Halloween with food allergies

Got food allergies?  This makes trick or treating a dicey event for your child. Many Halloween candies and treats contain peanuts, tree nuts, milk, soy or wheat (the most common allergens).  However, Halloween and dressing up can be a fun time.  To let your child experience the dress up fun but avoid dangerous treats, try […]

Teenage Drivers

My daughter still laughs when she tells the story. I wanted to teach my daughter to drive so that I was sure she learned how to be a safe driver. We did an online class together and it was actually a good experience for both of us. The parent instructions were meant to be read […]

Flower Mound Presbyterian Hospital

Kids First has arrived at Flower Mound Presby! We can’t wait to meet your new baby in the hospital. Please let the hospital staff know that your child is a Kids First Kid, and they will contact our doctor on call.

Chocolate healthy?

Is Chocolate Really Healthy? Eating a chocolate bar as part of a ‘healthy’ breakfast or post-workout snack sounds too good to be true, right? It is. But here’s what you should know: Chocolate contains healthy compounds – called flavanols – which have been shown to relax blood vessels and stimulate blood flow (more blood flow […]

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down’s Awareness Month.  We celebrate the abilities of these children and all the progress that has occurred in Down’s lives.  There is some really fascinating research going on to improve the cognition of our Down syndrome children.   The research team at Jerome Lejeune Institute in Paris HTTPS://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01576705 show some interesting preliminary results […]

John Down- Down Syndrome

John Langdon Down was a British physician in the early 1800’s whose family was descended from Irish roots. He apprenticed with his father, an apothecary (pharmacist) when he was 14. By the time he was 18 he went to London to study the field of medicine. There,  he worked with a surgeon and under his […]

Positive Thoughts

MY pet peeve du jour…I am talking with a parent in the office and the child is simply not obeying. The dad turns to her and says, “If you don’t stop, then the doctor is going to give you a shot!” No, I am not going to give you a shot if you misbehave. I […]