Pediatrics Stories

CAR T-cells: A new frontier in children’s leukemia care

CAR T-cells: A new frontier in children’s leukemia care

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Learn how a breakthrough treatment trains children’s immune systems to fight back against leukemia.

Prevent peanut allergy with . . . peanut butter?

Prevent peanut allergy with . . . peanut butter?

 

New guidelines recommend feeding peanut products to babies who are at risk for peanut allergy. UTSW food allergy specialist J. Andrew Bird, M.D., explains why that’s not as nutty as it sounds.

The five-second rule

The five-second rule

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Germ exposure isn’t all bad. In fact, studies in mice suggest some exposure might actually help build the immune system and guard against asthma and other allergic diseases.

Prevent peanut allergies with … peanut puffs

Prevent peanut allergies with … peanut puffs

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Early exposure to peanut products might prevent children from developing peanut allergies.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a tiny heart hero

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a tiny heart hero

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This Valentine’s Day, Stefanie Rose shares the story of her son, Devin, who was born with a congenital heart defect.

Whooping Cough: New Concerns About an Old Disease

Whooping Cough: New Concerns About an Old Disease

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Pertussis, also known as whopping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease that causes violent, uncontrollable coughing that makes it hard to breathe.

Who needs the whooping cough vaccine and booster?

Who needs the whooping cough vaccine and booster?

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With cases of pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, on the rise, it’s important to know who is most at risk and when to get a vaccine and the booster.

Pet care improves youths' diabetes management
A No-Risk Test for Fetal Disorders

A No-Risk Test for Fetal Disorders

 

A new no-risk test can screen for autosomal disorders, such as Down Syndrome, using only a simple blood draw.

Name Your Poison

 

Medical Toxicology Service puts experts close at hand