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Parent's Survival Guide 2016

Children's Memorial Hermann partnered with Houstonia Magazine to put together a parent's survival guide filled with patient stories, parenting tips and advice from our affiliated physicians. Click on the links below to learn more.

Chloe’s Journey with Dysautonomia

Chloe

With the right doctor, a patient finally figures out what’s wrong, then sets out to overcome it.

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A Smile So Sweet – Jacob’s Cleft Lip Story

Jacob

A successful cleft lip surgery gives an entire family a reason to grin.

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Bending the Curve – Mya’s Scoliosis Story

Mya

A teenager stands taller after surgery for scoliosis.

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One Step At A Time

Darius

A Remarkable Recovery From Spastic Cerebral Palsy.

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How to Prevent Stings and Bumps

Most people know someone allergic to bee stings. But did you know that mosquitos, flies, fleas and tarantulas can also cause allergic reactions?

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Postpartum: Those First Few Months

Having a child can be one of the happiest events of a woman’s life. But childbirth itself is no easy feat. The physical, hormonal and emotional changes it causes can give any mom a case of the baby blues.

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The New Mother’s Diet

New mothers hear plenty about what not to eat during pregnancy. But what should they eat?

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Which Shots When?

August is Houston’s back-to-school month and, of course, crunch time for parents. On the list along­side buying school supplies and uniforms is making sure children get the appropriate vaccinations. Here are general guidelines to make sure your child is ready before classes begin.

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Newborns and the Period of Purple Crying

As parents, we’re proud to show off pictures of our kids. Much less common on social media are selfies of sleep-deprived faces caused by hours of infants crying. But babies will cry, for all kinds of reasons, and sometimes for no reason at all.

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Type 2 Diabetes in Kids on the Rise

Diabetes is a relatively well-known illness, yet it’s still misunderstood. Type 2 is most common in adults and is “mainly seen in overweight populations”

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Childhood Sleep Dilemmas

Ah, the trial of getting your youngsters into bed – and making sure they stay there the entire night. After bedtime stories, many of us do the nightly patrol to check for monsters under the bed and in the closet.

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More helpful insights for parents are available in our guides from 2014 & 2015.