Facebook vs. Face to Face: Setting Facebook Guidelines for Your Teens

Getting help with homework, receiving moral support from friends, connecting with old classmates who moved away—these are all good things that come from Facebook. But parents need to be aware that this social media form has some social drawbacks. David Blackburn, PhD, Scott & White Clinical Psychologist with 20 years’ experience in the treatment of … Continue reading Facebook vs. Face to Face: Setting Facebook Guidelines for Your Teens

Scott & White offers childhood obesity programs

Do your kids play video games all afternoon after school? Can they quote almost every commercial on their favorite channels? Are their new clothes getting too tight a little too soon? There’s an epidemic of overweight in the United States among America’s youth, according to Dr. Catherine McNeal, Scott & White Pediatric Endocrinologist. Children are … Continue reading Scott & White offers childhood obesity programs

How much should youth athletes drink while exercising in extreme heat?

The wicked combination of high heat and high humidity in Central Texas can be really tough on a young athlete’s body. Exercising in the heat —summertime practice for football, track, baseball, soccer, or any youth sport — can make the summertime more enjoyable and help to improve a young athlete’s skills, but it can also … Continue reading How much should youth athletes drink while exercising in extreme heat?

Submersion injuries on the rise: Learn how to keep your kids safe in and out of the water

Diving into the refreshing waters of your family’s swimming pool or wading into the lapping waves at the beach might seem like the perfect solution to combat the blistering heat that accompanies a Texas summer. But these places of cool relief can also be a danger zone for children. Drowning is the leading cause of … Continue reading Submersion injuries on the rise: Learn how to keep your kids safe in and out of the water

Summer heat and unattended children could spell disaster inside a locked car

Going into the store will only take a few minutes. It takes so long to get the car seat unbuckled. They’re perfectly safe in a locked car. These are the excuses that many parents use to justify leaving their children in a vehicle unattended. But the consequences of cutting parental corners can be deadly. As … Continue reading Summer heat and unattended children could spell disaster inside a locked car

Hero of the Month program added to Children’s Hospital

A new Hero of the Month program for recognizing pediatric patients who face and overcome difficult circumstances has been launched at Scott & White Children’s Hospital in Temple, Texas. On May 27, 5-year old Saniyah Turner became the first to receive the Hero of the Month Award, and accepted a certificate, a commemorative medal, special … Continue reading Hero of the Month program added to Children’s Hospital