Why you shouldn’t cut corners with car seats and boosters

April 6, 2016 Safety

Recommended guidelines for safety restraints The days are long gone when the family piled into a station wagon to drive across the country without seatbelts. With improved technology and transportation, children are much safer due to improved safety restraints. The death rates in motor vehicle crashes in children under age 16 has decreased substantially, dropping […]

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Is your child afraid of the dark? 8 things to know

February 18, 2016 Parenting

As bedtime approaches, kids can pull out their stall tactics. Whether they need a glass of water, they’re hungry, or they’re just throwing a fit about going to bed, it can become exhausting. What can make matters even harder for parents or caregivers is if you have a child who is afraid of the dark. […]

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Bacterial meningitis, a devastating disease

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I was at a conference in Washington D.C. last year learning more about becoming an advocate for immunizations around the world and in our country. As I sat there, I was in tears as I heard Jaime speak about the day she almost died. She had gone over to a friend’s house to take a […]

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Common questions about starting your baby on solid foods

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For many mothers it can take a few months before feeling comfortable breastfeeding or bottle feeding their babies. But just when you get the hang of feeding, it is time to think about another part of your baby’s intake—solid foods. A baby’s diet is crucial to growth and development, and so it is important to […]

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Hospital teen lounge: A place to call their own

January 19, 2016 Patient and Staff Stories

It’s no secret that being a teenager can be difficult. But it’s especially tough when you’re a teen in a children’s hospital under constant supervision. After all, gaining independence is supposed to be part of growing up. Katelyn Walker, a child life assistant at McLane Children’s Scott & White Hospital, wanted to help ensure the […]

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5 unique ways to keep the family eating right

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During this season, there is a special feeling that unites families. Holidays are a treasured time, usually bringing loved ones closer together. Then, as the New Year approaches, many families recommit to exercise more, eat better and improve their health. Why not combine this feeling of family togetherness and your goals for wellness in a […]

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A cough, a fever and rapid breathing. Learn about Respiratory Syncytial Virus.

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The New Year started off with cough, then a fever, and then very rapid breathing. That’s what alerted Bianca Ingram of Copperas Cove, to take her 10-week-old daughter Amyah to the hospital where she would later be admitted to McLane Children’s Hospital. “It took a toll on me, I am not going to lie. I was […]

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5 unique ways to keep the family active

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When you take a look at the family calendar, chances are it is exploding with things to do. During this time of year, families are running to sporting events, holiday shows, work parties and everything in between. With the New Year here, you may have a goal to improve your exercise or work towards a […]

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