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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 them to

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Pumpkin Contest 2017

Annual Pumpkin Contest – 2017

Teams at PAF have created unique pumpkins to celebrate the fall season. We need your help to pick the best pumpkin! Starting now until October 31st, you can vote for your favorite pumpkin. You can vote on our Facebook page by clicking ‘LIKE’ on the picture of your favorite pumpkin. The doctors will also be

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Halloween Safety Kids Franklin, TN

Halloween Safety Tips for Kids!

Follow these tips to make sure you have a fun and safe Halloween! Make sure a parent knows you are going and that there is a parent along to guide the way for younger kids. There is safety in numbers. Go in groups. Know what route you are taking and stay in a neighborhood you

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Down syndrome

Twelve Facts for Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down Syndrome Awareness month; its purpose is to raise public awareness of this common disorder and advocate for acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. In honor of the month, here are 12 facts about Down syndrome you may not know: Down syndrome is named for Dr. John Langdon Down, who wrote

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Fall Franklin TN

Fall Family Fun: Things to Do in Middle Tennessee

Fall is a great time for making new family memories. When the leaves start to change colors, the mountains in Tennessee are wonders to behold. Whether you’re interested in picking some pumpkins from a pumpkin patch or introducing the kids to country music, here are some of the fun family adventures you may want to consider.

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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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Bullying Help Franklin TN

Tips to Help Kids Handle Bullies

Throughout your children’s school careers, they will likely encounter other children who behave with shocking cruelty toward others. Your child could be the victim of a bully or a witness when his or her classmates are bullied. To help support your child, learn the reasons for bullying, signs your child might be a victim, and

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ADHD Franklin TN

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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breastfeeding Benefits

The Benefits of Breastfeeding

Many mothers choose to breastfeed their infants, and there are many benefits to choosing this route. While alternatives to breastfeeding certainly exist and are in some cases necessary for babies with milk allergies and other medical concerns, the benefits of breastfeeding are undeniable. If you are expecting a baby in the near future or recently

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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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