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Preventative Care

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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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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Stomach Bug 101

little girl with pig tails sitting on her bed holding her stomach from a stomach ache

The Ins and Outs of the Stomach Bug   We all know the feeling: you are woken from a deep sleep by the sound of your three-year-old’s vomit hitting the floor. Your stomach drops as you quickly process what is happening and what it means for the rest of the family. You hope and pray …

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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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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?

child vaccination

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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Tummy Time


“Frustration is the key to milestones”… I know I’ve read that somewhere when my youngest was a newborn and it’s the first thing that comes out of my mouth when addressing tummy time during well visits.  Every now and then, you may hear that a child enjoys tummy time but more often than not, newborns …

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Coronavirus: Celebrating Easter Safely

Easter egg basket

We are ready. We want to go to our friend’s home for an Easter brunch and not worry about who’s cup our child picked up. We want to not have the urge to spray down our kids’ Easter eggs with disinfectant before they pry them open to explore their loot. We want to attend a …

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