June 2012

Government, Health Organizations Recommend HPV Vaccine for Young Boys

June 28, 2012 Medical Information

Discussing your son’s sexual health is not always a comfortable subject for parents, but Scott & White pediatrician, Phillip G. Itkin, MD, FAAP said it is important to know how to protect your son and those he will come in contact with. One of the ways that Dr. Itkin and the American Academy of Pediatrics […]

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Sexual Abuse: How To Talk To Your Child If You Suspect They Have Been A Victim

June 22, 2012 Parenting

This is part two in a two part series regarding child sexual abuse. Read the first article here. At Scott & White, the sexual assault forensic nurses, who exam and collect evidence for the hospital’s abuse cases, have seen an increase in cases from 40 to 60 cases a month to 60 to 100 cases […]

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Probiotics Could Help Reduce Colic, Stomach Virus Symptoms, Risk of Asthma and Allergies

June 19, 2012 Healthy Living

Your baby has been crying non-stop for four hours and nothing you do consoles him. You are told he will eventually grow out of it. But that doesn’t help when you’re in the throes of another episode with no end in sight. What if there was a way to calm those colicky cries. Well, probiotics […]

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A Letter Home on Whooping Cough

young girl coughing June 14, 2012 Medical Information

Dear Parents/Guardians, There has been a diagnosed case of active Pertussis or “Whooping Cough” at your child’s school. Your child may have received a similar note from his or her school nurse this past spring advising that a schoolmate or classmate had a confirmed case of pertussis, or whooping cough. If you’re like most parents, […]

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Sexual Abuse: What Is It And How Do I Reduce My Child’s Risk Of Being A Victim?

lonely young girl June 8, 2012 Parenting

This is part one in a two part series regarding child sexual abuse. Every two minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted, according to the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN). And 44 percent of those victims are under the age of 18. Even though there are thousands of reported cases every year, […]

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Top 5 Tips for First Aid Kits

Thumbnail image for Top 5 Tips for First Aid Kits June 6, 2012 Safety

In the chance of an emergency, you don’t want to be left without a basic first aid kit. By planning ahead, you can treat common symptoms, injuries and accidents. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare your first aid kit. 1. Have multiple kits Susan Burchfield, with Scott & White […]

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