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Bowlegs and Knock-Knees

Toddlers’ legs often have a bowed appearance.  In fact, many children have bowing of the legs until they are about two years old, then they’ll look knock-kneed until they are about six years of age.  At times, children may not have straight lower legs until they are nine or ten years old. Bowlegs and knock-knees […]

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Flu Prevention

   Although vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu, our board certified pediatricians say that practicing healthy habits can also lend a hand in prevention.  For example, WASHING you children’s hands and asking them to COVER their nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing is a good way to avoid spreading germs.  Of […]

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Fever Myths and Facts

Misconceptions about the dangers of fever are commonplace. Unwarranted fears about harmful side effects from fever cause lost sleep and unnecessary stress for many parents. Let the following facts help you put fever into perspective: MYTH: All fevers are bad for children. FACT: Fevers turn on the body’s immune system. Fevers are one of the […]

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Back to School

  Most kids are now back in school, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make on the some quick improvements to help us get back into a routine. Here are 6 quick tips to help you get back on track: 1. Restart the bedtime routine: It’s hard to get up for school the first day […]

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Food Portions

Our pediatricians are always counseling families on a proper, healthy diet for children. One of the things they emphasize, is portion control. But how does one know if you are properly controlling your child food portion? This infographic provides a visual guide to food portion control, using the human hand – fingertips, open palms, closed […]

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4 sun-safety saboteurs and how to prevent them

As parents, we sure know a lot more about sun safety than we did as kids or young adults ourselves.  We want to remind you about the sun and your child. Here are a few sun-protection thoughts from our pediatricians: Dr. Rodger Elofson:        Over-reliance on sunscreen. Parents don’t always think about it this way, […]

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A little about our office…

We at Associates in Pediatric and Adolescent in Baton Rouge are located on Goodwood Blvd across the street from the new public library.  We are now the only private group of pediatricians in our area.  Our pediatricians are very conveniently located for all those who live near Tara, Broadmoor, Capital Heights, LSU, and Jefferson Hwy […]

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How Does an Ear Infection Happen?

Ear infections are a VERY common condition in pediatrics. In fact, ear infections are the most common bacterial infection in children. $3 BILLION dollars are spent on ear infections each year. 80% of kiddos will have had an ear infection before kindergarten and most kids have one to three ear infections in the first years […]

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Molluscum- A Very Common Skin Rash in Children

Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection that causes a benign skin rash that resembles a pimple or wart-like bump. They usually are soft and smooth with an indented center. Most commonly seen in children between 1 and 12 years old, molluscum can spread locally fairly rapidly. Molluscum lesions usually last 2-3 months, but because it […]

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Croup is Very Common in Children

Croup is characterized by a tight, low-pitched cough that often sounds like a barking seal or barking dog. Voice often becomes hoarse. Crying generally makes croup appear/sound worse. Croup is associated with “cold” symptoms and sometimes low grade fever. Treatment usually involves cool mist humidifiers, steam showers or exposure to cool air outside. Sometimes one […]

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