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  • Published July 12, 2016

    National Kids Day

    National Kids Day was created in 1994 to help encourage adults to spend more meaningful time with their children.  The mission of National Kids Day is to encourage adults, whether you’re a parent, grandparent, relative or teacher, to take the time to get to know your child.  Spending more time … Read More
  • Published June 22, 2016

    UV safety

    Being outside is one of the most enjoyable things about summer, but you want to make sure you’re not overexposing yourself to harmful UV rays.  The hours between 10:00am and 4:00pm are when UV rays are at their strongest.  There are few tips to follow to make sure you’re keeping … Read More
  • Published June 6, 2016

    Edinburg Maternal Fetal Medicine Office to Move to McAllen

    After extensive renovation, the Driscoll Maternal Fetal Medicine office will move from Edinburg to McAllen.  The move is expected to happen mid June.  The office will be located in Driscoll Children’s Medical Plaza – McAllen at 1120 East Ridge Road, Suite 220. “We look forward to continuing to provide the … Read More
  • Published June 3, 2016

    Fireworks Eye Safety Month

    According to the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, thousands of emergency room visits each year are attributed to fireworks.  Nearly 20 percent of those injuries are eye injuries.  Most firework injuries occur in the one month period surrounding July 4.  Fireworks are best enjoyed while attending a professional fireworks display, … Read More
  • Published June 3, 2016

    Driscoll Children’s Hospital Resident Graduation

    Driscoll Children’s Hospital would like to congratulate all of the graduates of the Pediatric Residency Training Program.  The graduation ceremony was held at the Solomon Ortiz Center in Corpus Christi, on June 17.  After a 3 year residency, the graduates will be moving on to different organizations throughout the United … Read More
  • Published January 19, 2016

    Children’s Grief

    Each child, like each adult, grieves differently and according to their own personality. However, children can experience behavioral stages.  Knowing these stages can help us support and care for children. Here are some common reactions and ways you can guide children through grief. Support is also available through other organizations … Read More
  • Published January 19, 2016

    Sibling bereavement

    The impact of a child’s death on their siblings is important to remember and address. Most young children can overcome the trauma of a sibling’s death with the necessary support and time. However, many children have strong feelings of guilt and blame when their sibling dies. Often, the child who … Read More
  • Published January 12, 2016

    A mother’s diet while breastfeeding

    One of the most frequently asked questions from mothers who are breastfeeding or pumping milk to feed their babies is, “Do I need to be on a special diet?” In most cases, the answer is no. Women who are breastfeeding should eat a well-balanced diet and drink enough liquids. “Breastfeeding … Read More
  • Published January 11, 2016

    Increase your energy expenditure

    Some of you may say, “I get plenty of exercise; I’m on my feet all day!” In order for exercise to count as true exercise, it has to be on top of what you already do. Have no fear, here are some tricks that you can do to increase your … Read More
  • Published January 11, 2016

    Tips for healthy eating

    Keep in mind you need to burn 3,500 calories to lose one pound. That seems like a lot, however if you combine physical activity with good nutrition, you can do it! Here’s how: Eat smaller portions. Enjoy all the foods you like, but just smaller amounts. Start all of your … Read More
  • Published December 4, 2015

    What is the best way to wash hands?

    Articles similar to this one will be featured in our electronic newsletter, Driscoll Children’s Health Notes. To subscribe to the newsletter, click here: eepurl.com/brnI2v At home or work, wash your hands often—and properly: Use clean, running water; if available, use warm water. Wet your hands before applying soap. Rub … Read More
  • Published November 18, 2015

    Fruit and vegetable smoothie recipes

      Mixed Fruit and Spinach Smoothie Ingredients ½ cup spinach leaves, frozen ½ cup blueberries, frozen ½ cup blackberries, frozen ½ banana ½ cup pineapple chunks in juice 6 oz yogurt, Greek (vanilla or other fruit flavor) 1-2 oz pineapple juice or milk To prepare Break up large pieces of spinach before placing into blender. Place the spinach, … Read More
  • Published November 13, 2015

    Guidelines for Healthy Eating

    Eating healthy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. It is something that should be taught to children at a young age. The following are some general guidelines for helping your child eat healthy. It is important to discuss your child’s diet with your child’s health care provider before … Read More
  • Published November 12, 2015

    Prevention of prematurity

    Because of the tremendous advances in the care of sick and premature babies, more and more babies are surviving despite being born early and being very small. Prevention of early birth is the best way of promoting good health for babies. Prenatal care is a key factor in preventing preterm … Read More
  • Published November 11, 2015

    Benefits from regular exercise or physical activity

    The following are just some of the benefits that regular exercise or physical activity provides: Improves blood circulation throughout the body Keeps weight under control Improves blood cholesterol levels Prevents and manages high blood pressure Prevents bone loss Boosts energy level Releases tension Improves the ability to fall asleep … Read More
  • Published November 11, 2015

    A Simple Way to Keep the Flu Away

    Immunization facts Your best defense against the flu is to get immunized. Depending on your age, you can do that in one of two ways: With a flu shot, given with a needle. This form of the vaccine contains killed virus and is approved for all people older than 6 months of … Read More
  • Published October 6, 2015

    Preventing SIDS: Are You Following All the Basics?

    Fewer children overall are affected by sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS. Yet it still strikes more than 1,500 newborns every year. Parents need to be up-to-speed on the best tactics for preventing SIDS. What causes SIDS? When a child younger than 1 year of age dies from no … Read More
  • Published September 14, 2015

    Watch That Backpack Load

    Subscribe to Driscoll Children’s Health Notes With kids back in school, parents and students should make sure heavy backpacks aren’t too much of a burden. Young children are suffering from back pain much earlier than previous generations, and the use of overweight backpacks is considered to be … Read More
  • Published September 14, 2015

    Growth Problems

    What causes growth problems? Most growth problems are noticed when the child appears smaller than his or her classmates, or when growth lags over several month. Different causes of growth disorders include genetic conditions, hormonal disorders, poor absorption of food, or systemic diseases. These causes usually fall into one of the following categories: … Read More