Feb

2

Little Girl Blowing Her Nose

Tips to Fight Those Nasty Colds are Here!

Kids are usually prone to colds and flu. In fact, most parents will have to deal with their child suffering from flu a few times a year. Even though this is part of the natural cycle of growing up, there are some ways in which you can try to prevent your child from falling ill…Keep Reading

Jan

8

Doctor Vaccinating a little girl with Teddy Bear

Timing is Everything: Keeping Your Child’s Vaccination Schedule on Track

Vaccinations protect against many infections including pertussis, mumps, measles, and even polio and diphtheria. Despite the fact that many of these diseases now seem archaic, it is important that your child receive vaccines in accordance with the vaccination schedule set out by the Center for Disease Prevention and the American Association of Pediatrics. Why is…Keep Reading

Dec

19

Little girl getting a shot

Essential Information About Flu Shots

The flu shot or flu vaccine can be administered to anyone right from the age of six months until death. Why would anybody want to take it? This vaccine helps to protect you from getting the influenza virus. This virus, more commonly known as the flu, has a number of variations and attacks children, adults…Keep Reading

Nov

19

Little Girl Blowing her Nose

Common Respiratory Illness In Children

Children below the age of 12 months can suffer from a number of respiratory diseases that can carry on for the rest of their lives if not treated and controlled properly. At Pediatric Partners, we look after your child’s health and provide the best treatment possible. All of us at Pediatric Partners are easily accessible…Keep Reading

Nov

10

Emily-Sullivan-Headshot

Meet Our Latest Addition – Emily Sullivan PA-C

Pediatric Partners is excited to announce the addition of Emily Sullivan, PA-C, to our list of caring and compassionate pediatric providers. Emily is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University in Orlando, Florida, and has a strong passion for pediatric medicine. Emily works intently with each patient to create a relationship which allows for more personalized care. We…Keep Reading

Oct

29

Small boy sleeping by clock

Adjusting to Time Change with a Toddler

As the fall days get shorter and the air turns crisper, many people look forward to gaining an extra hour of sleep as the clocks “fall back”. However, as a parent, adjusting to time change with a toddler means that you can expect your child’s sleep routine to be disrupted. In the fall, children who…Keep Reading

Oct

15

Enterovirus Symptoms

Enterovirus: Symptoms, Severity & Treatments

Although Enteroviruses typically circulate in the summer and cases tend to decline in the fall, we are currently experiencing a nationwide outbreak of Enterovirus D68. Referred to by the CDC as EV-D68, this strain is one of many non-polio Enteroviruses. The virus can cause respiratory illness on the spectrum from mild to severe, and children…Keep Reading

Oct

2

Giving Child Injection

What You Should Know About Synagis Shots

The Synagis shot is given to children who are at risk of contracting Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). RSV usually occurs when a child does not have enough antibodies that are necessary to fight off infections and immunization for children is necessary to protect them from RSV. The Synagis shot is very similar to the flu…Keep Reading

Sep

24

Child sleeping with Teddy Bear

Sleep Mistakes: 3 Common Problems

Good, sound sleep is essential for a child’s development and has a profound impact on his or her social behavior and ability to learn during waking hours. Healthy sleep means that a child is receiving enough uninterrupted sleep, with an age-appropriate nap schedule and a sleep schedule that is in tune with his or her…Keep Reading

Sep

18

RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus): What You Need to Know

What You Should Know About RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) The Respiratory Syncytial Virus is a contagious viral infection that is most commonly found in children and infants. It usually affects the lungs of the person and it can last up to 2 weeks. While this disease is not considered to be extremely dangerous for healthy…Keep Reading

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