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!

KY AAP Adolescent Health Forum on Anxiety


Being stuck at home is especially difficult for teens, who thrive on social connections with their peers. Teen’s job is to distance themselves from their parents and family and become more independent. We need to support our teens in continuing to engage in this developmental task during this period of social distancing. 
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Posted: 4/8/2020 3:44:58 PM by Charlie Cavallo


The Importance of Keeping Your Child's Vaccine Schedule On Time

At Pediatric Associates NKY we are strong believers in the routine childhood immunization schedule as recommended by the CDC, AAP, and other organizations.  In this era of COVID-19 we cannot stress enough that we want our families to keep their well visit appointments for all children birth to age 2 years, age 4 years, and age 11 years.  These are required by Kentucky laws and will help prevent other outbreaks. 
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Posted: 4/1/2020 6:13:19 AM by Charlie Cavallo


We Would Like to Thank Dr. Bolling for Serving as the Chair of the AAP Section on Obesity at Both the National and State Level.

Here are some of his thoughts as his tenure ended.
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Posted: 3/19/2020 6:17:45 AM by Brandon Ervin


Cow's Milk or Non-Dairy Alternatives

In an effort to avoid exposing kids to perceived or real allergens, parents have increasingly turned to non-dairy milk alternatives for their children. These alternatives are promoted as "healthy" and "wholesome". 
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Posted: 3/2/2020 6:28:32 AM by Brandon Ervin


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