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Allergies Franklin TN

Spring Allergies in Children – What to Look for and How to Treat Them

The coming of spring brings new life, beautiful flowers, luscious greenery, and warm sunshine. It also means your children will be spending more time outdoors enjoying the fresh air. This is meant to be healthy and nourishing, but sometimes it can leave your child feeling miserable with allergies. When your child is outside playing around in

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Coronavirus Franklin TN

Coronavirus In Williamson County

UPDATED – 3/26/2021 Exciting news! Williamson county residents ages 16 and above can now get the COVID-19 vaccine. Our office does not have the COVID-19 vaccine and residents will need to check at vaccinate.tn.gov for locations where they can get it.   UPDATED – 12/15/2020 Don’t miss your child’s well-visit appointment! Remember, parents and patients

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Severe-Weather Franklin TN

Preparing as a Family: Severe Weather Safety Tips

In Tennessee the weather can often be unpredictable, especially during tornado season which peaks March through May. However, storms and tornadoes can happen at any time throughout the year. A weather watch (such as thunderstorm or tornado watch) means that a storm or tornado could develop. A weather warning means that the severe weather has

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breastfeeding Benefits

The Benefits of Breastfeeding

Many mothers choose to breastfeed their infants, and there are many benefits to choosing this route. While alternatives to breastfeeding certainly exist and are in some cases necessary for babies with milk allergies and other medical concerns, the benefits of breastfeeding are undeniable. If you are expecting a baby in the near future or recently

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Broken Bone Franklin TN

Broken Bones: What You Need To Know

A broken bone can be scary for both parents and children the first time it occurs. However, broken bones are common childhood injuries, and the good news is that they heal much faster than broken bones in adults. Partial or complete breaks can happen to any bone in the body. While some can be difficult

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Oral Health Kids Franklin TN

Oral Health in Children

Oral health is an important aspect of health for all people. However, it is also more overlooked than many other areas of self-care. It can be especially neglected in children, as they often do not understand how serious and important oral health is. In fact, tooth decay is one of the most common health problems

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Healthy Heart Franklin TN

Heart Health For Kids

Many parents wonder if they should be concerned about their kids’ heart health. They assume children are too young to understand what it takes to maintain a healthy heart, and there will be time to address that issue as their children grow.

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Staph Infection Kids

How to Treat Staph Infections in Kids

A staph infection is an infection caused by bacteria (staphylococcus) that lives naturally on our skin surfaces. Mostly, the bacteria live on our skin and are harmless. The problem arises when the skin is broken or cracked. When that happens, the bacteria can enter the wound and can cause an infection to occur. Signs and

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Winter Cold

Tips For Treating The Common Winter Cold For Kids

Your child comes home from school, and starts sniffling, complaining of a sore throat, and blowing their nose frequently. You know what this is – the common cold. But how can you treat it, relieve your child’s symptoms, and make sure you don’t get it? Here are some tips for treating the common winter cold

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Diaper Rash

Treating and Preventing Diaper Rash

What Is Diaper Rash? Diaper rash is a very common condition. It develops as a red, splotchy rash to your baby’s bottom or red, scaly skin in or near the genital area. These rashes grow in moist, warm places, making the area under your baby’s diaper the perfect breeding ground. The affected area may be

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IS YOUR CHILD
SICK?

Visit our library to choose from over 100 symptoms and read more about managing your child’s illness. Our practice is focused on assisting families in the health and wellness of their children. We are available for consultation, prevention and treatment of the physical and emotional health concerns of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

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