Author: Dameon Pierce

How To Talk To Your Children About Mental Health

Posted on June 24, 2020 by in Pediatrics

The first time a parent hears their young child say an unpleasant word, their reaction is usually: “Where did you learn that?” The truth is, many times the child will point at the dad or mom. Oops! Yes, our little ones are sponges that mimic what we say and do. Our positive and negative role

Preventing Childhood Obesity With Kids Out Of School

Posted on May 27, 2020 by in Pediatrics

Parents are accustomed to their kids being home from school in the summer and at holidays. That familiar pattern has changed drastically in many parts of the country. In some areas, children have been home bound for several months, and there is little optimism about their return in the fall. This change has affected the

Is it a Cold or the Flu?

Posted on December 27, 2019 by in Flu Prevention

It’s flu season and it can be difficult to distinguish the difference between the flu and a common cold. But while they have symptoms in common, there are differences that can help you determine if you have the flu or just a cold. If you have any questions about your symptoms or believe you or

Warnings and Risks Associated with Teen Vaping

Posted on December 19, 2019 by in News

If you somehow didn’t know that vaping is dangerous for young kids, teens, and young adults, let’s set the record straight. Yes, vaping is very dangerous. If you’re still not convinced, or your teen isn’t, here are factual warnings and risks associated with vaping. What Is Vaping? Using an e-cigarette is called vaping or JUULing.

How Your Fingernails Can Show Signs of Disease

Posted on September 16, 2019 by in Primary Care

Many women prefer to paint their fingernails in a rainbow of different colors, but what is hiding beneath the colorful polish could be informative. Carefully observe your nails between your next manicure to learn how your fingernails can show signs of disease. Fingernail Abnormalities Nails change, and some of those changes are totally benign. Others

Tips for Your Kid’s First Day Back to School

Posted on August 16, 2019 by in Pediatrics

The first day back to school after the long summer break might be something your child is dreading (or maybe just a few are excited), and yet it can’t come soon enough for some parents. Whether your children are counting the days or dreading the first day, here are some parental tips for your kid’s

Can You Be Too Young for a Stroke?

Posted on March 3, 2019 by in Preventative Care

Like many medical issues, strokes are often thought of as only affecting older people. However, it’s important to understand that strokes can affect someone at any age from infancy through adolescence and beyond and the ultimate goal should be to focus on prevention. So, what should you proactively do to prevent a stroke from happening