American Academy of Pediatrics Announces New Recommendations for Children’s Media Use

Today’s children grow up immersed in digital media, which has both positive and negative effects on healthy development. Problems begin when media use displaces physical activity, hands-on exploration and face-to-face social interaction in the real world, which is critical to learning. Too much screen time can also harm the amount and quality of sleep.  AAP […]

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Strep Throat

Group A streptococci is a bacterial infection that usually presents in children age 3 and over. An infected child will typically become ill 2 to 5 days after being exposed to streptococcal bacteria. Group A streptococcal infections are very contagious. Throat infections, for example, are passed through the air by sneezing, coughing, or touching an […]

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Sleep-How much does my child need? Is my child getting enough?

There are a couple of ways to answer this question: Does your child wake up in the morning without complaint? Does she pay attention in school without difficulty? Does she stay awake on short car trips around town? If the answer to all of these questions is yes in a school age or older child, […]

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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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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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