Holding on Despite Horse Accident

July 22, 2014 Patient and Staff Stories
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A spirited 8-year-old had been waiting five hours to perform in her barrel racing competition. She’s ridden horses for years, but this was her biggest race yet. The night was growing cold and things just felt a little off for the Odom family. What happened next to Allyssa Odom, no one could have predicted. Her […]

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Keep Your Teens Safe From Summer Temptations

July 18, 2014 Safety
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As the summer gets in to full gear, Texas teens are finding ways to entertain themselves that could be dangerous to their well-being. The best strategy to keeping your child safe is to be aware of the alarming trends facing this “invincible” generation, and to help your teen see the dangers before it’s too late. […]

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5 Ways to Practice Gun Safety with Your Children

July 15, 2014 Safety
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Every seven-and-a-half hours a child or a teen is killed by a gun, either by accident or suicide. But these frightening statistics don’t have to continue. Parents and caregivers can do a lot to keep their children safe from injury or death. McLane Children’s Scott & White Trauma Outreach and Injury Prevention Supervisor, Susan Burchfield, […]

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Stop Yelling at Your Kids!

July 11, 2014 Parenting
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How to Stop the Screaming and Start Communicating Effectively The way you talk to your children can soon become their inner voice. What you say will ring in their minds for years to come. With constant power struggles, disciplining and difficult issues, communicating with children can be hard. Parents often get fed up and yell […]

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Controlling Batteries by Keeping Children Away

July 8, 2014 Safety
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Babies love to put things in their mouths. They crawl on the floor finding all sorts of things. Then when they find something exciting, they sit up and what’s often the first thing they do with their discovery? Put it in their mouths. If your baby finds an old cracker it’s not a big deal, […]

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Committed to Country and Children

July 4, 2014 Patient and Staff Stories
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The time men and women spend fighting for freedom will always stay with them. From experiences at boot camp to interactions in Iraq, they are forever changed. A time comes when they take off their service uniform and put on another badge. They move forward with careers and families, while reflecting on the building blocks […]

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A Prescription to Prevent School Failure— Early Reading

July 1, 2014 Parenting
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“Just one more story?” your child begs before bedtime. You’re exhausted from a long day, and you’re anxious to get your little one in bed. But before turning out the light, you lie down next to your child and read a book together. After a kiss goodnight, you’ve closed a chapter on another successful day […]

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Testing for Gestational Diabetes and the Telling “Orange Drink”

June 24, 2014 Pregnancy - Before and After
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With the many visits during pregnancy, your doctor is keeping a close eye on the health of you and your baby. Towards the middle to later part of your pregnancy, a recommended screening is to test for gestational diabetes (GDM). Gestational diabetes is fairly common, reported in about 2 to 10 percent of pregnancies, making […]

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