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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.
Helpful feeding information for your toddler
The toddler (ages 1 to 3) phase can often be challenging when it comes to feeding. Several developmental changes occur at this time. Toddlers are striving for independence and control.
Protecting your child from a sunburn
Children often spend a good part of their day playing outdoors in the sun, especially during the summer. Children who have fair skin, moles, or freckles, or who have a family history of skin cancer, are more likely to develop skin cancer in later years.
Vaccines today to protect kids for tomorrow
Three vaccines today will protect your children from cancer and other preventable diseases. It is recommended that your preteen start the series at their 11 or 12 year old health check-up, but if your teen is past this ideal range, there is still time to catch up and protect their future. Call Salina Pediatric Care today.
Teenagers and Summer Jobs
Your teen is itching to get a summer job and the spending money that goes along with it, but you're not sure whether that's a good idea. Here's good news for both of you: When asked in a recent survey, about 70% of parents said they are actively involved in helping their teens find jobs, apply for jobs, and figure out how to solve on-the-job problems. So your "job" as a parent doesn't end just because your child now has, or wants to have, a boss.
Walking Works for Everyone
Fit people may think walking is "too easy" to keep them fit. Overweight people may wonder if they really can become trim by walking. Older people and those with medical conditions such as osteoporosis or heart disease may wonder if walking is safe.
In fact, walking works for people of all ages, fitness levels, weights, and health conditions.
Scoping Out Sunglasses
You may think we wear sunglasses for comfort and fashion. But here's another important reason to wear sunglasses - to protect the health of your eyes.
If you spend long hours in the sun without protection, you increase your exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV is an invisible form of radiation from sunlight. Overexposure to UV-A and UV-B radiation causes damage to the skin and eyes. You can damage the surface of your eyes in the same way you can get sunburned - with just 1 exposure to extremely bright sunlight reflected off sand, snow, or water. Exposure to sunlight over years can lead to vision loss from cataracts or macular degeneration.
Keep Kids Safe from Bugs
Lyme disease. Rocky Mountain spotted fever. West Nile virus. Flying fiends and crawling critters can spread such diseases with a bite.
Few cases put kids' lives at risk, say experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Still, some insects can threaten children's health, and you'd be wise to take precautions.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
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.
Helping Kids Get Over their Fears
Who's afraid of the big, bad wolf? When you were 4 or 5 years old, you probably were. If you have children this age, you can count on their exhibiting fears of wild animals, monsters, and the dark, whether you are from Cleveland or Hong Kong, London or L.A.
But have no fear. It's a normal part of their development. You need the experience of mastering fear as a child in order to be competent as an adult. If you think of sports success as being the result of practice, then it's easy to understand why learning to master your fears is a good thing.
cold & flu
Influenza comes around every year, usually in the late fall and winter. It's a virus ...
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Allergy is a physiological reaction caused when the immune system mistakenly identifies a normally ...
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The official web site of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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.
The Immunization Action Coalition is a source of child, teen, and adult immunization information for patients.