• AUGUST 15, 2017
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    August is National Breastfeeding Month

      Kayla Simard, CPNP The choice to breastfeed is very personal.  Many mothers consider this choice before birth; however, some make a decision shortly after their child is born.  There are many benefits of breastfeeding for both mothers and babies.  It is common to encounter some difficulties initially when breastfeeding.  During this time, it can

    • JUNE 6, 2017
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    Lyme Disease

    LYME DISEASE Jayne Laurin Kinney DNP, PNP-BC   WHAT IS LYME DISEASE? Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted to humans through a bite of infected blacklegged ticks, or deer ticks.  Ticks live in forests, wooded areas, and marshy areas near water.  Symptoms of early Lyme disease include fever, headache, fatigue, swollen glands, aches and

    • MARCH 6, 2017
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    Urgent Care at Pediatrics West

    by Russell Coleman, MD It seems that every day another urgent care center is popping up.  Some of them are run by hospitals, others are in pharmacies, and a few are independent.  They seem to offer a wide range of services ranging from treating minor illnesses such as sore throats, coughs/colds, and ear infections, evaluating

    • OCTOBER 12, 2016
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    Tips for Sports Injury Prevention

    More American children are competing in sports than ever before. Sports help children and adolescents keep their bodies fit and feel good about themselves. However, there are some important injury prevention tips that can help parents promote a safe, optimal sports experience for their child. Injury Risks All sports have a risk of injury.  Generally,