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International Travel Medicine

We provide information and immunizations for adults and children traveling out of the country, for mission trips, adventure or vacation. The initial consultation about travel abroad should occur at least six weeks before the patient’s departure to allow time for booster immunizations and assessment of any adverse reactions. New Patients, young children to older adults […]

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Influenza Vaccine

A vaccination effectiveness (VE) study published today, 2/15/18, in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report shows that flu vaccines were 36% effective overall against influenza A and B, which means a vaccinated person reduced his or her risk of getting sick with the flu by about one third.  However, the data show that VE against the season’s dominant strain, the […]

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In Office Allergy Testing Now Available

  Do you or your child have chronic or seasonal allergies? Recurrent runny nose, watery eyes, congestion, Eczema, Atopic dermatitis, itchy skin?  Are you or your child often on Claritin, Zyrtec, Allegra, Singulair, Flonase or Nasacort?  We are now performing needle free skin testing for environmental allergies.  The total testing time takes about 30 min […]

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Tongue Ties

What is a Tongue Tie? Tongue Tie (Ankyloglossia) is a condition present at birth, restricts the tongue’s range of motion. With tongue tie, an unusually short, thick or tight band of tissue (lingual frenulum) tethers the bottom of the tongue’s tip to the floor of the mouth. A person who has tongue-tie might have difficulty […]

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Picky Eaters

Do you have a picky eater?  Does your family struggle at meal times?  Well, you are not alone.  Many parents have a picky eater in the house.  We, at Associates in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, frequently encounter this and work with both parents and children to help improve their eating habits.  If you would like […]

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Information on the Flu Vaccines (2016-2017 Flu Season)

We at Associates in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine (APAM) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) do not recommend the nasal spray vaccine (FluMist) this flu season, after studies show poor effectiveness  The AAP recommends that all children ages 6 months and older receive a seasonal flu shot during the 2016-17 season, as vaccination remains […]

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News about the Flu Mist

We at Associates in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine (APAM) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) do not recommend the nasal spray vaccine (FluMist) this flu season, after studies show poor effectiveness The AAP recommends that all children ages 6 months and older receive a seasonal flu shot during the 2016-17 season, as vaccination remains […]

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Flood in Baton Rouge and Surrounding Areas

By: Rodger H. Elofson, II The flood in the Baton Rouge area left many of us with water intrusion into our homes and neighborhoods.  This area has a warm, humid climate and sewage was contained in the flood waters that overflowed into many of our homes.  Exposure to contaminated water can lead to water-borne diseases […]

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Camping with the Kids

Brannon Perilloux, M.D. Summer is a great time to leave the screens behind and pitch a tent or camper at a far-away campground or some place close to home.  Kids will love the home-away-from-home and will never forget it.  Letting everyone get back to nature and ditch the electronics is great for the mind and […]

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Head Lice Treatment Myths & Realities

What do you know about head lice treatments? When your child has been diagnosed with head lice, you want to get rid of them quickly- and effectively.  But, you may not be aware of all available treatments.  Find out what’s true- and false- about current options.   True or False Over the counter head lice […]

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