Checkup Newsroom (Family)

2018
April
06,
2018
| 10:15 PM America/Chicago
Today’s students have greater demands than ever before, with homework and a greater emphasis on scoring high on standardized tests like the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR). Parents can help by making sure that children pla...
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2016
November
22,
2016
| 05:58 PM America/Chicago
Just in time for the holidays a reader wrote in with this question: “My friend...was told by her grandson’s pediatrician that her grandchildren who are vaccinated should never be around any unvaccinated children. Well, the parents of her other...
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November
16,
2016
| 11:27 PM America/Chicago
Thanksgiving should be a time for families to come together and be thankful. After all, it’s the reason for the holiday, right? But too many Thanksgivings end up with huge fights or arguments in front of the kids. The past few months have been esp...
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2015
July
28,
2015
| 10:16 PM America/Chicago
So, your baby can’t sleep on his side, but your mom says he will sleep better that way. You decide to seek out some information online and you find this: “Although data to make specific recommendations as to when it is safe for infants to sleep...
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April
09,
2015
| 04:32 PM America/Chicago
Prom is a rite of passage for many teens, but it can also result in a situation where your son or daughter might feel pressure to do more than dance.“Prom, graduation and end-of-the-school-year parties are exciting times for teens,” said Lisa Elliott...
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2014
June
04,
2014
| 04:30 PM America/Chicago
I don’t have to look at a watch to know when it’s time for lunch. At around 11:30 a.m. my stomach starts to grumble. I’m ready to eat. My gut kicked in once again on a Tuesday when my phone rang at 11 in the morning. It was my son’s school. Tr...
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2013
August
22,
2013
| 03:04 PM America/Chicago
Exciting news about childhood obesity hit the headlines at the beginning of this month. After decades of continued rise in the number of obese children, a decline in childhood obesity was reported.I, and I’m sure many others who care for children, we...
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August
05,
2013
| 03:04 PM America/Chicago
The Turner syndrome society recently held its annual meeting in Dallas. I had the privilege along with several other physicians in the DFW area to speak at the meeting. This was my first opportunity to attend a Turner syndrome meeting, and I am grate...
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May
13,
2013
| 03:04 PM America/Chicago
Did you know the beginning of April marked national public health week? Probably not. The observance which began officially in 1995 doesn’t garner much in the way of public attention. Still, it serves to highlight public health achievements as well a...
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March
21,
2013
| 02:04 PM America/Chicago
Eating a clean and health diet is one of our 2013 family goals. We have strived to prepare more home-cooked meals and have brought more fresh ingredients since the beginning of the year. I’ve been actively seeking new recipes to try and have been loo...
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2012
March
02,
2012
| 03:04 PM America/Chicago
I began this series by describing precocious puberty followed by a post on its causes. This is the final article in this series and will explain diagnosis through discussion and diagnostic testing, treatment of precocious puberty and how to help your...
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