December 2012

Obesity-Linked Syndrome Could Be Affecting Your Child’s Brain

December 27, 2012 Medical Information

Having an above average weight is a common issue among American children and adolescents. Almost 50 percent of our nation’s children are considered overweight and between 25 and 30 percent are obese. With so many children tipping the scales, a new problem is becoming more prevalent among US children. It’s called metabolic syndrome, and it […]

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When Your Child Has a Problem with a Teacher

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Emily slammed the front door and threw her backpack on the kitchen table. “Mom, Mr. Miller hates me. He makes fun of me in class in front of everyone, no matter what I do,” Emily complained. “It’s not fair.” Brian Massey, MD, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – Round Rock Clinic, offers some tips on helping […]

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‘The Veteran that’s been through the War’

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Boys love to wrestle, play and horse around. So when 11-year-old Cristian Rojas told his mother his arm was hurting, she figured it was nothing out of the ordinary. However after seeing her doctor in town and as the pain escalated, Frances Rojas drove her son 45 minutes from Leander, TX to see specialists at […]

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What Parents Should Know About Adolescent Sex Exposure

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Last year in Texas over 50 percent of high school students reported having sexual intercourse. This statistic is hard to ignore, as sexuality affects more than half of our young people. To address this concern, parents need to be prepared and aware. Scott & White provider Dr. Meera Beharry specializes in adolescent medicine and suggests […]

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What is a Stye?

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Find out what causes these annoying eyelid bumps and how to get rid of them All morning, you’ve been rubbing your eye. A scratchy feeling on your eyeball plagues you, and you can’t seem to get rid of the irritation. Upon further inspection, you discover a swollen, red bump just above your eyelashes. What is […]

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Bigger Than a Birthday

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Many children anxiously await their birthday. It’s their time to shine. They plan a party or dream of the gifts they will receive. For eight-year old Thomas Caverlee, he had a different idea. Instead of receiving gifts, he asked his friends to bring money that he could donate to a nearby hospital in Dallas, TX. […]

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Father-Daughter Relationships: 5 Ways to Encourage Healthy Femininity

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Traditionally, a daughter’s relationship with her dad is her first male-female relationship. From birth to teen years, girls look to their fathers to encourage healthy femininity. Fathers can be a powerful model to show how a woman should be valued, treated physically, and talked to emotionally. Dr. Meera S. Beharry specializes in adolescent medicine at […]

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