Checkup Newsroom (Smith)

2019
April
17,
2019
| 07:04 PM America/Chicago
It’s spring in North Texas and just like clockwork, severe weather is expected to impact our area this evening. Large hail, damaging winds and even tornadoes are a possibility with the thunderstorms that are predicted to develop by late afternoon. Fo...
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2016
November
10,
2016
| 05:24 PM America/Chicago
1. All ear pain is an ear infection. Ear pain can be caused by many different factors. Often kids just play with or point to their ears. If the child is otherwise cranky, sick or not sleeping well, parents will assume there is an ear infection. Ho...
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2015
June
23,
2015
| 06:56 PM America/Chicago
Today's "My Kid Minute" topic is diarrhea.  Watch the video below for five key facts about diarrhea that every parent needs to know in only a minute.  In today's video, Doc Smitty explains: What are the common causes? How long can it la...
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March
05,
2015
| 06:06 PM America/Chicago
Silas Nacita, a college football player for Baylor in Waco, was recently suspended by athletic department for accepting improper benefits. These benefits including taking money and an apartment from some who were originally called “close family frien...
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January
13,
2015
| 07:49 PM America/Chicago
Breastfeeding is a great thing for babies and for moms. The numerous health benefits of breastfeeding cannot be denied. Some of them might be overstated at times but, all in all, I believe that breastfeeding is best. I know there are times when...
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2014
September
16,
2014
| 05:41 PM America/Chicago
Sweat was dripping off my shirt and I could not escape that feeling of needing to throw up, almost wishing I could, but not actually vomiting. It doesn’t sound all that inviting, but I was really interested in coming back the next day to try it all a...
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June
30,
2014
| 09:00 PM America/Chicago
The World Cup has really been a tasty distraction for the past few weeks (ba-dum, ching!).One of the biggest stories centers around the suspension of Luis Suarez for biting an Italian defender.  It’s not the first time he has done it either.I usually...
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June
16,
2014
| 08:10 PM America/Chicago
I hope everyone had a great Father’s Day. I'm sure there were no fights between fathers and their teenage children.Maybe, you had barbecue and ugly ties mixed with good feelings and love all around. But now back to reality.Because of that, you can co...
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May
15,
2014
| 08:06 PM America/Chicago
Stop screaming in the car!That's enough!Just stop!I'm the “out-of-home” worker in our family, while my wife is able to do her job mainly from the house. Therefore, I usually have: brief periods of time alone with the 3 kids. time at home when the dut...
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May
09,
2014
| 06:12 PM America/Chicago
Happy Mother's Day! We asked our pediatricians for the best advice they ever received from their moms and they gave us some great answers ..."My mom used to say, 'When God closes a door, He always opens a window.' I have found that to be true many ti...
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April
01,
2014
| 09:31 PM America/Chicago
It’s coming up on that time of year again. Spring break is here, next comes school assemblies leading up to the end of the school year.It’s that inevitable time of year where I see news story after news story where children are rewarded Oprah-style f...
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