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 …





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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 …





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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 …





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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 …





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What every parent should know about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

Children and babies are especially vulnerable to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which has symptoms similar to a bad cold, making it tough for parents to determine when to contact their doctor. RSV can lead to more serious problems like pneumonia, so it is important to know the difference. “RSV is a problem that occurs throughout …





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Scott & White Children’s BookWell program promotes literacy in children

Going to the doctor can be an unnerving and intimidating experience for children. Scott & White volunteers are doing their part to make the visit as enjoyable as possible. “When a child visits our hospital or one of our clinics for treatment, we want to provide them with as much comfort and joy as possible …





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