Austin – Water Boil Alert – What Does It All Mean?

Austin Water Advisory OK – who else in Austin woke up with a text from their mom that said something to the effect of “WATER BOIL ALERT!1!” (I left that “1” in there because sometimes mom types fast when she’s concerned and there’s no time for autocorrect.) “Boil water advisory?” What is that? Excessive Rainfall Turns out all the rainfall …

Texas Bugs and the Diseases the Carry – What to Do?

Texas Bugs & Their Diseases “Hey kids, be sure to put on bug spray at Field Day. We don’t want to get malaria!” – not something you hear in 2018.  But for hundreds of years in this country, malaria was actually pretty common. It wasn’t until the 1950s that the US government undertook a massive program (spraying millions of homes …

Should I Give My Kid Cold Medicine?

Children’s Medicine Is there a section of the medicine aisle that causes greater anxiety than the “children’s medicine” section? OK, maybe the “Family Planning” section, but it’s a close second. Stacked across these aisles are dozens of cold remedies for kids, all with similar claims. We get questioned about these medications often, and no wonder! Everyone wants to help their …

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Parents Just Want to ‘Get it Right’ – by Dr. Amy White

Diagnosing Your Child’s Sickness as a Parent I love the excitement I see as a pediatrician when parents correctly diagnose their child’s ailment. They get a big grin on their face, and I invariably hear an “I knew it!” or “I told my husband/wife/mother-in-law that I knew what was going on”! Often they’ll tell me how happy they are that …