Potential Measles Outbreak in Alabama

We at Pathway Pediatrics are committed to providing the most up-to-date information and best practices concerning the health and safety of our patients and families. The Alabama Department of Public Health has issued information regarding the potential for an outbreak of measles in the state of Alabama. As of 4/25/19, there have been no confirmed […]

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Cough, runny nose & the common cold

What causes cough, runny nose, and other symptoms of the common cold? — These symptoms are usually caused by a viral infection. Lots of viruses can take hold inside your nose, mouth, throat, or lungs, and cause cold symptoms. Most people get over a cold without lasting problems. Even so, having a cold can be […]

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The Importance of Sports Physicals

It’s back to school next month, make sure you have your sports physical for the upcoming school year. If your child participates in sports, it’s important for you to schedule an appointment for your child’s sports physical. GOALS OF THE PREPARTICIPATION SPORTS EXAMINATION — The goals of the preparticipation sports examination are to: Maximize safe […]

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Calling all 6th Graders…

If your child is preparing to enter in the 6th grade, then it’s time for you’re his/her checkup and immunizations. Most schools require the immunizations and a blue slip before starting the 6th grade.  At these visits, your provider will: –       Check your child’s height, weight and body mass index –       Measure vital signs such as […]

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Schedule Your Child’s Well Check-up!

It is important that you bring your child in for well-child checkups.  The American Academy of Pediatrics  recommend annual well-child checkups.  At these visits we will be doing routine care such as checking height, weight, body mass index, vital signs, vision and hearing screens, laboratory values and immunizations if needed.  We will also be discussing […]

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What you should know about Antibiotics

What are antibiotics? — Antibiotics are medicines that help people fight infections caused by bacteria. They work by killing bacteria that are in the body. These medicines come in many different forms, including pills, ointments, and liquids that are given by injection. Antibiotics can do a lot of good. For people with serious bacterial infections, […]

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