Jun

7

Sinus Infections Pediatric Partners

Sinus Infections

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SINUS INFECTION AND THE COMMON COLD Can you tell the difference between a cold and something more difficult, like sinusitis, otherwise known as a sinus infection? Though symptoms are similar, the two conditions are treated differently, which is why it is important to understand the origins of a sinus infection and…Keep Reading

Jun

5

Summer Breathing Issues Pediatric Partners

Summer Breathing Issues

HOW TO DEAL WITH SUMMER BREATHING ISSUES IN CHILDREN For kids with breathing issues, the summer can be a particularly difficult time. Heavy air and changes in weather can lead to shortness of breath in some children, especially those who suffer from asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and COPD. However, in addition to acquiring a proper…Keep Reading

Jun

2

Upper Respiratory Infection Pediatric Partners

Upper Respiratory Infection

THE ROOT CAUSES OF UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS Most upper respiratory infections, which include mild cases of cold and flu, as well as the more serious conditions like bronchitis and pneumonia, all affect the nose, mouth, sinuses and throat, otherwise known as the upper respiratory system. The root causes of these conditions are usually either viral…Keep Reading

May

29

Immunizations Pediatric Partners

Immunizations

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IMMUNIZATIONS Immunizations are the most effective means of making a body resistant or immune to an infectious disease. There are several immunizations that are required not just for children but for adults, and for those who are planning to travel out of the country. Following an immunization schedule that…Keep Reading

May

25

Bacterial Infections Pediatric Partners

Bacterial Infections

LEARNING TO RECOGNIZE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BACTERIAL AND VIRAL INFECTIONS Viruses and bacteria are both essentially pathogens, or dangerous microscopic organisms that have the capacity to cause one or the other form of illness in human beings. Children are generally more affected by infections, either bacterial or viral, because their immune system still does not have…Keep Reading

May

22

Bronchitis Pediatric Partners

Bronchitis

Sneezing, coughing and fevers can make everyone miserable. But how can you tell if the infection is easing off or getting worse? When a cold begins to clear, fever breaks first, though coughing could continue for a few days. If coughing lasts for longer than a few days, it could be morphing into something more serious…Keep Reading

May

18

Viruses and Fever Pediatric Partners

Viruses and Fever

THE COMMON COLD This is probably the most reported illness in children, and can be linked to viruses and fever. Even babies can catch a cold. The most common virus is the rhinovirus, as it is transmitted through touch and the air. Typical symptoms are congestion, coughing, a runny nose, itchy and watery eyes and…Keep Reading

May

16

Coughs and Colds Pediatric Partners

Coughs and Colds

SIMPLE FACTS Coughs and colds are the most common illnesses children have during their formative years. If multiple colds occur in one year, don’t panic. The average child will get anywhere from three to ten colds every year. The average cold lasts around 10 to 14 days, so it’s a good idea to know what to…Keep Reading

May

10

Stomach Flu Pediatric Partners

Stomach Flu

Although the name can be quite misleading, stomach flu is actually unrelated to the regular flu virus. Stomach flu affects the intestines, whereas the flu virus attacks the respiratory system. This disease is extremely contagious, spreading easily from one infected person to the next. ILLNESS PROGRESSION When the virus enters the body, it travels to…Keep Reading

May

5

ADHD Pediatric Partners

Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

WHAT IS ADHD? The condition known as Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder occurs in approximately 5% of school-age children, and is more often found in boys. The main symptoms of this condition include moodiness, inability to stay focused (on even the simplest of tasks) and a chronic difficulty to stay still, even for minutes at a time….Keep Reading

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