Web Content Viewer

Health & Wellness Library

Articles, videos and more to keep your family healthy.



  • Treating bug bites and stings in children

    Article

    Treating bug bites and stings in children

    As the weather gets warmer, it's not only kids who come out to play – all the creepy-crawlies do, too. With all sorts of bugs flying and crawling around playgrounds and your backyard, your child might be more at risk of a bug bite or sting during the warmer months.


  • Just the Facts: Busting 6 Asthma Myths

    Article

    Just the Facts: Busting 6 Asthma Myths

    The spring and summer seasons bring on higher pollen counts, more humidity and changes in air quality, which means it's asthma season. Our knowledge of this condition is constantly improving, but plenty of myths have stuck around. Let's set the record straight about your child's asthma.


  • Vaping and your teen: What are the risks?

    Article

    Vaping and your teen: What are the risks?

    Over the past decade, vaping has skyrocketed in popularity, especially among high school students. Vaping, the act of inhaling vapor through an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette), often acts as an alternative to traditional cigarettes. Liquids for e-cigarettes are available in many flavors such as mint, mango and creme brulee, which may boost its appeal for teens.


  • Common myths about mental health

    Article

    Common myths about mental health

    Oftentimes, when children or adults see news stories, TV shows or movies about mental health, it can contribute to a negative stigma attached to mental illness or give an inaccurate picture about what mental health is. In reality, one in five children will experience some type of mental health problem – and overcoming stigma and false perceptions is key to helping children receive the support they need.


  • The facts about summer sun safety

    Article

    The facts about summer sun safety

    When it comes to buying the right sunscreen, there are so many choices you may not know which is best. Sunscreen, or sunblock, protects skin against the sun's ultraviolet A (UVA) ultraviolet B (UVB) rays, which cause sunburn.



  • Tips for introducing common food allergens to your baby

    Article

    Tips for introducing common food allergens to your baby

    Sharing new foods with your baby is an exciting milestone. Unfortunately, amongst the fun of watching your child experience new tastes remain questions and fears about food allergies. Recommendations of when to introduce certain foods seem to change often, and for many parents, it can be confusing to know what is best for your child at each age.



  • 5 Tips for preventing hot car deaths

    Article

    5 Tips for preventing hot car deaths

    We all know that the Texas summer heat is serious business. But did you know that Texas leads the nation in hot car deaths? Each year an average of 10 children in Texas die from being left a hot car. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, on a relatively mild 80-degree day, the temperature inside a car can rise 19 degrees in just 10 minutes. And because a child's body heats up three to five times faster than an adult's, the risk of heat stroke, brain damage and death is much greater for children left in hot cars.

scroll to top