December 2013

Clean Your Plate?

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Find out why the old adage may not be as healthy for children as previously thought Everyone is finally gathered around the table and is digging into the balanced meal you lovingly prepared. You notice that your youngest child is pushing his green beans around in a circle and feeding his carrots to the dog. […]

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Mother Remembers the Joy Gifts Bring

Thumbnail image for Mother Remembers the Joy Gifts Bring December 23, 2013 Community Involvement

Tracy Ash remembers the feeling of being in the hospital during the holidays back in 2005 as her son battled cancer.  Gifts from generous individuals during the Christmas season brought a sense of joy for both her and her son as they visited the clinic.  With the help of longtime friend, Scott Duffy, and through […]

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Is Your Child Coming Up Short? Understanding Short Stature

Thumbnail image for Is Your Child Coming Up Short? Understanding Short Stature December 20, 2013 Medical Information

At each doctor visit it is common to track your child’s growth on a curve. This will compare your baby with other babies of the same gender and give you a good indication of proper growth. During the first three years of life, you may see shifts around the length and weight curve. For example, […]

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A Look Behind Bullying—in Social Media

Thumbnail image for A Look Behind Bullying—in Social Media December 17, 2013 Parenting

Technology has added a new form of bullying, which means more bullying is occurring outside the classroom. Think of all the time kids are in front of a screen. They are constantly chatting, networking and socializing with friends. Now bullying is not only occurring in the halls at school or activities, but every time they […]

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Doctor-Prescribed Education Before Hospital Visits

Thumbnail image for Doctor-Prescribed Education Before Hospital Visits December 13, 2013 Community Information

McLane Children’s Hospital and Clinics physicians have a new way to help parents and their children get ready for hospital procedures, to learn what to expect when they get to the hospital, or to manage a child’s chronic condition. It is a little like homework on a website, with content delivered at the convenience of […]

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A Look Behind Bullying—in Girls

Thumbnail image for A Look Behind Bullying—in Girls December 10, 2013 Parenting

Girls flock together –whether it’s on the playground, at a sleepover or just going to the restroom. But what if your daughter doesn’t fit in? Is she at risk of being bullied? Psychotherapist Kelly McCabe, helps us understand bullying and what to look for in boys, girls and even through social media. This three-part blog […]

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New Safety Report Released on Booster Seats

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In a recent release from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more children booster seats achieved the top rating of “BEST BET” design than ever before. In fact, 19 of the 31 models earned this top honor by passing strict safety belt testing. This means there are more top-rated booster seats on the market this […]

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A Look Behind Bullying—in Boys

Thumbnail image for A Look Behind Bullying—in Boys December 3, 2013 Parenting

This three-part blog series will help you understand bullying and how it may impact your child. As children get older, they usually spend the majority of their day away from their parents. As they attend school, clubs, sports and other programs, they interact with other kids. For parents, it can be scary to think about […]

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