Celebrating Miracle Babies This Holiday Season: “How Surgery in the Womb Saved My Twin Girls”

By Crystal Duffy A trickle of natural light illuminated the mostly darkened ultrasound room. I lay on the exam table, the paper crinkling beneath me as I struggled to find a comfortable position, a nearly impossible task for a woman 23 weeks pregnant with twins. I sat there shivering as I waited for the arrival [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

Pregnant? Getting the Flu Vaccine is Important for Your Health and Your Baby’s.

To say that Lauren Robinson Sotomayor is in “baby planning mode” would be an understatement. “My job as a wedding planner keeps me very busy throughout the fall, and so now I’m finally able to focus on preparing the nursery and getting everything ready for our new little one. I have just three months to [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

Minutes Count When Your Child’s Bump on the Head Becomes Life-threatening

Landon’s injury at first seemed minor, a small bump on the head during a harmless game in his elementary school gymnasium. It was a typical Tuesday afternoon and the 7-year-old had been playing “four corners” during his school P.E.  class when his feet became tangled with a classmate’s, and he fell to the ground fast, [Continue Reading]

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Going backpack shopping during Texas Tax Free Weekend? Heed these safety tips.

With the upcoming sales tax holiday, parents may be considering the purchase of a new backpack for their child. Whether your child will be carrying books or a tablet computer to school, there are some important things to remember when making that very important backpack purchase. “Backpacks that are worn or used incorrectly can cause [Continue Reading]

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Toy Safety Tips for Happier Holidays

If you’ve got kids on your holiday shopping list, there are a few safety tips you should know before heading to the toy store or mall.  In 2014, more than 251,000 toy-related injuries were treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms. With such an alarming statistic, it’s important to remember that a majority of these injuries [Continue Reading]

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