Seizures and Epilepsy—What’s the Difference?

April 11, 2014 Medical Information
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If you’ve ever witnessed a seizure it can be a bit alarming. Seizures typically involve jerking movements, changes to the eyes or abnormal muscle contractions. For those standing by, it can be scary if you don’t know much about what is going on. All seizures are caused by abnormal electrical disturbances in the brain, however […]

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How to Talk to Kids about War, Terrorism and Other Tough Topics

April 9, 2014 Parenting
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With school shootings, terrorism and war dominating the news, it can seem like no one is safe. While adults have the ability to put these scary scenarios out of their minds, children aren’t so lucky. These uncontrollable situations can make a child feel unsafe and insecure. And it may be difficult to know how to […]

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10 Ways to Avoid Getting a Urinary Tract Infection

April 1, 2014 Healthy Living
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When it comes to training children to use the bathroom, there are a number of things that are sometimes difficult. It’s a learning process, and it can be tricky to know what to do. If your child is complaining of painful urination, going to the bathroom more often in small amounts, and has a fever, […]

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Dining Out Doesn’t Have to Mean High-Calorie Meals for the Kids In Your Family

March 28, 2014 Healthy Living
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You’ve finally managed to get your kids to sit down at a restaurant that doesn’t have a playground, and now you’re just hoping there will be something on the menu they will eat. The more “kid friendly” foods seem to be higher in fat and calories. Are there any healthy options for kids when it […]

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Five Myths about High Blood Pressure in Children

March 26, 2014 Medical Information
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High blood pressure or hypertension means that your heart is pumping blood against the walls of your arteries at an abnormally higher pressure than normal, putting stress on them. It is a disease that had plagued mostly the older age group, but is now taking its toll on children and adolescents at an increasing rate. Judith […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Take a Drink During Your Pregnancy

March 18, 2014 Pregnancy - Before and After
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What FASD and Alcohol Can Do to Your Growing Baby From sobriety and social drinking to alcoholism, there is a broad spectrum of alcohol consumption. For women who may be pregnant, it is vital to be aware of the risks of alcohol from the time you conceive. It is certainly a myth that a little […]

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What is Epilepsy?

March 11, 2014 Medical Information
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Losing control of your body can bring a sense of commotion and helplessness. For children who suffer from seizures, it is a serious condition that must be treated to avoid dangerous situations. Imagine a child who is out riding his bike and in the middle of the road pauses for just five seconds. This pause, […]

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Texas Girl Giving Back For Kids with Cancer

March 6, 2014 Community Involvement
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When three year old Sadie Segura and her mother walked into the lobby of McLane Children’s Hospital Scott & White the people who were casually chatting stopped and took notice. The two women lit up the room. Child Life director Jaylee Hilliard asked, “Are you Sadie and Jessica?” “Yes,” said Sadie’s mother Jessica Segura. And that […]

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Could MY Child be the Bully?

February 28, 2014 Parenting
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You may have seen our three-part series about the different types of bullying as we looked at the differences in boys, girls, and even bullying through social media. Another vital part to keep children safe from bullies is detecting the bully. But what happens if you suspect your child may be the cause of the […]

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Children May Benefit from Good Bacteria—Probiotics

February 21, 2014 Healthy Living
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During the first months of a child’s life, gas, colic and acid reflux are common disorders that leave parents looking for answers. They may be up at night wondering how to help their baby, turning to experts for help. Pediatric gastroenterologist Ashis V. Barad, MD specializes in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract for children at […]

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