Vaccines for your teenager

When you think of vaccines, do you think of the shots that your little one got starting in infancy? It seems like every checkup comes with shots for a while. For most parents, getting that final set of shots at 4 or 5 years old before kindergarten starts seems to be a milestone. It sometimes...
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Why are well visits important for my child?

This is a question that I often hear in my office. Many parents seem to think a checkup is just to get caught up on shots. Some parents feel like the pediatrician’s office is just for when their child is sick. These are just a few of the common misconceptions. Well-child visits help pediatricians (and...
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Gift do’s – and don’ts – for children with ADHD

Some simple tips can guide parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD) through a jungle of toys beckoning holiday shoppers online and on store shelves. Frederick List, PhD, child psychologist at Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System, has advice on what gifts to get—or NOT to get—and the answers could save parents, family...
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