Author Archive | Craig Foster

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Finding Answers to Kids Stomach Pain

Lori Muller knew that her son Eric wasn’t making up his stomachaches, even though every doctor and specialist who saw the 12-year-old couldn’t find anything wrong. He grew anxious and withdrawn, lost more than 20 pounds,and became “skeletal thin,” she says. His constant pain even prompted Lori to start home-schooling him. The concerned Mom finally […]

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Keep bath time special with safety

Bath time is a cherished and sacred ritual in our home. It’s the only consistent time Emmy and I get to spend together by ourselves. She splashes around with her water-squirting farm animals. I listen to the Texas Rangers game on the radio or Mississippi State broadcasts on my phone. And we do our best […]

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Multivitamins for Kids?

Deciding whether or not children should take multivitamins can be difficult. Well-reasoned arguments are made in favor of taking them and against taking them. Here are several examples: Our Take No, multivitamins aren’t necessary for children unless they have a food allergy, renal disease, or other medical condition that prevents them from eating a full, […]

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4 vital tips to keep your kids safe in the car

  There’s more to car-seat safety than the seat’s fit. Here, four other vital pointers to help keep your child safe on the road. TIP 1: Read your manual - Two years ago, a car-seat inspector would not have said it was OK to leave a car-seat carrier handle up while a child was strapped inside. […]

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Thanks a million to the Baldridges

“What could the Children’s Research Institute do with $1 million?” That was the question that Emy Lou and Jerry Baldridge asked Dr. Sean Morrison, director of the Children’s Research Institute, a new joint venture between Children’s Medical Center and UT Southwestern Medical Center. “We will take innovative approaches to make transformative discoveries – discoveries that […]

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There’s No Such Thing as a Safe Trampoline

With Spring here, your children want to go outside and play, and perhaps want you to buy a trampoline. Kids love bouncing on them — and they’re good exercise, too. Resist the temptation to buy one Trampolines aren’t safe, according to a study at Children’s Medical Center, and UT Southwestern Medical Centers and Texas Scottish […]

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