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  • Driscoll continues to take COVID-19 precautions

    UPDATE: Test results have come back NEGATIVE on the Driscoll employee who self-reported cold symptoms consistent with COVID-19. The employee does not have COVID-19. Driscoll Children’s Hospital is continuing to follow CDC and Health Department recommended precautions after learning one of its employees has cold symptoms consistent with … Read More
  • Driscoll’s Injury Prevention Program warns families about dangers of leaving children in a hot car

    WHAT: Karen Beard, Injury Prevention Training Coordinator for Driscoll Children’s Hospital, will be in McAllen to demonstrate the dangers of vehicular heatstroke and leaving children in hot cars. Outside of crashes, heatstroke is the number one vehicle-related killer of children in the United States. In 2018, there were 52 preventable … Read More
  • Driscoll ENT specialist: Understanding ear infections

    Ear infections can be a painful nuisance, especially to a child who may not understand what’s happening. Parents are often left feeling helpless and frustrated. Offering some information on childhood ear infections is Syboney Zapata, MD, with the Driscoll Health System. Dr. Zapata is the only Fellowship-trained Pediatric Ear, Nose … Read More
  • Published October 10, 2017

    Trick-or-treating safety

    Trick-or-Treating Safety Halloween is right around the corner, and your child is probably excited for a fun night of trick-or-treating. We have a few tips to make sure your family’s night is enjoyable and safe. Start early, end early. Carry a flashlight or light stick. Stay in your own neighborhood. Read More
  • Published October 10, 2017

    Safe Halloween costumes for children

    Safe Halloween costumes for children Halloween is a time for fun for many children.  Part of the fun for children is dressing up as their favorite character.  Here are a few tips to make sure you pick the safest costume for your child. Costumes should be light, bright, and clearly … Read More
  • Published September 1, 2017

    Natural Disasters: Brief Facts and Tips  Experiencing a dangerous or violent flood, storm, or earthquake can be especially traumatic for children and youth, and the devastation to the familiar environment can be long-lasting and distressing.  Children look to … Read More
  • Published June 28, 2017

    Firework safety at home

    Firework safety We know fireworks are fun and young kids look adorable holding those sparklers. Unfortunately, fireworks can cause serious injuries to children, including devastating burns and other injuries. The best way to keep your children safe is to not use any fireworks at home. Attend public fireworks displays and leave … Read More
  • Published June 28, 2017

    Help prevent hot car deaths

    Deaths of children left in a hot car are completely preventable. It’s always important to be conscious of children in and around vehicles, but especially during the extreme heat of the summer months.  Here are some tips to help ensure a child is not left in a hot car: Be sure … Read More
  • Published May 23, 2017

    Do your homework while shopping at yard sales

    The temperatures are up and spring-cleaning projects are in full swing. It’s also yard sale season and sellers need to know that it’s illegal to sell a recalled product. Products are recalled because they pose a serious safety risk and buyers should exercise good judgment when they are out hunting … Read More
  • Published April 3, 2017

    Establishing morning routines for children

    If you want to: Consider these activity tips: Help children get up on time. Identify a wake up time for children starting at around 1 year, and be consistent. Allowing children to get up at different times every day makes it difficult for them to know what to expect. After … Read More
  • Published November 17, 2016

    Christmas tree safety

    Christmas tree safety Live or artificial Christmas tree?  While artificial trees pose fewer safety concerns than live trees, each type comes with its own set of safety concerns. The following tips should not only help you determine which Christmas tree is best for your family, but also help you ensure your home’s … Read More
  • Published November 17, 2016

    How to buy safe toys for children

    How can I be sure I am buying toys that are safe for my child? Children can have a lot of fun playing with their toys. However, it’s important to keep in mind that safety should always come first. Each year thousands of children are injured by toys. Read … Read More
  • Published November 3, 2016

    A simple way to keep the flu away

    You can avoid the flu this season by taking one simple step: Get a flu shot. Unfortunately, some people think that getting a flu vaccine is too much trouble or costs too much. Or they are sure that a flu shot will make them sick or make them more likely … Read More
  • Published November 3, 2016

    Over-the-counter medications for infants and children

    Sver-the-counter (OTC) drugs are medications you can buy without a health care provider’s prescription. They usually come as pills, capsules, or liquids, and are sold in drugstores or supermarkets. OTC drugs have information on the bottle or box. Always read this information before using the medicine. This information tells you: How … Read More
  • Published November 3, 2016


    What is prematurity? A baby born before 37 weeks of pregnancy is considered premature or born too early. The number of premature births in the U.S. is rising. Twins and other multiples are more likely to be premature than single birth babies. Other terms often used for prematurity are preterm and preemie. Many … Read More
  • Published October 21, 2016

    Diabetes and your child

    Diabetes is a serious disease that prevents your body from converting food into energy.  Type 2 diabetes usually occurs in adults, but is happening more often in children.  There are many factors that contribute to type 2 diabetes, such as: not active enough weigh more than normal have other family … Read More
  • Published September 16, 2016

    Lung Health

    Helping Your Child Breathe Easier Respiratory illnesses can range from colds and flu to asthma, allergies, pneumonia, bronchitis and bronchiolitis and cystic fibrosis. In terms of childhood disease, the respiratory system is the most critical. Here are some tips to help your child breathe easier: Drinking plenty of fluids will … Read More
  • Published August 31, 2016

    Lean on Me – Bereavement Support Group

    “Lean on Me,” is a six week bereavement support group aimed at helping children and families deal with the loss of a loved one.  Driscoll offers a children’s group, a teen group and an adult group.  The parent or caregiver of the child attending must be present.  There is no … Read More