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Influenza Season is Coming- Protect Your Loved Ones!

As the weather is turning colder, unfortunately that also means that flu season is upon us. Flu season usually starts in the fall and ends in the spring. Influenza or “The Flu” is an illness caused by a respiratory virus. The flu can spread rapidly through schools, homes, and communities. This year with COVID-19, it is especially important to protect …

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Sore Throat? Watch for Symptoms of Strep!

A sore throat can have many different causes. Colds, influenza, allergies, and now even COVID-19! One of the common causes of sore throats in children ages 5-15 is strep throat. Group A Strep is the only common bacterial cause of a throat infection. Diagnosis can be confirmed by a Strep test on a sample of throat secretions. Cough, hoarseness, red …

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Hand Foot and Mouth Disease- What You Need to Know!

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD)  is a virus that causes small painful blisters in the mouth. Most children also get tiny blisters on their hands and their feet. This is caused by the Coxsackie A-16 virus, and mainly occurs in children ages 6 months-4 years. Although Hand Foot and Mouth Disease can be very painful, it usually does not …

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Is it LICE???

No parent or caregiver wants to hear that LICE is going around! Although lice can be a frustrating and annoying problem to deal with, it can usually be treated at home! With careful treatment, all lice and nits lice eggs are usually killed. There are no lasting problems from having head lice and they do not carry any diseases or …

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Cuts, Scrapes, and Bruises- When to Call the Doctor!

Cuts, scrapes, and bruises are a common occurrence, especially in children. Whether they are playing sports, at the playground, riding bikes, or going to school, these unfortunate accidents can cause a lot of pain and stress for children of all ages. Sometimes it can be hard to know if it is just a cut, or if it needs to be …

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Concussions- Do You Know the Signs?

Sports in many areas are in full swing! Every sport comes with some level of risk, but concussions are one of the more common injuries in youth and high school sports including football, soccer, lacrosse, basketball, hockey, and cheerleading. A concussion is an injury that can temporarily disrupt the normal function of the brain. This will affect a child’s ability …

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Street Safety for Kids

A lot of kids are heading back to school soon. Many of them kids walk or ride their bike to school every single day. We wanted to pass along some important information from the American Academy of Pediatrics on how to keep your kids safe from injuries on the streets. Did you know that injuries are the greatest threat to …

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Treating Warts

Warts are common, benign bumps that develop on the skin as a result of a viral infection known as the human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts are pretty common in children and can develop just about anywhere on the body; however, they are most often found on the face, feet, and hands. Generally, warts usually don’t cause any problems and will go …

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Dietary and Nutrition Guidance

Having healthy, happy children begins with a healthy diet. We know that in this day and age life gets pretty hectic and it isn’t always easy to eat right; however, for the health of your family it is important to make healthy eating habits part of your daily routine. The earlier in life that healthy eating habits are adopted by …

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Managing Your Child’s Asthma

While there is no cure for asthma, there are ways to manage your child’s asthma symptoms and to reduce the risk for a flare-up. Of course, to be able to properly control your child’s asthma it’s important to understand more about this condition and what triggers your child’s symptoms. A pediatrician will be a valuable asset when it comes to …