6 Ways to Successfully Introduce the Bottle to a Breastfed Baby

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As much as you love that squirmy, pink bundle of joy that is currently slumbering peacefully in your arms, by the end of your child’s first week of life, you’re feeling physically and emotionally drained, especially if you’re breastfeeding. You would love to allow someone else the joy of feeding your newborn, so that you […]

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Is Your Daughter Ready for Her First Gynecological Visit?

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Thirty years ago puberty was something that happened in adolescence. But today, the rate of precocious puberty—the development of secondary sex characteristics before age 8—is on the rise, according to a study by the National Institutes of Health. Girls are maturing earlier than ever before, which means parents need to know the signs of puberty […]

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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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Being Smart with Your Smart Phone Apps

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Using Your Phone to Track your Kid’s Health We have an overwhelming amount of information at our fingertips. Do you have a question about your child’s rash? Your first instinct may be to turn to your phone for an answer. Within seconds, you can find a wide range of medical advice that can give peace […]

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7 Ways to Keep Your Baby’s Slumber Safe

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While the cause of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is still somewhat of a mystery to healthcare providers, doctors are certain that many of these deaths could have been prevented if the child was sleeping in a safe environment. Researchers from the American Academy of Pediatrics discovered that out of 436 infant deaths in 2011, […]

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Let’s Go Ride a Bike!

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Neighborhood kids love to play together, and what’s better than a fun bike ride? Next time your child is invited to go ride bikes, be sure he grabs his helmet on the way out the door. Although bicycle helmets are not required by Texas law, it’s risky to ride without one. In fact, if your […]

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

Thumbnail image for Back to School Checklist: Preparing for a Happy, Healthy School Year July 29, 2014 Community Information

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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