Pediatric Care

Home Safety_Franklin TN

Tips and Tricks for a Safe Home

Whether you already have kids at home or are expecting, you need to make sure your home is safe. There are dangers in our homes in the most unexpected places. Here is a guide to make sure you focus on all the right areas in your home. Home Safety Guide: Get on Your Child’s Level

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Colic Baby Franklin, TN

How to Help a Baby with Colic

Babies affected by colic are described as healthy, well-fed infants who cry for no apparent or obvious reason for more than three hours a day, more than three days a week, for more than three weeks. Despite this knowledge, colic is somewhat of a medical mystery. For babies with colic, the malady usually begins when

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Teen Driving Safety Franklin, TN

Teen Driving Safety

Car accidents are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S. today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 350,000 teenagers have been injured as a result of vehicle accidents. Teach Good Driving Habits Teenagers are most prone to car accidents, injury, and death when they first get their

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Teen Smoking Tips

Helping Kids Say No to Cigarettes

Cigarette smoking is the greatest preventable cause of disease in the United States. According to recent studies, 90% of adult smokers began using cigarettes when they were young adults. Teens often begin smoking as a way to look cool, act older, lose weight, seem tough, or feel independent. But thanks to aggressive antismoking campaigns, higher

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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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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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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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