March 2013

Caring for Cold Sores

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The young mother picked up her toddler from daycare and noticed a blister developing near her daughter’s lower lip. She figured it was a cold sore and wondered what to do. Sarah Nickerson, MD, Pediatrician at McLane Children’s Scott & White Clinic – Killeen Hemingway, says that though cold sores are a common part of childhood, they still […]

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Is Your Child a Late Bloomer?

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Find Out How to Spot the Signs and What You Can Do to Reassure Your Child Picture day has come and gone, and your child has finally brought home the crinkled cellophane-covered envelope full of individual shots and the class picture. Your child points out each of his classmates, and you notice something disturbing. Your […]

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Baby Teeth, Big Habits

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I can remember my first visit from the tooth fairy.  I tucked my baby tooth in a small box and snuck it under my pillow. As I awoke the next morning, I was excited to find money left behind. What I didn’t realize, however, is how I was transitioning into an important stage of my […]

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Sirens but no Separation, New Transport Vehicle

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One of my worst fears is to have something happen to one of my children. I can’t imagine what it would be like to have a child hospitalized, or in need of advanced critical care. Health providers all over Central Texas do their best to treat and sustain their patients. Despite their skills, they may […]

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Loose Hips, Room for Concern?

March 12, 2013 Medical Information

Each newborn baby is a special gift, a tiny miracle. After waiting nine long months to meet their newborn baby, parents feel a mixture of excitement, nervousness and anticipation. When their baby girl arrives and they hold her in their arms, they are amazed how she developed, grew and is now their own. At this […]

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Wha-Wha-What’s Up, Doc?

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What to Do If Your Child Stutters “I – I – I – I – I want juice.” You notice your toddler stammers and stutters, having difficulty getting words out. You’re concerned he may be developing a stuttering problem. What Is Stuttering? “If you suspect your child has a stuttering problem, we recommend you get […]

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