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Screen Use is Associated with Sleepiness During the Day

Research has shown children who have a television in their bedrooms have later bedtimes and shorter sleep duration. A new study shows similar sleep problems in children who have a “small screen,” such as a smartphone in their room. The study, “Sleep Duration, Restfulness, and Screens in the Sleep Environment,” published in the February 2015 […]

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Well Baby/Child Office Visits

Regular visits to the pediatrician are a key part of preventative health care.  At Associates in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in Baton Rouge, each visit our pediatricians will fully examine your child.  This checkup will give your child’s pediatrician a chance to: *Make sure your child is eating well, growing well, and is healthy. *Update immunizations. *Track […]

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ADHD Drug Use in Children Not Linked to Adult Height

An analysis of more than 1,000 children with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder found that neither the diagnosis itself nor stimulant treatment was associated with substantial differences in adult height.  The findings appear in the September 2014 journal “Pediatrics”.  We at Associates in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine in Baton Rouge and Zachary are equipped to evaluate […]

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Picky Eaters?

Do you have a child who is a picky eater?  A non-vegetable eater? Try the vegetable rub below that Dr. Perilloux uses on broccoli, asparagus, carrots, green beans, squash, anything.  Even this pediatrician’s kids were very picky at one time, now they will eat asparagus, broccoli and others. Put a little olive oil or canola […]

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Asthma Prevention Tips

1. Don’t burn incense or candles in the home.  They put out soot and debris in the air and can trigger asthma attacks. 2. Vacuum frequently (2x/week) and keep kids out of those rooms for at least 30 minutes after vacuuming. 3. Strong cleansers can trigger attacks.  Vent areas while cleaning and afterward. 4. Adults […]

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We have Spanish Translation Available

If you would rather communicate to our pediatricians in Spanish, we have personnel available that are very capable of translating between you and the pediatrician.

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Teen Depression

Rates of depression among boys and girls are relatively equal up until age eleven or so.  During adolescence, though, girls become twice as likely as boys to experience bouts of depression.  If you see changes in your child’s grades, sleep patterns, moodiness, activities or other problems, please contact us to evaluate whether your child may […]

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Meningococcal Vaccine Updates

The Meningococcal Vaccine is currently administered at 11 years of age.  Studies have shown a somewhat waning immunity during the college age years(18 to 21 years old).  Since the college age years is one of the highest incidences of Meningococcal disease (Meningitis and overwhelming infection of the blood-sepsis), a booster Meningococcal Vaccine is recommended by the American […]

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Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

We at Associates in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in Baton Rouge have seen many, many cases of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease over the past 2 weeks.  Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD) is a common viral illness of infants and children.  The disease causes fever and blister-like eruptions in the mouth and/or a skin […]

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Flu Vaccine via Injection, Nasal Spray are Effective for Children

Researchers found that children ages 6 to 35 months old produced similar amounts of antibodies to protect them against flu regardless of whether they received two doses of flu vaccine injection, two doses of live, attenuated nasal spray or one dose of each.  Researchers added that one flu vaccine followed by one nasal spray may […]

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