Category Archives: Pediatrics

Ear Infections: A Big Deal for Small Ears

by Dr. Jessica Brown MD, MPH Ear infections are one of the most common illnesses doctors treat in children. Ear infections are notorious for making little ones miserable, as well as their parents. Though most common between the ages of 6 and 24 months, older children, as well as adults, can come down with an …

Teaching your children personal hygiene skills

By Dr. Tamisha Jones, Medical Director of Pediatrics The winter months are often synonymous with the cold and flu season. Teaching your children personal hygiene will help them to stay healthy as well as ward off illnesses this time of year.  It’s never too early to begin teaching your little ones the importance of good …

What you need to know about Croup

By Carolina Boyd Croup is one of the most common respiratory illnesses to send young children to the hospital. Also known as laryngotracheitis, this upper airway infection causes swelling around the voice box and windpipe, which can block a child’s ability to breathe. Children between 3 months and 5 years of age are most at …

New Legacy Southwest Clinic Is Open for Business!

After a media preview on December 12, the new Legacy Southwest opened its doors to the public on Sunday the 15th. By Barrett White   The new Legacy Southwest (LSW), located at the same address of 6441 High Star Drive, is a 33,000 square-foot state-of-the-art clinic, bringing new space and a breath of fresh air …

SIX DAYS LEFT: Are you enrolled for 2020 ACA coverage?

Enrollment for 2020 runs from November 1, 2019 until December 15, 2019. By Barrett White   Are you one of the millions of Americans to access health care through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare? The marketplace enrollment began on November 1 and will work like it has in previous years. The …

Seven Myths about the Flu Vaccine

By Kimberly Cooper, Occupational Health and Infection Control Nurse This week marks National Influenza Vaccination week. This event was created by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 2005 to highlight the importance of getting vaccinated for the flu.  Despite various efforts to get people vaccinated, many myths remain about the flu vaccine. We are …

RSV: What to do when it is more than just a cold

By Carolina Boyd This time of year, parents know to be on alert for the cold virus or the flu. However, there is another health issue that should not be overlooked—respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). This childhood virus can cause mild, cold-like symptoms, as well as infections of the lungs and respiratory tract. RSV season varies …

Shining the spotlight on Preterm Labor: National Prematurity Awareness Month

By Carolina Boyd Pregnancy is a time of joy for many expectant moms. But for those who experience complications during pregnancy, it can lead to the heartache of preterm labor. November is National Prematurity Awareness Month, a time to focus on this maternal and infant health crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one …

Getting ready for this year’s flu season

By Carolina Boyd If you’ve been to the doctor lately, chances are your health care provider has asked if you’ve gotten a flu shot yet. There is good reason for that. The flu virus is most active during the fall and winter months. Flu season usually begins in October and peaks between December and February, …

What you can do if your child is not talking yet

By Dr. Larry Caesar, Pediatrician Hearing your baby say “mama” or “dada” for the first time is a highly anticipated moment for you as parents.  Prior to this, your baby has used crying, cooing and babbling to get your attention and for social interaction.  Having a baby or toddler who does not talk as anticipated …