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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Choosing an Insect Repellent for Your Child

Choosing an Insect Repellent for Your Child

Warmer weather means more chances for kids to get outside to play, hike and enjoy the fresh air with family and friends. Warmer weather also means preventing insect bites. Biting insects such as mosquitoes and biting flies can make children miserable. More worrisome...

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What to Know About the Current RSV Epidemic

What to Know About the Current RSV Epidemic

by Dr. Joanna Storey Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common pediatric virus that can cause serious respiratory illnesses in babies and children.  Older kids and adults can get a bad cold from RSV, but in our smaller patients, RSV can infect the lungs,...

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Swimmer’s Ear

Swimmer’s Ear

written by Amy B. Shepherd, M.D. With summer break upon us, most are happy to swap hours in the classroom with relaxing days at the pool or beach.  Unfortunately, this increased time spent in the water can lead to swimmer’s ear.  This condition is...

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Five Things to Know About Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease

Five Things to Know About Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease

Darren T. Scoggin, MD Children’s Medical Group Hand-Foot-Mouth (HFM) disease is rampant right now in our community, and the pediatricians at Children’s Medical Group are seeing a lot of it currently in our practice. Here are five things to know about HFM, including...

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Mealtime Woes

Mealtime Woes

by Parker Ellison, M.D. A common complaint that I hear from parents in the clinic is, “My child won’t eat.” These children are often very picky with long lists of foods that they dislike, or can seem to have very poor appetites, especially at family mealtimes. They...

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When to Use Telemedicine in Pediatrics

When to Use Telemedicine in Pediatrics

written by Amanda S. Penny, M.D. One of the benefits—yes, there have been some benefits—of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the increased use of telemedicine. In an effort to keep patients safe at home and staff safe at work, many doctors shifted to working virtually as...

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