Newborn Tips – When a Fever Really Maters in Your Newborn

Fevers in newborns under two months of age need to be monitored. Fever phobia is common among parents but most times these fears are unfounded. That all being said; very young infants ARE at high risk for serious infections, so … Continue reading

Antibiotics Series #3 – Antibiotics Can Prevent Infections, Especially For Children With Chronic Conditions

In certain circumstances, we give antibiotics to prevent infections. This isn’t something we do for the average child, but for those with chronic conditions that predispose them to bacterial infections, it can be quite effective. For most of these situations, … Continue reading

My Infant Has Jaundice! What Is Jaundice? Should I Be Worried?

Jaundice is a common problem in newborns-one that is responsible for a lot of office visits and hospitalizations in the first few days after birth. Infant jaundice is a yellow discoloration in a newborn baby’s skin and eyes. Infant jaundice … Continue reading

New Baby Tips – When, What, and How To Feed Your Baby

Trying to decide when to start solid foods for your baby can be confusing, you are not alone. We would like to take some time to go through some of the issues that can be overwhelming. The following comments are … Continue reading

Poll Results Are In: Do Parents Want Children in Daycare to Be Vaccinated?

Researchers at the University of Michigan conducted a nationwide survey of 614 parents with children ages 5 and under. They asked the parents what they would do if one in four kids at their child’s day care was under-vaccinated. Three-quarters … Continue reading

Antibiotics Series #2 – Choosing the Correct Antibiotic for Your Child’s Illness

Even the most common problems in antibiotic treatment do not have simple solutions. Choosing one antibiotic drug from among several candidates entails balancing the benefits and the detriments associated with each. One challenge of deciding which one to use is … Continue reading

Antibiotics Series #1 – How Antibiotics Kill Bacteria But Can Become Resistant Overtime

Antibiotics are an some of the most important medications pediatricians can use to combat infections. Antibiotics are also over requested and over prescribed. Antibiotics kill bacteria or keep them from reproducing. Disinfectants, like bleach, also kill bacteria but it’s not … Continue reading

New Study Shows That Kids Who Specialize in One Sport Have More Knee and Hip Injuries

Way back in the day, kids played multiple sports. The trend now is it play one and get the best you can at it. Most sports now find a way to play all year ’round. A new study published in … Continue reading

Tips On Selecting a Pediatrician – How Pediatrics of Florence Sets Itself Apart from Other Erlanger, Florence, Union, and Northern Kentucky Pediatricians

How we set ourselves apart from other pediatric practices… Our Staff – Pediatrics of Florence has assembled an outstanding and diverse team of health care professionals dedicated to the physical, emotional and intellectual development of your child. We employ a full complement of … Continue reading