Jun

23

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Back-to-School Physicals: It’s That Time Again

We all know how fast the summer goes by. Before you know it, it’ll be time to go shopping with the kids for new clothes and school supplies. That means it’s also time for your child’s back-to-school physical. Since Polk County schools begin class again on August 24, now is a great time to make…Keep Reading

Jun

19

Father and Son Pretend Shaving in the Bathroom

Father’s Day: 10 Fun Ways For Kids to Celebrate Dad

Father’s Day is just around the corner! If you haven’t already, it’s time to start planning how you and your family are going to celebrate the dad(s) in your life. Since we know Father’s Day is all about creating moments around things that dads love to do, we’ve come up with 10 ways your whole family can…Keep Reading

Jun

11

Donut With a Bite Out of It

Causes And Effects Of Childhood Obesity

The statistics of childhood obesity in the US are alarming. Take a look at some of the facts: •    Over the past 30 years, the number of overweight children in American has more than doubled. •    In 1980, the percentage of 6 – 11 year olds who were overweight was 7%. In 2012, statistics indicate…Keep Reading

Jun

2

Family Pouring Water on Each Other

Create A Family Summer Bucket List

Can you believe school is out and summer is already here? A child’s aptitude for adventure and exploration is never-ending, and the idea of summer to a child presents a perfect opportunity to accomplish anything! The thought of 10 weeks of freedom to go to the beach, play with friends, explore the backyard, and catch fireflies can make summer seem endless. Yet, as a parent, summer seems…Keep Reading

May

19

Boy with Inhaler

Asthma and Allergies

Understanding Asthma and Allergies in Children Allergies and asthma can be very dangerous in children if they are not diagnosed soon and treated properly. Five thousand people die a year from these problems and it often accounts for the highest number of school absences and hospitalizations in children. At Pediatric Partners, we take care of…Keep Reading

Apr

27

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Spring Allergies

Advice On Recognizing and Preventing Spring Allergies A lot of children suffer from spring allergies or hay fever. Statistics indicate that as many as 40% of children in America have some kind of allergy. However, what is confusing for many parents is trying to determine if their child is suffering from allergies or cold. Common…Keep Reading

Apr

13

Child Floaties

Water Safety for Kids: Helpful Tips for Fun in the Sun

With summer right around the corner, parents and children alike are preparing themselves for hot days sitting in sandy shade, splashing at the pool, and the echoing voices of “Marco?” “Polo!” While wading through water can provide much-needed relief from the scorching summer sun, water safety for kids becomes a big concern for parents this time of…Keep Reading

Mar

18

Baby Getting Shot

Regular Vaccinations for Pediatric Care

At Pediatric Partners in Winter Haven, newborn care is of utmost importance. Importance Of  A Regular Vaccinations For Your Baby A regular vaccination schedule is a timetable that specifies the right time period for your baby to get vaccinated. It is important for babies to get the bulk of their vaccines between 0 and 6…Keep Reading

Mar

3

Little Boy Allergic Reaction

Allergic Reactions: An Overview Of Why They Occur

An allergic reaction occurs when a person’s immunity system disagrees with a certain substances. It does so by fighting the substances and sending messages to the body while trying to eliminate the substance from the system. This reaction then leads to various problems. Signs of an Allergic Reaction Allergy symptoms are often seen in the form of runny…Keep Reading

Feb

16

little Girl with Measles

Measles Immunization Facts

The recently publicized cases of Measles at Disneyland have sparked a nationwide conversation about the decision to vaccinate and its impact on the health and wellness of our country’s children. Measles Symptoms Measles is a highly contagious disease that starts with basic cold symptoms, including a fever, runny nose, and sore throat before it spreads…Keep Reading

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