Safety Check: Car Seat Safety

Using a car seat correctly makes a big difference. Even the right seat for your child’s size must be used correctly to properly protect your child in a crash. Never place a rear-facing car seat in the front seat of a vehicle that has a front passenger airbag. If the airbag inflates, it will hit […]

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Halloween & COVID-19: Have Fun While Staying Safe

Choosing costumes, decorating pumpkins, and getting special treats brings joy to many children at Halloween. Some Halloween traditions may look different this year to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are still plenty of ways families can have fun while avoiding the scare of being exposed to or spreading the virus. Most importantly, keep […]

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SEASONAL ALLERGIES

What is Allergic Rhinitis? Allergic rhinitis (also referred to by many as “allergies”) is a reaction that occurs when someone comes in contact with certain allergens in the air, or on their skin, that trigger the body to release histamine, a compound released by the body that causes an immune/inflammatory response in the body.  Symptoms […]

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It’s An Itchy World Out There!

Eczema, also known as Atopic Dermatitis, is a common skin condition characterized by red, dry, itchy patches on the skin. Eczema is caused by problems with the skin barrier that make it difficult for the skin to hold in moisture and keep out bacteria and irritants. It is common in children and may present differently […]

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Not so nice, Head Lice!

Head lice are a common problem that usually effects school-aged children and their families. They can attach to the hair of anyone’s head. It doesn’t matter if the hair is clean or dirty. Though head lice may be a nuisance, they don’t cause serious illness or carry any diseases. Head lice can be treated at […]

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Summer Fun: Molluscum?

Summertime is here! Time for fun, sun, swimming, and….. SKIN RASHES?? During the warm summer months, more children present to the pediatrician’s office with complaints of various skin rashes. One very common rash seen year round that is commonly a problem during the summer is Molluscum. What is Molluscum?: Molluscum Contagiosum (Poxvirus) is a viral skin […]

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