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Pediatric Urgent Care

Pediatric Urgent Care

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Childhood is the most active time in most people’s lives – they’re growing and learning everything about the world. All of that activity, curiosity, high energy and developing immune systems make them especially prone to injuries and illnesses.

Why Pediatric Urgent Care vs. Your Pediatrician?

Why Pediatric Urgent Care vs. Your Pediatrician?

by Crystal (SU)
Taking care of your children is one of your top priorities. So when health issues come up suddenly, it can be frustrating waiting several hours – or days – before being able to see your child’s doctor.

Are You Concerned about Dry Drowning?

Are You Concerned about Dry Drowning?

by Shearly (SU)
Drowning is the third most common cause of accidental death in the United States, and children are particularly vulnerable. As would be expected, the rate of drownings increases in the summer months when more people are spending their leisure time near the water. However, parents should be vigilant all the time, because children left unattended near any water, including tubs and sinks, at any time of the year, are at risk of accidents. And it does not take a lot of water in the lungs to cause problems. While not an official medical term, “Dry Drowning” refers to a spasm that can occur in the airway as a result of aspirating a small amount of water. The spasm can cause the airway to close up, restricting the flow of oxygen and creating a medical emergency. This is a rare occurrence and parents should not be on edge, however, any drowning incident, even if the victim appears fine, should be followed by a visit to the emergency room for a careful assessment.

Why Parents Should Keep Open Communication with their Pediatrician

Why Parents Should Keep Open Communication with their Pediatrician

by Shearly (SU)
While many moms seem to make it look easy, parenting is not for the faint of heart. From pulling all-nighters with a fussy teething child to potty training, jam packed school and after school activities, moms (and dads) certainly have their hands full. And that’s also the reason moms and dads should be careful to keep the lines of communication open with their pediatrician or family doctor.