Are you autism aware?

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of autism is that no two people diagnosed have the same characteristics or symptoms. Your child’s playground friend may have autism. You may have a family member with autism. You may work with someone who has autism. With all the varying degrees of autism, you may not recognize it. “We … Continue reading Are you autism aware?

Pediatrician offers advice for parents of video game obsessed kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children spend no more than one or two hours a day with TV, video games and computers, but the average American child spends up to one hour a day just playing video games. One pediatrician tells parents what warning signs to look for if they suspect their child … Continue reading Pediatrician offers advice for parents of video game obsessed kids

More than 2,000 children per year fatally injured at home

Approximately 2,096 children in the United States, ages 14 and under, die from accidental injuries in the home each year and 3 million kids are treated in emergency rooms for accidental injuries occurring at home. In 2004, approximately 2,300 children ages 14 and under died from unintentional injuries that occurred in the home and nearly … Continue reading More than 2,000 children per year fatally injured at home

Houston Astros Bring Smiles to Seriously Ill Children of Scott & White

It’s not every day that a child with a serious illness has something to smile about. But thanks to a few players from the Houston Astros, the kids of Scott & White’s Children’s Hospital had a chance to forget about being sick and focus on having fun. Players J.R. Towles and Michael Bourn, bullpen assistant … Continue reading Houston Astros Bring Smiles to Seriously Ill Children of Scott & White

Meet Jessica

Jessica, 13, is a typical, active teenager. She loves sports, hanging out with friends and she really loves horses, but she wasn’t always so active. For several months, prior to her surgery, she experienced severe stomach pain whenever she ate. She couldn’t keep weight on, she didn’t want to participate in sports. It even caused … Continue reading Meet Jessica

Scott & White—Round Rock volunteers help promote literacy among children

Scott & White—Round Rock volunteers not only tend to the everyday needs of patients who cross their information desk, they have also created a program to encourage literacy among the community’s children. It’s called The Children’s BookWell and its purpose is to provide age appropriate books to the children who visit the hospital. “We provide … Continue reading Scott & White—Round Rock volunteers help promote literacy among children

New athletic training program helps high school students prevent and treat injuries

Most parents of teenage athletes would probably agree that their biggest concern is their kids getting hurt. While competitive sports and injuries go hand-in-hand, the benefits of participating in sporting activities—being physically fit, being part of a team, achieving goals, developing positive character traits such as perseverance, determination, and discipline—far outweigh the risks for many … Continue reading New athletic training program helps high school students prevent and treat injuries