Baby Friendly Hospital Designation: What does it mean for Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women?

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This post was co-authored by Nancy Hurst, director of Women’s Support Services and Lynda Tyer-Viola, director over Women’s Services.

After several years of preparation and training, Texas Children’s Hospital received the Baby Friendly Hospital designation on February 25th, 2016. Full Entry »

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Toxic Shock Syndrome: What women need to know

As the recent news story of a Michigan teen hospitalized for Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) after prolonged tampon use circulates the internet, many parents and teens are now left wondering if tampon usage is safe. Here are some basic facts about TSS and what all females and parents should know about proper tampon usage. Full Entry »

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The more we talk about menopause, the better


In 1900, the life expectancy for women in the United States was 48 – which means most never made it to menopause. Full Entry »

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Pregnant with ACHD: Falon’s story

I was just a baby when I made my first trip to Texas Children’s Hospital after being diagnosed with a congenital heart disease at birth. Full Entry »

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Menopause, your medications and your mental health


Do you ever feel like your medications, whether prescription or over-the-counter, aren’t providing the same benefits they used to?

If you’re a woman facing menopause, estrogen may be to blame. Full Entry »

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