New Texas Children's Hospital's Web Site Packed With Children's Health Information, New Online Parents Club

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Texas Children's Hospital

    HOUSTON, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- It's 2 a.m., and your child has a fever
 of 101 degrees.  She's been crying for hours, and you're exhausted and
 concerned.  You're not sure what to do or who to call:  Your mother?  Your
 doctor?  Should you rush your child to the emergency room?
     Now, worried parents can log on to Texas Children's Hospital's
 www.texaschildrenshospital.org and find information about common symptoms and
 ailments children experience 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The site
 takes parents step by step through treating the condition at home, when
 appropriate, and offers guidelines on when to call a doctor or go to the
 emergency room.
     The largest pediatric hospital in the United States, Texas Children's
 designed its newly expanded Web site to be a trustworthy resource for
 children's health issues in English and Spanish.
 
     New features of Texas Children's Web site include:
     -- Texas Children's Tips for Parents.  This section categorizes health
        topics by symptoms.  For example, it advises parents to call a doctor
        if their child has been crying constantly for more than two hours.
        Texas Children's also has developed a comprehensive library of more
        than 150 fact sheets in English and Spanish on topics ranging from
        common children's illnesses to serious diseases requiring specialized
        pediatric care, such as heart disease, sickle cell disease, diabetes
        and cancer.
     -- Texas Children's Online Parents' Connection.  This secure area of the
        Web site offers benefits such as monthly e-mail newsletters, which are
        packed full of informative tips on pediatric health and safety, to its
        members.  Members also can request information on specific topics,
        such as asthma, developmental milestones and teen issues.
     -- Find a Texas Children's Doctor.  Visitors can search for Texas
        Children's pediatric subspecialists or for a pediatrician at one of
        the 44 Texas Children's Pediatric Associates offices in greater
        Houston.
 
     Visitors to Texas Children's new site also can watch videos about
 different areas of the hospital, shop at the toy store and download free
 screensavers featuring children's art.  In addition to hundreds of pages of
 new content, the Web site has a colorful, user-friendly design that is easy to
 navigate.
 
 

SOURCE Texas Children's Hospital
    HOUSTON, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- It's 2 a.m., and your child has a fever
 of 101 degrees.  She's been crying for hours, and you're exhausted and
 concerned.  You're not sure what to do or who to call:  Your mother?  Your
 doctor?  Should you rush your child to the emergency room?
     Now, worried parents can log on to Texas Children's Hospital's
 www.texaschildrenshospital.org and find information about common symptoms and
 ailments children experience 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The site
 takes parents step by step through treating the condition at home, when
 appropriate, and offers guidelines on when to call a doctor or go to the
 emergency room.
     The largest pediatric hospital in the United States, Texas Children's
 designed its newly expanded Web site to be a trustworthy resource for
 children's health issues in English and Spanish.
 
     New features of Texas Children's Web site include:
     -- Texas Children's Tips for Parents.  This section categorizes health
        topics by symptoms.  For example, it advises parents to call a doctor
        if their child has been crying constantly for more than two hours.
        Texas Children's also has developed a comprehensive library of more
        than 150 fact sheets in English and Spanish on topics ranging from
        common children's illnesses to serious diseases requiring specialized
        pediatric care, such as heart disease, sickle cell disease, diabetes
        and cancer.
     -- Texas Children's Online Parents' Connection.  This secure area of the
        Web site offers benefits such as monthly e-mail newsletters, which are
        packed full of informative tips on pediatric health and safety, to its
        members.  Members also can request information on specific topics,
        such as asthma, developmental milestones and teen issues.
     -- Find a Texas Children's Doctor.  Visitors can search for Texas
        Children's pediatric subspecialists or for a pediatrician at one of
        the 44 Texas Children's Pediatric Associates offices in greater
        Houston.
 
     Visitors to Texas Children's new site also can watch videos about
 different areas of the hospital, shop at the toy store and download free
 screensavers featuring children's art.  In addition to hundreds of pages of
 new content, the Web site has a colorful, user-friendly design that is easy to
 navigate.
 
 SOURCE  Texas Children's Hospital