causes of asd in babies

Causes Of ASD In Babies

ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) is a developmental disorder of the brain and has become “an emerging epidemic” in America. According to the CDC, in the last decade there has been an 18% increase in the prevalence of babies developing ASD. Although the exact causes of ASD in babies are unsettled in the scientific community, many researchers argue that the symptoms of…Keep Reading



Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Is Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease in Toddlers Contagious?

If you have a toddler, chances are you have heard about the dreaded Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease, but you may not know much about it. At Pediatric Partners we see it often this time of year, and with school back in session soon, it’s important for parents and caregivers to be aware of the…Keep Reading



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The Importance of Well Baby Visits

The Importance of Well Baby Visits The Importance of Well Baby Visits and Well Baby Care New parents need to be aware that when they have a baby, they will visit their pediatrician during the first two years of their new baby’s life more than they probably will during the rest of the time the…Keep Reading



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What are the Symptoms of Fifth Disease, and How Can You Protect Your Toddler?

Fifth disease developed its name when it was listed as number five on a list of six childhood illnesses that can cause a rash. It’s one of the most common illnesses that children of school-age can develop, but younger children can contract it too. Usually, cases of fifth disease increase in the winter and spring…Keep Reading



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Whooping Cough

Protect Your Child from Whooping Cough Whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease that is caused by a bacterium, Bordetella pertussis. It is often diagnosed by a doctor, but can also be obvious to parents once they hear the “whooping” sound made when their child begins to cough. Small children are especially susceptible to…Keep Reading




The Role of a Pediatrician

A pediatrician is a physician that specializes in the treatment of children. Because of their specialty, they play an important role in the health and wellness of children in the healthcare industry. This is because medical testing, treatment methods and diagnoses are vastly different for young children compared to adults. Pediatricians provide not only medical care for children who are…Keep Reading



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Back to School Prep

The school holidays seem to be over in a flash, and before you know it, it’s time to get your kids ready for the semester ahead. Early preparation is the most important step because it will keep you feeling cool, calm, and collected, which your children will notice and follow suit. It’s also a good…Keep Reading



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Back To School Annual Physical

Why do your children need a physical when it’s time for them to go back to school? Have you ever wondered this? By scheduling an annual physical, your child’s pediatrician is better able to monitor your child’s growth, health and development to safeguard against potential health problems that could arise. Not to mention, the back-to-school time…Keep Reading



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Preventing Dehydration

Summer Safety Issue Preventing Dehydration Preventing Dehydration and Other Heat-Related Illnesses in Children Summer’s here! With all the outdoor after-school and summer break fun, sometimes it can be difficult to avoid preventing dehydration and heat-related illnesses in children. It isn’t impossible though, and if parents and other caregivers know the steps to take in order…Keep Reading



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Summer Boredom Busters

We’re nearing the golden summer months that children dream of while they work hard in school and wish for when they’re inside completing their homework. With weeks of fun ahead, it’s inevitable that you’ll need some plans to keep your kids entertained. The good news is that you don’t have to break the bank every time you take…Keep Reading

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