• Tick Talk: Questions about Lyme disease Answered

    Tick Talk: Questions about Lyme disease Answered

    By: Michelle Place, CRNP-P Give Me the Backstory Back in 1975 an unusual cluster of arthritis cases in children occurred in a small coastal town called Lyme, Connecticut. In 1977, Yale researchers identified and named the clusters “Lyme arthritis.” In 1979, the name was changed to “Lyme disease,” when additional symptoms such as neurological problems

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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

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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

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  • Summer Water Safety

    Summer Water Safety

    By Natalia Darling, PA-C   After surviving a long winter and an erratic spring, we are finally fast approaching the summer months-. For children, this means endless days of warm weather, playing outside, summer camp, vacations to the beach, and ice cream trucks. For parents and pediatricians, it is the time to think about and

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