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The Whole Child Pediatrics Celebrates 20 Years!

As we celebrate our 20-Year Anniversary in June, I marvel at how quickly time passes. It seems that it was only a moment ago when I ventured out on my own and with Colleen and Tracie’s help started The Whole Child Pediatrics. We opened our doors to our first patients...

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Parenting Tips – How to Handle Temper Tantrums

Temper tantrums range from whining and crying to screaming, kicking, hitting, and breath holding. ... Some kids may have tantrums often, and others have them rarely. Tantrums are a normal part of child development. They are the way young children show they're upset or...

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My Child is Constipated! What Should I Do?

Constipation is a very common problem for children. For most children, constipation means passing hard stools (feces), with difficulty, less often than normal. Regular soiling (often mistaken for runny diarrhea) may indicate that a child has bad constipation with...

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Summer Safety – Sunburn Prevention and Treatments

Playing in the sprinkler sounds like a perfectly fun and reasonable thing to do on a sunny day. Children love it! Even Mom and Dad can have fun as they spray their screaming, laughing kids (and themselves) with the hose. All in all it is great summer fun for the whole...

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What is Whooping Cough and How to Prevent It…

What is Whooping Cough? Early: mild cough, sneezing, runny nose, stuffy nose and other cold-like symptoms After 1-2 weeks, the cold symptoms get better but the cough gets worse and can be associated with choking, gagging or trouble breathing. Sometime s children turn...

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What is a Stomach Virus and How You Can Prevent Them…

What is a Stomach Virus? There are many viruses (the latest is Norovirus) that  can cause what many people call the “stomach flu”. These “tummy germs” can: make you throw up make you sick to your stomach make your tummy hurt take away your energy give you a fever...

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What is Strep Throat and How You Can Prevent It…

What is Strep? The Strep germ is a bacteria Strep makes you feel bad: it makes your throat sore, your belly hurt or sick,  and sometimes gives you a fever. You get this germ when you eat or drink after someone else or coming into contact with their saliva (spit) on...

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