• Childhood Cancer Awareness

    September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

    September 16, 2019, 15:50 PM by Dr. Sally Robinson
    September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The word “cancer” certainly strikes a scary and emotional note in our hearts, and when attached to the word “childhood” it can be especially frightening. However, as with many things we fear, we can be empowered by understanding. The overall outlook for children and adolescents with cancer has improved greatly. Read More
  • Post-Sleep

    The Importance of Sleep

    August 23, 2019, 17:12 PM by Dr. Sally Robinson
    In this KKH article, Dr. Robinson discusses the importance of sleep and tips to help your child sleep soundly. Recently there has been some very comprehensive studies on successful students, improved behavior, improved IQ and over all wellbeing. Read More
  • Post-Internet-Safety

    What You Need to Know about Internet Safety

    August 19, 2019, 17:10 PM by Laura Fitzgerald, 4th Yr. Med. Student
    Help promote safe internet use among Adolescents. In the era of social media over-sharing, educate your kids on the value of privacy. While online friendships can be a healthy part of adolescent development, keep an eye on what digital platforms your child is visiting and who your child is talking to. (click on title to read the full article)
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    Are you Prepared for Disasters?

    August 5, 2019, 10:36 AM by AAP
    As a parent, guardian and family member, you want to make sure that your loved ones are healthy, safe, and secure. Disaster planning may feel overwhelming. However, it is easier than you think. Taking a few simple steps now can help protect your family, assure that your children feel safe, and make it easier to recover after a disaster. We are all aware of disasters.
  • Excercise

    Advocacy Center for Children of Galveston County

    April 25, 2019, 16:29 PM by UTMB Pediatrics
    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. We would like to spotlight The Advocacy Center for Children of Galveston County. This organization is an important partner in providing much needed services for victims of child abuse.
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    Traveling Abroad

    April 25, 2019, 15:45 PM by UTMB Pediatrics
    Traveling Abroad? Have you made travel plans yet? Taking care of your health is an important part of your travel plans. UTMB Pediatrics has an Adult and Child Travel Clinic that provides travel medicine consultations and vaccinations for travel to high risk areas.
  • Download Breastfeeding Guide in English or Spanish

    April 17, 2019, 14:34 PM by Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute
  • Saca el mayor provecho de las consultas del bebé con el doctor (desde el nacimiento hasta los 11 meses)

    April 17, 2019, 14:23 PM by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Durante el primer año de vida, el bebé debe tener 6 consultas preventivas con el doctor o la enfermera.
  • Vaccines & Immunizations

    April 17, 2019, 14:20 PM by CDC
    Vaccines & Immunizations
  • Make the Most of Your Baby’s Visit to the Doctor (Ages 0 to 11 Months)

    April 17, 2019, 14:17 PM by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Babies need to go to the doctor or nurse for a “well-baby visit” 6 times during their first year.
  • Excercise

    Exercise is a Very Important Part of Health

    April 15, 2019, 00:00 AM by Dr. Sally Robinson
    In this KKH article, Dr. Robinson discusses different types of exercise along with their unique benefits. It is well recognized that exercise is a very important part of health. Exercise increases the feeling of well-being and extends a healthy life span. It has recently been demonstrated that all children need ...
  • Post-KUdos

    NIH grant to study exosomes

    March 18, 2019, 00:00 AM by Department of Pediatrics
    Congratulations UTMB Pediatric Researchers on your efforts to gain insight into how viral infections can produce profound changes in exosomes. Dr. Antonella Casola's team receives NIH grant to continue studying exosomes. If exosomes protect against disease, then a vaccine or new drug might be developed.
  • KUDOS Dr. Patricia Beach on MEDCARES Grant

    March 1, 2019, 00:47 AM by Department of Pediatrics
    Congratulations to Dr. Patricia Beach and team who were awarded a MEDCARES grant for 18 months, renewable for up to 5 years, for 1.6 million dollars.
  • Discipline more Effective than Punishment

    January 1, 2019, 00:00 AM by Sally Robinson
    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encourages parents to use discipline strategies, not physical or verbal punishments to stop unwanted behaviors in children and teens. Teaching children to recognize and control their behavior is an important job for their caregivers.
  • Calendario de Inmunización

    October 1, 2018, 00:00 AM by CDC
    Calendario de Inmunización
  • Influenza Alert Fall 2018

    October 1, 2018, 00:00 AM by Janak A. Patel, MD
    The flu season is already here.
  • Energy Drinks are Harmful

    September 25, 2018, 00:00 AM by Sally Robinson
    Research done on the positive effects of energy drinks have not shown any positive effects such as improved physical performance, improved immune system or improved memory. Caffeine, the most abundant ingredient in energy drinks, is a drug and this drug when taken in excess can have fatal consequences. Children, adolescents and their parents should be aware of the lack of good effects from energy drinks and their potential harm.
  • Baby Walkers Continue to be a Dangerous Choice

    September 25, 2018, 00:00 AM by Sally Robinson
    In the past almost 25 years, more than a quarter of a million infants less than 15 months were treated for walker-related injuries in the emergency room. more than 90 percent sustained head or neck injuries. Recent (2010) federal mandatory safety standard regulations have decreased the amount of injuries by 22.7 percent, but the use of walkers remain an important and preventable source of injury among younger children. The American Academy of Pediatrics has called for a ban on their manufacture and sale in the United States.
  • Call 772-9507 to register for the New Mothers and Babies Support Course

    August 1, 2018, 00:00 AM by Department of Ob/Gyn
    Call 772-9507 to register for the New Mothers and Babies Support Course started by Dr. Sara Nowakowski.
  • UTMB NICU attains top designation

    May 7, 2018, 00:00 AM by UTMB Newsroom
    The neonatal intensive care unit at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has achieved a Level IV designation, the highest ranking, from the Texas Department of State Health Services.