Oct
7
2014

Director of Employee Health and Wellness debunks myths about flu vaccine

Although the flu shot has proven to be the best protector against influenza, there still are people who don’t get the vaccine. Many of these hold outs believe the myriad of myths about the flu and its vaccine that circulate each year. Since influenza can be serious, even fatal, it’s crucial these misconceptions and rumors Read More…

Oct
7
2014

Suspected Ebola case tested at West Campus, result negative

A suspected Ebola case that presented at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus last Thursday tested the organization’s preparedness plan. The good news is our staff at West Campus handled the case confidently and proficiently. The better news is that the patient tested negative for Ebola. “At this time, there are no confirmed cases of Ebola at Read More…

Oct
7
2014

Texas Children’s ophthalmologists research cause of blindness in premature infants

Research done by Texas Children’s ophthalmologists could put doctors one step closer to understanding why some children go blind. Dr. Mohamed Hussein, assistant professor of ophthalmology with Baylor College of Medicine, recently collaborated with three of his colleagues at Texas Children’s and three of his colleagues at other institutions to evaluate the association of autonomic Read More…

Sep
24
2014

Entervirus cases surface in US, children and those with underlying illness most at risk

News of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) cases have increased in the media in recent weeks, just of many of us are bracing for the onset of cold and flu season. Texas Children’s leaders encourage staff and employees to arm themselves with the facts about EV-D68. The issue isn’t the actual virus, rather it’s the severity of Read More…