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2020
January
21,
2020
| 09:12 AM America/Chicago
I have used a lot of words to tell you not to worry about fever. Fever is your child’s friend. Don’t go to the ER for fever alone. Don’t buy all the fever myths out there. When should you be worried? The biggest issue is context. You can read the ...
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2019
July
23,
2019
| 09:31 AM America/Chicago
I read the report on essential oils from the Tennesee poison center with great interest. The report said that reports of toxic exposure to essential oils doubled from 2011 to 2015. I've been interested in essential oils for a while now, beginning ...
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2018
March
07,
2018
| 10:11 AM America/Chicago
The Texas Department of State Health Services has issued a letter warning parents and cheerleaders from 39 states and nine counties that they may have been exposed to mumps at a cheerleading competition last month in Dallas.  The Dallas Morning Ne...
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2015
October
04,
2015
| 10:07 AM America/Chicago
After many sleepless nights with your 9 month old, no one could be faulted because they are looking for something, anything to get a good night’s sleep. You can read my earlier posts on the symptoms of teething and my outright forbidding the use o...
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August
28,
2015
| 10:25 AM America/Chicago
Rubella was declared eradicated from North and South America just this past April. So why did the Tarrant County Health Department just announce that there is a case of rubella in a Texas Christian University student? Unfortunately, the student...
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June
16,
2015
| 11:00 AM America/Chicago
“I just can’t let him play sports because his asthma is SOOOO bad.” Asthma is a big problem across the country with about 25 percent of children age 9 diagnosed. Children ages 6-9 are three times more likely to have asthma than others in the state...
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June
05,
2015
| 09:00 AM America/Chicago
Your child has a runny nose. Again. What are the most common causes of a runny nose? How do you treat one? When should you call a pediatrician? Doc Smitty is back with the latest My Kid Minute. Watch the video to find out all the answers.   ...
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May
18,
2015
| 15:33 PM America/Chicago
Bites I’ve seen too many severe dog bites in my training to not mention bites first. The most common statement I hear about the dogs who bite is, “We just never thought he/she would do that.” Dogs can be a great addition to a family but use cau...
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March
12,
2015
| 09:00 AM America/Chicago
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following:   HPV vaccines are given as a series of three shots over 6 months to protect against HPV infection and the health problems that HPV infection can cause. There are tw...
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March
10,
2015
| 09:53 AM America/Chicago
You pick the most annoying noise in the world: a) Nails on a chalk board. b) 6 a.m. alarm clocks. c) Your child’s teeth grinding. Sorry that there’s no “all of the above.” Around 25 percent of kids grind their teeth at some point. It m...
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2014
December
18,
2014
| 11:29 AM America/Chicago
This time of year I hear many different opinions about the flu and flu vaccines. Don’t believe the hype, talk to your doctor if you have questions or if you hear something that doesn’t make sense.Flu Myth #1The flu shot can give you the flu.Nope. Not...
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