Pediatric Care

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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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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Pediatric Associates of Franklin

How to Prevent Bug Bites

Spring has sprung. That means everyone will be outside enjoying the beautiful weather. It also means that insects are more likely to bite or sting you and your children. So let’s discuss some ways to help prevent bug bites and what to do if they bite.  Which Insects Should Concern Me? Two insects everyone wants

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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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College Medical Care

Medical Care in College

by Phyllis Townsend,  MD Sending your young adult off to college is an anxiety provoking event on many levels. Concern over whether your child will do well with their studies? Will they get very homesick? Will they eat right? Will my child know what to do when they get sick? The thought of a sick child

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Pediatric Associates of Franklin

Ask The Doctors

My 2-and-a-half-year-old picks at her food now, where she used to have a healthy appetite. She even shows little interest in treats. She hasn’t lost any weight yet. Is this normal or should I be concerned? Toddlers are notoriously finicky eaters who seem to eat well at one meal and eat nothing at the next.

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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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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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