June 2014

Testing for Gestational Diabetes and the Telling “Orange Drink”

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With the many visits during pregnancy, your doctor is keeping a close eye on the health of you and your baby. Towards the middle to later part of your pregnancy, a recommended screening is to test for gestational diabetes (GDM). Gestational diabetes is fairly common, reported in about 2 to 10 percent of pregnancies, making […]

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5 Ways to Keep Kids Active this Summer

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As soon as school gets out, kids are celebrating while parents are wondering how to fill their time. You don’t want them sitting in front of the TV all day or always complaining about being bored. To keep kids entertained and parents happy, consider some ideas to help them stay busy. McLane Children’s Scott & […]

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Committed Father Keeps Vigil at Daughter’s Bedside

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While fathers all over Central Texas will be eating their favorite meals, being showered with handmade gifts and holding their children close this Father’s Day, Brandon Matchett of Coffey, TX will be sitting in his daughter’s hospital room, waiting for her condition to improve. The energy lease operator’s three-week-old baby girl, Zaylie, was admitted to […]

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Is Your Teen Ready to Leave Home?

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The big day you thought would never come is here—the day your teenager moves away from home. To say this can be unnerving for parents may be an understatement. Typically, your young adult is ready to take on the world, but you may not be so sure. You know what is out there and wonder […]

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Be Careful Boating and Around Open Water

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Boating with friends and family can be a great way to enjoy the summer months, but it can also pose a safety risk for your children. Let’s face it. You may have to put up with a little whining and resistance if kids complain about wearing a life jacket. It’s vital to keeping them safe […]

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