to 14-year old Joseph Garza’s room. But, this visit was extra special. Trading in his white lab coat for a comfy red T-shirt, Lotze participated in the Read More…

Aug
26
2014

Congressional visitors come to Texas Children’s during August Recess

August Recess has historically been a time for members of Congress to spend time in their home states meeting with constituents. Taking advantage of this time at home, Congressmen Pete Olson and Michael Burgess made a trip to Texas Children’s to visit with leaders in the fields of pediatrics and obstetrics. The pair visited with Read More…

Aug
26
2014

Dietrich’s new book spotlights growing trend in early adolescent puberty

Reaching puberty is a rite of passage that we’ve all been through, but these days children are entering puberty at younger ages – like 7, 8, or 9 years old – compared to previous generations. It’s a trend that has many health providers and parents scratching their heads. Precocious puberty, or early puberty, is one Read More…

Aug
26
2014

Food desensitization trial could mean new hope for children with peanut allergy

For kids with allergies, a trace amount of a food substance can trigger deadly anaphylaxis within minutes of ingestion – the fear of which can be life altering for many families. Researchers at Texas Children’s Hospital are looking to give hope to some of these families through a landmark peanut immunotherapy trial. Using a process Read More…