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Food Serving Sizes for Toddlers

After the first year of life, growth slows and many new foods are offered.  This can lead to confusion on appropriate serving sizes for toddlers.  Detailed information is provided on nutrition guidelines in this article.

The Importance of Chores

The Importance of Chores Let’s be honest……getting our children to do chores can be a complete chore.   But having chores teaches them valuable life skills.  Starting early is best, but it is never too late to begin. It may be a fight at first, think of it as growing pains.  Your child is learning new […]

Vaping and Your Child’s Health

Stop Vaping Now! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a health advisory on August 30, 2019 urging people to avoid e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. An outbreak of severe lung disease related to vaping has caused severe illness and death in many US states. The information above was taken from healthychildren.org, please click here […]

Depression for Fathers

The arrival of a new baby brings big changes for both parents.  Health care providers are growing more aware of how common depression is among new dads as well as new moms.  Indeed, when a mom has depression, a dad is much more likely to have depression as well.  This can strongly impact the health […]

Seizures

Many parents worry that high fevers may cause seizures and brain damage.  Many studies have shown that when seizures do occur with high fever but no other serious symptoms, there are usually no lasting complications.  Seizures also occur in other situations and several conditions can mimic seizures.  Seizures can be scary to observe and how […]

Flu Vaccine-Is it too late?

Flu Vaccine-Is it too late? When is it too late to get the flu vaccine? Following the flu shot, the body takes two weeks to develop full protection.  While it is recommended to get the flu shot by the end of October, getting vaccinated later is still better than nothing at all! If the flu […]

Preschoolers Don’t Need a Fat-free Diet

Influenza Vaccine Flu vaccines are still available. Please call (417) 882-1600 to schedule a nurse visit. ___________________________________________________________________ Preschoolers Don’t Need a Fat-free Diet Adult diets are often not a good match for children’s nutritional needs.  Growing children need food groups such as healthy fat and carbohydrates that adults sometimes avoid.  Guidelines on healthy fat intake […]

Holiday Hours

Influenza Vaccine Flu vaccines are still available. Please call (417) 882-1600 to schedule a nurse visit. ___________________________________________________________________ Holiday Hours Christmas Eve- Tuesday, December 24, 2019: 8:30 am to 11:00 am, walk-in appointments available 8:00 am to 8:30 am Christmas Day- Wednesday, December 25, 2019 : 9:00 am to 11:00 am, no walk-in appointments available New Year’s […]

Melatonin and Sleep

Influenza Vaccine Flu vaccines are still available. Please call (417) 882-1600 to schedule a nurse visit. ___________________________________________________________________ Melatonin and Sleep Parents are eager for their children to sleep, and sleep is vital to one’s development.  There are a few things that should be done consistently to accommodate a restful night’s sleep such as a regular […]

Preparing Your Child for the Arrival of a New Sibling

Influenza Vaccine Flu vaccines are still available. Please call (417) 882-1600 to schedule a nurse visit. ___________________________________________________________________ Ambetter Insurance Effective January 1st, 2020,  we will no longer be a participating provider for Ambetter. Preparing Your Child for the Arrival of a New Sibling Including siblings in the excitement and joy of planning for the arrival […]