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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Bedtime rules for children shared by elementary school teacher goes viral, causes debate

Thumbnail image for Bedtime rules for children shared by elementary school teacher goes viral, causes debate September 15, 2015 Parenting

A Wisconsin elementary school teacher recently shared a chart of optimal sleep times for children heading back to school. As the chart swept across the nation, it went viral and thousands chimed in with varied opinions. The chart answered the common question, “At what time should your child go to bed?” outlining specific bedtimes according […]

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Learning to help with your child’s lisp

September 8, 2015 Parenting
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Even before our baby utters his first word, we are developing our child’s language. As time progresses, we may notice he is starting to speak with a lisp. How do you know when you should be worried about your child’s lisp? Joan Togami MS CCC-SLP is the lead clinician and Speech Language Pathologist at McLane […]

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Immunizations your child needs for kindergarten

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If you are enrolling your kindergartener in public school, there is a good chance you will be asked for proof of your child’s immunizations. Public schools require children to be immunized for the child’s protection as well as the protection of their classmates and teachers. Jamie Avila, MD is a pediatrician with McLane Children’s Scott […]

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Child eye exams: An essential part of your child’s health

Thumbnail image for Child eye exams: An essential part of your child’s health August 11, 2015 Healthy Living

Eyes play a critical role in a child’s ability to learn about and experience the world but, as parents, it is often hard to know when you should get your child’s eyes checked. August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month and is a great opportunity to learn when and how often your child should […]

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The Best Sports Physical: In the Medical Home

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It’s that time again! It’s time to get your teen or pre-teen ready for sports participation or summer camp. Parents and youth have many options for completing the forms required for physical exams but one option incorporates the strengths of the medical history, the relationships with known health providers, the availability of great health education, […]

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Too Much TV? Effects of TV on Young Children

Thumbnail image for Too Much TV? Effects of TV on Young Children March 5, 2015 Parenting

Our world is dominated by screens everywhere we turn. With the introduction of smart phones, tablets and TVs now in many households, young children are being exposed to programs at an increasing rate. To clarify and illustrate the effects TV has on young children, pediatrician Bradley Berg, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACPE of McLane Children’s Scott […]

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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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