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Children’s Health

From 26 weeks to 18 years, Ras Goodwyn celebrates life

They were expecting their first baby. She was busy painting and prepping the nursery, when something unusual happened at 24 weeks. Fara Goodwyn of College Station, Texas, started experiencing some lower back pain and noticed she was leaking fluid. Because this was before any prenatal classes, she was unaware that these were potentially the early signs …

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Protecting kids from heatstroke and heat exhaustion

If ever you’ve forgotten your cell phone, you may forget your child in the back seat. Our minds are powerful. We can prioritize things of importance, multitask remarkably well and process thousands of daily tasks. But for some, a simple act of forgetting can turn deadly. An otherwise normal day can turn tragic, and the …

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Has your teen outgrown ADHD?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is a brain-based developmental disorder seen in children and leads to problems in behavioral inhibition, sustained attention, impulsivity and distraction, and the regulation of one’s activity level to the demands of a situation. Every person with ADHD varies in the level and intensity of their deficits as well as the age …

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8-year-old McLane Children’s Hospital patient headed to Washington

When first encountering 8-year-old Logan Parker, you might be met with a growl. That’s simply dinosaur language for “hello” in his world. It’s a world where a rambunctious boy can play basketball, be a human bowling ball and ride a bike through his hospital’s garden, despite having a rare genetic condition. Logan was born with …

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Overcoming Oppositional Defiant Disorder in children

What starts out as harmless playing with the dog, can end in a complete meltdown for one child with oppositional defiant disorder. Young Jezzy was told to leave the dog alone, but she persists. The dog nips at her, and she yells back. From nearby, her mother Bonita tells her not to act like that, …

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Superhero window washers bring “super” surprise to young patients

It’s not every day that pediatric patients look out the windows of their hospital rooms to be greeted by Batman, Superman and Captain America. Window washers recently dressed as superheroes, thrilling pediatric patients at McLane Children’s Scott & White Hospital – Temple. The visit offered a pleasant distraction, brightening the days of those too sick to leave …

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For Luke Edmunds’ Star Wars wish, the force is strong

Compassionate care, it’s a term you often hear, but what does it really look like? It comes in many forms and through acts of random kindness. It takes an individual or individuals being conscious of others’ suffering or misfortune, but instead of just watching, you want to do something. Imagine being stuck in a hospital …

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Soccer-loving teen with rare disorder, stays positive and selfless

A 17-year-old from Bastrop, Texas now has a different perspective on life and how things sometimes play out. An avid soccer player from a young age, Daniel Mundine dreamed of playing professionally. Now due to complications from his complex medical condition, Daniel’s forced to play another game—that of patience. Daniel struggles with multiple complex and …

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