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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Jul 23rd, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Car Seats & Booster Jun 28th, 2021

Car Seats/Boosters Always refer back to the manufacturer's guide for exact recommendations.  Children should always ride in the back seat while in a car seat or booster.Rear Facing- Infant up to the age of 2 (or weight and height requirements are met)- Straps fit snug against thin layer of clothing- Do not place anything behind the back.  Can support legs underneath to prevent slouching down.- Children are flexible and if too long for...

Growth Chart - A Screening Tool Jun 8th, 2021

Growth charts are useful SCREENING TOOLS that medical providers use at medical visits.  The percentile is based on the average of all children of that assigned gender at birth born at that day.Infants (0-36 months)- Height, weight and head circumference measurements are all plotted on a growth chart.- Premature infants have their...

Pool Safety Rules Jun 1st, 2021

Pool Safety Rules by Texas Swim Academy 1. Walk, don’t run. The number one pool safety rule is to never, ever run near a swimming pool. Slipping on wet concrete is a real concern and serious injuries can result. 2. Listen to instructions and obey pool rules. Public pools may have different...

Baby Head Shape May 29th, 2021

Head Shape There are times when children will develop flatness to one side of their head. That is called plagiocephaly or brachycephaly. Here are a few tips on risk factors and prevention for at home. Risk Factors Twin gestation Torticollis Favoring one side for carrying/feeding Prevention Tummy time Place baby...

Summer Topics: Mosquito and Bug Bite Prevention and Treatment May 26th, 2021

Mosquito and Bug Bite Prevention and TreatmentInsect Repellents- DEET containing products of 20-30% are safe for infants and children- Use products only registered by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)- Do not apply permethrin to skin, only used to treat clothing and gear- Products containing citrus or eucalyptus may be irritating to the skin, use with cautionApplication- Apply on clothing and exposed skin only- Spray onto hands and pat onto the face- If your child is putting hands into mouth, do not leave any repellant on the hands to prevent ingestionOther Prevention- Do not allow for...

Bed-wetting Apr 15th, 2021

Bedwetting is common in girls until the age of 6 and in boys until the age of 8.  If a parent or an older sibling had night time bedwetting issues, then it is more likely to occur.   Tips to help : - No drinks after dinner.  Make sure the...

WEATHER UPDATE!!! SNOWY DAY and KID-DOC Pediatrics Feb 15th, 2021

SNOWY DAY -Feb 17, 2021 - Kid-Doc Pediatrics 2/17/2021 Update: Due to inclement weather, morning appointments before Noon, will be rescheduled or changed to Telehealth. Staff will connect to confirm afternoon appointments. Please, follow our FaceBook Page for daily updates/Safety Tips. Updates also available on our Blogs: -Feb 15 &...

Congenital Heart Defect Feb 5th, 2021

Congenital Heart Defect -  1 out of 110 children are born with a Congenital Heart Defect (CHD). It is one of the most common birth defects in the United States but we still do not always know why. -  These defects can be detected in utero during an ultrasound, after...

Constipation in Children Dec 8th, 2020

Let's talk about pooping!  They even wrote a book about it called, "Everyone Poops"Newborns- It can take their tiny tummies some time to adjust.  Their pooping schedules can vary in the first month of life.- Breastfed babies tend to have a bowel movement with every feed while formula fed babies...

CONSTANTLY Improvising .... Kid's Workspace for School Nov 30th, 2020

If you're anything like myself, once the space is neat and clean, we think that it's going to remain that way .... NOT!  We as Parents are CONSTANTLY improvising to find BETTER ways of organizing to help our kids focus, make the process, quicker and easier (also to keep us...

Thanksgiving 2020 Nov 26th, 2020

Thanksgiving 2020 Thankful for... Good Health - Good Health is one thing taken for granted until we don't have it. We must pause and be grateful if we are few of the fortunate who do.  Eat well, drink well, exercise, walk, smile.  See your Doctor for your annual checkup.  Be...

Reducing Eye Fatigue Nov 23rd, 2020

Children are at higher risk to develop eye strain and vision concerns due to excessive electronic usage with remote learningTips for reducing eye strain/fatigue- Make sure screens are at least 20 cm/10 inches away- Schedule breaks to be away from the screen- Position online learning next to a window to be able to look outside- Decrease extra screen time on tablets/phones/TV/video games during the school week- Get outsideWarning Signs- Eye irritation- Watery or dry eyes- Blurry vision- Headaches- Light sensitivity- Sore neck/shoulders due to poor posture Please, follow our FB page for Friday Videos on such topics! Topic: Excessive Screen Time Causing Eye Strain -...

Sleep Disorder Nov 16th, 2020

Sleepwalking- Occurs most often in 5-16 year olds- See more often with a family history of sleep walking- SAFETY is top concern (baby gate at top of stairs, lock the doors and windows, set house alarm)- Do not wake them up but guide them gently back to bedNight Terrors- Occurs most often 1-4 year olds- Will wake up screaming and terrified- Triggers are going to bed very late or very tired- Use a soothing voice to guide them back to sleep- Can use nap time or a quiet time during the day to make sure they are not over exhausted at bedtimeNightmares- Can occur as young as 6 months, but most often 3-12 years of age- Nightmare relates to their developmental stage of life- Prevent by avoiding violent or scary shows/games- Turn on lights and provide reassurance when your child wakes...