You’ve heard the elderly woman in the grocery store tell you, “Enjoy raising that baby; it goes by so fast.” Yes, as the mother of three children I can already see how fast it is going. It was just yesterday I brought home my newborn daughter, trying to survive with three girls age 3 and … Continue reading 7 expert sleep tips for tired moms
Have you ever noticed your child’s backpack might be too heavy? As textbooks are piled on for the new school year, it may appear he or she is carrying around a stack of bricks. If you notice your child struggling to put on the backpack or if they are hunched over, it may be causing them back pain. … Continue reading Is your child’s backpack too heavy?
With the upcoming school season right around the corner, parents have back-to-school shopping, packing lunches and breaking out backpacks top of mind. But one thing that might not be high on the radar in the whirlwind of preparations is safe school transportation. Whether you plan on driving your kids, walking with them, having them ride the bus, or allowing … Continue reading Back-to-school transportation safety: How safe is your child’s daily commute?
Throughout history, our ancestors understood the nutrient-rich nature of the umbilical cord and of leaving babies attached to it minutes beyond birth. Some mammals, such as chimpanzees, leave the cord attached for days after delivery, while others slowly chew it off. Now, a new study from Baylor Research Institute shows the science behind those animal … Continue reading Cutting the umbilical cord? Not so fast, says new research
It’s nice to be a step ahead, especially when lives of infants and children could be impacted. Beginning September 1, 2015 Texas will require hospitals to provide discharge education materials for parents of newborns warning about the dangers of heatstroke to children left unattended in motor vehicles. Baylor Scott & White Health – Irving began … Continue reading Texas hospitals required to educate new parents on dangers of hot cars
The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup is underway, and the U.S. Women’s team is preparing for the finals after a rewarding win against Germany. The women have a grueling round ahead, so hopefully all players will stay strong and healthy for Sunday. There has been buzz surrounding the competition, as the women are playing on … Continue reading U.S. advances to FIFA World Cup Final, doctor explains common soccer injuries
Most parents already know that babies should sleep on their backs. But, as an important way to prevent infant suffocation, backside snoozing comes with unfortunate complications, including skull deformity. The problem is worse for premature babies, whose ultra-soft heads can’t withstand the pressure from long-term rest on a flat surface. As a result, their small … Continue reading New gel cap used in the NICU to help prevent ‘flat head syndrome’
Mother’s Day is always thought of as a time to remember those who taught us about life and raised us from infancy to adulthood. It’s hard to deny that mothers carry the spirit to nurture and teach. Those lessons are not for temporary moments in time, but they build a foundation for our family and … Continue reading Mother and Daughter Bond Built On Giving
For Drew Seelman, evangelizing against distracted driving is personal. Drew Seelman, the manager of trauma services and orthopedics at Baylor Medical Center at McKinney, suffered a broken leg in an auto accident caused by a distracted driver. Nearly everyone admits texting and driving is dangerous. However, that does not stop people from doing it anyway. … Continue reading Say ‘no’ to distracted driving
Amy Culley has worked as a nurse here at Baylor Scott & White Health for more than 10 years. More than two years ago, she received the worst news of her life. At age 38, she was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Since that time, she has become a passionate advocate for supportive and palliative care … Continue reading Thanks to end-of-life care, Amy Culley isn’t dying — she’s living