Treating Children WELL

  • Post-COVID19

    Talking with Children About COVID-19

    March 25, 2020, 13:38 PM by UTMB Pediatrics
    Let's not forget that just like adults, our children may have anxiety and also receive news and information continuously. Children are observant and notice the cues of those around them. This article provides advice on how you can support your child(ren) while practicing social separation. #StayHealthy #homebound
  • Post-COVID19

    How To Talk To Kids About Coronavirus

    March 19, 2020, 09:48 AM by UTMB Pediatrics
    Let's not forget that just like adults, our children may have anxiety and also receive news and information continuously. Practicing healthy coping skills can help kids and adults deal with stress and anxiety. Dr. Jeff Temples speaks to the Texas Standard on being honest and sharing accurate information with children.
  • Sound-Sleep

    Sound Sleep

    March 2, 2020, 16:36 PM by UTMB Pediatrics
    Sleep is important for children (or, for that matter, for everyone). Poor sleep in infants and young children can be a source of significant family discord. Your child loves to spend time with you, but a routine is essential. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests building a regular bedtime routine that can ease conflict. Here are some tips for all ages.
  • Post-SteamWater

    Burning Questions - #Child Safety

    February 28, 2020, 00:00 AM by UTMB Pediatrics
    One of the huge challenges of parenthood is trying to keep your child safe. Children under the age of 6 years are at the highest risk because they do not understand the consequences of touching something hot such as a heated stove-top or steaming hot water from a faucet. Even the most vigilant parent can be briefly distracted. In a brief moment, a toddler can be accidentally injured. Read the full article by Drs. Beach and O'Donohoe.
  • Vaccine Smarts - Learning vaccine lessons from a Samoan tragedy

    February 25, 2020, 00:00 AM by DRS. MEGAN BERMAN AND RICHARD RUPP
    Vaccine Smarts – Learning vaccine lessons from a Samoan tragedy The Galveston County Daily News, February 26, 2020 This week, Megan Berman and Richard Rupp look at lessons learned from the recent measles outbreak in Samoa. Over 5,700 people were stricken with measles and 87 died of the infection.
  • Post-CDC-Immunization

    CDC Immunization Schedule, Birth - 18 Years: Parent Friendly (Eng/Span)

    February 10, 2020, 09:31 AM by UTMB Pediatrics
    The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention release parent-friendly versions of the 2020 Recommended Vaccinations for birth to 18 years of age in English and Spanish. Download, share and learn about vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines that prevent them. Click the heading above to view immunization schedules in English and Spanish.
  • Post-HPV

    Vaccine Smarts - Prevent multiple types of cancer with one vaccine

    January 9, 2020, 11:41 AM by DRS. MEGAN BERMAN AND RICHARD RUPP
    The Galveston County Daily News, January 15, 2020 In this installment of their popular column, UTMB’s Megan Berman and Richard Rupp help readers understand why it is important that adolescents receive the human papillomavirus vaccine.
  • Post-Spanking

    Please don’t Spank Your Child for the Holidays!

    November 25, 2019, 09:54 AM by Natalie Royer MD and Trish Beach MD
    The holidays are usually a happy and joyful time, but it can also be very stressful. Children stuck at home, along with an array of holiday tasks, can lead to stressful situations and spanking. Please don’t Spank Your Child for the Holidays! Several studies have shown that corporal punishment is ineffective in correcting behaviors in the long-term. Spanking has been shown to cause adverse outcomes in children during childhood and later in life.
  • Talk-Vaping

    Talk to your Children about “Vaping”

    October 1, 2019, 09:41 AM by Kyle Shelton, DO
    Using e-cigarettes is sometimes called “vaping”. Some teenagers may talk about “Juuling”, which refers to the name of a company that produces electronic cigarettes. Parents may find it difficult to discuss vaping and other risky activities with their children. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers tips for parents on how to communicate with children and adolescents.
  • Post-Internet-Safety

    What You Need to Know about Internet Safety

    August 19, 2019, 17:10 PM by Laura Fitzgerald, 4th Yr. Med. Student
    Help promote safe internet use among Adolescents. In the era of social media over-sharing, educate your kids on the value of privacy. While online friendships can be a healthy part of adolescent development, keep an eye on what digital platforms your child is visiting and who your child is talking to. (click on title to read the full article)
  • Travel-Post-Highlight

    Traveling Abroad

    April 25, 2019, 15:45 PM by UTMB Pediatrics
    Traveling Abroad? Have you made travel plans yet? Taking care of your health is an important part of your travel plans. UTMB Pediatrics has an Adult and Child Travel Clinic that provides travel medicine consultations and vaccinations for travel to high risk areas.
  • Download Breastfeeding Guide in English or Spanish

    April 17, 2019, 14:34 PM by Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute
  • Saca el mayor provecho de las consultas del bebé con el doctor (desde el nacimiento hasta los 11 meses)

    April 17, 2019, 14:23 PM by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Durante el primer año de vida, el bebé debe tener 6 consultas preventivas con el doctor o la enfermera.
  • Make the Most of Your Baby’s Visit to the Doctor (Ages 0 to 11 Months)

    April 17, 2019, 14:17 PM by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Babies need to go to the doctor or nurse for a “well-baby visit” 6 times during their first year.
  • Influenza Alert Fall 2018

    October 1, 2018, 00:00 AM by Janak A. Patel, MD
    The flu season is already here.
  • Calendario de Inmunización

    October 1, 2018, 00:00 AM by CDC
    Calendario de Inmunización