October 2012

Why Do I Have These Strange Cravings?

pregnant woman eating October 30, 2012 Pregnancy

Find Out Why Women Desire Weird Foods, Substances During Pregnancy Big, ripe, red tomatoes. That is what I craved more than anything else when I was pregnant with my first child. While, the juicy delicacies aren’t considered a very strange craving, or a very unhealthy one, some women have reported craving things like salsa, doughnuts, […]

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Halloween – It’s Fun but Can Be Dangerous

little girl with Halloween candy October 26, 2012 Safety

Halloween is one of the most anticipated holidays of the year. Children look forward to costumes and candy. They wait for nightfall because that’s when ghouls and goblins are on the prowl. It should be a fun time and it can, but we must do our part to make it safe. Sadly, statistics tell us […]

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Over-The-Counter Meds, Seeing An Allergist Might Help Alleviate Fall Allergy Symptoms

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With changing leaves and pumpkin carving comes the delight of sneezing, itchy, watery eyes and wheezing. The culprit—fall allergies. “In September and October you’re looking at ragweed and marsh elder,” said Scott & White board certified allergist David R. Weldon, MD. “The mold count goes up in the fall also, especially if we get wet […]

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Is Your Child’s Language Development on Track?

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Find out what your child should be doing and learn what speech problem warning signs to look for As my daughter approached her second birthday, I noticed her vocabulary growing every week. She was picking up words left and right and repeating what we were saying. While I was thrilled to be hearing these new-found […]

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Could Your Child’s Bothersome Bathroom Behavior Be Signs of a Urinary Tract Infection?

October 16, 2012 Medical Information

It’s the third time that your child has asked to go to the bathroom since you arrived at the mall, and each time was portrayed as an emergency. While you are slightly annoyed at their frequent trips to the loo, it’s important to pay attention to these symptoms. Their perturbing potty practices may be more […]

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Squelch First-Time Breastfeeding Jitters With These Helpful Tips

Thumbnail image for Squelch First-Time Breastfeeding Jitters With These Helpful Tips October 9, 2012 Parenting

With the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommending that breastfeeding continue for at least 12 months, it seems the old adage is true – breast is best. But the idea of providing all of your baby’s nutrients through breastfeeding can be an intimidating concept. Scott & White lactation nurse, Patty Caplinger, BSN, RN, IBCLC, helps […]

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McLane Children’s Celebrates One Year Anniversary

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October 4, 2012, is the anniversary of the opening of McLane Children’s Hospital Scott & White. On that day one year ago the first patient was wheeled into the new, dedicated pediatric hospital. Dr. John L. Boyd III, CEO and chief medical officer, oversaw the build-out of the hospital, and remembers some of the emotions […]

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Emotional Abuse Is Child Abuse, Too

lonely child October 2, 2012 Parenting

“I wish you’d never been born.” “You can’t do anything right, can you?” “Stop crying or I’ll give you something to cry about.” Physical abuse of children leaves marks — bruises, burns or scars. Verbal abuse can be overheard and reported. Emotional abuse is much harder to detect and expose — yet it can do […]

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