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Brain; Pediatrics

Moyamoya disease and syndrome: Knowing the difference can prevent a stroke

Moyamoya disease and moyamoya syndrome both reduce blood flow to the brain, increasing the risk of stroke. Babu Welch, M.D., discusses the difference between the two conditions, how we treat them, and how to reduce your risks.

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.

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; Your Pregnancy Matters

Feeding support and options to fix tongue-tie in babies

Tongue-tie in newborns can cause feeding and growth problems if left untreated. In this week's Your Pregnancy Matters blog, explore how team-based care from lactation experts, speech therapists, pediatricians, and ENTs can help new parents and babies overcome feeding challenges.

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.

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.