• 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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)

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    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.