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Summertime tips - Sunscreen and Bug Spray

Summertime tips – Sunscreen and Bug Spray

Now that Texas is heating up and school is out, you and your family are probably planning to spend some time in the sunny outdoors. It is very important to remember sun protection for your little ones to prevent both the immediate damage of a sunburn and to prevent long […]

Summertime Tips - Sunscreen

Summertime Tips – Sunscreen

Texas Summer means Texas Sun and Texas HOT. When the temperatures go up, our kids will want to submerse themselves in a pool to cool down.  Here is a reminder to keep our summer fun and carefree: Sunburns are simply no fun! In fact, sunburns are quite painful-Ouch!  Many of us have probably […]

Summertime Tips - Swimmers Ear Prevention

Summertime Tips – Swimmers Ear Prevention

Texas Summer means Texas Sun and Texas HOT. When the temperatures go up, our kids will want to submerse themselves in a pool to cool down.  Here is a reminder to keep our summer fun and carefree: Swimmers Ear is a term used to describe otitis externa.  Otitis externa refers to inflammation […]

Summertime Tips - Drowning Prevention

Summertime Tips – Drowning Prevention

Texas Summer means Texas Sun and Texas HOT. When the temperatures go up, our kids will want to submerse themselves in a pool to cool down.  Here is a reminder to keep our summer safe: Since accidental drowning is one of the top causes of injurious death in children ages 1-4 […]

Summertime and Tetanus

Summertime and Tetanus

Are your kids ready for Summer? Summertime means camping and spending time playing outdoors.  In addition to having plenty of fluids, sunscreen, and insect repellent- it is important to be sure that your child is up to date with a tetanus vaccine. Tetanus is a serious infection caused by the bacteria, […]

Hand Foot Mouth Disease

Hand Foot Mouth Disease

If you’ve had a little one in daycare or school, then you’ve likely heard about “hand-foot-mouth disease”. This is a common, highly contagious illness caused by a family of viruses known as coxsackie virus, which is from a bigger family of viruses called enterovirus. The virus causes the following symptoms: […]

A Comeback for Measles?

A Comeback for Measles?

In 2004, the US was glad to announce that endemic measles was eliminated due to effective vaccination. Historically, before the measles vaccine was introduced in 1963, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that measles outbreaks lead to approximately 2.6 million deaths each year. Sadly, there has been a dramatic increase in […]

Lead Exposure: What you should know

Lead Exposure: What you should know

Lead is a metal found in the environment kids can be exposed to through a variety of methods. We worry about lead because lead toxicity is associated with decreased IQ and often has no symptoms until the level becomes very high;  in those cases it can cause anemia, decreased kidney […]

Pumping and Storing Breastmilk

Pumping and Storing Breastmilk

Providing expressed breastmilk is an alternative to nursing for mothers who either have difficulty with latch, are working or otherwise away from their baby, or who find it more convenient. Nursing frequently and on demand is the best way to stimulate milk production in the early days after baby is […]