Kids Safety

Teen Driving Safety Franklin, TN

Teen Driving Safety

Car accidents are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S. today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 350,000 teenagers have been injured as a result of vehicle accidents. Teach Good Driving Habits Teenagers are most prone to car accidents, injury, and death when they first get their

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Teen Smoking Tips

Helping Kids Say No to Cigarettes

Cigarette smoking is the greatest preventable cause of disease in the United States. According to recent studies, 90% of adult smokers began using cigarettes when they were young adults. Teens often begin smoking as a way to look cool, act older, lose weight, seem tough, or feel independent. But thanks to aggressive antismoking campaigns, higher

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Food Allergies in Kids

Food Allergies: How to Explain them to Your Child

In the United States alone, there are 5.9 million kids living with food allergies. That’s equal to one out of every 13 children per class. However, if your kid has just been diagnosed with a food allergy, it’s easy to feel alone. At this point, you know what foods to avoid and what medications to

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Sports Physical

The Sports Physical

by Allen Peabody, M.D. With vacations, summer jobs, camps, sports and the like summer activities can quickly pile up. Before you know it, it is August again and almost time to start school. But like many people you have put off that one requirement of any child/adolescent competing in middle or high school sports, the

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Sports Physical

Ask The Doctors: What is impetigo and how do you get it?

What is impetigo and how do you get it? Impetigo is a superficial bacterial infection of the skin, typically caused by staphylococcal or streptococcal bacteria.  Breaks in the skin, by scrape, cut or insect bite, allow the bacteria into the skin leading to the infection.  Impetigo develops first as red bumps that progress to cloudy

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Pediatric Associates of Franklin

Ask The Doctor: Lice Help!

By Dr. John Chambers  Question: My child still has lice after using the medicated cream rinse! How can I get rid of her lice for good? “Nit Picking” is a phrase many of us use, but only those who have had lice or children with lice truly understand what it means to stand over someone’s

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Water Safety - Franklin, TN

Water Safety For The Family

Swimming is a great way for kids to stay cool and keep active during the hot summer months. The best way to make sure everyone has a great summer is to be diligent about water safety. Below are a few tips to help you keep your children safe in and around water all summer long:

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Summer Safety for Kids - TN

Summer Fun In The Sun And Safety

Now that the sun sets later in the day and children get to play outside longer, it’s time to get out the sunscreen and bug spray to protect your child. Sunscreen is essential to reduce your child’s risk of sunburn and skin cancer. Try to apply the sunscreen 15-30 minutes before they go out to

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Summer Fun - Franklin, TN

Protecting Your Child’s Skin

The sun is shining, the pools are open and it is the time of year to be outside. Protecting your skin and your child’s skin from the damaging effects of the sunrays is critical to reducing the risk of skin cancer and premature aging. While it has been known for decades that excess sun exposure

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Pediatric Associates of Franklin

Ask The Doctors

My two-month-old grunts constantly and every time he moves. My pediatrician says it’s nothing to be concerned about, but I want a second opinion. Could his constant grunting be a sign of something askew? If your child is growing well and eats vigorously then it is extremely unlikely that there is anything wrong with your

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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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