Healthy Living

10 Ways to Avoid Getting a Urinary Tract Infection

April 1, 2014 Healthy Living
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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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Dining Out Doesn’t Have to Mean High-Calorie Meals for the Kids In Your Family

March 28, 2014 Healthy Living
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You’ve finally managed to get your kids to sit down at a restaurant that doesn’t have a playground, and now you’re just hoping there will be something on the menu they will eat. The more “kid friendly” foods seem to be higher in fat and calories. Are there any healthy options for kids when it […]

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Children May Benefit from Good Bacteria—Probiotics

February 21, 2014 Healthy Living
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During the first months of a child’s life, gas, colic and acid reflux are common disorders that leave parents looking for answers. They may be up at night wondering how to help their baby, turning to experts for help. Pediatric gastroenterologist Ashis V. Barad, MD specializes in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract for children at […]

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Asking about Food Allergies?

January 13, 2014 Healthy Living
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Does this cookie have nuts? For families dealing with food allergies, it’s important to ask questions. Looking for certain ingredients in food can help children avoid severe exposure and keep them safe and healthy. Common food allergies for young children include cow’s milk, egg, wheat or peanuts. As the child gets older, you may start […]

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Clean Your Plate?

December 31, 2013 Healthy Living
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Find out why the old adage may not be as healthy for children as previously thought Everyone is finally gathered around the table and is digging into the balanced meal you lovingly prepared. You notice that your youngest child is pushing his green beans around in a circle and feeding his carrots to the dog. […]

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Foods that are “Faking” Healthy

September 10, 2013 Healthy Living
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There are a number of benefits to eating well. We can feel better, maintain a healthy weight and prevent disease. As you try to eat better, there are some foods that are masquerading as healthy, but really aren’t. Katrina Baca, MD is a pediatrician at the McLane Children’s Scott & White Belton Clinic and helps […]

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Vaccines: Fact and Fiction (part two)

August 13, 2013 Healthy Living
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This is the second article in a two-part series about vaccinating your child. Read the first article. Whether or not to vaccinate your child is a personal decision that every parent has to make. And although organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and other health organizations have recommended that children receive immunizations, there is […]

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Vaccines: Fact and Fiction

July 30, 2013 Healthy Living
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This is the first article in a two-part series about vaccinating your child. Read the second article. In the last few years, the US has seen an increase in the number of measles and whooping cough cases. In 2005, there were more than 20,000 reported cases of pertussis (whooping cough) and eight infants died from […]

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Baby Teeth, Big Mistakes

June 11, 2013 Healthy Living
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Even though they are temporary, your child’s baby teeth are important, and are still susceptible to cavities. You may think that juice in the bottle is no big deal, and baby teeth fall out anyway, but it is important to start your child off with good dental hygiene at a young age. “It’s important to […]

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Helping Your Stutterer at Home

June 7, 2013 Healthy Living
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Listening to a child who stutters can be very frustrating. You may become impatient with your child, rushing him along to finish his sentences. You may even finish them for him. “We’ve found that truly being listened to can really help children get through the bumpy stage of developmental stuttering.” Those techniques can be counterproductive […]

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