May 2013

Newborn Faces Surgery in First Few Weeks of Life

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Robin Murcia was ecstatic when she learned she was pregnant with her third son. She began baby proofing, preparing the older siblings for their new brother and getting ready for the sleepless nights and ever-present spit ups. Logan Murcia was born a happy, healthy baby on September 6, 2011. College Station primary care physician Steven […]

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McLane Children’s Travel Immunization Clinic for Little Travelers

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When you are getting ready for travel, there is a lot to do before your bags are packed. One important part of traveling, especially internationally, is getting your health records and immunizations up-to-date before you take off. According to U.S. Travel, those traveling with either children or grandchildren make up 30% of adult leisure travelers. […]

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Don’t Roll the Dice With Lice

May 23, 2013 Medical Information

Your child rushes home from school and throws his book bag on the kitchen counter. As usual, you go through his folders and take out the endless stack of papers. Some homework, other grades, but then you stumble on a piece of paper that puts a knot in your stomach—a notice that a fellow student […]

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Is My Child’s Development on Track?

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If a group of parents gather with their kids, you’re bound to hear comments about development. Whether you’re at the park, play group, or story time you may glance around at the other children and wonder if your baby is on track.One mom says, “My son is sitting up already,” then you hear “Can you […]

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Great Music for McLane Children’s Scott & White

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Texas country music stars Pat Green, Jack Ingram, Cory Morrow and Drew Womack came together to raise money to buy a digital blood irradiator for McLane Children’s Scott & White. A digital blood irradiator is a new piece of medical equipment to help some of the most fragile patients who need blood transfusions. The irradiator […]

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New Community Pediatric Asthma Education Classes and Outreach Program Offered

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Written by Michelle Schwier, RRT, AE-C, Asthma Outreach Coordinator Unmanaged asthma can interfere with a child’s daily routine – from playing sports to going to school to sleeping. In fact, asthma is one of the main reasons that students miss school due to illness – more than 14 million lost school days every year, according […]

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Squeezing in a Spot? Get your Sports Physical Before the Rush

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As the school year comes to a close and families look forward to their summer vacations, you are probably excited to be out of school. But when summer vacation ends and parents get back into routine, many doctor offices are slammed with families trying to schedule school checkups or sports physicals. The thought of another […]

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