February 2013

Uncovering the Deaf World

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You hold your new baby in your arms and everything seems perfect. The nurse takes your baby to run a routine hearing screening. You hold your breath and hope it is just another test. The nurse and doctors come in to report that your child is deaf. Those tiny ears will not be able to […]

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Diabetes: What Is Out There

February 19, 2013 Healthy Living

Written by Stephen W. Ponder, MD, Pediatric Endocrinologist As a pediatric endocrinologist, I take care of kids with every type of diabetes imaginable. One of the biggest problems I now see is children with “adult” diabetes, better known as type 2 diabetes. We know that our Texas children are at a very high risk for […]

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Worried about Warts?

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As you hold your boy’s hand, you notice a small, hardened area of skin that looks like a wart. You suddenly become worried. Warts are not contracted from little boy’s playing outside with frogs and toads, but from a virus. In fact, it is common for children to get warts. Why Do Kids Get Warts? […]

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Pushing Through to the Pool

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Teenager diagnosed with Crohn disease returns to competitive swimming Nicholas Meyer was 15 when Dr. Jonathan Ramprasad, a McLane Children’s Scott & White gastroenterologist, diagnosed him with the inflammatory bowel condition known as Crohn disease. In the fall of last year, Nick’s mother, Robbin, knew something was wrong. She watched her son crawl out of […]

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Parents Expecting Perfection

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History is full of athletes, geniuses and role models who didn’t follow the rules of perfection, but are wonderful examples of successes in their own life. Perhaps they got cut from the high school basketball team or never finished college, but we still hold them in high regard. We can take a step back and […]

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