Allergies and Anaphylaxis

Would you know if your child was having an allergic reaction? The first step is recognizing key symptoms! Food allergies occur when the body has a specific immune response to a distinct food or food group. This response can be mild or life threatening, such as anaphylaxis. According to the…

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Breastfeeding Benefits

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists strongly supports breastfeeding as the preferred method of feeding newborns. The current recommendation is no formula, water or juice for the first 6 months. Breast milk has many medical and psychological benefits not available from human…

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Tobacco Exposure in Children

Keep your children safe, keep them in a smoke-free environment! According to the CDC, about 4 in 10 children in the United States between the ages of 3-11 years old are exposed to harmful second hand smoke. A majority of smoke exposure is in the home. Smoking in front of…

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Kids Dental Care: Quick tips

All the Halloween candy is flowing, just a quick reminder to take care of your little one’s teeth! Many parents feel that dental caries in baby teeth aren’t a big concern since they are going to fall out. Unfortunately this isn’t true, and proper dental care is important for all…

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Halloween Safety

With Halloween coming up, Personal Pediatrics just wanted to take a moment to remind you of some safety tips. Halloween is a time for children to dress up and have fun, and we want to keep it an enjoyable experience! The Buddy System: Make sure your child is out on…

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