Jessa McClure

Bullying prevention starts with parents

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As many as 1 in 4 US students have been bullied at school, and many more have experienced cyberbullying, according to stopbullying.org. While it seems that awareness of the bullying problem has increased in recent years, the country still has a long way to go to prevent this serious issue. Baylor Scott & White – […]

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8 Tips to Obliterate Obesity in Children

Thumbnail image for 8 Tips to Obliterate Obesity in Children February 17, 2015 Healthy Living

One in three children in the US is overweight or obese, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. It’s a problem that touches every family in every town in America, and is putting the next generation at risk for early heart disease and stroke, inflammation of the liver, diabetes, and other serious […]

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How to Prepare Yourself for Your Child’s Surgery

Thumbnail image for How to Prepare Yourself for Your Child’s Surgery December 30, 2014 Healthy Living

When your child is wheeled into the operating room, even if it’s just a simple procedure, it can be a scary experience for you and your child. Being prepared—emotionally and practically—can help calm your nerves and put your child at ease. Director of nursing at McLane Children’s Scott & White, Cherri Radford, RN, MSN, CNOR […]

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Teen Tips for Fighting Acne

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While you may not remember what it felt like to walk into a school dance or give a presentation in front of your whole class with a face full of pimples, chances are your teenager, who’s struggling with acne, is experiencing this right now. It can be difficult to help your teen through this difficult […]

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How to Keep Your Child’s Nails Neat, Clean and Free of Disease

Thumbnail image for How to Keep Your Child’s Nails Neat, Clean and Free of Disease December 9, 2014 Healthy Living

Your child has 10 fingers, 10 toes and 20 opportunities to bring home the dirt and bacteria that can collect under their finger and toenails during the day. In order to keep your child healthy and free of germs, it is important to make sure even their smallest skin structures are taken care of. McLane […]

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6 Ways to Successfully Introduce the Bottle to a Breastfed Baby

Thumbnail image for 6 Ways to Successfully Introduce the Bottle to a Breastfed Baby September 5, 2014 Healthy Living

As much as you love that squirmy, pink bundle of joy that is currently slumbering peacefully in your arms, by the end of your child’s first week of life, you’re feeling physically and emotionally drained, especially if you’re breastfeeding. You would love to allow someone else the joy of feeding your newborn, so that you […]

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Is Your Daughter Ready for Her First Gynecological Visit?

Thumbnail image for Is Your Daughter Ready for Her First Gynecological Visit? September 2, 2014 Parenting

Thirty years ago puberty was something that happened in adolescence. But today, the rate of precocious puberty—the development of secondary sex characteristics before age 8—is on the rise, according to a study by the National Institutes of Health. Girls are maturing earlier than ever before, which means parents need to know the signs of puberty […]

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7 Ways to Keep Your Baby’s Slumber Safe

Thumbnail image for 7 Ways to Keep Your Baby’s Slumber Safe August 12, 2014 Safety

While the cause of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is still somewhat of a mystery to healthcare providers, doctors are certain that many of these deaths could have been prevented if the child was sleeping in a safe environment. Researchers from the American Academy of Pediatrics discovered that out of 436 infant deaths in 2011, […]

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