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Why Your Child Needs The Flu Vaccine

Share List The flu vaccine is given to children who are older than 6 months of age. Since the flu can be very dangerous for children, it is ideal to get them vaccinated before the season starts. Find out when the latest vaccine is available and schedule an appointment with the pediatrician as soon as…Keep Reading



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Preventive Healthcare

Share List Preventive Healthcare For Your Child Every parent wants their child to be healthy. However, if you wait to take your child to the doctor only when he or she is ill, your child will have to suffer from the illness and then go through an entire recovery period. Preventive health care for children…Keep Reading



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Cold And Flu: Know The Difference

Share List The kids are back in school, hooray! Brace yourselves, though, because the fall season also brings cold and flu season. Cold and flu seasons occur in a predictable pattern and usually start up in the fall and end in the spring. A sign that cold and flu season has started is a sudden rise in the number of school-aged children getting…Keep Reading



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Swimmer’s Ear

Share List Swimmer’s Ear: Protecting Your Child From Infection If your child starts to complain about an itching feeling in the ear or if you start to see pus or a colored liquid oozing out of their ear, it is possible that they have a condition called Swimmer’s Ear. Get them to Pediatric Partners immediately…Keep Reading



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Summer Breathing Issues

Share List Taking Steps To Prevent Or Limit Summer Breathing Issues Breathing issues can occur throughout the year. Summer Breathing Issues has its own problems that lead to breathing problems, especially for children who are prone to allergies. By taking a few precautionary measures, it is possible to avoid these problems and let your children…Keep Reading



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Fireworks Safety Tips For 4th of July

Share List Summer means picnics, barbecues, parades, and fireworks displays around the 4th of July! Below are some tips to ensure that you and your family will have a happy and safe 4th of July fireworks celebration this year! Eye Safety And Proper Use The best way to avoid a potentially blinding fireworks injury is by attending a professional…Keep Reading



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

Share List 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…Keep Reading



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

Share List 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…Keep Reading



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Create A Family Summer Bucket List

Share 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…Keep Reading



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Asthma and Allergies

Share List 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…Keep Reading

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