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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.

Pediatrics; Plastic Surgery

Cleft lip revision, rhinoplasty can restore confidence for teens and adults

As kids who have had surgery to repair a cleft lip and palate grow up, the shape of their nose and lip can become uneven. Dr. Christopher Derderian explains how cleft rhinoplasty and lip revision surgery can restore self-confidence for teens and young adults.

Brain; Pediatrics

5-year-old boy is seizure-free a year after advanced epilepsy surgery

Born 16 weeks early, Jordan's health defied the odds. But at age 4, he started having back-to-back seizures – as many as 50 a day. See how team-based care and precision epilepsy surgery gave Jordan his life back, free from seizures.

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.

Pediatrics; Your Pregnancy Matters

Pet ownership may be a good way to boost your baby's health

Can pet ownership help boost a baby’s respiratory health? In this week's Your Pregnancy Matters, discover how your furry friends may help lower a child’s risk of allergies and asthma.

Brain; Pediatrics; Your Pregnancy Matters

Brain tumor surgery with quadruplets on the way: Katie's extra-complex pregnancy

Katie Sturm was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor while she was pregnant with quadruplets. She had surgery at UT Southwestern and later delivered her four sons during a pandemic. Read her amazing story on the Your Pregnancy Matters blog.

COVID; Pediatrics

COVID-19 and flu: Navigating a potential ‘perfect storm’ this fall

In this year, which has been dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, experts are warning people to brace for a flu season like no other. UT Southwestern's infectious disease and pediatric specialists offer advice for staying safe and healthy this fall.

Pediatrics; Your Pregnancy Matters

5 things to consider when choosing a pediatrician

Finding the perfect pediatrician for your child requires a little homework. Jamie Morgan, M.D., discusses five things to think about when choosing the best provider.

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.

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.