May

29

Immunizations Pediatric Partners

Immunizations

Share List 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…Keep Reading

May

25

Bacterial Infections Pediatric Partners

Bacterial Infections

Share List 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…Keep Reading

May

22

Bronchitis Pediatric Partners

Bronchitis

Share List 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…Keep Reading

May

18

Viruses and Fever Pediatric Partners

Viruses and Fever

Share List 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…Keep Reading

May

16

Coughs and Colds Pediatric Partners

Coughs and Colds

Share List 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…Keep Reading

May

10

Stomach Flu Pediatric Partners

Stomach Flu

Share List 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…Keep Reading

May

5

ADHD Pediatric Partners

Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Share List 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…Keep Reading

Apr

30

Child Obesity Pediatric Partners

Causes of Childhood Obesity

Share List You’ve probably heard a great deal about childhood obesity in recent years and there is certainly cause for concern. However, obese children have long borne the brunt of negative comments from peers, doctors, teachers and other adults. Rather than adding to this issue, it is important to a child’s self esteem that adults…Keep Reading

Apr

26

Adolescent Care

Adolescent Care

Share List While love, honesty and trust should remain the keys to any parent-child relationship, unexpected hurdles that stifle communication may surface during the preteen and teenage years. If you’re having trouble relating to and dealing with your preteen or teen, consider contacting Pediatric Partners for advice and counseling on adolescent care issues. General Guidelines It…Keep Reading

Apr

20

Strep Throat Pediatric Partners

Sore Throat

Share List A sore throat is sometimes only the beginning of an illness and dealing with it can be worrisome, even to the most experienced mom or dad. The best thing you can do for your child is to take him/her to the pediatrician for a thorough examination. Causes of a Sore Throat There are…Keep Reading

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