Children’s Health Victoria TX

Children are the heart and soul of a parent, and it is crucial to keep them healthy and well. Read more to learn about special care and holistic solutions that are appropriate for your child.
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Pediatricians Victoria TX

See below to find local pediatricians in Victoria that give access to children's medical care, infectious disease control, eating disorder treatment, childhood cancer diagnosis, as well as advice and content on providing medical treatment for children.

Blood Pressure Reducer Victoria TX

High blood pressure is not something you'd expect to see in kids, but the incidence has risen dramatically in the last few years along with their obesity rates. And there's plenty of reason to be alarmed, since the condition can lead to heart disease later in life. Luckily, there's an easy way to treat it that doesn't involve nagging kids to get up and exercise.

ADHD Diet Victoria TX

Here is a truth about the parents of a child with a disability: We are relentless. Nothing fuels determination like listening to your child cry herself to sleep at night, or hearing her ask, yet again, if she'll ever be able to talk like other kids.

Child Exercise Classes Victoria TX

Balanced brain, better thinking Along with yoga, a program incorporating a specific series of exercises to balance the brain to facilitate learning is catching on in schools.

Ear Infection Help Victoria TX

To avoid VOCs, choose solid wood pieces whenever possible, and select upholstered items with removable covers you can wash before use. Air new furniture outside for as long as you can, and keep windows open for at least 48 hours after you move it in. “The more air you can get circulated around it, the better,” says Marilyn Black, chief scientist of Air Quality Sciences in Atlanta.

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ADD Counseling Victoria TX

An assessment will also pinpoint the particular subtype of attention disorder a child has, so you can tailor treatment accordingly. In the hyperactive form of ADHD, impulsive and hyperactive behavior are the biggest symptoms.

ADHD Alternative Medicine Victoria TX

We've all heard the troubling news that doctors are relying increasingly on Ritalin and other stimulants to treat children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); prescriptions for these drugs nearly tripled in the 1990s. But for some kids, the best medicine may not be medicine at all.

ADHD Diet Victoria TX

Here is a truth about the parents of a child with a disability: We are relentless. Nothing fuels determination like listening to your child cry herself to sleep at night, or hearing her ask, yet again, if she'll ever be able to talk like other kids.

ADHD Specialist Victoria TX

Below are four healthy treats that you and your child can make together. Note how letting her help prepare food magically whets her appetite. Creating something yummy is empowering no matter how old you are. But, first, here's an overview of foods that help ease ADHD symptoms, along with a list of which foods to avoid.

ADHD Treatment Victoria TX

Foods contain active ingredients that essentially work like opiate-like peptides that can change mood and behavior. Managing symptoms of ADHD requires stabilizing blood sugar levels and feeding the brain the right foods (complex carbohydrates and protein) at the right times (every three to five hours).

Art Therapy Victoria TX

Once seen strictly as deleterious to health—or at least a sign of unhealthy tendencies, particularly in the psychological realm—creative pursuits now appear to be beneficial to mind, body, and psyche. New research suggests creativity can improve memory by strengthening brain cell connections, boost morale and coping skills by changing the way we respond to problems, and even bolster immunity by increasing the body’s levels of natural killer cells and T lymphocytes.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Victoria TX

Because too much zinc can bring on nausea and stomach problems, Akhonzadeh recommends that kids take zinc only if blood, hair, or urine tests confirm they’re deficient. If they’re not, he says, they should just eat more zinc-rich foods. Oysters are at the top of the list, but if your child’s palate isn’t that sophisticated, other good sources include red meat, poultry, beans, nuts, fish, whole grains, fortified cereals, and dairy products.

Autism Services Victoria TX

Mercury is a well-known neurotoxin that, in even minute amounts, damages and destroys brain cells. Is there something going on between mercury and autism? If so, is there anything we can do to help our children? In fact, there are various procedures can help autistic children excrete mercury.

Baby Antibiotics Victoria TX

Conventional wisdom tells us that babies and germs make a bad mix. Since children's immune systems generally aren’t fully functional until their second birthday, diligent moms and dads pay special attention to cleanliness and proper sanitation. And when babies come down with bugs, well-intentioned pediatricians often prescribe broad'spectrum antibiotics.

Baby Care Products Victoria TX

If you choose your products wisely, you can get your baby into a toxin-free lather. So how can you tell if your skincare has phthalates? The FDA doesn’t regulate the toxin’s use in bodycare, nor does it require manufacturers to disclose it as an ingredient.

Baby Colic Relief Victoria TX

Traditional remedies for colic usually treat the baby’s intestinal gas. For that, fennel seed (Foeniculum vulgare) ranks as one of the world’s most popular remedies. It contains essential oils that warm the stomach, increasing movement in the intestines.

Baby Cups Victoria TX

As concern about toxic chemicals leaching from plastic baby products mounts, parents are examining everything that goes into the mouths of their babes. Infants and young children, with their developing reproductive systems, are particularly susceptible to BPA exposure.

Baby Products Victoria TX

You may think of your diaper bag primarily as a portable changing station, but organized parents know that it can be so much more. What don’t you want in your diaper bag? Why not take the chemicals out of the skin—and mouths—of babes and offer your baby safe alternatives instead?

Baby Room Feng Shui Victoria TX

For a feeling of security, place furniture you and baby will rest in (crib and rocking chair, for instance) against solid walls with clear views of the door, but not directly facing the door.

Baby Safe Sippy Cups Victoria TX

Read on the features of Sigg sippy cups: Extruded aluminum with baked enamel interior and powder paint exterior, polypropylene cap. Dishwasher safe, but recommended to wash by hand. Also dents easily, and eventually exterior paint may dull or flake, but otherwise the bottle holds up extremely well—an eye-pleasing blend of form and function.

Bed-Wetting Treatment Victoria TX

The incidence of bed-wetting definitely decreases with chiropractic treatment. Most children outgrow bed-wetting on their own in time. Provided there’s no physical ailment causing it, any number of psychological issues could explain why a child of 7 still wets the bed—among them changes in routine, starting school, or stress. A disruption in the way her body responds (or doesn’t) to the sensations of a full bladder could also cause the bed-wetting.

Blood Pressure Reducer Victoria TX

High blood pressure is not something you'd expect to see in kids, but the incidence has risen dramatically in the last few years along with their obesity rates. And there's plenty of reason to be alarmed, since the condition can lead to heart disease later in life. Luckily, there's an easy way to treat it that doesn't involve nagging kids to get up and exercise.

Chicken Pox Vaccine Victoria TX

I know controversies surround a number of childhood vaccines. In particular, why should I give my child the chicken pox vaccine if it is such a mild and normal childhood illness? My advice is not to vaccinate, but instead to expose your child to chicken pox if you can, since the disease itself confers lifelong immunity. The vaccine, on the other hand, does not. Once its protection declines (after about 10 years), your child would be susceptible to chicken pox as a young adult.

Child Alternative Medicine Victoria TX

For most of us, the idea of sticking a child with needles is unnerving. We cringe at vaccinations, avert our gaze during the annual drawing of blood, and spend a great deal of time protecting our little ones from the errant sharp object.

Child Exercise Classes Victoria TX

Balanced brain, better thinking Along with yoga, a program incorporating a specific series of exercises to balance the brain to facilitate learning is catching on in schools.

Child Fever Remedies Victoria TX

When using homeopathy, it is important to remember that homeopaths look at all diseases as syndromes, which express themselves as a number of common patterns of symptoms that vary with each person and each illness. Homeopathy doesn't treat the fever, per se; instead it focuses on the cluster of symptoms a person is experiencing as a result of his illness or condition, called the "syndrome of symptoms."

Children's Health Victoria TX

Because boys' first sign of sexual development (enlargement of the testicles) is more hidden, data on them remains sparse. But one federally funded 2001 study of more than 2,000 boys suggests they too are maturing earlier, with 30 percent of Caucasians, 38 percent of African Americans, and 27 percent of Latinos showing some genital development by age 8, and an average age for pubic hair development between 11 and 12.

Chlorine-Free Pools Victoria TX

Parents wishing to swim with their new baby may need to take a deep breath before plunging into the kiddie pool. Studies by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health reveal that babies who participate in infant swimming lessons are more likely to suffer from asthma and other lung-related ailments later in life.

Ear Infection Help Victoria TX

To avoid VOCs, choose solid wood pieces whenever possible, and select upholstered items with removable covers you can wash before use. Air new furniture outside for as long as you can, and keep windows open for at least 48 hours after you move it in. “The more air you can get circulated around it, the better,” says Marilyn Black, chief scientist of Air Quality Sciences in Atlanta.

Ear Infection Natural Treatment Victoria TX

Two or three drops in the infected ear several times a day will do the job for both you and your kids, but make sure the eardrum isn't punctured (symptoms include pain, change in hearing, dizziness, and fluid or blood draining from the ear) before you put the drops in the ear canal or they could badly damage your eardrum.

Ear Infection Specialist Victoria TX

For kids, back to school means excitement and anticipation. For parents, it means colds, flus, rashes--and back to the doctor. Come September, along with their art projects and homework assignments, kids start coming home with an array of germs that leave them--and the rest of the family-'sick, sapped, and cranky.

Family Planning Victoria TX

Current literature about delayed umbilical cord clamping suggests that it is safe and beneficial for some births. For example, it may prevent anemia (low red blood cell count) in the first six months of life, and it could possibly reduce the rates of two common complications of prematurity—intraventricular hemorrhages (brain bleeds) and severe life'threatening infections.

Holistic Pediatrician Victoria TX

Proponents of co'sleeping suggest that bed sharing encourages healthy emotional and physiologic attachment between the child and parents. They claim that babies fall asleep more easily and sleep for longer periods than non–bed sharing infants. In addition, co'sleeping may support an environment that promotes breast-feeding.

Homeopathic Remedies for Children Victoria TX

What other homeopathic remedies could I use for Chloe? Turns out this gentle approach is good for everything from diaper rash and colds to tummy aches and the sore gums of teething.

Immunologist Victoria TX

Any transition provokes anxiety, but going back to school, with its brand-new rules and social minefields, can be a bona fide stress fest. That not only affects your child’s behavior—classic signs of stress include irritability, difficulty focusing, and trouble learning—but it also makes her more likely to get sick.

Infant Massage Therapist Victoria TX

To do an infant massage, choose a time when your baby is well fed and rested. Put a towel in a quiet room for the baby to lie on, choose a natural oil such as coconut, almond, or avocado, and play relaxing music. Assess the baby’s receptivity by observing her response to your touch.

Infant Nutrition Advice Victoria TX

Some babies aren't born with baby fat—they get it from a bottle. Or so a growing number of studies suggest. Advocates of breastfeeding have long suspected that bottle-fed babies face a greater risk of obesity later in life than their breastfed nurserymates do. Now researchers seeking to understand the ever-expanding obesity epidemic have found evidence that they're right.

Iron Supplement for Pregnant Women Victoria TX

Exclusively breast-feeding for the first 6 months appears to protect a baby against anemia. (If you can’t breast-feed, choose an iron-fortified formula.) After 6 months, breast milk alone will not provide sufficient iron, but most babies that age aren’t ready to eat iron-rich foods like meat and legumes.

Kid-Friendly Acupuncture Victoria TX

If you're on pins and needles about your child's health, you should consider taking her to an acupuncturist for ear infections, stomachaches, allergies, fevers, or even attention'deficit disorder.

Kid-Friendly Probiotics Victoria TX

Help is on the way for kids whose digestive tracts react harshly to antibiotics. A new study has found that probiotics show great promise in combating the diarrhea that often accompanies antibiotic use. The beneficial bacteria or yeast probiotics contain restore the bacterial balance in the intestinal tract.

Leaky Gut Syndrome Prevention Diet Victoria TX

There have been quite a few “gold standard” studies supporting the idea that for certain kids, dietary changes can be a big help for those who have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Meat Foods Victoria TX

The FDA has deemed irradiation a safe way to sterilize food, and most mainstream experts agree. But several studies do suggest that the compounds produced when fats are irradiated could contribute to the development of cancer. So if the school cafeterias serve irradiated meat, you'd better read on for more information.

Multivitamins & Minerals Victoria TX

A good woman’s formula should include nutrients that protect your bones, heart, reproductive organs, skin, heart, and mind; vitamins and minerals to combat stress, PMS or perimenopausal challenges; and plenty of antioxidant help to balance your immune system. Read on for the multivitamins for men and children as well and see how the effect of these supplements.

Natural Asthma Treatment Victoria TX

Foods can also bring on attacks. Citrus and whole wheat can be a problem, especially when combined with food dyes and sulfite additives. It's not uncommon for kids with allergies and asthma to have a tendency to get dehydrated, so parents need to make sure they drink lots of fluids.

Neurofeedback and Attention Disorders Victoria TX

There’s mounting evidence that biofeedback is both helpful and safe, and kids tend to be very good at it. The practitioner places electrodes on the child’s scalp, and the child learns to control the brain waves— in real time—by watching them on a computer screen. Many kids with ADHD are deficient in beta waves, the high-frequency brain waves involved in thinking.

Nutritional Supplements for ADHD Victoria TX

There’s some evidence to support the theory that kids with ADHD are missing normal levels of key vitamins and nutrients, particularly zinc and essential fatty acids. Studies have shown that when you replenish these nutrients, some kids definitely do better.

Organic Baby Food Victoria TX

Babies are born with a dislike of bitter tastes—part of our innate defense against poisonous plants. Babies can, however, overcome that bias, even for strong vegetables like broccoli and brussels sprouts, if their mothers eat those plants pre- and postpartum.

Parenting Counselor Victoria TX

Being in nature almost automatically connects us to a sense of something larger than ourselves and lets us disengage from day'to'day preoccupations. Not only can you provide opportunities for your child to be in nature, you can help her focus on fully engaging her senses.

Pediatric Acupuncture Victoria TX

It was dark out, my husband was speeding, and I was turning my head back and forth from the road to our moaning 11-year-old son in the backseat, praying all the while: Please let this be appendicitis.

Pediatricians Victoria TX

See below to find local pediatricians in Victoria that give access to children's medical care, infectious disease control, eating disorder treatment, childhood cancer diagnosis, as well as advice and content on providing medical treatment for children.

Rash Treatments Victoria TX

The most important step is to try to figure out whether the rash has been caused by an infection or an allergic reaction, since each of these categories will lead to an entirely different course of action.

Reiki for Teens Victoria TX

One of the great things about Reiki is how easy it is to learn. Teens can learn to practice it on themselves or others—some practitioners also offer classes tailored to suit parents and teens together, in which parents and teens treat each other.

Solid Baby Food Victoria TX

When should I introduce solid foods to my infant son, and what first foods are best for him? Breast milk or infant formula supplies all of your baby’s nutritional needs for at least the first five to six months of life, so don’t be in a rush to start solid foods. Your baby’s intestinal tract is not fully developed, and starting solids too early may increase his risk of food allergies.

Teenage Depression Counseling Victoria TX

Teenage depression can be a very serious matter and can lead to self-mutilation, drug or alcohol abuse, attempted suicide, or even suicide. As such, it needs to be addressed quickly. Read on to see if there is any solution for your kid.

Treatment For Diaper Rash Victoria TX

The best protection against diaper rash is prevention. Here are some tips for you to keep your baby's bottom clean and dry. Read on and get more information.