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Gastroesophageal Reflux

Heartburn Isn’t Just for Adults

Many people believe that only adults experience heartburn, but it is also fairly common in children. Heartburn in children is most often caused by gastroesophageal reflux (GER), a condition where the muscle between the esophagus and the stomach (the esophageal sphincter) relaxes and stomach acid backs up into the esophagus. Heartburn Triggers In Children “Spicy […]

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2 Steps to Identifying Your Child’s Perfect Holiday Gift

Selecting the perfect gift for your child can be challenging, especially when your child has special needs. This holiday season consider natural strengths before heading out to shop. Dr. Robert Brooks coined the term “islands of competence” – a metaphor for finding and nurturing a child’s individual strengths. This holiday season, try giving a gift […]

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Holiday Menu: Diabetic Recipes Your Kids Will Love

Finding healthy holiday recipes can be a challenge, but what’s tougher than a week-old drumstick is finding diabetic recipes your kids will love. Children’s Medical Center recommends the collection of traditional holiday recipes collected by the American Diabetes Association. “The entire family can enjoy these recipes together so there is no need to make two […]

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Food-Allergy-Friendly Recipe: Chocolate Cake

An estimated 34,191 children in Dallas County have food allergies. (Source:  Beyond ABC 2013) This week, we’re sharing recipes for an entire food-allergy-friendly holiday meal. You’ll want to try them all! The following allergy-friendly recipe is free of peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. It’s also gluten and dairy free. Chocolate […]

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