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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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Emergency Tips for Choking

It is the goal of every parent to keep their children safe and happy. Most parents would go to great lengths to protect their children from harm, but, in some cases, it is unavoidable. Young children tend to have issues with chewing and swallowing as they develop those skills, so it is not uncommon for

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Summer Smile Contest - Franklin TN

Summer Happy Face Contest

Facebook Contest – Summer Happy Face Pediatrics Associates of Franklin knows how much kids love summer! To help celebrate and welcome the summer season, we want to see your child’s best ‘Summer Happy Face!’ Starting now until the end of July, post a picture of your child smiling big on our Facebook page and include the

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Beach Safety - Pediatrics Franklin TN

Beach Vacation Safety Tips

Vacations are great for getting away from the stresses of everyday life to relax. What better place to do that than the beach? Beaches are a fun idea for getting in some exercise and soaking up the sun’s vitamin D, but you don’t want your fun in the sun to be ruined by unpreparedness. If

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Teething Baby

Five Tips to Help Your Teething Baby

Has your baby become more irritable? Has she or he started drooling more? Sleeping less than usual? Chewing or gumming everything? Your baby is probably teething! This can be a hard time not just for baby, but for you as well. Your baby can get their first tooth as early as three months or they

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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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What Is Type 1 Diabetes – And How Can I Help My Child?

We call type 1 diabetes juvenile diabetes because it’s often discovered in childhood. Unlike type 2 diabetes, which is often the result of diet and lifestyle, type 1 diabetes may be the result of genetics or exposure to some viruses. Type 2 diabetes is far more common and refers to a state in which the

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FDA alerts consumers of nationwide voluntary recall of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers to Meridian Medical Technologies’ voluntary recall of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector products used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. This recall is due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that may result in

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Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease: A Parent’s Guide

Hand, foot, and mouth disease, while unpleasant, is a common viral illness that will eventually affect most children under the age of 5 – though it can sometimes affect older children and adults. It begins as a fever and a general feeling of malaise. Your child may report feeling tired, having a sore throat, or

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Summer Camps in Tennessee

Summer camps are a great way for your child to create new memories, build skills, and develop friendships. They can also help your son or daughter experience exercise in a fun and educational way. If you’re thinking about signing up for a camp in Tennessee this year, take a look at a few locations you

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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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