January 2014

Moms, Know the Risks before Requesting a Delivery Date

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After carrying a baby for nine months, you are certainly anxious to see your little one. It’s becoming increasingly common for mothers to request an early delivery date or to try to choose when they deliver their baby. Some want to induce labor or schedule their appointment for convenience or other reasons, but there are […]

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Detecting Heart Problems in Children

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When you hear a child’s heartbeat for the first time it is something special. It’s a sign of life, love and connection. During a baby’s prenatal care, the heart is monitored closely for any problems or irregularities. Pediatric Cardiologist John E. Pliska, MD specializes in heart conditions at McLane Children’s Scott & White and discusses […]

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What You Should Know about Learning

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Your child is busy at school, and before you know it, it comes time to talk to the teacher—either you love these conversations or you dread them. It’s good to connect with your child’s teacher and find out how well your child is performing in class. Or, more importantly how well your child is learning. […]

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Asking about Food Allergies?

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Does this cookie have nuts? For families dealing with food allergies, it’s important to ask questions. Looking for certain ingredients in food can help children avoid severe exposure and keep them safe and healthy. Common food allergies for young children include cow’s milk, egg, wheat or peanuts. As the child gets older, you may start […]

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Most Popular Posts of 2013

January 7, 2014 Community Information

We’re looking forward to another year of sharing topics with you that aide in the well-being of your family. But first we’d like to revisit the most popular topics on this blog in 2013. Here are the most popular posts, along with a quote from each. Squeezing in a Spot? Get Your Sports Physical Before […]

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Does My Teen Have an Eating Disorder? 10 Things to Look For

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Your daughter takes one bite of toast in the morning and says she’s full. Her brother says she threw her lunch away. As you call your family for dinner your daughter says she isn’t hungry. Could these be signs of an eating disorder? It can be scary to think your teenager may have an eating […]

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