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Salina Pediatric Care

Salina Pediatric Care is committed to providing friendly, exceptional care to keep your child healthy....for life.

We are proud to be an affiliate of
Salina Regional Health Center.

Give Young Athletes Plenty of Fluids

Sept. 15, 2014 - Odds are you wouldn't let your daughter play catcher in a baseball game without a facemask. You wouldn't send your son onto a football field without a helmet, either. But here's a sports precaution you may overlook -- getting kids to drink water and other healthy fluids.

Our bodies are about 60 percent water. During hot weather, if young athletes don't get enough water to replace what is lost through perspiration, they face the risk of dehydration. Dehydration means not having enough fluids in the body to function normally and can lead to serious heat-related illness.

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Five Tips for Handling a Bad Report Card

Sept. 8, 2014 - By third grade, your child's warm and fuzzy progress report will likely give way to the cold, hard, letter-grade report card. A disappointing grade can become an emotional tripwire for parent and child alike.

The best advice? Don't react with disappointment. A poor grade is often a red flag for a potential problem area, not a measure of your child's worth or your parenting skills. Collect your thoughts and respond in a calm, clear way:

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All Family Time Is Quality Time

Sept. 2, 2014 - Don't feel guilty about the amount of "quality time" you spend with your family. Some experts are beginning to shun the quality time movement for something much more basic.

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Healthy Diets Overview

Aug. 25, 2014 - Eating healthy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and is something that should be taught to children at a young age. The following are some general guidelines for helping your child eat healthy. It is important to discuss your child's diet with your child's health care provider before making any dietary changes or placing your child on a diet:

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What is school refusal?

Aug. 18, 2014 - School refusal, or school avoidance, is a term used to describe the signs or anxiety a school-aged child has and his or her refusal to go to school. School phobia can be seen in different types of situations, including:

Young children going to school for the first time. This is a normal type of school refusal. This develops with a child's normal separation anxiety, or uneasiness about leaving a parent figure. This type of fear usually goes away within a few days of the child attending school.

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Watch that Backpack Load

Aug. 11, 2014 - When your children act as if they are carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders, maybe you should check their backpacks. Overloaded or poor-fitting backpacks can be harmful.

Children can hurt themselves by using poor postures-arching the back, bending forward, twisting, or leaning to one side-while hefting a heavy backpack. Such postures can skew the spine's alignment so its disks can't absorb shocks as they should.

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Helping Your Child Choose a Sport

Aug. 4, 2014 -- Sports can be a fun way for your child to get physical activity and develop skills. Around age 6 or 7, kids start to have the kinds of physical and mental traits they need to play organized sports. Being part of a sports program can give your child many benefits for learning and growing. It can help with:

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Making This School Year Your Child's Best

July 28, 2014 -- When the school year starts, a young child may fear isolation, not making friends, or being unable to find the restroom in time. An older child may return fearing math class, the lunchroom "mystery meat," and being labeled a geek for wearing clothes that went out of fashion last week.

Whatever age your child is, you can help alleviate first-day jitters by helping the student plan for a new school year. By planning ahead, you will reinforce the importance of school and ease the worries of a new school year.

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When Your Child Says, 'I'm Sick'

July 21, 2014 -- What happens when your child says, "I'm sick"? Do you keep him or her home or send him or her to school?

Following these steps can help you decide and care for your child. First, ask yourself these questions:

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

July 14, 2014 -- For many of us, spring means gardening--and our pursuit of greener grass or pest-free flowers may lead us to fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides.

Recent studies, however, raise a red flag on chemical use, pointing to a possible link between herbicides and pesticides and diseases such as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, other lymphoproliferative cancers, Parkinson's disease and other neurological problems such as memory loss. Experts are calling for more research, but the home gardener should play it safe.

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cold & flu

PROTECT

Influenza comes around every year, usually in the late fall and winter. It's a virus ...

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ImPACT Sports

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ImPACT testing involves computer-based tests that measure a person's memory, ability ...

allergy season

TIPS

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Allergy is a physiological reaction caused when the immune system mistakenly identifies a normally ...


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Web Resources


 

Salina Regional Health Center

SRHC's commitment to excellence makes a difference in people's lives so you can have the confidence that comes from getting better and stronger, every day.

 

MeningitisStories.com

Read powerful stories from survivors and families of people who have suffered the devastating effects of Meningococcal Disease.

 

American Academy of Pediatrics

The official web site of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

HealthyChildren.org

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) dedicates their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

 

Immunization Action Coalition

The Immunization Action Coalition is a source of child, teen, and adult immunization information for patients.

 


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