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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

Understanding blood clot complications in teens

Returning to exercise after pulmonary embolism treatment is difficult for many young patients. UT Southwestern's Dr. Ayesha Zia discusses her research investigating why – and how the data might improve treatment.

Cancer; Pediatrics

CAR T-cell therapy experts push boundaries of pediatric cancer treatment

The pediatric teams for AML therapy with KYMRIAH at UT Southwestern and Children’s Health explore how CAR T-cell technology can treat other cancers. Learn more.

ENT; Pediatrics; Your Pregnancy Matters

Why follow-up care is crucial when a newborn fails ABR hearing screening

UT Southwestern and Parkland Health use ABR hearing screenings for all newborns. OAE screening is acceptable for newborns in the well-baby nursery.

Pediatrics

Kids and migraines: How a pediatric neurologist can help

Migraine pain disrupts a child's education, family time, and social life. But sticking to a PedMAP – pediatric migraine action plan – offers families help and hope for severe headache relief. Explore treatment strategies and new drug research with pediatric migraine expert, Tonia Sabo, M.D.

ENT; Pediatrics

Unlocking language for babies who are deaf or hard of hearing

Infancy is the prime time for language development. Kids who are deaf or hard of hearing who do not immediately share an accessible language with their parents need early, specialized care to maximize development as they grow. In this week's MedBlog, explore how early language access and intervention help kids thrive.

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.

Digestive; Pediatrics

Picky eater or something more serious? Kids and EoE

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a newly recognized chronic inflammatory condition that causes vomiting and trouble swallowing in children. Christopher Parrish, M.D., discusses diagnosis and treatment of EoE in this week's MedBlog.

Eyes and Vision; Pediatrics

Cataracts in children: Prevent vision loss with early detection and treatment

Cataracts don’t only affect seniors – children can get them as well. And because their eyes are still developing, early detection and treatment is vital to prevent permanent vision loss. Learn about treatment options for pediatric cataracts in this week’s MedBlog.

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.