Children

Immunizations your child needs for kindergarten

August 19, 2015 Parenting
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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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8 Tips to Obliterate Obesity in Children

February 17, 2015 Healthy Living
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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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Sports Injury? Try a little RICE before the Sports Clinic

February 4, 2015 Safety
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It doesn’t matter if you’re signed up for select soccer or high school football, the possibility of injury is always lurking. Parents watch from the stands and hold their breath when they hear the whistle blow after an injury interruption. Could it be a slight sprain or a season-ending injury? The fear of the unknown […]

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Sprouting a Discussion about Growing Pains

January 20, 2015 Healthy Living
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Growing up can be hard work and it is sometimes tough on your body. Growing pains are commonly seen in preschool and school-aged children and affects about 10 to 40 percent of children. Growing pains are sometimes considered no big deal, but how do you know if the pain your child feels is something more […]

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How to Keep Your Child’s Nails Neat, Clean and Free of Disease

December 9, 2014 Healthy Living
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Your child has 10 fingers, 10 toes and 20 opportunities to bring home the dirt and bacteria that can collect under their finger and toenails during the day. In order to keep your child healthy and free of germs, it is important to make sure even their smallest skin structures are taken care of. McLane […]

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Nervous About Night Terrors?

August 26, 2014 Medical Information
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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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Let’s Go Ride a Bike!

August 8, 2014 Safety
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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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How To Pack a Lunch That Keeps Kids and Parents Happy

August 5, 2014 Healthy Living
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School will soon be in session and parents in Central Texas are once again faced with a task that many dread: packing your child’s lunch. Like most parents, you want to do a good job, which means creating a nutritious, well-balanced meal that your child will actually eat. So what is a parent to do? […]

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