Kids Safety

Tick Encounters

The TickEncounter Resource Center promotes tick-bite protection and tickborne disease prevention by engaging, educating, and empowering people to take action. TERC resources to help you learn and promote the most up-to-date, effective, tick-bite prevention techniques. TERC Resources: How to remove a tick Tick testing Tick Identification For more information, FAQs and resources, visit the TERS website

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Swimmers Ear Franklin, TN

How to Avoid Swimmer’s Ear This Summer

When summer rolls around, we all want to head out to the water. An afternoon of swimming can be a remarkable relief on a hot day. If your children complain of pain in their ears afterwards, however, it’s time to see a doctor. Swimmer’s ear is a treatable but serious issue that plagues many people

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bug bites Franklin, TN

Summer Bites and Stings

Summer’s here, and it seems like everyone wants to play outside – even the bugs. So how can you keep your kids safe from nature’s bites and stings during outdoor games, and what should you do if a bite occurs? Here’s some prevention and treatment tips for the most common bug bites and stings. Mosquito

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Pool Safety Franklin TN

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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Summer Camp Mid TN

Which Summer Camp is Right for Your Child?

Summer will be here before you know it, which means summer camps. But how do you choose the right camp for your child? Let’s look at some things you should consider when choosing a camp to ensure your child has a safe, enjoyable experience. What Type of Camp is Right for My Child? There are

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Spring Sports Safety Franklin, TN

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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CyberBullying Franklin TN

Cyberbullying

Article by Rolling Hills Hospital Cyberbullying is bullying that occurs through digital technology, such as social media, text messaging, or e-mail. Like other forms of bullying, it is distinguished by three elements. There is intent to harm another person The hurtful and aggressive behavior is repeated. There is a real or perceived imbalance of power

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Spring Break Safety - Franklin, TN

Spring Break Safety for Kids

Spring break is coming up, and kids always find ways to get rid of pent up winter energy. The holiday can be relaxing for everyone, however, taking basic precautions reduces the risk of injury. Here are a few tips to help plan for a safe holiday: Protect against the sun Nothing ruins a beach day

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New Year Kids Franklin, TN

Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Kids

Helping kids set New Year’s Resolutions can be a fun and healthy tradition. Setting realistic goals is the key to turning resolutions into habits your kids will continue for the rest of their lives. This year, sit down with your children and make a list of healthy and attainable New Year’s Resolutions. Here are some

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Holiday Travel Safety

Safe Journeys: Safety Tips for the Holiday Traveler

The holidays are here, and with them, many families are packing the car and hitting the road. Unfortunately, for every driver on the road, there’s an increase in safety risks. That, coupled with the inclement weather we begin to see this time of year, means families should be extra cautious. Here are a few holiday

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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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