The surprising fact about asthma is that it is such a common disease that affects children younger than 18 years. Asthma may appear at any age; however, between 80% and 90% of children with asthma develop symptoms by age 4 or 5 years. Luckily, in the larger part of cases, indications are mild to reasonably serious. When the condition is appropriately dealt with medications and natural measures, potentially incapacitating flare-ups can be prevented.
Children's Health is a pediatric health care system in North Texas anchored by two hospitals, Children's Medical Center Dallas and Children's Medical Center Plano, as well as seven specialty centers and 19 pediatric clinics located throughout the region. A private, not-for-profit organization, Children’s Health provides pediatric health, wellness and acute care services for children from birth to age 21, including specialty care, primary care, home health, a pediatric research institute, and community outreach services.
According to Beckers Hospital Review, Children's Health is the fifth largest pediatric healthcare provider in the nation. Children's Health is also a pediatric kidney, liver, heart, bowel, and bone marrow transplant center, and includes a designated Level 1 trauma center.
Until 2014, Children's Health was known by the name of its main hospital, Children's Medical Center Dallas. In September 2014, it rebranded as Children's Health, legally known as Children's Health System of Texas.
Children's Health traces its origins to the summer of 1913, when a group of nurses organized an open-air clinic, called the Dallas Baby Camp, on the lawn of the old Parkland Hospital in Dallas. In 1930, the Dallas Baby Camp grew into the Bradford Hospital for Babies, which merged with Children's Hospital of Texas and Richmond Freeman Memorial Clinic in 1948 to form what is now known as Children's Medical Center Dallas. Children's Medical Center affiliated with University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1964. In 2014, Children's Medical Center expanded into Children's Health.
Health and Wellness Alliance for Children
The Health and Wellness Alliance for Children, created by Children's Health, is a coalition of more than 60 hospitals, social service organizations, faith-based organizations, school districts, government entities, and families focused on improving the health and well-being of children in the Dallas and Collin counties. The alliance's first areas of focus are asthma, the top reason for emergency department admissions at Children's Health, and weight management.
Local school programs
Through the TeleHealth program, Children's Health partners with local school nurses to provide access to physicians without forcing parents to leave work to take their child to the doctor.Children's Health also delivers routine check-ups and vaccinations to children at events throughout the region.
Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence
Children's Medical Center Dallas houses a foster care program, called the Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence, that provides support for children living with relatives or foster parents, or in a group home. The clinic focuses on support for foster parents and children, care coordination, and child welfare and health to encourage the children's recovery from neglect and abuse.
Dallas Children's Health Holiday Parade
The Dallas Children's Health Holiday Parade began in 1987 with a partnership between Adolphus Hotel and Children's Medical Center, who were both celebrating 75th year anniversaries. The parade kicks off the holiday season for the city with marching bands, famous characters, holiday floats, and balloons. The parade draws a crowd of more than 400,000. Children’s Health discontinued their funding of the parade in 2016, but the parade has continued on with support from other community organizations
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