Resources And Education

Tips for Starting Your Baby On Solid Food

Your baby’s first six months have been full of milestones and firsts: rolling over, smiling, a first laugh. And now you think it’s time to introduce your baby to solid foods. Around 4 to 6 months of age, most babies can hold up their head without support and may show an interest in solid foods.

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Sleep Disorder Kids

Common Sleep Disorders in Children and How to Identify Them

We all know that a restful sleep is an essential part of a growing child’s development, but around two out of every three children will experience a sleep disorder before the age of 13 according to a National Sleep Foundation (NSF) poll. Most will experience common nighttime disruptions, such as nightmares or infrequent insomnia, but

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Flu Prevention Franklin TN

Tips for Preventing the Flu

Children’s natural inclinations toward close interactions with one another and their failure to wash their hands often is one reason why influenza begins spreading when kids go back to school. The flu can be harmful to children, causing mild to severe fever, chills, cough, vomiting, and diarrhea. As flu season hits its peak in October,

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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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Ask The Doctors

Our 2-year old has started to stutter. Can he outgrow this or will he always have a problem? Many children between the ages of 2 and 5 years will go through a period of time when they stutter. This is the time when they have the biggest leap in language skills and often their mind

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Jaundice Newborn Care

What You Need to Know Regarding Newborn Jaundice

The birth of a baby is a joyous occasion, and all parents wants their kids to be as healthy as possible. Newborn babies may, however, suffer from jaundice. This is treatable condition that parents shouldn’t become unduly concerned about. What Is Jaundice? Jaundice is a yellowing of the skin or eyes caused by a buildup

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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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New Parent Tips Franklin TN

Helpful Tips for New Parents

You’ve just arrived home from the hospital. You had trouble strapping Junior into the brand-new, state-of-the-art car seat your mother insisted was the best, and you feel like you’ve just been hit by a semi. Your insides hurt in places you didn’t know existed, and your head might explode if your partner asks if you feel okay one more time.

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Learning Disorders

Parents in the Know: 4 Common Learning Disorders

Suspecting your child has a learning disorder causes stress for any parent. Keep in mind that a learning disorder doesn’t indicate a person’s intelligence nor does it limit the capacity to learn. Furthermore, early detection minimizes the effect a disorder has on a child. Understanding common disabilities and how to deal with them can reduce

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