Children

How to Talk to Kids about War, Terrorism and Other Tough Topics

April 9, 2014 Parenting
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With school shootings, terrorism and war dominating the news, it can seem like no one is safe. While adults have the ability to put these scary scenarios out of their minds, children aren’t so lucky. These uncontrollable situations can make a child feel unsafe and insecure. And it may be difficult to know how to […]

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Five Myths about High Blood Pressure in Children

March 26, 2014 Medical Information
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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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What is Epilepsy?

March 11, 2014 Medical Information
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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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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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Is Your Child Acting Out At School?

February 4, 2014 Parenting
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How to Communicate with Teachers about Behavior Problems We would like to think our children are angels. Perfectly behaved wherever they go, but we know that’s not always the case. As children adjust to the structure of school or new social opportunities, behavior problems can arise. It is important to be involved in your child’s […]

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Detecting Heart Problems in Children

January 28, 2014 Medical Information
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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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What You Should Know about Learning

January 21, 2014 Parenting
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Your child is busy at school, and before you know it, it comes time to talk to the teacher—either you love these conversations or you dread them. It’s good to connect with your child’s teacher and find out how well your child is performing in class. Or, more importantly how well your child is learning. […]

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Is Your Child Coming Up Short? Understanding Short Stature

December 20, 2013 Medical Information
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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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Doctor-Prescribed Education Before Hospital Visits

December 13, 2013 Community Information
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McLane Children’s Hospital and Clinics physicians have a new way to help parents and their children get ready for hospital procedures, to learn what to expect when they get to the hospital, or to manage a child’s chronic condition. It is a little like homework on a website, with content delivered at the convenience of […]

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Did You Hear Your Ankle Go Snap, Crackle and Pop?

November 19, 2013 Safety
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You see someone walking around with crutches and your first thought is, “What happened?” It turns out that in the early years of being a kid or teenager, foot and ankle injuries are fairly common. The Temple Pediatric Clinic podiatrists see about 100 patients a week, and 20 of those visits are helping children with […]

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