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Attention Parents: Enterovirus Outbreak Spreading Through Local Communities

With the school year now in full-swing, and subtle signs of autumn beginning to surface despite uneven temperatures, seasonal illnesses have begun making their presence known. For months now, every pharmacy, big box store, and urgent care clinic has been advertising the availability of flu shots, and news headlines have been announcing that particular illness’ Read More…

When Should I Worry? Strep Throat

For decades, family doctors and pediatricians prescribed antibiotics for group A streptococcus (GAS) pharyngitis – or strep throat – not because of the irritation and discomfort caused by the resulting soreness and fever, but because of the potentially fatal threat of Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF) and Rheumatic Heart Disease, a relationship that was discovered more Read More…

Make the Grade with these Back to School Health Tips

It’s that time again; time for backpacks, bus stops, and bewildered parents confronting algebra homework for the first time in 30 years. Launching into a new school year is always an adjustment to some degree, and with all of the preparation that goes into stockpiling supplies and mapping out new start times, health considerations occasionally Read More…

Enjoy Your Moment in the Sun with These Eclipse Safety Tips

Staring directly at the sun is, by and large, a bad idea. During a total eclipse, however, when the moon blocks the face of the sun in its entirety, you can catch a brief glimpse if you’re fortunate enough to be in the path of totality. This breathtaking phenomenon will occur once again on Monday, Read More…

Sun Spots: Common Rashes are Horrible to Look At, Yet Relatively Harmless

While most common rashes from childhood are benign, they can cause a great deal of anxiety for parents, who often believe antibiotics are the answer. In most cases, they are not. The physicians at KinderMender have noticed an uptick in enteroviruses this summer, including diagnoses for hand, foot, and mouth disease, which largely affects children Read More…

Dispelling the Hysteria Surrounding Dry Drowning

Drowning is a real and tragic occurrence, and remains the primary cause of unintentional death in children between the ages of 1 and 4 each year, according to the Center for Disease Control. Of these deaths, nearly all occur in swimming pools. However, a recent flurry of hysteria and misinformation has been spreading across the Read More…

Save the Summer, Remove a Splinter

A rickety fishing pier; the well-worn handle of a baseball bat; redecorating the treehouse wall. Summer is the season for random, wooden shards and the kids who inadvertently attract them. One thing is certain – if you’ve cared for a child long enough, eventually you will receive the call to remove a splinter. Are you Read More…

Scratch These Common Poisonous Plants Off Your List This Summer

“Leaves of three, leave them be.” This little rhyme is continuously memorized by cub scouts countrywide, and yet more than 40 million people head to the doctor’s office each year following unfortunate brushes with common poisonous plants such as poison ivy and poison oak. The popular adage doesn’t quite jibe with poison sumac, either – Read More…

How Oral Rehydration Management Can Prevent Dangerous Diarrhea Dehydration

Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) – a treatment for severe dehydration – originated decades ago as a response to a global cholera epidemic. While cholera is not a prevailing concern in the United States today, diarrhea is. Despite America’s advances in sanitation and medical science, it remains one of the most common pediatric illnesses in the Read More…

How Do Antibiotics For Children Actually Work?

Here’s a good question, kids: Why do antibiotics for children kill invading illnesses, but not human cells? The simplest answer is that illness-causing bacteria are surrounded by rigid cell walls, whereas human cells are not (they are surrounded by a plasma membrane, alone).  Antibiotics for children and adults act to weaken the cell walls of Read More…

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  • “Everyone is always very friendly, helpful and sensitive to my child’s needs. They had us in and out in less than 20 minutes which is so important when dealing with a grouchy, sick child.”

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  • Otitis Media - Ear Infection
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Asthma Exacerbation
  • Pharyngitis - Sore Throat
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