November 2023

Hand Hygiene 101: Teaching Kids Proper Hand Washing for Better Health

By |2023-10-31T08:46:01-05:00November 14th, 2023|Children & Youth|

As our children continue their journey into a new school year, we want to ensure that they not only thrive academically but also remain in good health.  Children are still learning about cleanliness and may forget to wash their hands before eating or touching their faces after they touch various surfaces. So, it’s our responsibility [...]

Managing Fall Asthma: 6 Tips for Parents

By |2023-10-31T08:28:52-05:00November 7th, 2023|Children & Youth|

As the vibrant colors of summer foliage transition into the earthy tones of autumn, we welcome the cooler weather, pumpkin spice lattes, and the joys of seasonal activities.  But for kids with asthma, fall can also bring along a set of unique challenges; the change in weather combined with the rise of fall allergies can [...]

Understanding ADHD in Children: Signs, Diagnosis, and Supportive Strategies

By |2023-10-31T08:29:13-05:00November 2nd, 2023|Children & Youth, Daily Living|

If your child has difficulty focusing, feels hyperactive, or acts impulsively, they may have an undiagnosed medical condition. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common condition that affects both children and adults and can have a significant impact on their everyday lives if left undiagnosed or untreated.  With the right resources and a supportive environment, children [...]

October 2023

Fun and Easy Science Experiments for Curious Young Minds

By |2023-09-29T18:05:31-05:00October 19th, 2023|Children & Youth|

Curiosity is a powerful force that fuels the minds of young explorers. Science experiments provide an exciting, hands-on way for kids to satisfy their curiosity while learning about the world around them.  These experiments are not only entertaining but also encourage critical thinking, problem-solving, and a love for science.  Note for parents and guardians: All [...]

A Parent’s Guide to Torn ACL Injuries 

By |2023-09-29T17:59:51-05:00October 17th, 2023|Wellness & Nutrition, Children & Youth, Emergency Medicine, Local Galveston, Local Longview, Local Tyler|

As parents, we understand the health benefits of physical activities for children, but at the same time, we want our kids to stay safe at all times—a guarantee that does not exist in competitive sports. If your child plays a sport, some of the most common sports-related injuries to watch out for are rotator cuff [...]

Less Screen Time, More Play Time

By |2023-08-31T11:40:21-05:00October 10th, 2023|Children & Youth, Daily Living|

It’s hard to know how much screen time is too much, especially when technology is all around us.  Are you unsure of what parameters you should set around screen time with your children? Are you concerned there’s a correlation between screen time and behavioral issues? And, of course, are you frustrated because your children won’t [...]

3 Healthy Fall Snacks to Fuel Kids

By |2023-09-29T18:04:48-05:00October 5th, 2023|Children & Youth, Wellness & Nutrition|

With school back in session, there’s arguably no better time to add some concentration fuel to your kid’s diet. But getting kids to be proactive (let alone agreeable) about eating healthy foods like fruits and vegetables can feel like an uphill battle.  Here’s the thing: you can energize your child with nutritious foods, all while [...]

Back to School in 2023: Texas COVID-19 Prevention Habits for Kids

By |2023-09-29T18:12:38-05:00October 3rd, 2023|Children & Youth, Covid-19, Virus & Respitory|

Despite a significant decline in COVID-19 cases, the virus remains highly contagious, particularly with recent upticks driven by factors like the changing weather and children returning to school.  For the well-being of everyone, especially the immuno-compromised, it is crucial we continue teaching our children to take precautions, even with the benefits of vaccinations and boosters.  [...]

September 2023

Fall Harvest Adventures: Teaching Kids About Farms and Agriculture

By |2023-08-31T11:41:30-05:00September 21st, 2023|Children & Youth, Daily Living|

It’s natural for kids to be curious about the changing world around them. When summer becomes fall, you may find yourself answering questions about why the leaves change colors or why the air becomes crisp and cool.  If your little ones have ever wondered where all their yummy fruits, vegetables, and other delicious foods come [...]

Fall Allergies: Managing Your Child’s Allergy Symptoms 

By |2023-08-31T11:48:51-05:00September 19th, 2023|Children & Youth, Virus & Respitory, Wellness & Nutrition|

Now that summer has come to an end, you may start to notice a difference in how your child feels after going outside or coming home from school. Is your little one rubbing their nose and eyes, feeling drained, or constantly clearing their throat? Then they might be struggling with allergies. We don’t like to [...]