Mar
4
2014

Flashes of Hope displays moments of courage at Fotofest

Since 2008 more than 500 Texas Children’s Hospital patients with cancer and other life-limiting disorders have been photographed by Flashes of Hope. The non-profit organization hopes to change the way children with cancer see themselves and it’s doing just that here at Texas Children’s. Now those photographs will be displayed for hundreds of people who Read More…

Mar
4
2014

“Best of the West” awards recognize standout employees at West Campus

There are always people who stand out. Who go the extra mile even without being asked. Who stay late to comfort a patient family. Who have a passion for the mission and give their all to ever part of their job. Texas Children’s is full of these employees. That’s what makes us such a special Read More…

Mar
4
2014

TIME magazine article puts spotlight on premature aging effects of child obesity

An article in the March 3 edition of Time magazine titled “Young Kids, Old Bodies,” raises the issue of obese children aging too quickly, and the dramatic health decline some are seeing as a result. Dr. Siripoom McKay, a professor of pediatric endocrinology at Texas Children’s, and Dr. Sanjiv Harpavat, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Texas Read More…

Mar
4
2014

Bump Watch: A midwife delivery

When my husband Matt and I found out we were pregnant with our daughter Finnley, we both knew we wanted to use a midwife instead of an OB. A midwife is different than an OB in the sense that they usually have a more natural/holistic approach to care. While they are trained to deliver babies, Read More…

Mar
4
2014

A two-million dollar gift to The Cancer Center from a Houston family honors son’s battle with rare form of cancer

The Virani family is donating $2 million to Texas Children’s Cancer Center to establish and support research efforts at the Faris D. Virani Ewing’s Sarcoma Research Center, located on the 10th floor of Texas Children’s Hospital’s Feigin Center. The gift honors their 8 year old son Faris Virani’s battle with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare disease Read More…