In 2016, the United States recorded approximately 676,000 cases of child maltreatment and an estimated 1,750 child deaths due to abuse and neglect. Looking at the issue from a national standpoint, it’s easy to feel removed. However, the alarming number of cases of physical and sexual abuse documented each year is a stark reminder that … Continue reading How to spot the signs of child abuse and neglect
Today, more and more women are surviving breast cancer, which means more and more are concerned about what life after treatment looks like. It’s a problem created by our own success — because more women are surviving, we’re now looking for ways to support them as they get back to their lives post-cancer. Fighting cancer … Continue reading 5 things you need to know about pregnancy after breast cancer
If you’re using the new laundry packets that dissolve quickly into the washing machine, here’s a message you need to share with your kids: Don’t eat it! That’s because these colorful, squishy packets are poisonous. Even though your kids might think they look like candy or a toy, swallowing these packets could result in a trip … Continue reading This Household Cleaning Product Can Be Dangerous for Children Under the Age of 5
The holidays are supposed to be a fun time for food and family, but when a child in your family has difficulty with eating or drinking, it can make the holidays rather stressful. Pressure from family, new foods and smells, and holiday traditions that surround food can all contribute to battles for children who are … Continue reading Picky eaters and the holidays
There are many health benefits of breastfeeding your newborn that can improve the quality of health for both mother and baby, yet the benefits are often misunderstood. So what are the need-to-knows about breast milk? Erin Hamilton-Spence, M.D., a neonatologist on the medical staff at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth sat down with CBS-11 … Continue reading Breastfeeding Your Newborn: Common Questions Answered
All eyes are on the royal family as the world watches with bated breath for the arrival of the next Prince or Princess of Cambridge. According to media reports, Duchess Catherine’s due date was estimated to be around mid-July with some reports speculating the actual date as July 13. Others claim July 19. Because of this … Continue reading Royal Baby Watch: What Does It Mean To Be ‘Overdue?’
I was talking to a friend the other day and she was telling me that her sister-in-law’s son was having some problems and she asked me if I had any ideas. After further questioning it seemed we had a sensory integration issue going on here. She asked some really great questions on strategies to make … Continue reading Is your child sensitive to touch, sounds, sights and smells?
As a mom, you typically take care of everyone else in the family first. But to continue to play the role of caretaker for years to come, you have to look after yourself, too. In honor of Mother’s Day, give yourself the gift of food health and take the time to schedule these important screenings. … Continue reading The Greatest Gift: Mother’s Day
Did you know it’s National Volunteer Week? In honor of this celebration, we’d like to showcase on of our dedicated volunteers. A man who selflessly gives of his time to work in the Cardiac Care Unit at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas visiting with patients and their families. Oh, and he just celebrated his … Continue reading Hospital Volunteer Celebrates His 100th Birthday
Part 2 in the “Talking to children about cancer” series… You’ve decided to be open and honest with your kids about your cancer. But what should you actually say to them? Use the word “cancer”. First of all, let me strongly encourage you to do this. I have worked with kids who understood that their … Continue reading Talking to Children about Cancer: What Should I Say?