September 2012

Texas Country Artists Support McLane Children’s with a Benefit CD for All Ages

Pat Green playing guitar September 28, 2012 Community Involvement

Traditional tunes like “Deep in the Heart of Texas” and “I’ve Been Workin’ On the Railroad” are familiar enough to get any Texans toes tapping. “You Are My Sunshine” and “This Little Light of Mine” are tracks that any true southerner knows by heart. Combining songs like these with renowned Texas country recording artists like […]

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Thinking Pregnancy? Think Thyroid Testing

September 25, 2012 Pregnancy

Amanda’s mother Karen has hypothyroidism. Karen’s thyroid gland doesn’t make enough thyroid hormone, and she has to take daily thyroid medication. Amanda is 28 years old and would like to have a baby. Amanda’s physician suggested she first have a thyroid function test. “Women who are thinking about getting pregnant, especially if they have a […]

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Taylor Swift’s New Single ‘Ronan’ Shares Story of Childhood Cancer

Taylor Swift singing September 20, 2012 Community Information

Childhood cancer is filled with tender moments. Some moments are of triumph, others of intense fear or pain. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and a time to share the stories the children and families who are forever changed by this terrible disease. Taylor Swift recently released a hit single, “Ronan” to share the story […]

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Nutrients Your Baby Needs for Healthy Growth and Development

September 17, 2012 Parenting

Babies depend on their parents to get the nutrients they need to grow and develop the way they should. Below are a few essential nutrients, recommended by Scott & White pediatrician Shaili M. Singh, MD, to give your baby the right start on the road to good nutrition. DHA and ARA What are they? DHA […]

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Could Your Child Have a Thyroglossal Duct Cyst?

doctor checking patient September 12, 2012 Medical Information

The morning had begun with a sniffly-nosed toddler, complaining of a sore throat. Her symptoms didn’t seem alarming. It was probably just allergies or a little cold; Nothing to worry about. But two hours later, I was rushing my two-year-old to the emergency department with a swollen lump in her neck the size of a […]

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September isn’t just about football and Fall

Melanie and son, Aaron September 7, 2012 Patient and Staff Stories

Written by Melanie Karnowski, Scott & White Family Medicine Clinic in Waco What do you think of when you think of September? For millions of Americans and thousands of Texans it’s more than just the Labor Day holiday, BBQs and the beginning of fall. September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This month became more […]

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What Poisons Could Be Lurking In Your Home?

medications September 4, 2012 Safety

A visit from Grandma is always exciting. And for a young child, grandma’s handbag can be a treasure-trove of hard candy, Kleenex and crossword puzzles. But along with lint-covered peppermints can be hidden dangers, like grandma’s prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines. Ninety-five percent of unintentional medication overdose visits to emergency departments are caused by a child […]

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