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Why Your Child’s Back to School Physical Does Not Replace an Annual Checkup

The urge to postpone a child’s annual checkup can be incredibly strong if he or she recently had their sports or back to school physical. You’ll want to resist that urge. Back to school physicals are not meant to replace annual physicals for children. Just as sick visits are different from well-child visits, every trip Read More…

Childhood Developmental Milestones: Ages 6 to 10

The kid gloves are – kind of, sort of – off. By age 7, children have largely moved beyond the “baby” years – and are busy establishing themselves as fully-functional individuals. Development during those post toddler/pre-teen years can be emotionally tumultuous, yet also rewarding, as children vie for independence while placing increased emphasis on friendships. Read More…

Toddler Developmental Milestones: Years 2 to 5

From the “terrible-twos” to tying his or her shoes, this entry in our series of childhood developmental milestones charts your toddler’s precious (and precocious) preschool years. The following is an abbreviated list of just some of the landmarks you will witness during this fun and foundational time. At 2 years, your baby: Gets excited to Read More…

Childhood Developmental Milestones: Age Birth to 1 Year

The first year of life is a time of incredible – and rapid – development. Your baby experiences multiple physical, cognitive, and emotional changes in a matter of weeks – and often days. From birth to the 1 year milestone, infants go from not being able to control their own limbs to developing the fine Read More…

Food Allergy Bullying is Real and You Can Help Prevent It

Approximately one third of children suffering from food allergies have reported being bullied because of their condition. Many people, particularly young children, do not understand the potential severity of a food allergy. The special treatment that sufferers receive at schools – separate tables, schoolwide reminders, and more – can serve to single out these individuals, Read More…

5 Things You Never Knew About Asthma in Children

If you are the parent of a child with asthma, you know all too well the feeling of helplessness that can overtake you when an attack occurs. Fortunately, with proper pediatric intervention, medication, and an overall awareness of potential triggers, the condition can be successfully monitored and regulated. But there are some things about asthma Read More…

4 Reasons We Get Sick When the Seasons Change

Spring is here! We’re all feeling great, right? Our waiting rooms seem to suggest otherwise. Many parents believe a change in seasons is the cause of the onslaught of cold symptoms affecting their children. But is there any validity to this notion, or is it just an old wives tale? While many doctors say the Read More…

9-Year-Old Patient Transcends Bullying with Compassion, Poetry

Sometimes, it just takes a few words to start a healing process. The following poem was written by one of our primary care patients – a 9-year-old girl whose expressions of compassion helped her overcome her experience with bullying. “Bullying” I was bullied at school for two whole years. Most days I shed a lot Read More…

Plumbing the Depths of Constipation in Children

I met the father of a patient the other day who told me he was in the plumbing and waste management business. “So are we,” I replied, only somewhat jokingly. In reality, we pediatricians deal with constipation and all related bathroom woes on an almost daily basis. The affliction is unfortunately a common problem in Read More…

What’s That Horrible Smell? Rotavirus Symptoms Strike Again

KinderMender has been busy treating an influx of young patients presenting with vomiting, diarrhea, and watery stools. This isn’t the work of influenza, however. The flu is an “all over” sort of nastiness, affecting a wide spectrum of systems. It causes congestion, sore throat, coughing, and more. In lieu of those telltale respiratory issues, one Read More…

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  • “Always very welcoming and KinderMender makes it as comfortable as possible for the children. My son is no longer scared of going to the doctor because of his wonderful experiences here. It is so nice to have somewhere to take him that is not ‘scary.’ Thank you!”

  • “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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