Back to School: A Survival Guide

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NEWS FLASH: School starts soon, which means your family’s lazy summer evenings are numbered! But never fear, we’ve put together seven ways you can make back to school a healthy transition: 1. Schedule your child’s well-check. It’s important for kids to have a well-check with their pediatrician each year to talk about their growth, any […]

What’s a Safe Touch?

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Parents often find it difficult to talk about sexual abuse, especially with the very children they are trying to protect. But as our kids return back to school in the next few weeks, it’s important to have these conversations. Sexual abuse is more common than most people think — more than 60,000 children nationwide become […]

Living with Arthritis

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“Some days brushing my hair is just too painful…” “I wish I were able to tie my grandson’s shoes…” “I can’t climb the stairs into my church, so I don’t go much anymore…” I’ve heard these complaints and more from patients who suffer from arthritis. Everyday tasks like these that most of us take for […]

Meet an #AmazingPediatrician: Dr. Ashley Lucas

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It’s important that you as a parent feel comfortable with the team who is taking care of one of the most precious things in your life: your child. That’s why we’re shining a spotlight on our team of amazing pediatricians. Ashley Lucas, MD, FAAP is next up. She is a wonderful pediatrician at the Pediatric […]

Increased Depression Risk with Aging

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As we get older, we face an increasing number of challenges. Friends, relatives and spouses pass away; retirement may force us to find new purpose in life; we experience more medical issues—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The stress that is generated from all these major life events can further compound into something […]