Sprouting a Discussion about Growing Pains

January 20, 2015 Healthy Living
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Growing up can be hard work and it is sometimes tough on your body. Growing pains are commonly seen in preschool and school-aged children and affects about 10 to 40 percent of children. Growing pains are sometimes considered no big deal, but how do you know if the pain your child feels is something more […]

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Eating Healthy As a Family Goal

January 7, 2015 Healthy Living
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Increasing the frequency of home-prepared family meals is an excellent goal for 2015 that has numerous benefits for both the short and long term. Think back to those scenes in ‘Leave it to Beaver’ when the family gathered at the table for dinner. Turning back the clock to yesteryear might seem like a near impossibility […]

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How to Prepare Yourself for Your Child’s Surgery

December 30, 2014 Healthy Living
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When your child is wheeled into the operating room, even if it’s just a simple procedure, it can be a scary experience for you and your child. Being prepared—emotionally and practically—can help calm your nerves and put your child at ease. Director of nursing at McLane Children’s Scott & White, Cherri Radford, RN, MSN, CNOR […]

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Jaylee’s Journey: A Special Delivery to Celebrate Life and Strength

December 24, 2014 Patient and Staff Stories
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Birthdays are times of celebration and remembering how far we have come. For the McCollum family, it was marked by bringing 40 gift bags in honor of their youngest child whose journey began at the McLane Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) on December 23, 2013. Jason and Janelle McCollum of Hewitt, Texas, were expecting […]

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Teen Tips for Fighting Acne

December 23, 2014 Healthy Living
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While you may not remember what it felt like to walk into a school dance or give a presentation in front of your whole class with a face full of pimples, chances are your teenager, who’s struggling with acne, is experiencing this right now. It can be difficult to help your teen through this difficult […]

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How to Keep Your Child’s Nails Neat, Clean and Free of Disease

December 9, 2014 Healthy Living
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Your child has 10 fingers, 10 toes and 20 opportunities to bring home the dirt and bacteria that can collect under their finger and toenails during the day. In order to keep your child healthy and free of germs, it is important to make sure even their smallest skin structures are taken care of. McLane […]

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Preemie Baby Born Weighing 1 pound Now Works for Disney

November 26, 2014 Patient and Staff Stories
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Mothers never forget the birth of their babies. They count down the days, anxiously waiting the time when they get to care for and hold their new child. But when babies arrive prematurely, it can worry some mothers because this was not the delivery they had anticipated. In honor of preemie awareness month, one mother […]

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6 Ways to Successfully Introduce the Bottle to a Breastfed Baby

September 5, 2014 Healthy Living
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As much as you love that squirmy, pink bundle of joy that is currently slumbering peacefully in your arms, by the end of your child’s first week of life, you’re feeling physically and emotionally drained, especially if you’re breastfeeding. You would love to allow someone else the joy of feeding your newborn, so that you […]

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