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Fight Back, Get Better with these 5 Home Treatments for the Flu

So what happened? Your family was among the first in line to get flu shots. Yet somehow, some way – someone still ended up sick. Don’t sweat it. (That’s the fever’s job.) Here’s the thing: the flu shot is only about 30 percent effective. On the surface, that may not seem like much – but Read More…

Watch Out for these 3 Secondary Infections from the Flu

As if you needed a reminder, influenza – or the flu – is a respiratory illness affecting millions of people annually. This year’s crop has been particularly devastating. Hopefully, you’ve received your vaccination. If not – stop reading. Corral your family; drive to your nearest physician, minute clinic, or urgent care facility (we know of Read More…

Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for Kids? That is the Question

KinderMender’s physicians field the same question time and time again: “Should I use ibuprofen or acetaminophen to treat my child’s fever?” No sense in belaboring the point or burying the lead: There is no hot take on this query, and no definitive answer. Each OTC medication has its respective strengths and weaknesses, and both largely Read More…

Urgent: Important Info About the Flu Outbreak

As if we need any reminders about the serious nature of the flu, this past week proved deadly with seven pediatric deaths throughout the United States. This brought the total for this flu season to almost two dozen. That’s tragic. News reports of the severity of this flu have triggered a lot of questions from Read More…

Unwrapping Common Childhood Holiday Dangers

Jingle all the way… to urgent care. KinderMender recently treated a young patient with a shiny, red nose. It wasn’t Rudolph, but a 5-year old boy who became so excited about seeing Santa Claus at the mall, that he wedged one of the jingle bells on Good Old Saint Nick’s outfit into his nasal cavity. Read More…

Stopping the Spread of Cellulitis in Children

KinderMender has witnessed a recent uptick in cellulitis in children – perhaps brought about by the active nature of a new school year, raucous recess time, and youth athletics. This nasty skin infection most frequently results from an area of broken skin – be it scrapes, puncture wounds, or cuts. It’s bacterial – often associated Read More…

How to Avoid Catching a Cold

Batten down the hatches. It’s common cold season again. As we mentioned in a previous blog, the key to a cold is exposure. That means you must be in contact with someone who has the virus – like your kids – before you can “catch it” yourself. Viruses, themselves, do not cause runny noses or Read More…

When Should I Worry: Headaches

You’re not the only one who gets headaches – those nasty, inescapable bouts of cranial pain that make you feel like your temples are being squeezed together by a vice, or that a very small man with a much larger hammer is busy ringing a gong between your ears. Unfortunately, headaches affect approximately 75% of Read More…

When Should I Worry: Coughs in Children

Nothing disrupts a peaceful evening of Netflix binging like the mid-fall mania caused by a sudden barking cough from a child’s bedroom. Well, except vomiting. Sometimes the two even coincide, and then you really have a night on your hands. The end of October is only days away. The uncommonly warm temperatures we’ve experienced in Read More…

How to Have Your Treats (and Eat Them Too) This Halloween

Do you want to hear something scary? Like, really scary? The average trick-or-treater will collect anywhere between 3,500 and 7,000 calories in their loot bags on Halloween night. Not only that, but they’re what’s considered “discretionary calories,” which means their nutritional value is a grand total sum of zero. What’s more, your kids are probably Read More…

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  • “Everyone we worked with, from the time we first called with questions through when we left after our appointment, was extremely friendly, efficient, and just overall wonderful and easy to work with. The place was clean, pretty, warm, and inviting!”

  • “Everyone is always patient and kind; it is so important to me that my kids are treated well especially at a doctor’s office because it directly influences their level of comfort and anxiety for the rest of their lives.”

  • “Fast, friendly and efficient service received. The Doctor was very friendly and informative. My child felt comfortable and was at ease by the kind nature of everyone. From the time we walked in we were greeted with a warm, friendly smile and immediate attention.”

  • “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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