Author Archive | Jay Mize

Seasons Seatings – Keep Car Seat Safety in Mind This Holiday Season

The holiday season is here, and many people will be traveling to be with loved ones. As you enjoy the excitement these traditions bring, be sure to keep car seat safety on the top of your to-do list. Car Seat Safety Tips Make sure it fits! The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) offers recommendations […]

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Vacation Checklist – Healthy Holiday Travel Tips

Whether you’re taking a day trip to see the holiday lights and pretty poinsettias in a nearby town or traveling across the country to share feasts and festivities with relatives this holiday season, you’ll need essential supplies to keep your children happy and healthy along the way. One thing every parent should always have close-at-hand […]

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Video Interview: Diabetes Management

How do you manage your child’s diabetes? In this week’s Take Charge Parenting interview, Kathryn Sumpter, M.D., a Pediatric Endocrinologist at Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center, gives parents advice about diagnosing and managing a child’s diabetes. Previous Take Charge Parenting Interviews When to Take Your Child to the ER Good Allergies Teen Depression Ear Infections What Is Sudden Cardiac […]

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Video Interview: When to Take Your Child to the ER

When should you take your child to the ER? In this week’s Take Charge Parenting interview, Pam Okada, M.D., Medical Director of Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center Plano, gives parents advice about when to call their child’s pediatrician and when the symptoms warrant a trip to the ER. Previous Take Charge Parenting Interviews Good Allergies Teen Depression […]

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Giving Thanks for Tiny Miracles

November is Prematurity Awareness Month, when the March of Dimes reminds the nation that one in nine babies is born prematurely in the U.S. Across the world, 15 million infants are born too soon each year. Premature babies can be at risk for severe health problems, which may include lifelong disabilities or threaten their survival. […]

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Video Interview: Food Allergies

What are the most common food allergies? In this week’s Take Charge Parenting interview, John Andrew Bird, M.D., Director of the Food Allergy Center at Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center Dallas, talks about the most common food allergies and how to avoid them.   Leave us a comment to tell us about how you help your child avoid foods that he […]

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Video Interview: Teen Depression

How can you tell if your teen is depressed? In this week’s Take Charge Parenting interview, Pediatric Neuropsychologist Peter L. Stavinoha, Ph.D., manager of the Neuropsychology Service at Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center Dallas, talks about the differences between typical moodiness and teen depression. Leave us a comment to tell us about how you talk to your child about teen depression. […]

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Video Interview: Ear Infections

What’s the best way to treat an ear infection? With cold and cough season starting, it’s also the time of year pediatricians start seeing young children with ear infections. In this week’s Take Charge Parenting interview, Ron Mitchell, M.D., the Division Director of ENT at Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center, talks about how to treat an ear infection. […]

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Video Interview: Halloween Safety Tips

How are you keeping your children safe this Halloween? In this week’s Take Charge Parenting interview, Molly Bloomfield, an Injury Prevention Specialist at Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center, shares some Halloween safety tips for parents. If you’re looking for some healthy alternatives to handing out candy, read about ways you can have a healthy Halloween. […]

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