Antibiotics Series #1 – How Antibiotics Kill Bacteria But Can Become Resistant Overtime…

Antibiotics are an some of the most important medications pediatricians can use to combat infections. Antibiotics are also over requested and over prescribed. Antibiotics kill bacteria or keep them from reproducing. Disinfectants, like bleach, also kill bacteria but it’s not … Continue reading

Finding a Healthy Weight For Your Child – Small Changes In Their Daily Activities Can Reduce The Risk Of Obesity Significantly…

Families are being pulled in many directions each week with different school, work, and sporting activities consuming their time. In this time crunch, remembering to add healthy food choices and exercise can feel overwhelming. In the last 20 years, obesity in … Continue reading

Bacteria, C-Section, and Breast Feeding: How It Affects Your Baby’s Health…

Researchers are figuring out why C-Sections and Breast Feed have lifelong effects on a baby’s health. It’s because of the bacteria they are exposed to through mothers milk and vaginal delivery. These bacteria live in the gut of the baby … Continue reading

Tips to Keep Your Children Safe Over the Holidays

The holidays are a time for family get togethers, traditions, and treats. A lot of strange things will be introduced to your young ones for the first time. Unfortunately, children and new things sometimes add up to hospital visits. The following … Continue reading

Did You Know that Pediatrics of Florence Can Complete Your Child’s Physical and It’s Usually Covered 100% By Insurance?

Did You Also Know… Your child will get all recommended screenings and immunizations on the spot? We can fill out any additional paper work needed for no extra charge for a year? We can deal with any problems that may … Continue reading

Why To See Your Primary Care Physician Instead of a Clinic For Your Sports Physical…

The Importance of Wellness checkups Your child’s health and development are very important to us and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that they have a wellness check up every year. These days everyone’s schedules are so busy it may … Continue reading

How to Make Thanksgiving Fun and Healthy For Your Kids!

Yep…Thanksgiving is the favorite holiday for some of us, so we’ve put together some tips to make the holiday healthy and fun this year! Involve Your Kids In Preparing For the Big Day! Make Thanksgiving decorations Plan activities for your … Continue reading

Being Unvaccinated is the Main Reason Patients Who Have the Flu Become Hospitalized

Of those who have the flu and become hospitalized, only 23.6% of them have been vaccinated according to a research letter published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Hospital records from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, … Continue reading

Traveling Tips – How to Make Airplane Trips with Children More Enjoyable for Everyone…

Flying with kids can be a challenge or it can be smooth-sailing. Very much depends on the age of your child, the length of your flight, and the time of day of your flight. If you have an infant, packing can … Continue reading

Parenting Tips – Is My Child Really Too Sick for School?

Sometimes it’s hard to know if your child is really coming down with something or just suffering a bout of Monday-itis. In a perfect world, kids would never get sick, and they’d never miss a day of school. But it’s … Continue reading