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 […]
January 10, 2020read more
Hand-foot-and-mouth is a viral infection that is most frequently seen in the summer and fall months. What are the signs or symptoms? • Tiny blisters in the mouth and on the fingers, palms of hands, buttocks, and soles of feet that last a little longer than a week (one, few, or all of these may […]
January 3, 2020read more
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, […]
December 19, 2019read more
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 […]
December 11, 2019read more
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 […]
November 14, 2019read more
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 […]
October 1, 2019read more