Swim Lessons: When to Start & What Parents Should Know

Swim Lessons: When to Start & What Parents Should Know

Learning to swim should be a priority for every family. It's an important life skill that can play a key role in helping to prevent drowning―a top cause of death among children. Children, and their parents, need to learn how to swim to help keep time in the water safe...

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6 Actions to Improve Your Kids’ Mental Health

6 Actions to Improve Your Kids’ Mental Health

Constance Scharff Ph.D. KEY POINTS Children are suffering a mental health crisis. Actions now can improve mental health outcomes and overall well-being.Families play a critical role in creating opportunities for support and healing for children experiencing mental...

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What Is a Tongue Tie?

What Is a Tongue Tie?

M. Elise Graham, MD A tongue tie is a band of tissue underneath the tongue that may make it difficult for the tongue to move. However, every person has a band under the tongue that can be seen or felt and it does not always cause problems. Tongue ties may make it...

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Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children

Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children

​​Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can affect a child's social skills, communication, and behavior. Because most children with ASD will sit, crawl, and walk on time, you may not notice delays in social and communication skills right in...

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What doctors wish patients knew about wearing sunscreen

What doctors wish patients knew about wearing sunscreen

Sara Berg, MS Wearing sunscreen is one of the easiest ways to protect your skin’s appearance and health at any age. But more often than not, people are not wearing—or reapplying—sunscreen properly. Knowing what type to buy and how to properly apply sunscreen are key...

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Your Baby’s Head

Your Baby’s Head

​By Laura Jana, MD, FAAP & Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP Many parents have been mistakenly led to believe that all newborns are born picture-perfect, with pretty little round heads. Let us just say that for anyone who has gone through or will experience vaginal delivery,...

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Update in Developmental Milestones

Darren T. Scoggin, MDChildren’s Medical Group Jackson, MS Pediatrics is a unique medical specialty because we have the privilege of watching our patients grow from infancy through childhood into adolescence and early adulthood. We as pediatricians are trained through...

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KRAFT RECALLS POWDERED DRINKS OVER METAL, GLASS CONCERNS

KRAFT RECALLS POWDERED DRINKS OVER METAL, GLASS CONCERNS

Nov 29, 2021 WEDNESDAY, Nov. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Kraft Heinz Co. announced that it is recalling certain lots of Country Time Lemonade, Tang, Arizona Tea, and Kool-Aid powdered drinks because they may contain small pieces of metal or glass. The company also...

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Coronavirus Update from Children’s Medical Group

Coronavirus Update from Children’s Medical Group

Joanna Storey, M.D. For the doctors and staff of Children’s Medical Group, August is usually a time to finish up back-to-school shots and sports physicals and to plan for upcoming events like our fall flu vaccination effort.  Unfortunately, the emergence of the...

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How Much Water Should I Drink?

How Much Water Should I Drink?

Darren T. Scoggin, MDChildren’s Medical GroupJackson, MS One of the frequent questions pediatricians are asked in summer time is, “How much water should we be drinking?” This is a difficult question to answer because it is not a one-size-fits- all approach. There are...

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Delta Variant: What We Know About the Science

Delta Variant: What We Know About the Science

Updated Aug. 6, 2021Print On July 27, 2021, CDC released updated guidance on the need for urgently increasing COVID-19 vaccination coverage and a recommendation for everyone in areas of substantial or high transmission to wear a mask in public...

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