262015Mar
Pink Eye

Pink Eye

PINK EYE: USUALLY MILD AND EASY TO TREAT Pink, itchy eyes? Pink eye −or conjunctivitis− is common and often spreads easily. It sometimes needs medical treatment, depending on the cause. Know the symptoms, when to seek treatment, and how to help prevent it. Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is one of the most common…

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262015Mar
Treatment of Head Lice

Treatment of Head Lice

If you suspect your child has head lice, Children’s Health Center recommends you call the clinic on (830)693-3988, or request for an appointment online. If your child has lice, Bactrim or Septra will be prescribed by your pediatrician. Use the Bactrim or Septra as prescribed: two times per day for 3 days. Stop the medicine for…

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12015Feb
Childhood Obesity: Help Fight the Epidemic

Childhood Obesity: Help Fight the Epidemic

Look all around us. It’s not hard to see how many of our children are affected.  Childhood obesity can doom our kids to early onset diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and all the terrible complications. If you start them out on the right path, obesity can be minimized, if not prevented. YOU HOLD THE KEYS! Infants…

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152014Nov
What is a Nurse Practitioner?

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

A Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse (RN) who has additional education and training in a specialty area such as family practice or pediatrics. Pediatric and family practice NPs can provide regular health care for kids. Nurse Practitioners (also referred to as advanced practice nurses, or APNs) have a master’s degree in nursing (MS or…

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262014Oct
What is Ebola?

What is Ebola?

By Texas Medical Association What is Ebola, and how is it transmitted? Ebola is a virus of the family Filoviridae, genus Ebolavirus that was discovered in 1976. Ebola can be transmitted only when you have direct contact with blood or body fluids of an infected person (alive or dead). Ebola is not spread through the air…

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252014Oct
What Parents Need to Know about Enterovirus D68

What Parents Need to Know about Enterovirus D68

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  Every year, millions of children in the United States catch enteroviruses that can cause coughing, sneezing, and fever. This year, the enterovirus that is most commonly causing respiratory illness in children across the country is enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68). Take basic steps to keep your child from getting and spreading…

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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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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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