Keeping Your Family Safe

Kids and hot cars

It may be every parent's worst nightmare. Unfortunately, kids accidentally being left in hot cars is a real issue. This public service announcement carries a message with the power to save lives. Simply put:

Stress & Weight

Stress can play a huge role in your health. Studies have found a stressful life can cause high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity. That's right, stress can even cause weight gain.

Summer shoe safety

Ah, so many summer shoe options. So what and how do you choose? A nude wedge, I wear them with dresses and shorts they're very comfortable!

Kids/Heat Illnesses

There is no shortage of outdoor activities available in the summer. Time can slip right by. But experts say it's important to recognize that children and adults tolerate heat very differently.

Parental TV viewing

t's no secret kids watch TV. But pediatricians say spending a lot of time in front of the tube is not good for a child.

Good carbs/Bad carbs

What do all of these foods have in common; beans, brown rice, fruits and vegetables. They're all good or healthy carbs and these foods: white bread, white rice, cakes and cookies. You guessed it, the so-called bad carbs.

Artificial sweetners

You may think it's healthier for you, but now researchers are finding that artificial sweeteners may not be any better than sugar. Why? Lots of people use them. "They help me lose weight."

Cleft palate pup helps kids

He's five months old and weighs around 10 pounds. His name is Lentil, a French Bull dog puppy, who has made quite a name for himself by encouraging kids to be comfortable in their own skin.

Firework safety

Fireworks are part of the fun on 4th of July, but they can also cause injuries, including burns, contusions, lacerations, and foreign objects in the eye. In some cases they can even be deadly. So be cautious when using these products.

FDA changes sunscreen labeling requirements

Sunscreen is probably on your shopping list this summer but if those labels leave your head spinning, Listen Up. The Food and Drug Administration has changed the requirements on labels- so that you can make a truly informed choice.

RECALL: Orville Redenbacher’s Ready-to-Eat Classic Kettle Korn.

April 26, 2013 - Today, ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG) in cooperation with the U.S.

City of McAllen makes top 10 list of 2013 Spring Allergy Capitals

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has released it's 2013 Spring Allergy Capitals list identifying the 100 most challenging places to live with allergies during the spring season.

Energy Drinks & Your Heart

The options for a quick caffeine boost keep pouring in. The energy drink industry is projected to reach nearly $20 billion in sales this year thanks to its most popular customer: Teenagers.

Re-Examining Head Injuries

It's easy to imagine how blinding blows to the head can lead to severe brain injury, but new research suggests that even minor hits may, over time, lead to long-term problems.

Special Report-MRSA

It's called Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, or MRSA. Doctor Brian Smith with the Texas Department of State Health Services says it's a Staph skin infection.