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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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Thanksgiving Franklin TN

Helping Kids Be Thankful on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is approaching quickly and is a time to be thankful for the advantages we have in our daily lives. To many adults, this comes easily, even naturally. Children, on the other hand, may have a harder time understanding the meaning behind being thankful. There are a few behaviors you can instill in kids to

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Pink Eye Franklin TN

Keeping An Eye Out for Pink Eye With Your Kids

Pink eye is an infection in the eye ducts that can cause redness and puss from the eye. It is more common among youth than it is in adults and is a common concern when kids go back to school each fall. Though it is highly contagious, it is easily treated with antibiotics and tends

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Allergies Brentwood - Franklin, TN

Dealing with Children’s Fall Allergies

Summer is over and school has started – and you may have noticed your kids coughing and sneezing up a storm. Don’t panic; they’re most likely experiencing simple fall allergies. While spring is most commonly associated with hay fever and pollen allergies, the same problems are carried into the fall months. As much as your

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Back-To-School-Illnesses Franklin TN

Common (Non-COVID) Back-to-School Illnesses

Getting back to school is an exciting time of year for kids of all ages, whether they are going to a new school or being reunited with past classmates. Returning to class also means being in close contact with other kids allowing illnesses to spread easily. There are some common bugs that spread at the

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HPV Franklin TN

Put HPV Cancer Prevention on Your Back-to- School Checklist!

By Kristin Vollrath, FP-Board Certified The start of a new school-year is a busy time, but also great yearly reminder that preventive health measures are due. One important way our clinic partners with families to protect future health is through the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine – a safe, effective, and routine vaccination which prevents many

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ADHD Franklin

Facing the New School Year with ADHD

During the summer, kids can stay up late, sleep in, and spend hours running around outside. There’s no need to sit still and no schedules to follow. But all that changes as families transition back into school routines. A new school year can be especially difficult for kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). New teachers, new

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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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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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Speech Delay Franklin TN

Speech Development in Kids

Language is something inherently human and one of the first things we learn in life during the early years of childhood. Speech and language take years to fully develop and the first years of a baby are marked by fulminant, exciting milestones. While these milestones are worthy of interest for any parent, each child is

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