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Back to School Checklist: Preparing for a Happy, Healthy School Year

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It’s never too soon to begin preparing for the next school year. Here are some handy tips to help make the upcoming academic year a successful one: School or sports physical. Don’t wait until the end of the summer to make an appointment. Immunizations. Check with your school to confirm what vaccines are required. Schedule […]

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If Walls Could Talk—Time Capsule Uncovered at McLane Children’s

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It’s been nearly five years since the Temple community uncovered something remarkable during the construction of McLane Children’s Hospital Scott & White—a time capsule. Now it will be reinterred on the third anniversary of the opening of McLane Children’s Hospital, and once again a piece of history will be left for future generations. “This new […]

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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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Doctor-Prescribed Education Before Hospital Visits

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McLane Children’s Hospital and Clinics physicians have a new way to help parents and their children get ready for hospital procedures, to learn what to expect when they get to the hospital, or to manage a child’s chronic condition. It is a little like homework on a website, with content delivered at the convenience of […]

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Helping Your Child Overcome the Fear of Surgery

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There may come a time when your child needs surgery. The idea of an operation can be daunting to your child or even to you as a parent. As you prepare for surgery, there are many tools to ease your fears and help you feel more comfortable. One of the major ways you can feel […]

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The Chilling Reality of Child Abuse

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When you look into the eyes of a child, the innocence and wonder can pierce your soul. Children are young and often susceptible to influence of others. When you gaze into their eyes, it may be hard to fathom how anyone could cause them harm. However, the reality is every day children are abused, neglected […]

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A Place for Cancer Kids at Camp Dreamcatcher

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As kids get ready for the back-to-school craze, they will soon be flooding the halls exchanging highlights of their summer. And those children with cancer or blood disorders—they are kids too! Going to a summer camp is an experience unlike any other—time away from home, new friends and amazing memories. For children burdened with routine […]

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Helping Your Child Prepare for Surgery

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Aside from the emotional preparation, it is also important to know what to expect when the time for surgery comes around. Courtney Bowles is a certified Child Life Specialist at McLane Children’s Scott & White and helps children deal with medical treatment in a positive way. Bowles and her staff work to normalize the surgery […]

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