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Flu Vaccine FAQs

Flu season is upon us friends and, with the coronavirus still present in our communities, it is now more important than ever to help your family get the flu vaccine to stay safe and support the health-care system around you. To help you feel informed, confident, and calm when it comes to the flu vaccine

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Coronavirus: An Update on Children and the Vaccine

A topic that continues to stay in the news (and in our exam rooms with our Parkside families) is children and the coronavirus. Many questions are still circulating about kids and the COVID-19 vaccine and I think we all want to know more information about the population in our country who remains ineligible to receive

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Coronavirus: Should My Child Get the Covid Vaccine?

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As school starts back up here in the Upstate, I think the question at the forefront of all parents’ minds is, “What is the current research telling us about children and the coronavirus?” Here at Parkside, we are committed to keeping you educated and in-the-know about things Peds so that you can make the best

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Momxiety

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“Can you please choose one?” I say to my husband in a not so nice tone. He’s currently listening to music on spotify and watching Sport’s Center at the same time. As I watch him graciously mute the tv, I step out of myself and think back to when I thought this habit was endearing…maybe even

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Coronavirus: What’s the Word on a Children’s Vaccine?

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It’s been roughly two months since a COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for adults in our country and the roll out has only just begun. Currently, the vaccine is being administered in phases, where people in the medical field were given top priority. Many of our employees (i.e. your child’s providers and their team members)

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Coronavirus: Keeping Halloween Spooky, Not Contagious

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Halloween, a cherished holiday for many and a true symbol of American fall culture. With pretend play and candy consuming prioritized on this last day of October, how can you blame children for looking forward to it the second the leaves begin to change? Unfortunately this year, Halloween should look a little different due to

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Melatonin, Use It or Lose It?

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Sleep. We as parents know how coveted a good night’s rest can be, and most of us would pay large sums of money just to be guaranteed some solid shut eye. So, who can blame us when we run to CVS for some magical sleeping gummies—otherwise known as melatonin— for our restless children or even

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Become a Flu Fighter Today!

We strongly recommend you and your family take the time to get a flu shot as soon as possible. Why you ask? A Few Reasons To Become A Flu Fighter—This Year and Every Year Getting the flu vaccine truly helps to protect your child. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu

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Creating Positive Change Through Clinical Research

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Clinical Research…the term itself sounds a bit intimidating. Throw the word Pediatric in front of it and mix in today’s COVID-19 fears, and suddenly the phrase takes on a life of its own. Despite the often negative connotations that surround clinical research, we firmly believe that safely conducted clinical research and clinical trials propel medicine

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Coronavirus: Is it Safe to Breastfeed?

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Coronavirus has impacted almost every aspect of our lives, and breastfeeding is no exception. With that in mind, we thought we would offer some tips for our new Moms on breastfeeding during this uncertain time. You may have heard COVID-19 being referred to as “the novel Coronavirus.” This means that it is a virus that

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