The holidays are an exciting time of year for everyone, especially young children. With decorations, trees, and toys all around, children can easily get hurt if parents or guardians are not careful. To help ensure that children have a safe holiday season, here are some tips from Elizabeth Adair, C-PNP at Centennial Pediatrics, to help you can your family make it through the holiday season.
Ghouls, goblins, and witches brew, Halloween is an exciting time of the year for the whole crew! To ensure that everyone has a safe holiday, Dr. Margaret Gunning at Centennial Pediatrics Southern Hills office put together some safety tips or you and your family to keep in mind on this special day.
"Include healthy eating, physical activity, and rest in your family's back to school regimen"
The beginning of the school year is a great time to establish healthy routines and habits. Emphasizing healthy choices will help your child perform well this school year and may help establish a lifetime of healthy living.
What is World Breastfeeding Week? World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from the 1st to the 7th of August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration made by WHO (The World Health Organization) and UNICEF policy-makers in August 1990 to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.
With modern technology at its peak, media coverage of natural disasters, child molestation, and major tragedies are highly visible. Sometimes adults seem to minimize or be unaware of the negative impact these events may have on children. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that children are able to cope more effectively with disasters if they feel they understand what is happening, and what they can do to help protect themselves, family, and friends.
While summer is an adventurous time, we want to make sure summer fun is also safe and our kids are protected from the heat that often accompanies summer festivities. With temperatures in the Middle Tennessee area reaching over 100 degrees during several weeks of the summer, and with many families traveling to other parts of the country and even internationally during the summer holidays, these few tips will help make sure your kids are safe from the summer heat.
Healthy Kids Fair Wednesday June 27th 4-6pm at Centennial Pediatrics Mt. Juliet located at 5003 Crossing Circle Mt. Juliet, TN 37122. Free and open to the public, the Healthy Kids Fair is designed to bring kids and families out to an afternoon of fun festivities and entetainment as we partner with other community organizations to educate and encourage families and kids to kick-off a healthy summer and school year. Centennial Pediatrics and several other community partners will be providing free information and health screenings.
Four of Centennial Pediatrics physicians were voted as this years favorite docs 2012 in the Nashville Parent Favorite Docs 2012 nominations. Parents and/or guadians of children birth to 18 years of age have the opportunity to recognize the healthcare professionals who keep families healthy all year long. We salute and congratulate Dr. Eddie Hamilton,Dr. Julie McElroy, Dr.
As the summer months approach, it is very important for families to review water safety. A few things to remember, no child should ever be left to swim alone no matter how capable of a swimmer they may be. A parent or guardian should always be present while children are swimming and should never be any more than an arm's length away from the child. Children should wear floating devices, such as a life jacket or floaties while swimming.