92014Jul
Foods with Iron

Foods with Iron

Brought to you by the Texas Department of Health Proteins: Liver Beef Chicken Turkey Fish Pork  Snacks: Dried beans & peas Nuts and seeds Peanut butter Green peas Lima beans Raisins Prunes Dried apricots Dried figs Tomato juice Spinach Turnip greens Collard greens Winter squash Carbohydrates: Whole wheat bread Cereals with iron Brown rice Enriched…

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82014Jul
Help Your Child Learn to Love Their Body

Help Your Child Learn to Love Their Body

By Lana Luise Thomas, Creative Director for Children’s Health Center, P.A. It is no secret that growing up in today’s social society is difficult on young boys and girls. We provide them with the responsibility of IPhones and Blackberries before we allow them to drive, and then we question how they are growing up so…

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72014Jul
Down the Chute!

Down the Chute!

By McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals Swallowing Made Simple: Swallowing is a natural reaction that occurs when something is on the back of your tongue. It’s like a roller coaster: once the pill goes over the back part of your tongue, gravity and the muscles in your throat help it go down smoothly. Your body…

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62014Jul
Vaginitis (Girls) & Urethral Irritation (Boys and Girls)

Vaginitis (Girls) & Urethral Irritation (Boys and Girls)

Tends to cause frequent or uncomfortable urination without fever, voiding, or associated symptoms. Common Causes Bubble bath, perfumed or deodorant soap, shampoo at the beginning of the bath Pinworms cause rectal itching and vaginal irritation. They look like small white commas at the edge of the rectum. Best identified by checking the rectum in the…

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42014Jul
Constipation

Constipation

Constipation is defined as hard poop that is difficult to pass. Irregular or infrequent bowel movements are not causes for concern unless they are accompanied by belly discomfort, bedwetting, or urinary tract infections. Children may “go” every day, but if it requires straining or poop is small or unusually large (think baseball), chances are your…

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42014Jul
Hold Your Baby

Hold Your Baby

Next time you are at the grocery store or at the mall, look around and observe all the families with their children. It is wonderful that the babies are included in the outings. However, you may also notice that every infant is either in a carrier or stroller. Studies have shown that premature infants and…

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32014Jul
Music Lessons for Kids with ADHD

Music Lessons for Kids with ADHD

By Sandra K. Thomas, M.D. Mozart music has been shown to be beneficial to the unborn fetus. The Mozart Effect actually stimulates the brains of all humans, helping the mind actually organize time and space. It helps us retain more of what we learn.  Newer studies now demonstrate how music lessons can benefit children with…

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12014Jul
It’s a Myth! T.V. watching doesn’t improve your child’s mind.

It’s a Myth! T.V. watching doesn’t improve your child’s mind.

By Sandra K. Thomas, M.D. Can TV watching improve babies minds? The answer is “NO”! New research shows that babies and toddlers who watch TV actually learn less than their counterparts who play with toys or otherwise interact with humans. The American Academy of Pediatricians has come out with a new policy strongly warning against…

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