Parents Often Kept In Dark About Schools' Vaccine RatesThe number of Texas families deciding not to vaccinate their school-age children has quadrupled in the past decade, according to state health records.
Pediatricians: Babies Should Sleep In Same Room As ParentsThe American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for infants to be kept in their parents' bedroom at night for six months to a year in order to lessen the risk of sleep-related death.
Anti-Vaccine Trend Worries North Texas DoctorsTo vaccinate or not? It’s a contentious difference of opinion around North Texas and the nation that some experts say puts public health at risk.
Schools Taking Special Measures & Brace For Enterovirus 68Kindergartners at Independence Elementary School in the Keller Independent School District are learning a valuable lesson. Their special education comes as North Texas braces for Enterovirus 68.
North Texas Pediatricians On Look Out For Rare Respiratory VirusNorth Texas doctors say it’s just a matter of time before a virus sweeping the Midwest makes it way here. The rare respiratory virus is called “enterovirus 68” and it mimics a summer cold.
Scientists: 'Helicopter Parenting' Leads To Overweight KidsScientist say parental fears could be making kids fat. For the first time, researchers say they can prove that ‘helicopter parenting’ – adults who micromanage their child’s every move -- is fueling the childhood obesity epidemic.
Parents Question If Girls Are Visiting Gynecologist Too EarlyMost parents will tell you their children grow up too fast. More and more, gynecologists are seeing girls as young as 13-years-old. Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth recently began following the recommendation.
Some Worried ACA Will Worsen Doctor ShortageFor many North Texans the months-long wait times for a doctor's appointment has become the norm and all this is before the Affordable Care Act extends coverage to possibly millions more Americans.
Parents Using Hormone Supplement To Get Kids To SleepMost days things go smoothly for North Texas mom Amee Calloway, but nighttime — that’s another matter. Amee had a hard time getting her oldest son to sleep, then her pediatrician gave her some unexpected advice.
"Baby Friendly" Hospitals Making Nurseries, Pacifiers ObsoleteThere is a major shift happening inside North Texas hospitals. Some medical facilities are closing their nurseries and pacifiers are disappearing from the maternity wards.
Many Parents Turning To Retail Clinics For Pediatric CareThe price of taking a child to a doctor’s office has become so expensive that some moms and dads are opting to take their kids to retail clinics for medical care.
Autism Not Diagnosed As Early In Minority ChildrenEarly diagnosis is considered key for autism, but minority children tend to be diagnosed later than white children. Some new work is beginning to try to uncover why -- and to raise awareness of the warning signs so more parents know they can seek help even for a toddler.