Pediatrics

What to do when your baby won’t stop crying

The moment you bring a new life into this world, you become a parent — a remarkable, celebrated title. You’ve spent nine months preparing to be a support system, safe haven and outlet of unconditional love for your baby. While this pure bliss never truly fades, it can easily be overshadowed by strings of sleepless …

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19 simple ways to keep your children safe from injury

As the spring and summer months approach, the warmer weather provides more opportunity for children to enjoy the outdoors — and unfortunately, more opportunity for injury. Children have a free spirit and often do not recognize the consequences that accompany risk during playtime. While we want to “let kids be kids,” as they say, safety …

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My son’s leukemia story: How art is healing us

It was just after lunch on a Monday, and the bright lights and antiseptic smell of the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest emergency department that normally would have overwhelmed my senses were dulled by the confusion and terror in my 3-year-old son’s eyes. Two hours earlier, we had been in our local …

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My daughter’s journey with Down Syndrome and Type 1 diabetes

Our world changed on June 2, 2015, at 9:28 p.m. when Charlotte Grace Keilty was born six weeks early in Weiden, Germany. Within a couple hours of Charlotte’s arrival, the doctors informed us that they believed Charlotte had Down Syndrome. Although the official test took a week, she exhibited all of the physical traits, including a space between her big and …

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Toddler makes miraculous recovery from rare paralyzing disease

October 8th started as a day like any other. Elizabeth Cardone walked into her son’s room to start getting him up and ready for the day. Corbin and his one-year-old sister had been recovering from a respiratory infection but seemed to be doing better. But to her alarm, when she tried to stand him up …

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Acing the NICU: How I’m giving preemies like me a fighting chance

I was born as a premature baby 10 weeks early and weighing just 2 lbs. My identical twin had passed away at 26 weeks due to complications. I, too, had complications and the odds were certainly stacked against me. I was born with two holes in my heart, hypothyroidism and chronic lung disease. The nurses …

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How hand sanitizer stops the spread of school germs

“To gel, or not to gel?”  With the recent surge in promotion of hand sanitizer for school-age children, that is the question that many parents face. Hand sanitizer is even included on some back-to-school supply lists, leaving many parents to wonder how effective this strategy really is. The real question is, will using hand sanitizer …

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Parents, beware: How diet culture is harming our kids

As the health and wellness industry grows, more products, apps, supplements and diets continue to emerge for adults. But recently, these dieting tools have taken on a newer niche market — children. While some of these nutrition devices and digital innovations can help empower a balanced lifestyle (something I’m all in favor of, as a …

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