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How to make traveling abroad safe and fun with your family

For international travel, we recommend making an appointment early in order to get the appropirate vaccinataions.

As summer rolls around the corner, a beautiful vacation abroad may be on the calendar. As always, we’re committed at Suburban Pediatrics to keep your child safe and healthy. We recommend making an appointment with us about 6 weeks prior to traveling. This appointment will include a comprehensive evaluation based on the country where your…

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How to go toe-to-toe with ingrown toenails

Suburban Pediatrics can help relieve the pain of your teen's ingrown toenail.

Your teenager may be keeping you on your toes these days. But then in addition to the standard pushbacks and complaints, you begin hearing about toe pain. Toe pain, really? But what you see is enough to make your own toes curl. It’s an ingrown toenail. If the ingrown toenail looks to be in the…

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6 tips for managing children’s screen time

Tablets, handheld games, smartphones, TVs. There are so many technology options for children to use both for educational purposes and for simple fun. But with those opportunities, there are also serious downsides. Too much time spent with noses buried in a screen. Not enough time spent playing outside or interacting face to face with others.…

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How we can form the best parent-pediatrician team

A strong parent-pediatrician team helps children develop to their fullest potential.

Today’s parents are more informed and proactive in their children’s healthcare, which is essential to ensure the best care possible. At Suburban Pediatric Associates, we welcome and encourage parental involvement. We believe that together we form a powerful team for all our children – from birth through adolescence. Our Pediatricians and Nurse Practitioners promise that…

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Getting the right vaccines keeps international travel safe and fun

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Whether it’s for pleasure, business, volunteering or education, more Americans are traveling internationally than ever before. Having the opportunity to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of different cultures is exciting and often life-changing. But nothing can put an end to the fun of your daughter’s mission trip to Ecuador quite like a bad case…

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Does your daughter suffer from painful menstrual periods?

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If your daughter experiences painful periods every month, she doesn’t have to suffer in silence. The pain could be primary dysmenorrhea and its common symptoms include: Lower abdominal crampy pain – beginning before the period and lasting 1 or 2 days into it Nausea Vomiting Diarrhea Constipation Back pain You might be surprised to know…

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Have all your moments in the sun be safe

Even after a mild winter, the warmth of the sun’s rays draws you and your family out of the house. It’s so easy to bolt outside for a game of catch or fun on the swing set. In the excitement, you forget about sun safety. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, 25 percent of…

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Use pain relievers the right way to reduce fever

We’ve heard “Feed a cold, starve a fever” for as long as we can remember. But following that traditional saying isn’t the best advice to reduce your child’s temperature. Fevers – especially a child’s first one – can cause worry and anxiety in parents. It’s important to remember that fever is common and a positive…

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How to manage cold & flu season

Cough, cough, cough. Sniffle, sniffle, sniffle.

Those congested sounds – and other much worse ones – are the tell-tale signs that it’s cold and flu season. So, it’s a good time to remember how to help your family fend off the aches, pains and yucks.

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Holiday hours

Our Forest Park location will be closed beginning 12/23 and reopening on Tuesday 1/3/17. Our Mason and Liberty Township offices will be closed on Monday 12/26/17 and Monday 1/2/17 in observance of the Christmas and New Years’ Holidays. Have a wonderful and HEALTHY holiday season:)

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