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Let’s make it a Valentine’s Life

Let’s make it a Valentine’s Life

Every year I see children come into my office excited about Valentine's Day ... And every year I see children come into my office sad because they do not have friends or they are getting bullied or their parents cannot afford to purchase Valentine's cards for their classmates.
Drop it like it's hot - your child’s fever/pain relievers

Drop it like it’s hot – your child’s fever/pain relievers

It’s definitely flu season! We are also seeing a lot of viruses with higher temperatures. Let’s talk fever reducers/pain relievers.
Time, patience key to shoe tying

Time, patience key to shoe tying

One of the greatest frustrations my husband and I ever experienced was our complete and utter failure at teaching my stepson to Tie his shoes!
Parents Need Shots Too!

Parents Need Shots Too!

Yesterday, as I discussed the importance of vaccines with a patient’s mom I heard, “Mommy needs shots too.” Out of the mouths of babes. Immunizations are not just for children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) every year 40,000 to 50,000 people in the United States die from vaccine preventable diseases. ...
The 4 D's of fighting West Nile Virus

The 4 D’s of fighting West Nile Virus

This summer mosquitos are causing more than an annoying itch. The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex has been invaded by the West Nile Virus carrying mosquitos and they are terrorizing the parents of my patients! What can we do to protect ourselves and our kids? We need to prevent the mosquitos from biting and make sure we...
When it comes to tornado safety, follow the plan

When it comes to tornado safety, follow the plan

Tornado season is upon us with all the anxiety and fear it brings. This year with the horrible devastation that have hit our friends and neighbors in North Texas and in Oklahoma it is easy to give into those fears. How can we protect our children? How can we save our homes? ...
Lice Lessons

Lice Lessons

There are four letter words every parent dreads hearing. The most horrifying of them all… L I C E! Even typing the word makes me itch. When I drop the “L bomb” parents literally shrink in horror from their kids.
Eight great ways to avoid the flu

Eight great ways to avoid the flu

This is a bad flu season. It started before the holidays and is just now peaking. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) we have quite a few weeks left. My waiting room is inundated with patients coughing and feeling miserable.
Embracing the Christmas spirit

Embracing the Christmas spirit

I live in  a Christmas Lights neighborhood. I am not talking about a neighborhood where a few homes decorate. I am talking about a neighborhood where almost EVERY home decorates.  Our local police department has planned a route through our neighborhood that is publicized on our homeowners website, in  the local newspaper, and pretty much...
The Attitude of Gratitude

The Attitude of Gratitude

We all go through our lives pulled in multiple directions. Stress from work, concerns for our family, worries about finances can all be overwhelming. It is easy to say we should be grateful but what would happen if we actually lived a life of gratitude.
Bugs and Hisses from Dr. Peak

Bugs and Hisses from Dr. Peak

Dr. Sandra Peak's “spooktacular” obsession for Halloween may be out of control, but the Cook Children's pediatrician wants to make sure your little tricksters enjoy their treats safe and sound. Read on if you dare ... Ok, it's really not that scary, but it seems appropriate for the article.

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