Medical Information

What is Epilepsy?

Thumbnail image for What is Epilepsy? March 11, 2014 Medical Information

Losing control of your body can bring a sense of commotion and helplessness. For children who suffer from seizures, it is a serious condition that must be treated to avoid dangerous situations. Imagine a child who is out riding his bike and in the middle of the road pauses for just five seconds. This pause, […]

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Stressing about Strep Throat this Season?

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After the holiday season it comes time for a new season… one of sickness. Unfortunately, one of the most common illnesses around this time of year is strep throat. To help kids stay healthy and avoid some of the risks associated with strep throat, ­ Marilyn A. Brown, MD­­ a pediatrician at McLane Children’s Scott […]

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Tweet Chat – Pediatric Oral Health

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Today we participated in a tweet chat about pediatric oral health with our own Kyle Frazier, DDS. The chat featured several different questions and answers around the different aspects of healthy pediatric oral hygiene. In case you missed it, some of the highlights are below. Dental care is one of the most prevalent diseases in humans. […]

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Detecting Heart Problems in Children

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When you hear a child’s heartbeat for the first time it is something special. It’s a sign of life, love and connection. During a baby’s prenatal care, the heart is monitored closely for any problems or irregularities. Pediatric Cardiologist John E. Pliska, MD specializes in heart conditions at McLane Children’s Scott & White and discusses […]

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Is Your Child Coming Up Short? Understanding Short Stature

Thumbnail image for Is Your Child Coming Up Short? Understanding Short Stature December 20, 2013 Medical Information

At each doctor visit it is common to track your child’s growth on a curve. This will compare your baby with other babies of the same gender and give you a good indication of proper growth. During the first three years of life, you may see shifts around the length and weight curve. For example, […]

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Top Three Most Common Rashes in Children

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Oh no, what’s that? Finding bumps or redness on your child’s soft skin can leave you worrying. Children are constantly exposed to irritants and illnesses that can cause a rash. McLane Children’s Scott & White pediatrician Tinku Davis, MD can help us recognize the three most common childhood rashes and how to decide what to […]

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Striving to be Skinny and Keeping Secrets— Eating Disorders

Thumbnail image for Striving to be Skinny and Keeping Secrets— Eating Disorders October 7, 2013 Medical Information

Our culture is consumed by food. Every day we make choices about how we will feed our body and provide the nutrients it needs. Unfortunately, about 5% of people will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives. An eating disorder can be classified as: Anorexia nervosa, relentlessly pursing thinness by limiting food […]

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How to Move Forward After a Concussion

Thumbnail image for How to Move Forward After a Concussion September 17, 2013 Medical Information

If you’ve read Being Cautious About Concussions you know education is key to defending against concussions. This means understanding what happens during or after a concussion can help you avoid future damage. If you’ve experienced a concussion, you may be at risk for post-concussion syndrome. This is a complex disorder where symptoms last for weeks […]

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