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8 Tips for Talking to Kids About Drugs

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week is March 30 – April 3, so we thought it was the perfect opportunity to provide some tips for talking to kids about alcohol and drugs. Open discussions about topics like substance use should begin when children are young. Using these guidelines can help you come up with a […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update from HealthPark Pediatrics

If you have a scheduled appointment at our office, and your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, PLEASE CALL AHEAD so that we can make accommodations ahead of time to limit exposure to other patients. As you all know, the flu this season, as well as the Coronavirus (COVID-19), have become a very serious […]

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Preventing and Treating Common Kids Sports Injuries

While youth sports provide many benefits including healthy weight, teamwork, discipline, and sportsmanship, they also increase the risk of injury. As parents, you can help young athletes have a positive experience by knowing the cause of kid sports injuries and learn how to prevent them.  Preventing Kids Sports Injuries There are a few simple guidelines […]

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Understanding the Three Stages of Adolescence

While entering the teenage years may be intimidating for both you and your child, understanding the ups and downs of each stage can better prepare you to deal with any challenges. Each child is different, but you can generally expect the following changes during the three stages of adolescence as outlined by the American Academy […]

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Sports Physicals for Kids: What to Expect

It may seem like the year just began, but it’s already time to think about preparing for spring sports season. If your child is part of a school team or recreational league, they will probably need to get a physical in order to participate in their chosen sport. Many states, schools, and organizations require physical […]

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Sick Days: When to Keep Your Child Home From School

If you have a child in school or a childcare program, you know that illnesses get spread around easily and quickly. But every little cough and sniffle does not indicate they need to stay home. However, some illnesses do require a sick day. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ site healthychildren.org, your child should […]

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12 Instagram Accounts for Parents to Follow

With so many Instagram celebrities and “influencers” out there, it can be difficult to figure out the right ones to follow. You don’t want to spend too much time every day scrolling through the app, so we’ve come up with a list of 12 of the best Instagram accounts for parents to follow. 1. @HonestToddler […]

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10 Tips to Keep Kids Healthy this Winter

During the winter months, cold and flu season is in full swing. Kids spend more time indoors with other children and heating systems recycle dry air, which enables germs to spread easily. While there is never a guarantee you won’t get a cold or the flu, you can take precautions to lower your family’s risk […]

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Important: Holiday Hours

Please note our Holiday hours. We hope everyone enjoys time with their loved ones! Tues Dec 24    9-1 pm sick only.Wed Dec 25.   Closed, Dr on call.Th     Dec 26.    Regular hours. Tues  Dec 31.  8:30-5:30, sick only after 3Wed.  Jan 1     Closed, Dr on callTh      Jan 2.     Regular […]

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14 Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Kids

Many kids have an abundance of toys, so many parents and family members find themselves looking for alternatives. To cut down on toys altogether, we have come up with a list of non-toy gift ideas for kids that are sure to be big hits this holiday season.

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