HealthLeader

An Online Wellness Magazine produced by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Health Topics - Parenting

A Miraculous Journey: David’s growth from frailest baby to fledgling baseball player

At 10 months old and weighing just 10 pounds, David was so weak and behind in development that he couldn’t even sit up. But now the bubbly 4-year-old is growing fast and thriving. In fact, the big Houston Astros fan is already swinging baseball bats, and he even has a mean left-handed pitch....

Good Nutrition Starts Early: Healthy food choices for young families are easy thanks to the UTHealth WIC program

As the young family pushes the grocery cart down the food aisles, healthy food selections become easier when they use their Women, Infants and Children (WIC) shopping list and fill their cart with WIC-approved items....

Going to Extremes: There is hope regarding mental health issues in children and adolescents

When Pat Sumner’s son, Eric, was in elementary school, she chalked up his moodiness to anxiety issues. After two decades of frustration and confusion, the diagnosis of bipolar disorder was tough....

Drowning on Dry Land:

Summer is a time for sun and fun, but it’s also a time for safety, since the season can result in an increase in drowning-related accidents....

Common Early Allergies: Discovering your young child’s triggers can prevent future reactions

My kids don’t have food allergies, but I know when it’s my turn to bring snacks to after-school clubs or party treats for the classroom, foods that are nut-safe and dairy-free reign supreme to keep their classmates safe....