Annual Checkups with Powell Pediatrics

School is just around the corner, and if you haven’t scheduled an appointment with Powell Pediatrics, call or click now. Schools require athletes to have checkups before school starts, but it is imperative that all children see a pediatrician before they head back to class. According to Powell Pediatrics, scheduling your sons and daughters for … Continued

Swimming Safety Tips for Kids

Swimming is probably number one when it comes to summer activities, but according to Powell Pediatrics, there are some things you should know before your kids jump in the pool or lake. Never allow your children or teens to swim alone Make sure your kids swim in a supervised area Never leave your young kids, … Continued

Sun Safety Tips for Kids

Powell Pediatrics understands how kids can lose track of time, especially when it comes to outdoor play, however, if you want to keep your kids safe from the dangerous rays of the sun, Dr. has some tips that may keep your sons and daughters safe from sunburn. Stay Indoors Between 10 and Two The sun’s … Continued

Poison Oak Poison Ivy Poison Sumac

Poison Oak, Poison Ivy, and Poison Sumac are in season, and if your kids are spending more time outdoors, Powell Pediatrics recommends that you make your sons and daughters away of what the plants look like and to steer clear whenever possible. All three plants can be found in Tennessee Poison Oak-Poison Oak leaves resemble … Continued

Childhood Obesity Could it Be Inherited?

Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic, and according to recent studies may have something to do with genetics. If you or your partner is prone to obesity and weight gain and your child is obese, your son or daughter could have inherited from either parent. Studies indicate that about 40 percent of your child’s weight … Continued

Make Healthy Changes Gradually

Your kid’s diet is extremely important, especially if your son or daughter is a bit heavier than he or she should be. According to the American Heart Association, about one out of every three children in the United States is obese. That figure has tripled from 1971 to 2011. Powell Pediatrics explains that childhood obesity … Continued

Keep Kids Healthy with Exercise

These days it’s getting more and more difficult to keep kids active and healthy with exercise. With video games, computers, mobile phones and other sedentary activities adolescents and teens are more overweight than they have ever been before. Kids that snack on junk food and don’t get outside or to the gym will be more … Continued

From Newborns to Teenagers

Powell Pediatrics understands the importance of a child’s health, and if you are disappointed with your family doctor, call and schedule an appointment for your kids with Dr. Carl Timothy Morris who understands the needs of every child whether you have a newborn, a toddler, a tween or a teenager. Teens that are going through … Continued

Childhood Obesity Can Be Prevented

Childhood obesity is at an all time high, but there are some things you can do to keep your kids healthy. Powell Pediatrics explains that balance is the key when it comes to healthy weight management. By balancing the calories that your kids eat and drink along with physical activity, you can keep your kids … Continued

Keep Your Kids Healthy in 2016

If you and your kids survived the holidays without coming down with one of those nasty bugs that is going around, count yourself lucky. According to Powell Pediatrics, 2015 was one of the worst years for cold and flu. If that isn’t bad enough, Powell Pediatrics explains that some of those thought to be extinct … Continued