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Down syndrome

Twelve Facts for Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down Syndrome Awareness month; its purpose is to raise public awareness of this common disorder and advocate for acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. In honor of the month, here are 12 facts about Down syndrome you may not know: Down syndrome is named for Dr. John Langdon Down, who wrote

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Dr. Donna Hamacher

Welcome Dr. Donna Hamacher to the PAF Team!

Starting September 1, 2019, we are excited to welcome Dr. Donna Hamacher to the Pediatric Associates of Franklin family! Dr. Hamacher is a proud Nashville native. She received her medical degree from St. Louis University, then completed her residency in pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. Dr. Hamacher is Board Certified in

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Kindergarten Tips

Make a Family Plan for Kindergarten Readiness

By Katherine R. Harrison, CPNP Kindergarten readiness is simply the next step to school readiness which will eventually lead to career and life readiness. No wonder parents put themselves under so much pressure! The reality is that readiness has less to do with facts and figures and more to do with active engagement and attitudes

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Back To School

5 Great Tips for Back to School

While there’s still plenty of summer left, school will start before we know it. Some start as early as the first week in August, so it’s crucial to get your family prepared now. The more prepared you feel, the easier the transition will be for everyone. Set the Clock Summer vacation usually means a breakdown

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Healthy Kids Franklin TN

Summer Happy Face Contest

Facebook Contest – Summer Happy Face Pediatrics Associates of Franklin knows how much kids love summer! To help celebrate and welcome the summer season, we want to see your child’s best ‘Summer Happy Face!’ Starting June 1, 2019 until July 31, 2019, post a picture of your child smiling big on our Facebook page in the

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Water Safety

Keep Your Kids Safe in the Water This Summer

Summer is pool season, and most kids are looking forward to a few months splashing, swimming, and having fun. But before you let anyone in the pool, lake, or ocean, everyone needs a refresher course on water safety. Provide Swimming Supervision Although your child may be a strong swimmer, never let a kid of any

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Study Tips

Study Tips for Final Exams

With the end of the school year fast approaching, summer is almost in reach. Before that blissful time arrives, however, there’s one more significant hurdle: finals week. Final exams can be stressful for even the most devoted students, as they try to balance multiple tests, papers, and projects in a short span of time. The

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Vaccines Middle TN

How Vaccines Can Save Your Child’s Life

World Immunization Week is the last week of April, and it’s the perfect time to talk about the importance of immunization. In the past 50 years, vaccines have saved more than a billion people and made life better for everyone by preventing more illnesses and disabilities than we can count. Before vaccines, illnesses like polio,

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Prom Safety

Prom Safety

For parents everywhere, prom night is a time of excitement and pride…followed by cold, unadulterated dread. We’ve all heard the statistics. Teenagers sneak flasks into the gym and get DUIs on their way home, or worse, get into car accidents. Poor lighting and foggy dance venues may create vulnerable situations and opportunities for assaults. As

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Sports Safety

Spring Sports Safety Tips for Kids

After a long winter, spring has finally arrived, and that means your kids can get outside and stay active in spring sports! As always, sports safety is a top priority when enrolling your children in athletic activities. Spring sports, like tennis, baseball, soccer, and track and field, require specialized safety precautions. This spring, make sure

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