How long am I contagious?

April 17, 2019
Whether the flu, a cold or a stomach bug, you may wonder if you or your kids are contagious and how long everyone should stay home from work or school to prevent an outbreak

3 things parents can do to take care of their children’s ears

March 21, 2019
From earwax to ear infections, and everywhere in between—tiny ears may need special attention

You Asked: How can you ease separation anxiety in children?

February 22, 2017
Listening to the child, acknowledging fears, offering reassurance and affirming progress is always helpful

Keeping your child home from daycare

July 15, 2016
How to know when your little one is too sick to leave the house

INFOGRAPHIC: Get the facts on vaccines and children

May 18, 2016
Millions of deaths occur each year from vaccine-preventable diseases

You Asked: Why is my child a picky eater?

October 6, 2015

Rare is the child who becomes excited at the sight of broccoli on their plate. No parent wants to fight a battle at the dinner table, but for many families, enticing children to eat a healthy meal is a daily struggle. So, is picky eating a normal part of growing up? Or does it hint at deeper problems?

School of Public Health leads new initiative to help children with special health care needs

March 31, 2015

Darcy McMaughan, Ph.D. leads the effort to develop the State of Texas Access Reform (STAR) Kids Screening and Assessment Instrument for children and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other complex health conditions.

Hong researches care arrangements of children orphaned by AIDS

August 18, 2014

Over 17 million children worldwide have been orphaned from AIDS, and most of these orphans live in poor resource settings. Yan Hong, Ph.D., associate professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, has just published her recent findings on care arrangement of AIDS orphans in rural central China.

Immunizations: the back-to-school item kids can’t do without

August 11, 2014

As children return to school, parents can help protect children, communities and prevent disease outbreaks with recommended vaccinations that can be done at a local pharmacy or doctor’s office.

Changing the Standard of Care: Studies show importance of cholesterol screening in children

August 8, 2014

For most parents, a cholesterol screening is not likely to be on the list of tests needed during their child's annual well check. But research is showing that conducting this simple test on children can identify silent risk factors for heart disease and help prevent the early onset of the world's number one killer.