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Diet and Nutrition; Pediatrics

4 tips to cut down on kids’ summertime sugar binge

In the U.S., kids eat three times more added sugar than they should each day, affecting mood, heart health, and sleep. Get four tips to eat less sugar this summer and improve lifelong health.

Pediatrics

Including families in pediatric IBD care improves patient outcomes

Gaith Semrin, M.D., discusses how the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center’s Pediatric Program helps families make more informed care decisions.

Pediatrics

Growing up gluten-free: The best treatment for kids with celiac disease

Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition that typically shows up early in childhood. Michele Alkalay, M.D., founder and director of UT Southwestern's Pediatric Celiac Disease Program, explains how her team works with children and families to adjust to live a healthy, gluten-free life.

COVID; Pediatrics

Back to school during COVID-19: Safety advice from 3 doctors

Texas families are faced with difficult choices as the school year approaches and COVID-19 continues to spread. Three pediatric specialists provide sound safety information to help you make the best choices and checklists to help you prepare.

COVID; Prevention

Quarantine cuisine: Easy meals to support a healthy immune system

Cooking during the COVID-19 pandemic can seem tough, especially if you're limited to food items you have on hand. Jaclyn Albin, M.D., director of UT Southwestern's Culinary Medicine Program, provides some tips and recipes on how to prepare and enjoy immune-supporting meals.

Diet and Nutrition; Digestive; Pediatrics

Why isn’t my child gaining weight? 3 factors that can cause 'failure to thrive'

Babies and children who don't get proper nutrition can develop failure to thrive, a condition that causes delayed growth and poor brain development. In this MedBlog, find three common causes and strategies families can use to improve their child's health. Learn more.

Diet and Nutrition; Digestive; Pediatrics

7 common causes of pediatric GI bleeding, plus treatment information

Finding blood in your child's stool is scary, especially if the child is too young to describe how they feel. In this MedBlog, pediatric gastroenterologist Bradley Barth, M.D., M.P.H., discusses seven common, treatable conditions that cause GI bleeding, plus treatment information.

Diet and Nutrition; Digestive; Mental Health; Pediatrics

What causes GI issues in teens – and how to get them to talk about it

For some students, heading back to school sparks excitement. For others, it's a source of new or worsening gastrointestinal pain. In this week’s MedBlog, Nandini Channabasappa, M.D., discusses why school stress can provoke GI issues and how to treat them.

Digestive

Specialist spotlight: Paging Dr. Magdalena Espinoza

Dr. Magdalena Espinoza is a gastroenterologist with expertise in treating digestive and liver conditions. She practices at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Frisco, Texas.