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9 Mental Health Tips for Kids in Stressful Times

Just because kids don’t bear the same responsibilities as adults, that doesn’t mean that they don’t feel scared or anxious during stressful times. Because May is Mental Health Month, we’ve come up with a list of mental health tips for kids during stressful times. These tips can help both you and your child get through […]

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8 Most Common Food Allergies in Kids

May is National Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month, so we are taking a look at the most common food allergies in kids. Many children have food sensitivities or intolerances, but allergies are different. Allergies are an immune response to certain proteins in foods. The symptoms of allergies can be more severe than the symptoms of […]

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Why Are Infant Immunizations Important?

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is a week that happens each year that highlights the importance of vaccinating children two years and younger. This year NIIW is April 25 – May 2, 2020. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the goal of this week is to educate people on how effective […]

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8 Healthy Activities for Kids to Do While School’s Out

Sometimes, school being out is a bummer for both parents and kids. Your routine changes and you might find yourself in a rut. Whether you are social distancing because of COVID-19 or have the kids home from school for the summer, you can use these healthy activities for kids to keep everyone active and happy. […]

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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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