• Lice and Pinworms are Common Childhood Infestations

    January 25, 2023, 00:00 AM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    Of all the possible infestations of children the two that cause the most disgust and anguish seem to be pinworms and lice. Neither are associated with significant consequences but there will be few readers who will not start scratching while reading

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    Night to Shine

    January 20, 2023, 15:36 PM by UTMB Health Pediatric Administration

    Night to Shine sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation hosted by Coastal Community Church locally supported by UTMB, GISD, and Christina Sullivan Foundation.

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    Family Resolutions for the New Year

    January 20, 2023, 09:26 AM by Department of Pediatrics

    Family resolutions can be made together to make the family safer, stronger and more harmonious. For family goals to work each family member sees their role and gets a reward for cooperation.

  • Dyslexia

    January 13, 2023, 00:00 AM by Sally Robinson

    Having a specific learning disability in learning to read is not because of low intelligence or being biliingual but does hurt school performance and consequently hurts the students’ self-esteem.

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    Fever Phobia

    January 10, 2023, 09:40 AM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    Fever itself is not a danger and is actually a benefit in fighting the infection. If the decision is made to treat the fever to make the child more comfortable, it is important to follow the direction for doses carefully. There is no evidence that using more than one fever reducer helps. Aspirin is never recommended for children. If your child looks and acts sick, seek medical help.

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    December 31, 2022, 00:00 AM by Sally Robinson

    Attitude is a choice. Concentrate on overturning whining and complaining into something positive.

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    Family Routines during the Holidays help Cultivate  Peace

    December 22, 2022, 12:44 PM by Sally Robinson

    Sticking to family routines can help everyone cultivate a sense of peace amid the holiday rush. Make time for exercise, healthy meals, and plenty of sleep (including naps). Turning off devices or meditation can give the family time to slow down and simply “be”. Holiday hubbub can make children’s mood swing more intense with lack of sleep, lots of sugary snacks, intense media images of holiday parties and have-to-have gifts.

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    What is Intelligence?

    December 9, 2022, 14:56 PM by Department of Pediatrics

    People have been studying for years about what is intelligence, what part of the brain is involved in “intelligence”, and how can we measure it? In general, intelligence is the ability to learn and to recall or remember what we have learned. In the 1960’s it was suggested that there were two “systems” of intelligence, fluid intelligence and crystallized intelligence. Fluid intelligence involves the ability to understand, to reason and to solve problems. Crystallized intelligence involves recalling stored knowledge and past experiences

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    Tessalon or Benzonate is not recommended for infants under 2

    December 2, 2022, 15:32 PM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    A recent article in the journal Pediatrics (Kim I, et al) reports that there has been an increase in calls to poison control centers for overdoses of benzonanate. Benzonanate (Tessalon) is not recommended for children under 10 years, is only sold by prescription, comes in small enticing gummy capsules and is used for coughs due to colds and flu. Benzonanate overdose symptoms can occur in children within 15-20 minutes and in children younger than 2 years 1-2 capsules can be an overdose.

  • Happy Halloween from our NICU

    November 4, 2022, 12:58 PM by UTMB Dept. of Pediatrics

    Our NICU celebrated the holiday in a fun and creative way for the children and our smallest babies and their families.

  • What is causing that itch?

    November 4, 2022, 08:17 AM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    Everyone knows what an itch is. We watch all sorts of mammals itch. It is a curious thing that an itch is very irritating but scratching itch is pure pleasure. Ogden Nash said that “happiness is having a scratch for every itch”. Just think on how satisfying it is when someone scratches that place on your back you can’t reach.

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    Clean Air is Important for Healthy Children

    April 25, 2022, 12:26 PM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    Clean air is important for healthy children. In this “Keeping Kids Healthy” article, Dr. Sally Robinson explains that children are at risk because their lungs are still growing, are very active, and breathe in a great deal of air. Several studies show that children who grew up in more polluted areas have an increased risk of having reduced lung growth.

  • UTMB Pediatrics Grand Rounds

    April 12, 2022, 15:13 PM by Department of Pediatrics

    May 6, 2022, 8 AM - 9 AM UTMB Pediatrics Grand Rounds: Animal Injuries in the Pediatric Urgent Care presented by Dr. Zhibo Yang and Dr. Anit Rao from UTMB Pediatric Urgent Care.

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