Medical Information

Bacterial meningitis, a devastating disease

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I was at a conference in Washington D.C. last year learning more about becoming an advocate for immunizations around the world and in our country. As I sat there, I was in tears as I heard Jaime speak about the day she almost died. She had gone over to a friend’s house to take a […]

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A cough, a fever and rapid breathing. Learn about Respiratory Syncytial Virus.

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The New Year started off with cough, then a fever, and then very rapid breathing. That’s what alerted Bianca Ingram of Copperas Cove, to take her 10-week-old daughter Amyah to the hospital where she would later be admitted to McLane Children’s Hospital. “It took a toll on me, I am not going to lie. I was […]

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Nervous About Night Terrors?

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You’ve put the kids to bed and you’re relaxing on the couch, but just a couple hours later you hear a blood-curdling scream. Your rush to your child’s bedside to find him crying, inconsolable and unable to calm down. What is going on? Is my child having a nightmare? It can be disturbing to find […]

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

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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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Do You Think Your Child Could Be Constipated?

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There is great variation in children’s bowel habits, depending on their age and what they eat. Talking about bowel habits is certainly “potty talk,” but it’s good for parents to know the clues that may mean constipation. Agnes Bayer, CPNP works in pediatric urology at the McLane Children’s Specialty Clinic in Temple.  She is passionate […]

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Making Sense of Meningitis

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You walk into your child’s room to find him sweaty and shaking. Hours later he’s up at night complaining of being cold. You wonder when his fever will break and question if this fever is something more serious. As a parent, spending nights watching over your feverish sick child can make you worry. There are […]

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Seizures and Epilepsy—What’s the Difference?

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If you’ve ever witnessed a seizure it can be a bit alarming. Seizures typically involve jerking movements, changes to the eyes or abnormal muscle contractions. For those standing by, it can be scary if you don’t know much about what is going on. All seizures are caused by abnormal electrical disturbances in the brain, however […]

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5 Myths about High Blood Pressure in Children

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High blood pressure or hypertension means that your heart is pumping blood against the walls of your arteries at an abnormally higher pressure than normal, putting stress on them. It is a disease that had plagued mostly the older age group, but is now taking its toll on children and adolescents at an increasing rate. Judith […]

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