What You Need to Know This Flu Season

What You Need to Know This Flu Season

Flu season is right around the corner! Last year, about half of all adults in the United States didn’t get a flu shot. Almost 4 out of 10 parents and caregivers of children under 18 years old said that they didn’t vaccinate their children. Why does this matter? People...
Make a Family Emergency Plan

Make a Family Emergency Plan

Does your family have an emergency plan? If you don’t, you’re not alone. Almost half the adults in the U.S. are unprepared for an emergency. Not having a plan or adequate resources could put you, your family and your pets at risk. Advanced planning can seem...
Wart Treatment Advice from a Pediatric Dermatologist

Wart Treatment Advice from a Pediatric Dermatologist

Yikes! You just noticed your child has a wart. What should you do? We reached out to Dr. Moise Levy, pediatric dermatologist at Dell Children’s Medical Center and professor at Dell Medical School, for guidance.   To Treat or Not to Treat “Parents may choose...
Checklists for a Safe Summer

Checklists for a Safe Summer

Kids enjoy being outside in the summer – riding bikes, swimming, playing at the park and watching fireworks. Unfortunately, more time outside can provide more opportunities for injury. According to a recent report, activities most frequently associated with summer...
Breastmilk: Do You Know How to Store It Safely?

Breastmilk: Do You Know How to Store It Safely?

You’ve probably already heard that breastmilk is the perfect food for your baby. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends feeding your baby only breastmilk for the first six months and then continuing to breastfeed as food is introduced for a year or...
Are Supplements the Right Choice for Your Child?

Are Supplements the Right Choice for Your Child?

Many websites and social media posts encourage the use of supplements for children — sometimes with claims for treating specific medical conditions. How can you know which supplements your child needs, if any? Dr. Reshma Shah, a pediatrician interested in nutrition...
What to Know About Food Allergies in Children

What to Know About Food Allergies in Children

More people have food allergies than ever before. The number of people with food allergies has increased by 50 percent over the past decade or so. According to FARE, a food allergy research and education advocacy group, one out of every 13 children has a food allergy...
Strategies for Teaching Your Child to Swallow a Pill

Strategies for Teaching Your Child to Swallow a Pill

The day will come when your child will need to swallow a pill. Some children have no problem swallowing pills; others flatly refuse or are terrified. Here are some strategies for helping your child master this important skill. Pills vs Liquid Medicine Medicines for...
Now Is the Time to Gather Your Family Health History

Now Is the Time to Gather Your Family Health History

The holiday season is the perfect time to collect information from relatives about your family health history. “Knowing your family health history can help identify your child’s risk of developing certain serious diseases and health conditions,” says Dr. Lisa Gaw,...
Are You Using Essential Oils Safely?

Are You Using Essential Oils Safely?

Essential oils are booming in popularity. Parents are looking for natural remedies without the side effects of prescription drugs. People’s Pharmacy in Austin reports a dramatic increase in essential oil sales over the past few years. Worldwide essential oil sales are...
Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Domestic Violence

Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Domestic Violence

Domestic violence can happen to anyone in an intimate relationship — regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age or race. Also called “intimate partner violence,” domestic violence can happen in all types of intimate relationships, whether married, living together...
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