Protect Your Kids from Colds and Flu

School is in full swing and that means more contact with other kids. Keeping your family safe from colds and flu is imperative if you want your children to stay healthy this fall. One of the best ways to protect your kids is with a healthy diet. Make sure they start the day with breakfast … Continued

Poison Oak and What to Watch For

Poison oak, poison ivy, and poison sumac are most dangerous during the spring and summer. Some kids are highly allergic to poison oak, poison ivy, and poison sumac, which can mean a trip to the ER. Why is Poison Oak Poison Ivy and Poison Sumac so Dangerous? Because all of the plants contain urushiol, which … Continued

Measles and Other Vaccinations Are Important

The measles is at epidemic level with experts believing it has something to do with parents not vaccinating their kids. Although there has been no connection found between vaccinations and autism, parents are still refusing to vaccinate their children out of fear. Vaccinate for Measles and Other Diseases Vaccinating your children keeps them and others … Continued

Healthy Eating Habits for Kids

Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to watch what your kids eat. You can’t be with them 24/7. With that being said, there are some things you can do to make sure they are getting the proper nutrition. Start the Day Right Making a good breakfast before the kids start their day is essential. Gather round … Continued

Are You Vaccinated Against Measles?

The recent outbreak of measles has become epidemic. Children, teens, and adults are succumbing to the disease, which is spread via saliva and mucus. Measles is so contagious that it can be spread through the air when someone coughs or sneezes. Powell Pediatrics explains that experts believe the refusal to vaccinate is the main reason … Continued

Seasonal Allergies Seem to Be Year Round

Spring is here and with that comes seasonal allergies. Sometimes those allergies can be so bad that kids end up missing days at school. According to Powell Pediatrics, the airborne pollens and other toxic pollutants are just getting worse. In some cases, there is no more, “Seasonal,” in the term seasonal allergies. Dr. Carl Timothy … Continued

Spring and Colds and Flu

Spring may be around the corner, but that does not mean the cold and flu season is over. In fact, with the change of weather, cold, flu, and of course allergies are still rampant, especially for school kids. Germs Spread Get a bunch of kids together and you are bound to see some germs. Make … Continued

3 Tips for Preventing Colds and Flu this Winter

Preventing colds and flu can be tough, especially this year. It’s one of the coldest winters on record with Powell Pediatrics seeing the healthiest of kids come down with colds and flu. Keeping your kids safe can be tough, but there are some things you can do to keep your kids in school and out … Continued

It’s Not To Late for a Flu Shot

The flu season is one of the worst on record, and if you didn’t get a flu shot for your kids, you could be paying the price. With so many flu strains going around, it’s hard to keep your children safe. Thankfully, it’s not to late to schedule an appointment with Powell Pediatrics for a … Continued

Keeping Kids Healthy During the Holidays

Keeping your kids healthy during the holidays can be tough. With parties, events and other activities happening from October to the first part of January, it’s important to keep tabs on what they are putting in their mouths. Keep Candy to a Minimum If you want to keep your kids healthy, skip the hard and … Continued