May 2014

How Can I Help My Child Overcome Anger Issues?

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Of course kids all do things we wish they wouldn’t. That’s a normal part of parenting. But when it comes to anger, sometimes our kids take it too far. Are you constantly embarrassed by your child’s anger? Do you have to avoid social situations because you’re apologizing for his behavior with other kids? If your […]

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Thank You to Our Troops—“A Bottomless Well of Generosity”

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Troops at Fort Hood give of their time and resources to help children in need Military men and women may never tire of hearing “thank you” for their service. They are involved in a level of sacrifice that takes great character and still find ways to give even more. McLane Children’s has received countless donations […]

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The Danger of Dog Bites

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Each year, about 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs. Almost one in five of those require medical attention for the injury. For some, that means a trip to the Emergency Department. For others, it can mean reconstructive surgery. About 50% of children in the US will be bitten by a dog before their 12th […]

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Helping Dads Cope with Crying—Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome

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“I hear babies cry…I watch them grow,” sang the famous Louis Armstrong. But as you hear a baby cry for hours on end, you may not think “what a wonderful world.” All babies cry, and the noise can be a difficult adjustment for new parents. Every baby comes with his own temperament, and it will […]

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New ADHD Test Offers Insight Into How Brain Works, Helps Solve Diagnosis Conflict

Thumbnail image for New ADHD Test Offers Insight Into How Brain Works, Helps Solve Diagnosis Conflict May 6, 2014 Medical Information

Child safety program specialist, and mother of four, Erika Van Mastrigt knew the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder all too well when she began noticing impulsive and inattentive behavior in her third child. “I had him tested with a neurologist at the children’s hospital years ago, and the results came back with some strong […]

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Screening Young Athletes for Heart Problems

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Written by Judith Lazol, MD Each year sports participants are asked to have a physical exam before the start of the school activities. Assurance of a normal blood pressure, good joint functions and adequately keen vision and proper height are part of the examination. Over the past years, schools have recognized the importance and benefits […]

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