Pediatric Care

Vaccines Middle TN

How Vaccines Can Save Your Child’s Life

World Immunization Week is the last week of April, and it’s the perfect time to talk about the importance of immunization. In the past 50 years, vaccines have saved more than a billion people and made life better for everyone by preventing more illnesses and disabilities than we can count. Before vaccines, illnesses like polio,

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Allergies Franklin TN

Spring Allergies in Children – What to Look for and How to Treat Them

The coming of spring brings new life, beautiful flowers, luscious greenery, and warm sunshine. It also means your children will be spending more time outdoors enjoying the fresh air. This is meant to be healthy and nourishing, but sometimes it can leave your child feeling miserable with allergies. When your child is outside playing around in

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autism franklin tn

Autism With Children

Has a child in your life recently received an autism diagnosis? Whether that child is your own child, the child of a relative, or that of a close friend, it is important to learn what you can about autism spectrum disorders to gain a better understanding of what lies behind the behaviors they may exhibit.

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Sports Safety

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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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 Break Safety Tips

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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Healthy Kids Williamson County

8 Ways to Protect Your Family From the Common Cold

Does the thought of winter bring visions of sick days to your mind? The common cold can last for 7-10 days and can quickly spread to other members of the family. When this happens, it can take weeks for the entire family to be healthy again. Avoiding the cold virus is the best thing you

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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 Franklin TN

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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Holiday Health Tips - Franklin, TN

How to Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

The best way to prevent the spread of germs this holiday season is by incorporating healthy and hygienic practices into your daily routine. Most often, germs are transmitted through physical contact and the exchange of bodily fluids. Organisms and bacteria can survive for short periods of time on everyday objects that are frequently touched, such

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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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