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Guide to Cough Season: What Type of Cough Does My Child Have?

Types of Coughs It’s cold and flu season again, which means we’re seeing a lot of patients exhibiting symptoms of illnesses with coughing. A lot of parents are curious, “Can I tell what type of illness my child has by their cough?” or “How do I know what type of cough my child has when asked to describe it to a pediatrician?” Any time a child is exhibiting symptoms of an illness, including chronic coughing, we recommend making an appointment with your... Read More
Posted by Tim Flatt at Saturday, October 20, 2018
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Pediatrics East Sponsors Bundles for Babies Diaper Drive

Your browser doesn't support video. Please download the file: video/mp4 The statistics are heartbreaking. Nearly 1 in 3 mothers in the MidSouth say they can't afford the hundred of diapers needed each month. To combat this, Pediatrics East and various local organizations recently partnered together to collect donations for local families in need.  Dr. Robert Higginbotham recently spoke with Amy Speropoulos about the Bundles for Babies Diaper Drive, hosted by Le... Read More
Posted by Tim Flatt at Monday, October 1, 2018
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Guide to Allergies + At-Home Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

Does my child have a cold or allergies? Because allergies can develop seemingly overnight and allergy symptoms can come on suddenly, many parents worry that their child’s allergies may be a sign of something more serious. The symptoms of allergies can mimic those of more serious conditions like influenza and the common cold, but there are a few ways to distinguish between allergies and other illnesses. Your child may be experiencing symptoms of seasonal allergies if he or she: ... Read More
Posted by Tim Flatt at Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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Tips for Teaching Children to Read - Our Favorite Children’s Books and Reading Recommendations for Parents

How do I teach my child to read? Teaching children to read can be one of the many joys of parenthood, or one of the many frustrations, depending on your child’s desire to read or not to read. From an evening routine with built-in quality time to being prepared when it’s time to attend school, there are many benefits to reading to your child and/or teaching him or her to read. How do I get my child to like reading? If your child doesn’t like reading,... Read More
Posted by Tim Flatt at Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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How Do I Get My Child To Go To Sleep? - Creating an Effective Nighttime Routine

Establishing sleep routines and patterns for kids can have a significant impact on how they learn, grown, and interact with others each day. While summer vacation and holidays can affect sleep schedules, it’s important to establish a routine, especially when heading back to school. While busy schedules can make routines a little trickier, now is an important time to create and stick to a nighttime routine that includes a reasonable bedtime. For the busy season ahead, we have some... Read More
Posted by Tim Flatt at Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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