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Kids’ Health

INFOGRAPHIC: Get the facts on vaccines and children

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

You Asked: What should I do when meeting someone’s newborn?

April 29, 2016
Health measures you should take and how to help out mom and dad

Recession ripple effects: More children in CHIP and Medicaid

April 6, 2016
When things get tough, more children get public health insurance and states should be prepared for the increased costs

Your child’s dental health: A timeline

March 28, 2016
Taking care of their first set of pearly whites will establish good dental habits for years to come

You Asked: How do I boost my baby’s brain development?

February 16, 2016
Nurturing the brain from infancy through year one is crucial

Saving the tiniest lives: Neonatology then and now

January 14, 2016

Care of premature infants has improved substantially over the years. Neonatologists—physicians who specialize in the care of newborns—routinely save babies born at only a little over a pound. In fact, neonatologists are fairly confident they can save babies born at 28 weeks gestational age, and by 30 weeks the odds are excellent.

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?

Teach your children about school bus safety

August 3, 2015

With the start of a new school year, school bus safety is something parents should discuss with their children, says the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health.

Back to school: How to encourage healthy dental habits away from home

July 29, 2015

School is just around the corner, which means backpacks and packed lunches await your children. Whether it’s their first year at school or they’re already climbing the ranks, you want to ensure they are making healthy choices when it comes to lunch. However, one aspect you may not have considered when it comes to lunch options is dental health.

Texas A&M pharmacy students reach out to South Texas at Project SHINE

December 18, 2014

Texas A&M pharmacy students, in collaboration with other health professionals, combat preventable diseases by providing free health screenings at Project SHINE (Service & Help through Interprofessional Networking Experience), targeting low-income, border communities in South Texas. The students received a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield in the Healthy Kids, Healthy Families initiative to provide free flu shots for the community.