• Post-Resiliencia

    La fortaleza emocional: una guía para aumentar la armonía familiar

    May 22, 2020, 14:33 PM by Maylin Gerardo-Lopez, APRN, FNP-C, CA-CP SANE
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    All this Gives Me a Headache

    May 22, 2020, 14:10 PM by Dr. Sally Robinson
    Headaches are a common problem. During this time of increased stress, stress and tension headaches could be even more. Children also have headaches. By middle school about 80% of children have experienced a headache of some kind. How can you tell if a child has a migraine headache? What should you do?
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    Welcome Back, We are Re-opening all of our Clinics

    May 4, 2020, 16:28 PM by UTMB Pediatrics
    UTMB is phasing in the re-opening of our Pediatric Clinics with new procedures to keep all of us safer. We will call you to get you back on schedule, but if we don't, please call us. We miss seeing you, stay safe and we hope to see you soon.
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    Talking with Teens

    April 30, 2020, 07:00 AM by Dr. Natalie Royer
    Sometimes it can be difficult to communicate with teenagers. It is important to figure out some key ways to talk about these things with the teens in your life. The following are some suggestions on how to encourage open communication between parents and teenagers. The most important thing to remember is that the teenage years are just a phase.
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    Be Physically Active for Life

    April 27, 2020, 11:37 AM by Dr. Sally Robinson
    Human beings who are physically active throughout their lives are happier, more successful, and healthier. It has been a strange and stressful time for all age groups. Physical activity helps remove stress, and most children don’t move enough. What better time to start than during this time of social isolation. Read this week’s Keeping Kids Healthy for recommendations across age groups.
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    Promoting Resilience: A Guide to Increasing Family Harmony

    April 27, 2020, 11:02 AM by Maylin Gerardo-Lopez & Dr. Patricia Beach
    Stress is a part of our everyday life, especially for parents during these tough times. Children learn to cope with stressors by watching what their parents do. Redirect thoughts and actions in a positive direction. Too much stress undermines not only how we feel but our day to day choices. These mindful strategies can be used by both parents and their children to build awareness around challenging experiences.
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    7 Tips for Teaching Children Good Touch and Bad Touch

    April 20, 2020, 09:31 AM by Sara Medsker, DO
    While we would like to believe the best in everyone and hope that we live in a world with only good touch, it is important to know that children can be exposed to bad touch. Abuse, and in particular sexual abuse, is a difficult topic to discuss. We have compiled a list of tips and discussion topics to help you start this conversation with your child. Also, in this article are additional references on how to prevent sexual abuse.
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    April 17, 2020, 14:00 PM by Dr. Sally Robinson
    In this Keeping Kids Healthy, Dr. Sally Robinson comments on the prediction that we will have an epidemic of mental illness. Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions. One presentation of anxiety is phobias. Everyone is fearful of something, but if your child has intense worries or fears that get in the way of his/her daily activities, please call your health care provider for help or a referral to a mental health professional.
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    Hablando con los adolescentes

    April 15, 2020, 00:00 AM by Dr. Natalie Royer
    A veces puede ser difícil comunicarse con los adolescentes. Es importante descubrir algunas formas clave de hablar sobre estas cosas con los adolescentes en su vida. Las siguientes son algunas sugerencias sobre cómo fomentar la comunicación abierta entre padres y adolescentes. Lo más importante para recordar es que la adolescencia es solo una fase.
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    Positive Thoughts for Stressful Times

    April 10, 2020, 14:00 PM by Dr. Sally Robinson
    Nobody can deny that these are extremely stressful times. In this Keeping Kids Healthy, you can find some suggestions that can help all of us, children and adults. Remember to take a step back and see if you can organize your day. Talk to your children. The fear produced by the pandemic is real. Managing this fear is important so as not to have overwhelming anxiety. As always reinforce healthy eating, healthy exercise, and safe practices. Recognize and complement each other in loving and positive ways. Be safe, and wash your hands.
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    Promoción de la resiliencia: Una guía para aumentar la armonía familiar

    April 10, 2020, 00:00 AM by Maylin Gerardo-Lopez & Dr. Patricia Beach
    El estrés es parte de nuestras vidas, especialmente para los padres durante estos tiempos difíciles. Los niños aprenden a sobrellevar los estresores observando lo que hacen sus padres. Enseñe a sus hijos cómo llevar su estrés en una dirección positiva. El estrés afecta las decisiones que hacemos día a día. Estas estrategias pueden ser útiles tanto para los padres como para sus hijos para crear conciencia sobre las experiencias desafiantes.
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    Dealing with Active Children

    April 9, 2020, 17:00 PM by Hannah Wilson O'Donohoe, MD
    Young children can be very active. This is hitting parents extra hard during this trying time of the COVID-19 pandemic with “stay at home” orders and homeschooling requirements. They need help managing their energy levels and you as their caregiver can help them! Although each situation is different, here is some guidance that may help. Stay healthy, and let's make great childhoods happen.
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    Vaccine Smarts - Making vaccine more difficult than Hollywood portrays

    April 8, 2020, 00:00 AM by DRS. MEGAN BERMAN AND RICHARD RUPP
    The Galveston County Daily News, April 8, 2020 In this week’s column, Megan Berman and Richard Rupp outline the process used to develop a new vaccine. Contrary to the way Hollywood portrays the process, it does not happen overnight.
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    7 Consejos para Enseñar a Los Niños Buen Contacto y Mal Contacto

    April 2, 2020, 17:13 PM by By Sara Medsker, DO
    Nos gustaría creer lo mejor de todos y que vivimos en un mundo con buenas intenciones. Es importante saber que los niños pueden estar expuestos al mal contacto. El abuso, y en particular el abuso sexual, es un tema difícil de discutir. Hemos compilado una lista de consejos y temas de discusión para ayudarlo a comenzar esta conversación con su hijo. Además, en este artículo hay consejos adicionales sobre cómo prevenir el abuso sexual de personas menores de edad.
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    How Do “Cold” Viruses Spread?

    April 2, 2020, 10:37 AM by Dr. Sally Robinson
    Bill Bryson’s book, The Body, has an interesting discussion about microbes, including cold viruses. At first, we thought all viruses caused disease, but we now know that of the hundreds of thousands of viruses reasonably supposed to exist. Viruses have survived for hundreds of millions of years. The most common of these viruses is the common cold. Washing your hands is critical to preventing the spread of the common cold. Learn more about this virus in this week’s Keeping Kids Healthy.
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    Tratar con niños activos

    April 2, 2020, 00:00 AM by Hannah Wilson O'Donohoe, MD
    Los niños pequeños pueden ser muy activos. Esto está afectando mucho a los padres durante este momento de la pandemia COVID-19 con órdenes de "quedarse en casa" y requisitos de educación en el hogar. ¡Los niños necesitan ayuda para controlar sus niveles de energía y usted, como su cuidador, puede ayudarlos! Aquí hay un artículo sobre las formas en que los padres pueden mantenerse tranquilos durante estos tiempos difíciles.
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    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    April 1, 2020, 17:13 PM by Patricia Beach, MD
    During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we recommit to giving every child a chance to succeed and to ensuring that every child grows up in a safe, stable, and nurturing environment that is free from abuse and neglect. Many parents are out of work or working at home, sharing space with their children who need and deserve their attention. Although each situation is different, here is some guidance that may help. Stay healthy, and let's make great childhoods happen.
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    Abril es el mes nacional de prevención del abuso infantil.

    April 1, 2020, 17:13 PM by Patricia Beach, MD
    Durante el Mes Nacional de Prevención del Abuso Infantil, nos comprometemos a brindarle a cada niño la oportunidad de tener éxito y a garantizar que cada niño crezca en un ambiente seguro, estable y acogedor que esté libre de abuso y negligencia. Muchos padres no tienen trabajo o trabajan en casa, compartiendo espacio con sus hijos que necesitan y merecen su atención. Aunque cada situación es diferente, aquí hay algunas pautas que pueden ayudar. Manténgase saludable y hagamos realidad una infancia feliz para nuestros hijos.
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    COVID-19 UTMB Health & Resources

    March 27, 2020, 16:14 PM by Department of Pediatrics
    UTMB Health has developed a website as a resource dedicated to sharing accurate information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Also find useful links to external sources for the latest information on this new disease threat. Please explore these pages to inform yourself, minimize risks and if needed, get care for COVID-19.
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    Homebound with the kids?

    March 26, 2020, 14:51 PM by UTMB Pediatrics
    Millions of families are home bound with children that are out of classrooms. Here are some things parents can do to encourage learning from home. Keep checking for updates to the list. Want to share a resource, email us at utmbpedi@utmb.edu.