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Warm Weather means Hand-Foot-Mouth (HFM) season

by Jumana Giragos, MD Hand-foot-and-mouth (HFM) disease is a common childhood infection caused by a virus that results in a characteristic rash. The rash consists of small, blister-like bumps in the mouth (usually in the back near the tonsils) and … Continue reading

Doctor Talk: Why Is My Toddler Such A Picky Eater?

The “Picky” Toddler Appetite By Bill Long, MD Parents often will describe their toddlers as becoming “picky” eaters. This could mean one of a couple of things, as there are several types of “picky” eating. The first (and the most … Continue reading

Doctor Talk: Why are Immunizations Important and How Do They Work?

Why Are Vaccines Important? by Julie, Dunlea, MD, FAAP There are few topics that spark more emotions than vaccines . At Pediatric Associates, Inc. we practice evidence-based medicine. We are always happy to discuss vaccines at your child’s well visits. … Continue reading