Dangers of ‘Choking Game’

A game that consist of adolescents intentionally choking or making themselves pass out is now trending in the 9-16 age range. Studies show that approximately 5 to 11 percent of children and adolescents have participated in an activity commonly referred to as the “choking game,” in which blood and oxygen to the brain is cut […]

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We are so very excited to introduce you to Brittnie Duff, CPNP!

Brittnie is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Brittnie graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2018 and completed her Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Alabama in 2014.  Brittnie worked as a neonatal nurse for 4 years and practiced as a Nurse Practitioner for 1 year prior to joining the Pathway team […]

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Surviving the Stomach Bug: Truths & Tips for Parents

Truths & Tips for Survival of Stomach Bugs When They Hit Your Home Hand washing and keeping things clean are your best defenses from getting ill with a stomach bug. Some viruses will survive on surfaces for days. And some viruses like Norovirus can even survive hand santizer. You have to use soap and water to kill […]

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FLU 2019!

Flu season is just around the corner. Take time to read these important tips on how to protect your family against flu this season. What are everyday preventive actions? • Try to avoid close contact with sick people. • The first and most important step is to get a flu vaccine each year • If […]

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Snake!

Snake Bites ​The United States has 120 species of snakes. Only 20 are poisonous. Almost every state has at least one species of poisonous snake. The only states that don’t are Maine, Hawaii, and Alaska. In some areas, snakes may invade playgrounds after heavy rains. Flooding of snake burrows makes snakes look for drier ground. […]

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Summer Sun Safety Tips

Beat the Heat this summer with these helpful Summer Sun Safety Tips: Infants and children up to 4 years of age are at greatest risk for heat related illness. The best defense is prevention: NEVER leave infants or children in a parked car. Dress infants and children in loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Schedule outdoor activities carefully, […]

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