Preparing for medical emergencies when you travel

With summer on its way, many families are busy planning exciting trips and vacations, both domestic and overseas. With the hustle and bustle of planning, packing and actually getting to your destination, important health and emergency preparation can be overlooked. Essential Medical Emergency Tips When Traveling Follow these tips from the Level I Trauma Center … Continue reading Preparing for medical emergencies when you travel

Child life specialists help children understand and cope with death

Caroline, 5, a budding artist, decorated a small mailbox for her mother’s room in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. Shannon was struggling to recover from a heart transplant. Caroline made cards, and watched through the window with Baylor Scott & White child life specialist Mary Catherine Miller, as … Continue reading Child life specialists help children understand and cope with death

Nasal flu vaccine is not effective this year, CDC confirms

Nasal spray flu vaccination has been a popular choice among parents wanting painless flu protection for their kids. But earlier this year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said FluMist has not effectively protected kids or adults against flu for years and shouldn’t be used this flu season — the American Academy of Pediatrics … Continue reading Nasal flu vaccine is not effective this year, CDC confirms