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Ear Piercing by Your Pediatrician

Ear piercing for girls in the lower ear lobe is a decision to be made by your daughter and you.  However, we at Associates in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine in Baton Rouge,  think you should have it performed by someone you trust.  Dr. Brannon Perilloux, one of our pediatricians, performs ear piercings using 2 forms of […]

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Is it Colic, or Reflux, or just a Fussy Baby?

Your pediatrician should evaluate your baby if you think that he/she may have colic, reflux, or is just fussy.  Just knowing and having the peace of mind helps everyone.

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Parenting Advice by Pediatricians

Who is more qualified to give parenting advice than a pediatrician who evaluates and treats children and teens on a daily basis.  We have pediatricians with many years of experience with parenting advice, behavior modification, boundary limits, and child psychology.  See your pediatrician at Associates in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine if you are in need […]

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Travel Medicine and Adult Vaccines

We at Associates in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine now offer travel vaccines and adult vaccines to new and established patients.  If you are traveling abroad, going on a mission trip or any trip out of the United States, please check with us to determine if you need vaccines.  Have your vaccination record available if you […]

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Children with ADHD are characterized by inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity.

We at Associates in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, evaluate, diagnose, and treat new and established patients with ADHD.  The evaluation requires a couple of questionnaires and visits.  Treatment could involve medications, therapy, counseling, or any combination of those.  If you think your child or children may have ADHD, are struggling in school or with behavior, […]

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Mothers-to-be and Secondhand Smoke

Pregnant women who are exposed to secondhand smoke are 23% more likely to experience stillbirth and 13% more likely to give birth to a child with a congenital malformation.  Because the timing of exposure and the effects are not yet known, we at Associates in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine in Baton Rouge encourage all women […]

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Why All Adults Need To Be Vaccinated Against Pertussis

Pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious bacterial disease that’s potentially fatal to infants.  And babies often catch pertussis from the people who love them most…their own parents.  The scary fact is that researchers have found that up to 80% of babies caught the disease from family members.  Unvaccinated adults and adolescents […]

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Why are Yearly Well Visits Important?

Well visits allow developmental and other health problems to be identified and treated early in a child’s life.  Whether a problem is medical or behavioral, or both, finding it early and treating it can greatly improve the child’s chances of reaching his or her full potential for physical, mental, and social health and well-being.  Please […]

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Rear-Facing Car Seats for Children Until Age 2

The AAP and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in two separate guidelines, recommended that children should use rear-facing car seats until age 2 and that those age 12 and below should ride in the back seat.  The AAP said in its recommendation, published in Pedatrics, that parents should switch to rear-facing car seats that […]

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Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle

To help parents guide thier families in healthy lifestyles, the AAP has created a series of audio interviews with pediatricians who are experts in nutrition and fitness and getting kids to eat their vegetables.  Visit the AAP website (www.aap.org) to hear interviews covering obesity, picky eaters, vitamin recommendations, infant feeding, exercise and other topics.  We at […]

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