July 2013

Vaccines: Fact and Fiction

Thumbnail image for Vaccines: Fact and Fiction July 30, 2013 Healthy Living

This is the first article in a two-part series about vaccinating your child. Read the second article. In the last few years, the US has seen an increase in the number of measles and whooping cough cases. In 2005, there were more than 20,000 reported cases of pertussis (whooping cough) and eight infants died from […]

Read the full article →

5 Things to Make the Most of the “Dog Days” of Summer

Thumbnail image for 5 Things to Make the Most of the “Dog Days” of Summer July 24, 2013 Safety

When the sun is shining, it’s hard to stay indoors. However, during the summer there are some things you can do to prevent accidents and still have a great time. “Play outside everyday that you can!” says Jessica Drigalla, MD a pediatrician at McLane Children’s Belton Pediatric Clinic. “It is good for your body and […]

Read the full article →

Sneaking by Without Stitches?

July 19, 2013 Safety

One of my early childhood memories is the time I had red hair. I had been running around our family room and tripped to hit my head on the corner of our fireplace. The huge cut on my forehead began bleeding, and my dad took me to the sink to wash it out. I remember […]

Read the full article →

Is Your Teenager Coping with Grief?

Thumbnail image for Is Your Teenager Coping with Grief? July 16, 2013 Parenting

When tragedy hits a family, it is a difficult time for everyone. You may be trying to control your own grief, accept the loss or find peace with the situation. If you have children, especially teenagers, who are impacted by a death, this time can be especially challenging. How do you deal with your own […]

Read the full article →

Helping Your Child Prepare for Surgery

Thumbnail image for Helping Your Child Prepare for Surgery July 12, 2013 Community Information

Aside from the emotional preparation, it is also important to know what to expect when the time for surgery comes around. Courtney Bowles is a certified Child Life Specialist at McLane Children’s Scott & White and helps children deal with medical treatment in a positive way. Bowles and her staff work to normalize the surgery […]

Read the full article →

What You DON’T Know about ADHD

Thumbnail image for What You DON’T Know about ADHD July 9, 2013 Medical Information

Kids have energy and many of them have short attention spans. However children diagnosed with ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, have symptoms of hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity that set them apart from other kids. What you don’t know about ADHD is it can seriously affect your child’s future if left untreated. Although critics may say […]

Read the full article →

Helping Your Child Adjust to a New Baby

Thumbnail image for Helping Your Child Adjust to a New Baby July 3, 2013 Parenting

Prepping for a new baby can mean more than buying bottles and baby clothes, especially if this is not your first child. As you enter into this pregnancy, you may not be as worried as the first time around. You’ve had a child before, and you know what to expect. But because this is not […]

Read the full article →