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Coronavirus: Celebrating Easter Safely

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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Let’s Talk About Warts

Warts. Many of us likely had them as a child. Many of us still likely have no idea what they are or why they show up on our children’s hands, feet, and everywhere in between. These undesirable skin growths have been around forever. They are caused by a virus that is very good at survival,

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

Two parents wearing masks holding child with mask

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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‘Tis the Season…For Croup

coughing blonde boy laying in bed covered in a blanket

We love to welcome the crisp fall air, but unfortunately a lot of seasonal viruses feel welcomed this time of year too! Croup is an obnoxious companion of many of these viruses that love to start popping up as the leaves change colors and the holidays roll in. Most identifiable by a loud, seal-like barking

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Did Someone Say Ear Infection?

What is the leading cause of sick visits to the doctor and the most common reason for children to get antibiotics? You guessed it—which probably wasn’t too hard since it’s the title of this post, but I’ll cut you some slack—ear infections, or acute otitis media, are truly what we see most as pediatricians. So,

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Mumps and Measles

a female doctor checking a child to see if they have mumphs

Another day, another reason clinical research and medical advancement is so important to our children’s overall health. Mumps and Measles may ring a bell to some, but thanks to highly effective vaccines, neither of these viral infections make a huge appearance in our offices. That said, both illnesses can still affect children so remaining informed

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Coronavirus: We are Here for You this Fall

Even as I type the words I can’t believe it but, as Fall approaches, our country faces the fact that we have been battling the novel coronavirus for over half a year. Like many businesses across the country—and around the world— we’ve had to adjust, come together, and assess how we can best serve our

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Coronavirus: The School Dilemma

a boy sneezing into a tissue at school

A common question I have received in many of my well care visits this summer is, “Should I send my child back to school during the coronavirus pandemic?”. And, as a parent, how could you not be a bit confused? Some private schools are planning to open. Greenville County has not finalized a plan just

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Coronavirus: What You Should Know About MIS-C

In hopes to get your family the most accurate information, we updated this post on February 17, 2021… Adding to the stress and anxiety that the COVID-19 pandemic brings to all of our lives, several cases of MIS-C have been confirmed in our beloved state of South Carolina. And, as of February 1st, there have

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Coronavirus: Socializing Safely this 4th of July

young boy in american flag sunglasses holding a sparkler

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays of the year. I love to grill out, embrace the summer heat, and enjoy a late night with those I hold dear. In the current climate that is heavily clouded with Covid-19, it is hard to know if celebrating any holiday with family and friends

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