Kids Safety

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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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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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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Car Seat - Pediatric Associates of Franklin

Straight Talk on Car Seats

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death in children ages 3 to 18. Properly used child safety seats (car seats and booster seats) as well as seat belts have been shown to reduce that risk dramatically. While there are laws in all 50 states dictating child safety seat (CSS) use, the laws aren’t

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Pediatric Associates of Franklin

Strep Throat

Now that school is back in session, knowledge, friendship, and pencils are not the only things that students will share. Unfortunately the end of summer also marks the beginning of the sick season with numerous infections easily spread from close contact. Strep throat is one of those common infections that results in a significant disease

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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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