November 2012

Five Tips to Protect Your Child from Sports Injuries

November 30, 2012 Safety

More than 38 million children and adolescents participate in sports each year in the US. Being active can help youth stay active, create healthy relationships and build self esteem. On the other hand, there are numerous injuries that can set youth back and harm their critical growth years. Dr. Robert E. Reeve, Director of the […]

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Myths Busted: The Truth About Pediatric Cancer

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Scott & White pediatric oncologist helps to debunk myths about childhood cancers When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it can be a scary and uncertain time. And when parents or family members buy-in to myths about cancer it leaves them feeling responsible for their child’s illness or like they could have done something to […]

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Physician and His Family Name Healing Garden in Memory of Wife and Mother

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On November 17, 2012, a dedication ceremony was held for Nani’s Garden, an outdoor area for reflection and meditation at McLane Children’s Hospital Scott & White. Darrell Crisp, MD, named the garden in honor of his wife Dana, who passed away in February 2011. Her beauty, love, and dedication to their family inspired Dr. Crisp, […]

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Help Your Teen Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care

Thumbnail image for Help Your Teen Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care November 13, 2012 Parenting

Sure, your teenager is old enough to vote, buy a lottery ticket or make an impulsive purchase from a late night infomercial, but when they get the case of the sniffles you make them an appointment for them with their pediatrician. While he or she will always be your baby, they are becoming an adult […]

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5 Ways to Make Getting a Shot a More Positive Experience

November 8, 2012 Parenting

No parent likes to see their child in pain, and nobody wants to be the parent dragging their child kicking and screaming into the examination room to receive their scheduled immunization. With these helpful tips from Scott & White pediatrician Jessica W. Drigalla, MD, your next visit to the pediatrician could be more enjoyable for […]

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Cigarette Smoke and Our Children’s Health

Felix Shardonofsky, MD November 5, 2012 Healthy Living

Written by Felix Shardonofsky, MD, previously published by the Temple Daily Telegram “Children’s Health Matters” column. Infants and toddlers frequently experience coughing, wheezing and labored breathing as a result of multiple disorders; however, these breathing problems are often associated with viral respiratory infections (the common cold), and harmful effects of environmental exposures such as tobacco […]

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