fbpx

Family

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 …

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

5 learnings about lice every parent needs to know

The school year means bringing home new friends, homework and in some unfortunate cases, those dreaded critters we know as head lice. Every parent fears the diagnosis — but if and when it happens to your child, it’s important to be prepared. What is lice, and can you prevent it? Head lice are tiny parasites …

5 learnings about lice every parent needs to know Read More »

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 …

Elizabeth Smart puts spotlight on child abuse, survival Read More »

How to spot the signs of child abuse and neglect

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 …

How to spot the signs of child abuse and neglect Read More »

Breastfeeding benefits for mom and baby

Most human babies across the world are fed their mothers’ milk. However, in the United States and some other industrialized nations, many babies are not. Reasons for this took root several decades ago. In the 1950s and 60s, women were often told they “didn’t have enough milk” and that formula was “just as good.” This …

Breastfeeding benefits for mom and baby Read More »

Preparing for medical emergencies when you travel

With summer on its way, many families are busy planning exciting trips and vacations, both domestic and overseas. With the hustle and bustle of planning, packing and actually getting to your destination, important health and emergency preparation can be overlooked. Essential Medical Emergency Tips When Traveling Follow these tips from the Level I Trauma Center …

Preparing for medical emergencies when you travel Read More »