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Common Questions

Button Battery Ingestion

With the increased use of electronic devices and light-up toys in households comes an unintentional safety hazard for families with small children. Button batteries are small, coin-shaped batteries used in many gadgets and can pose a significant threat to young children. They can be found in toys, hearing aids, watches, calculators, remote-control devices, etc. Button …

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Preventing Mosquito Bites

As we welcome summer, we welcome some unwanted guests – mosquitoes! Read along to see how you can still have fun outside and enjoy the warm weather while avoiding those pesky mosquitoes. Some fun facts you may not know about mosquitoes are that only female mosquitoes bite humans. In contrast, male mosquitoes prefer flower nectar …

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Swimmer’s Ear

Summer is great for enjoying water activities like the lake, swim team, and pool parties. All that increased water exposure brings fun and can occasionally bring ear trouble with it. Parkside Pediatrics is always here to help! Here is what you need to know: What is a swimmer’s ear, and when should we go to …

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Snake Bites

Out of 38 snake species in South Carolina, only 6 are venomous – the coral snake, eastern diamondback rattlesnake, timber (or canebrake) rattlesnake, pigmy rattlesnake, copperhead, and cottonmouth snakes. The copperhead snake is the most common. You may have heard the rhyme “Red touch yellow, kill a fellow, red touch black, venom lack.”  The saying …

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Sausage and Vegetable One-Pan Dinner

Intro: As a mother, I’m all too familiar with the stress and chaos of dinner times. It can feel like every night is a blur of chaos. It can be hard enough to ensure our children eat anything let alone a nutritious homemade meal. This recipe is easy to make ahead for those busy activity …

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February is for Healthy Hearts

Be smart about your heart!   February is Heart Health Month! When parents hear terms like “heart disease,” we don’t necessarily think of our kids or the pediatric population. Unfortunately, heart disease can affect kids, and living an unhealthy lifestyle can predispose them to heart disease later in life. Heart disease continues to be a …

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Don’t Go Viral This Season: Winter Illnesses

Don’t Go Viral This Season: Winter Illnesses   The winter season is almost here. We want parents to feel well-prepared for the range of viruses and illnesses that tend to peak during this time. From the Flu to stomach viruses, understanding the symptoms and appropriate care can help you feel more at ease and prepared …

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Boost Your Child’s Immune System

Boost Your Child’s Immune System   Doesn’t every parent dread the following scenarios: starting an infant in daycare for the first time, preparing for the first day back to school, talking with your friend about the upcoming flu season, buying a gift for the birthday party at the place with all the inflatables? Cue the …

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Halloween Candy Swaps

Halloween Candy Swaps   Can you believe we’ve made it back around to the holidays again? Every time I step into the grocery store, I’m reminded that the Halloween candy has been out for weeks! I can’t lie; I am excited to enjoy some goodies. Give me all the sour candy! However, if your family …

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Picky Eaters

Do you have a picky eater at home? It can be frustrating when your child’s favorite food yesterday ends up on the floor repeatedly today (especially when you just restocked at Costco) or when they suddenly refuse to eat anything other than chicken nuggets, noodles, or French fries. You are not alone! This is a …

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