August 2013

Meet Steven: Dealing with a Leukemia Diagnosis With Positivity

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For the better part of a year, three-year-old Steven Barcenas was confined to his house, unable to play with friends, play outside or travel to the local mall. His fragile immune system had to be guarded like a fortress. But on a hot summer’s day in July, the little boy was finally able to feel […]

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A Place to Care for Club Feet

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It is always heart wrenching to see a newborn baby with a deformity. For mothers who give birth to a child with clubbed feet, they may feel abandoned in a world where no one can relate. Seeing your tiny baby in leg casts and coming to doctors routinely for treatment is not how most mothers […]

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Drowning Doesn’t Always Happen in the Water

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Find out about “dry” and “delayed” drowning and how to prevent them from happening to your child Although the school year is just around the corner, Central Texas kids are still escaping the heat in local pools and lakes. And while it can be a fun way to find relief from the weather, these recreational […]

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A Place for Cancer Kids at Camp Dreamcatcher

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As kids get ready for the back-to-school craze, they will soon be flooding the halls exchanging highlights of their summer. And those children with cancer or blood disorders—they are kids too! Going to a summer camp is an experience unlike any other—time away from home, new friends and amazing memories. For children burdened with routine […]

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Vaccines: Fact and Fiction (part two)

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This is the second article in a two-part series about vaccinating your child. Read the first article. Whether or not to vaccinate your child is a personal decision that every parent has to make. And although organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and other health organizations have recommended that children receive immunizations, there is […]

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“My Tummy Hurts”: Common Causes and Cures for Kids with Stomach Trouble

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Scott & White Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic sees spike in calls in September from parents Approximately 10 to 15 percent of children ages five and up have abdominal pain. Although parents can usually tell if their child’s caught a stomach bug – he or she’ll have vomiting or diarrhea that lasts 24 to 48 hours. But […]

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Tips for a Healthy, Successful School Year!

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As another summer winds down and the new school year approaches, it’s important to get back into the school-time swing. You’ve helped your child select supplies and clothes for the new year, but have you done the homework you’ll need to help them stay healthy? Robert Greenberg, MD, at Scott & White Emergency Hospital – […]

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