November 17, 2021

Community vaccination events help protect children against COVID-19

On Nov. 2, health care experts and caregivers alike welcomed a pivotal moment in COVID-19 history — the approved emergency use authorization (EUA) of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 through 11. To help vaccinate this group of individuals…

November 16, 2021

Escobar named hemophilia physician of the year

Miguel A. Escobar, MD, professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, is the winner of Physician of the Year 2021 from the National Hemophilia Foundation. Escobar, who also serves as medical director of the Gulf States Hemophilia and Thrombophilia Center, recently…

November 13, 2021

The power of vitamin D

It’s no secret that vitamin D is critical to balancing many areas of health. But from pediatric broken bones to cluster headaches, physicians and scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) are still learning…

November 5, 2021

Vitamin supplements keep child seizure-free nine years after rare epilepsy diagnosis

When she first noticed tremors in her newborn daughter Violet’s limbs, doctors told Buras not to sweat it, that Violet would be okay. But then, when Violet was 11 months old, the infant went into a tonic-clonic seizure – also…

November 4, 2021

Town Square: CDC recommends vaccines for children ages 5-11

Dr. Michael Chang joined Town Square to discuss the recent CDC recommendations. Town Square: CDC recommends vaccines for children ages 5-11 Houston Public Media  

November 4, 2021

McGovern joins new NORD Rare Disease Centers of Excellence Network

McGovern Medical School has announced its designation as a NORD Rare Disease Center of Excellence, joining a highly select group of 31 medical centers nationwide as part of an innovative network seeking to expand access, advance care, and research for…

November 3, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine available for children ages 5 and older

On November 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly recommended and supported the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization (EUA) of the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 through 11. Children ages 12 to…

October 29, 2021

Shine a green light on National Injury Prevention Day – November 18, 2021

The Injury Free Coalition for Kids (IFCK), which includes the Injury Prevention team from Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Children’s Memorial Hermann, along with faculty from McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth),…

October 20, 2021

Stand SAFE 2021

Dr. Sandra McKay was a panelist at the October 5th Stand SAFE 2021 Event “What Works: Gun Violence Prevention in Communities”. For more information, please visit: Watch the recording of the event here  

October 19, 2021

Published: Case Files Pediatrics, Sixth Edition

Congratulations! Dr. Eugene Toy Dr. Marc Hormann Dr. Robert Yetman Dr. Margaret McNeese Dr. Emma Omoruyi Dr. Abby Geltemeyer Realistic patient cases to help sharpen clinical decision-making skills The 60 cases in Case Files Pediatrics feature realistic clinical scenarios designed to help…