42016Aug
Happy Birthday Children’s Health Center, P.A.

Happy Birthday Children’s Health Center, P.A.

Blog and Interview by Hailey Clare, a long time patient of Children’s Health Center, P.A. Twenty years ago Sandra K Thomas, M.D. opened her practice here in our very own Marble Falls, Texas: she named it Children’s Health Center. It’s no secret that Dr. Sandra built her business with strong roots and a true connection…

Read More
152016Mar
National Nutrition Month – March 2016

National Nutrition Month – March 2016

Resources for you and your kids. Choose My Plate website – MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image – a place setting for a meal. 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go! – What does it stand for? Find out. MyPlate Kids Place – Where you can find…

Read More
102015Dec
HPV and Men – Fact Sheet

HPV and Men – Fact Sheet

An article by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Nearly all sexually active people will get human papillomavirus (HPV) at some time in their life. Although most HPV infections go away on their own without causing problems, HPV can cause men to develop genital warts, or some kinds of cancer. Getting vaccinated against HPV can help…

Read More
42015Sep
Bedtime Stories for Young Brains

Bedtime Stories for Young Brains

A New York Times article by Perri Klass, M.D. A little more than a year ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement saying that all pediatric primary care should include literacy promotion, starting at birth. That means pediatricians taking care of infants and toddlers should routinely be advising parents about how important…

Read More
222015Jul
Temper Tantrums

Temper Tantrums

Tips for Assessing and Managing Temper Tantrums By Sandra K Thomas, M.D. Tantrums in toddlers are normal.  They are a part of your child’s development. The most important thing to remember is to ignore them and do not give in. Unfortunately, this does not always work and we have to rethink and not punish. There…

Read More
202015Jul
Increase Your Families Physical Activity

Increase Your Families Physical Activity

Listed below are a few ideas for increasing you and your families physical activity from day-to-day. You don’t have to enter a marathon or join a sporting team in order to get you and your family more active. Fitting activity into your daily routine is easy if you simply follow some of the ideas in this article….

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More