A Thanksgiving miracle: Micro preemie makes it home for the holidays

This year, one Pottsboro family has a big blessing to add to the top of the list of things they’re thankful for — the long-awaited homecoming of their baby girl, Pearly Jo. After 136 days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney, micro preemie Pearly Jo … Continue reading A Thanksgiving miracle: Micro preemie makes it home for the holidays

Why playtime is the most important part of your child’s day

Next time you take your child to the doctor, you may get an unusual prescription: playtime. Playing is more than a way for children to have fun and pass the time. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, playtime is the most powerful way for a child to learn and develop — physically, emotionally, socially … Continue reading Why playtime is the most important part of your child’s day

Elizabeth Smart puts spotlight on child abuse, survival

Elizabeth Smart was the keynote speaker at this year’s Texans Fostering Community Enrichment Conference, a collaboration between Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center and several community organizations. At the conference, Elizabeth spoke to foster parents, social workers, case managers, healthcare providers, child protective services and law enforcement. During her speech, she shared her … Continue reading Elizabeth Smart puts spotlight on child abuse, survival