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

Cold and Flu Tips from Powell Pediatrics

It is officially the cold and flu season, and that means kids will get sick. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help prevent your child from coming down with a virus. It is important that your children keep their hands clean. Regular hand washing will dramatically reduce gastrointestinal and respiratory illnesses from … Continued

Childrens Obesity is on the Rise

According to Kids Health, one out of three children living in the United States is overweight or obese. These days, kids are not exercising as much spending more time in front of the video game console, computer, or TV. On top of that, most families don’t have time to prepare nutritious meals opting for quick … Continued