Kids Safety

Covid Quarantine

COVID-19 Quarantine And Isolation Calculator

CLICK HERE for a COVID-19 quarantine and isolation calculator from the State of Tennessee to determine how long you should isolate after testing positive for COVID-19 or having had close contact with someone who was positive for it.         The information and content on our website should not be used as a

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UV SAFETY

UV Safety for Your Children

Summer is here, and the ultraviolet rays are shining brightly. It is important to remember that UV light poses danger to you and your family. Here is a guide to the different types of UV light and ways to keep your family protected from them. UVA UVA is a type of long-wave UV light that

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Traveling During Covid

Keeping Your Family Safe While Traveling During COVID-19

Updated May 24, 2021 As state economies begin to fully reopen, many families are considering their travel plans. Is it safe to travel on an airplane? How can you minimize the risk of exposure while you’re traveling, visiting attractions, or going to the beach? Follow these tips as you iron out your family vacation plans.

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Swimmers Ear

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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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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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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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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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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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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Toy Safety Franklin TN

4 Tips For Toy Safety

The holiday season is here and that can mean toys, toys, and more toys. While toys can be a wonderful, enriching form of play, it is imperative to ensure that toys are safe before passing them on to a child. Knowing how to understand age appropriateness of different toys and materials for children is important

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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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