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Our experience with bulimia

Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part series offering an inside look into bulimia. This part was written by the father and stepmother of the author of “A thirty-something’s battle with bulimia.” The family’s names have been changed. The thing I remember most about that time was Jessica’s anger. Long before I realized […]

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Concussion Resources

Texans regard sports more as a religion and less as a hobby. As soon as they’re potty trained, we sign our kids up for just about anything our local recreation centers offer. And while there are many benefits to playing sports at a young age, doing so doesn’t come without risks, as any parent who’s […]

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Cheerleaders with Concussions

Guidelines for Return-to-play Stunting and tumbling put cheerleaders at risk for traumatic brain injuries. In fact, a recent report found that cheerleading is second in concussions behind football. To help coaches and parents determine when a cheerleader can return to cheerleading, the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators recently published the first guidelines: Stage 1 – No […]

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Cord blood banking

The minute I found out I was pregnant, I started receiving mail from diaper companies, portrait studios, kids’ furniture stores. I think my mailman knew I was pregnant before my husband did! The cord blood banks were pretty quick to identify me as a new target, too. The brochures featured sweet little wrinkly newborns and […]

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Small town with a big heart

>I’m not a Texan. I always tell people, “I wasn’t born here, but my babies will be.” I know that will never make me a Texan, but I hope it demonstrates to ya’ll that I intend to stay. I like it here, I like it a lot. Still, I never sat through Texas history (that […]

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