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

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

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

Keep your kids safe and healthy this Halloween

Halloween conjures up images of pumpkin buckets overflowing with candy, door-to-door trick-or-treating and costumed children. With the spread of H1N1, the growing epidemic of childhood obesity and concerns about kids’ general safety on Halloween night, parents are looking for healthy and safe ways to celebrate the holiday. The following are tips for a healthy, yet … Continue reading Keep your kids safe and healthy this Halloween