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COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus)

We continue to be open every day to serve our patients and families! ____________________________________________________________________  Some of our older, high-risk patients are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine.  In southwest Missouri, the current plan is to distribute it through county health departments,  hospital systems and pharmacies.  Currently, the Pfizer vaccine is approved age 16 and up and […]

Impacts of Gestational Diabetes after Pregnancy

Did you know gestational diabetes affects your health and your child’s health even after you deliver?  This article discussed ways to moderate those effects for both you and your child.  Please feel free to bring up your concerns at your well visits or call us at (417) 882-1600.

Breast Milk Storage

Pumping breast milk is a true act of love for your baby.  Having to discard that hard-earned milk from improper storage is heart-breaking.  This article gives guidelines on safe storage of pumped milk.

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, 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 […]


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 […]