April 2014

Do You Think Your Child Could Be Constipated?

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There is great variation in children’s bowel habits, depending on their age and what they eat. Talking about bowel habits is certainly “potty talk,” but it’s good for parents to know the clues that may mean constipation. Agnes Bayer, CPNP works in pediatric urology at the McLane Children’s Specialty Clinic in Temple.  She is passionate […]

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Does My Child Have Anger Issues?

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Signs to look for Kicking and screaming or stubborn and withdrawn, children express their anger in a number of ways. You don’t always get what you want, and this is especially true for kids. When children get frustrated they can often feel angry. As a parent, you may wonder what is considered “normal” on the […]

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Making Sense of Meningitis

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You walk into your child’s room to find him sweaty and shaking. Hours later he’s up at night complaining of being cold. You wonder when his fever will break and question if this fever is something more serious. As a parent, spending nights watching over your feverish sick child can make you worry. There are […]

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Seizures and Epilepsy—What’s the Difference?

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If you’ve ever witnessed a seizure it can be a bit alarming. Seizures typically involve jerking movements, changes to the eyes or abnormal muscle contractions. For those standing by, it can be scary if you don’t know much about what is going on. All seizures are caused by abnormal electrical disturbances in the brain, however […]

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How to Talk to Kids about War, Terrorism and Other Tough Topics

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With school shootings, terrorism and war dominating the news, it can seem like no one is safe. While adults have the ability to put these scary scenarios out of their minds, children aren’t so lucky. These uncontrollable situations can make a child feel unsafe and insecure. And it may be difficult to know how to […]

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Ten Ways to Avoid Getting a Urinary Tract Infection

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When it comes to training children to use the bathroom, there are a number of things that are sometimes difficult. It’s a learning process, and it can be tricky to know what to do. If your child is complaining of painful urination, going to the bathroom more often in small amounts, and has a fever, […]

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