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    • 12 JUL 17
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    A Pain in the EAR…Swimmer’s Ear Explained

    A Pain in the EAR…Swimmer’s Ear Explained

    Swimmer’s ear (also called otitis externa vs otitis media an internal ear infection) is an infection in the outer ear canal.  It’s often caused by water that remains in the ear after swimming.  This water creates a warm, moist environment that harbors bacteria.  It often occurs in swimmers…hence the name! Usually swimmers ear symptoms are

    • 05 JUL 17
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    What should I do if…(Summer Edition)

    What should I do if…(Summer Edition)

    By: Michelle Place, CRNP-P Now that the Fourth of July is in our rear view mirror and summer is in full swing, here is a little “how-to” guide for some common summertime ailments. What should I do if…I find a tick on my child’s body? Tick bites normally don’t itch or hurt. That’s why they

    • 24 JUN 17
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    Drowning in Misinformation: The Truth about “Dry Drowning”

    Drowning in Misinformation: The Truth about “Dry Drowning”

    By: Michelle Place, CRNP-P Earlier this month a young child died following days of vomiting. He had been in shallow water in a Texas dike about a week before his death. The headlines of this story attributed his death to a rare condition called dry drowning or secondary drowning. (CNN. June 9, 2017; http://cnn.it/2rECrOV.) The

    • 09 JUN 17
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    A Pain in the …Head

    A Pain in the …Head

    By: Michelle Place, CRNP-P Headaches are common in children, occurring in up to 75 percent of school-age children.The likelihood of headaches is even greater in adolescents than in younger children. The most common type is known as Tension-Type Headache. The pain with tension-type headaches is usually mild to moderate, does not throb, and may last