pediatrics

Keep an eye on your child's eye health

Friday, 15 December, 2017

Your child’s eye health is just as important as every other part of him. Some eye conditions are treatable while young, but irreversible once a child reaches his teen years.

Only 2 percent of parents would wait for symptoms before taking their child to the pediatrician or dentist for the first time. Yet 24% of parents expect their child to have symptoms before visiting an eye doctor.1

Know about Group B Strep to Protect Your Infant

Friday, 15 December, 2017

You’ve heard of strep throat and have probably had it at least once. But have you heard of Group B Strep? Did you know that it can threaten the lives of unborn or just born babies?

July is International Group B Strep Throat Awareness Month. Whether you’re pregnant or know someone who is, here is what you need to know.

What is Group B Strep?

Inside the Autism Spectrum

Friday, 15 December, 2017

Autism is treatable. People often have ideas about autism and what it means, but autism spectrum disorder can mean a wide variety of things.

More importantly, while children do not outgrow autism, early diagnosis and intervention lead to significantly improved outcomes. Knowing that it’s treatable means helping more people at a younger age.

4 Reasons to Choose a Generations Family Practice Cary Pediatrician

Friday, 15 December, 2017

Choosing the right Cary pediatrician can feel overwhelming, especially for new parents or people who are new to the Cary or Triangle, North Carolina area. Your child’s wellness is your top priority, and there are many aspects to health care in the first several years of life, including:

Early Diagnosis of Autism Improves Outcomes

Friday, 15 December, 2017

April is National Autism Awareness Month. The prevalence of autism had risen to 1 in every 68 births in the United States – nearly twice as great as the 2004 rate of 1 in 125 – and almost 1 in 54 boys. Autism is treatable. Children do not “outgrow” autism, but studies show that early diagnosis and intervention lead to significantly improved outcomes. Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving "bye bye" are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (crawling, walking, etc.).

After the toys come home, how do I keep my kids safe?

Friday, 15 December, 2017

After you've bought safe toys, it's also important to make sure kids know how to use them. The best way to do this is by supervising play. Playing with your kids teaches them how to play safely while having fun.

Parents should:

Are the toys that your kids play with safe?

Friday, 15 December, 2017

Did you know that toys send more than 26,000 children to the emergency room every year? In fact, toy-related injuries involving American children has jumped about 40 percent according to an analysis by the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. That can be very scary information for parents - however, many of these injuries can be prevented. As parents, we must arm ourselves with information and awareness of the toys on the markets and what to look for in toy safety.

Evolution of Toy Safety

Friday, 15 December, 2017

As the excitement and festivities of the holidays fade away, many households will be left with a small avalanche of new toys bestowed upon its children. These new items of fascination and joy will be loved upon and played with by the ones we cherish most. But what do you know about these toys? Are they safe?

What you need to know about Enterovirus D-68

Friday, 15 December, 2017

As of two days ago, the respiratory virus, Enterovirus D- 68, which has been sending hundreds of kids to emergency rooms in the Midwest, has not been reported in North Carolina, despite previous reports, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health. However, we at Generations Family Practice, remain vigilant.

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