Tips to Keep Your Children Safe Over the Holidays

The holidays are a time for family get togethers, traditions, and treats. A lot of strange things will be introduced to your young ones for the first time. Unfortunately, children and new things sometimes add up to hospital visits. The following … Continue reading

How to Make Thanksgiving Fun and Healthy For Your Kids!

Yep…Thanksgiving is the favorite holiday for some of us, so we’ve put together some tips to make the holiday healthy and fun this year! Involve Your Kids In Preparing For the Big Day! Make Thanksgiving decorations Plan activities for your … Continue reading

Being Unvaccinated is the Main Reason Patients Who Have the Flu Become Hospitalized

Of those who have the flu and become hospitalized, only 23.6% of them have been vaccinated according to a research letter published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Hospital records from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, … Continue reading

Did You Know that Pediatrics of Florence Can Complete Your Child’s Physical and It’s Usually Covered 100% By Insurance?

Did You Also Know… Your child will get all recommended screenings and immunizations on the spot? We can fill out any additional paper work needed for no extra charge for a year? We can deal with any problems that may … Continue reading

Traveling Tips – How to Make Airplane Trips with Children More Enjoyable for Everyone…

Flying with kids can be a challenge or it can be smooth-sailing. Very much depends on the age of your child, the length of your flight, and the time of day of your flight. If you have an infant, packing can … Continue reading

Why To See Your Primary Care Physician Instead of a Clinic For Your Sports Physical…

The Importance of Wellness checkups Your child’s health and development are very important to us and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that they have a wellness check up every year. These days everyone’s schedules are so busy it may … Continue reading

Parenting Tips – Is My Child Really Too Sick for School?

Sometimes it’s hard to know if your child is really coming down with something or just suffering a bout of Monday-itis. In a perfect world, kids would never get sick, and they’d never miss a day of school. But it’s … Continue reading

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