Powell Pediatrics for Annual Checkups

It’s the beginning of a new decade and that means checkups for your kids. If you neglected that yearly exam or didn’t get a chance to have your kids vaccinated, now is the time. Annual Checkups for All Your Kids Powell Pediatrics are caring physicians who will examine your infants, toddlers, adolescents and teens either … Continued

Foods to Watch for Over the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year with kids loving Christmas. However, those sweet and sticky goodies aren’t the best for kids. According to you pediatrician in Knoxville, some foods are best left on the buffet table. Hard Candy and Candy Canes Loaded with sugar, which is bad for teeth and bad for kids … Continued

Cold and Flu Prevention Starts at Home

It’s going to be a cold winter, and that means more sniffles and coughs. Keeping you and your family free from colds and flu this winter is like jumping through hoops. You may be able to monitor what your kids are doing at home, but it is impossible to keep an eye on them at … Continued

Obesity in Kids is Becoming Epidemic

Obesity is one of the biggest problems facing families, but it isn’t just the adults who are overweight. If you follow the Powell Pediatrics Blog, you will remember that more than 19 percent of children living in the United States are classified as obese. That number has quadrupled since 1980. Why Do Children Become Obese? … Continued

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