Teens

Bacterial meningitis, a devastating disease

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I was at a conference in Washington D.C. last year learning more about becoming an advocate for immunizations around the world and in our country. As I sat there, I was in tears as I heard Jaime speak about the day she almost died. She had gone over to a friend’s house to take a […]

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Hospital teen lounge: A place to call their own

January 19, 2016 Patient and Staff Stories

It’s no secret that being a teenager can be difficult. But it’s especially tough when you’re a teen in a children’s hospital under constant supervision. After all, gaining independence is supposed to be part of growing up. Katelyn Walker, a child life assistant at McLane Children’s Scott & White Hospital, wanted to help ensure the […]

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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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Teen Tips for Fighting Acne

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While you may not remember what it felt like to walk into a school dance or give a presentation in front of your whole class with a face full of pimples, chances are your teenager, who’s struggling with acne, is experiencing this right now. It can be difficult to help your teen through this difficult […]

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

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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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Keep Your Teens Safe From Summer Temptations

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As the summer gets in to full gear, Texas teens are finding ways to entertain themselves that could be dangerous to their well-being. The best strategy to keeping your child safe is to be aware of the alarming trends facing this “invincible” generation, and to help your teen see the dangers before it’s too late. […]

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Is Your Teen Ready to Leave Home?

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The big day you thought would never come is here—the day your teenager moves away from home. To say this can be unnerving for parents may be an understatement. Typically, your young adult is ready to take on the world, but you may not be so sure. You know what is out there and wonder […]

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Does My Teen Have an Eating Disorder? 10 Things to Look For

Thumbnail image for Does My Teen Have an Eating Disorder? 10 Things to Look For January 3, 2014 Parenting

Your daughter takes one bite of toast in the morning and says she’s full. Her brother says she threw her lunch away. As you call your family for dinner your daughter says she isn’t hungry. Could these be signs of an eating disorder? It can be scary to think your teenager may have an eating […]

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