January 2013

Could Your Child’s Barking Cough Be a Symptom of Croup?

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Your toddler has had a barking, seal-sounding cough for several days, accompanied by a low grade fever. And you notice a strange high-pitched sound when he breathes. These symptoms could be an illness called croup, which is the swelling of your child’s upper airway caused by a virus. “It’s different from other diseases like asthma […]

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Squeezing in Sleep: Tired Teenagers and Poor Sleeping Habits

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Saturday morning comes and your teenager is acting like a zombie. You glance at the clock and realize it is almost noon, and you go to wake him. He pulls the covers over his head and moans. He just wants to sleep. As a parent, you may feel helpless. Somewhere in the middle of activities, […]

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Will My Child Outgrow Her “Pigeon Toes”?

January 16, 2013 Medical Information

Within days of birth, the parents noticed their precious baby’s little feet were not like his brother’s at the same age. His little toes turned awkwardly inward. The concerned parents were directed by their child’s pediatrician to see a pediatric podiatrist. Richard N. Goad, DPM, Pediatric Podiatrist with McLane Children’s Scott & White, discusses intoeing, […]

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The NICU: What to Expect When Your Baby is Admitted

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My baby’s heartbeat rose and fell happily in a green line on the computer screen in the corner of my hospital room.  But as the blood pressure cuff released its strangling hold on my right arm, I could see why the doctors had decided to admit me. Soon, a worried obstetrician was coming in to […]

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Most Popular Posts of 2012

January 4, 2013 Community Information

Happy New Year! We’re looking forward to another year of sharing topics with you that aide in the well-being of your family. But first we’d like to revisit the most popular topics on this blog in 2012. Here are the most popular posts, along with a quote from each. Sexual Abuse: What Is It and […]

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