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Influenza and Strep Throat are on the Rise

We at Associates in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, as well as other Pediatricians in Baton Rouge have noticed that for the past 3-4 weeks there has been a large increase in the number of Influenza (The Flu) cases.  Many of these have also had Strep Throat at the same time.  Most children with The Flu […]

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Energy Drinks Not Good for Kids

A meta-analysis of 121 studies in Pediatrics suggests that caffeinated energy drinks can trigger reactions such as heart palpitations and seizures in children, especially those with pre-existing conditions.  The review also found no evidence that such drinks can improve energy, weight loss, athletic performance, or concentration.  We at Associates in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine do not […]

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Breast Feeding Supplies Now Tax Deductible

The Internal Revenue Service on Thursday announced a ruling that qualifies breast pumps and other breast-feeding supplies as tax-deductible medical expenses, which can be purchased using flexible-spending accounts and health savings accounts.

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Solid Foods Too Early Raise Obesity Risk

Formula fed babies who were introducted to solid foods before the age of 4 months had significant higher risk of obesity by age 3 compared with those who started solid foods later according to a recent study in Pediatrics.  We at Associates in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine continue to advocate starting solid foods in most […]

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Treating Parents

We at Associates in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine in Baton Rouge are now seeing and treating parents of sick children with similar illnesses such as influenza, strep throat, and sinusitis.  We are now offering this service to help sick parents.  Parents are already here in the office and don’t have to schedule an appointment with […]

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Vaccines

The pediatricians at Associates in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine are now equipped to administer vaccines to all young adult and parents.  Vaccines could be routine, such as Tdap, or for travel out of the country.  Please call to schedule your vaccines.

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Schedule Your Flu Vaccine

Influenza (the flu) has become more prevalent over the past weeks in Baton Rouge.  We at Associates in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend flu vaccines for all patients over 6 months old.  It is not too late to protect yourself and your family.  If you or your child has not had the flu vaccine, […]

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We’ve heard from some of our long-time patients that they are having a hard time getting appointments with their provider of choice.  We encourage parents to schedule appointments before they leave our office in order to have a better chance of securing the provider and time of your choosing.  We don’t charge for no-shows and […]

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We’ve heard from some of our long-time patients that they are having a hard time getting appointments with their provider of choice.  We encourage parents to schedule appointments before they leave our office in order to have a better chance of securing the provider and time of your choosing.  We don’t charge for no-shows and […]

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Patients aged 11 to 22 who visited the emergency room for a first concussion had an average recovery time of 12 days, while those with previous concussions took 28 days to recover and those with a second concussion within a year took 35 days on average to recover. The finding were published in the journal […]

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