A great article about building core strength in addition to aerobic conditioning as ingredients in creating healthy children with good habits for a fulfilling life. Click here to read full article.
Sleep deprivation in our children is an insidious health problem with potential for multiple types of health problems later in life. School age kids need 9-11 hours of sleep nightly, some more, a very few a bit less. And sleep hygiene is equally important. Speak to your pediatrician if you have any concerns about your […]
The best example of obstructive sleep apnea was described by a young Charles Dickens in his portrayal of the overweight and sleepy Samuel Pickwick. Until recently the disease was known as Pickwickian Syndrome. It’s best to discuss any of these symptoms with your pediatrician. Helpful Article on NYTimes.com
http://on.wsj.com/1Os6eAL Not many ticks on Wall Street but there are beaucoup where the Wall streeters live on Long Island. Whichever contraption you use to remove them (KPA recommends tweezers with gentle, steady vertical traction followed by cleaning with alcohol), prevention is better. DEET or botanicals, long pants and floppy hats usually prevent bites but be […]
This article demonstrates the love affair with laboratory testing that doctors have developed. An analysis of the developmental and nutritional history should have triggered at least the thought of a nutritional deficiency, specifically scurvy. Pediatricians are uniquely qualified to use history from parents and the patient herself to make accurate diagnoses without drawing blood, taking […]
Welcome to Knoxville Pediatric Associate’s new website! We’ve enhanced the overall look and feel of the site and added some new features as well — including this blog. We invite you to look around and offer your feedback. I especially want to point out the Bill Pay link is on the home page as well as other […]