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Family & Relationships

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, it’s easy to overlook some important health and emergency preparation. Let’s talk about a few ways you can keep your family safe during …

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Child life specialists help children understand and cope with death

Caroline, 5, a budding artist, decorated a small mailbox for her mother’s room in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. Shannon was struggling to recover from a heart transplant. Caroline made cards, and watched through the window with Baylor Scott & White child life specialist Mary Catherine Miller, as …

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Surprising health benefits of marriage

Your spouse could be improving your health in ways you’ve never realized. A new study says marriage may help people with type 2 diabetes keep the pounds off. Researchers in Japan studied people with type 2 diabetes and found that those who were single doubled their risk of being overweight when compared to those who were …

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Preventing fatal car seat mistakes

For small infants it may seem as though they are constantly sleeping. As you look at your child resting so peacefully, the thought that tragedy could strike in such a moment would seem unimaginable. Each year in the United States, there are about 3,500 Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID). These deaths occur among infants less …

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After infant with RSV is hospitalized, family shares story

When it comes to their children, mothers have an uncanny ability of knowing when something is not right. Kande Hein, a mother of three from Harker Heights, TX, had to rely on that ability when her 5-week-old baby girl, Scarlett, became ill. “You just have to know your kids, and you have to be diligent to know …

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How to prepare your sensory sensitive child for action-packed movies

Some children can’t get enough of the loud sounds and flashing lights that come with seeing a blockbuster action movie at the theater. But there is a subset of children who are very sensitive to loud noises and a lot of stimuli. Whether these children have specific diagnoses like autism, Asperger’s, or a sensory processing …

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How should you talk to your kids about the Paris attacks?

Many parents struggle with what to tell their children about mass tragedies like the recent horrific attacks on Paris. These events can be difficult for adults to process, let alone children and teens with less life experience to draw on. Today is Children’s Grief Awareness Day, an opportunity to recognize the impact that death and …

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