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As the weather warms outside and cabin fever is on the rise, parents often become bombarded with advertisements to register for sports camps and summer camps. Newsletters, emails, and marketing brochures all suggest that “good” parents and “happy” children are signing up for a variety of extracurricular activities, but when is it appropriate for your child?

Nosebleeds are common in kids ages 3-10 years, but usually stop on their own and can be treated safely at home.

If your child has a nosebleed, stay calm and reassure the child that it isn't a big deal. Then have the child sit upright with the head tilted slightly forward. Squeeze the soft part of the nose gently (just below the bony ridge) with a tissue or clean washcloth. Continue to apply pressure to the nose for approximately 10 minutes.

It’s Cold Outside!

Although winter brings frigid outdoor temperatures, it is still important that children get plenty of regular physical activity. To ensure that exercise and outdoor play remain a part of your child’s routine, here are some tips to keep them safe and healthy.

UPDATE!!!!! The office will be closed tomorrow Wednesday February 12, 2014 due to the weather conditions.  If you have an appointment on Thursday February 13, 2014 please call before coming to make sure we are open. If you have an appointment scheduled on Thursday and we are unable to open due to weather conditions, someone from our office will contact you to reschedule.  Be safe and have fun!!!!!

What to do when your child is vomiting or has diarrhea?

Vomiting

Most frequently, vomiting in children is caused by gastroenteritis, which is sometimes called “stomach flu”. It is usually due to a virus that has infected the gastrointestinal tract. Most of these infections don't last long and often cause both vomiting and diarrhea.

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