Fall concussion season here in Central Texas generally runs through December. As football and soccer are both highly competitive right now, there’s always the risk that children and teenagers playing these sports may suffer from a concussion in the next few months. Child Neurology Consultants’ sports neurologist and concussion expert Dr. Kate Labiner recently spoke
We are often reminded that if we don’t get enough sleep, our bodies will suffer. Healthful, restorative sleep is necessary for optimal brain function (especially in children) and boosts immunity–something that is so important right now for all of us as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. But can too much sleep actually be harmful, too?
Join us on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. CT The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented change and stress. To help support our families during this time, we are launching a series of video broadcasts to be streamed live on Facebook about various topics that impact our patient families. The next Facebook Live event
A recent report says that hospital ERs have seen a big increase in the number of kids and teens reporting headaches. What is causing the increase? And is there anything kids (and parents) can do to prevent them? Dr. Lindsay Elton, pediatric neurologist who specializes in headaches/migraines, says she is not surprised by the report.
Dehydration robs your body of precious fluids. As temperatures rise to triple digits, the risk of becoming dehydrated is even greater. Prevention is simple…drink more fluids. Yet, research says your child likely isn’t drinking enough. In a 2015 study, more than 50% of students examined showed signs of low daily water intake. Who is most