PANK Blog

Welcome to our blog.  We are hoping to connect with our families in a new way to address common questions and concerns. We hope you like it!

Fever

What is a fever?
What is the cause?
How long will it last?
How can I take care of my child?
Acetaminophen
Ibuprofen
Avoid Aspirin
Sponging
When should I call my child’s health care provider?
How do I take my babies’ temperature?
Dosing Charts
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Posted: 1/8/2020 11:52:56 AM by Brandon Ervin


Help! My Child Will Not Take This Medicine.

It’s bedtime and your child is tired, but they need to take their medication and they refuse.  It’s the wrong color, it tastes bad, the pill is too big, it smells weird, it feels funny on their tongue.  Have you had this happen to you? Are you so frustrated and hate this nightly occurrence? Or even worse, has it made you late in the morning because of the ongoing refusal from your child.  You are not alone! Children have a mind of their own and some may have sensory issues but they still have to take their medications. How can this experience be more positive for both the caregiver and the child? Let’s talk about compounding.
 
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Posted: 12/17/2019 7:07:52 AM by Brandon Ervin


ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES AND SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH: WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?

Over the last 20 years research has uncovered the links between our life experiences and their impact on health. The circumstances we grew up under can have a big effects on our health.
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Posted: 10/17/2019 6:05:10 AM by Brandon Ervin


Frenulum's: What are they and why should we worry about it?

Posted: 4/9/2019 6:06:17 AM by Brandon Ervin


The Importance of Reading to Your Children

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Reading is a fundamental skill that is acquired over years of development, with a goal of reading independently by third grade. When compared to using just an audiobook or just a video, children in the 3 to 5 year-old range showed the most connections made were with reading and interacting with a parent. In fact, exposure to screen -based media decreases these connections.

So should we be worried?
What about our educational system?
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Posted: 2/14/2019 7:56:57 AM by Brandon Ervin


Sensory Strategies for the Holidays

ABC Pediatric Theropy Network has shared this blog with us to help children with sensory problems over the Holidays.
ABC Pediatric Therapy
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Posted: 11/30/2018 9:00:02 AM by Brandon Ervin


Acute Flaccid Myelitis - What You Need to Know

We have been getting calls about acute flaccid myelitis, a rare but scary polio-like condition resulting most likely from a virus.
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Posted: 11/8/2018 7:59:28 AM by Brandon Ervin


The Benefits of Sleep, Physical Activity, and Limited Recreational Screen Time

The Benefits of Sleep, Physical Activity, and Limited Recreational Screen Time

Mark Deis MD
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Posted: 10/15/2018 6:32:19 AM by Brandon Ervin


Parents vs. Fortnite: Tips From a Child Psychiatrist

Parents vs. Fortnite: tips from a child psychiatrist
Alexandra Novitsky, MD | Conditions | August 11, 2018
 
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Fortnite Season 5 has officially arrived — bringing new features, a new maps, and new skins. Parents can anticipate battles over the amount of time spent playing the game to “level up” with your teens.
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Posted: 8/23/2018 6:13:09 AM by Brandon Ervin


Obesity Knows No Borders

What countries in the world have the highest prevalence of obesity and pediatric obesity?  The answer often surprises people.
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Posted: 6/22/2018 6:24:41 AM by Brandon Ervin