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School is Back and so is the Flu...

How to protect your child now

by Ashley Reid, P.A.
Helgemo & Liou Pediatrics

With school in full swing, hundreds of little hands are touching the same desks, chairs, lunch tables and playground equipment. The spread of germs is inevitable. At the same time, children generally don't wash their hands as often or as thoroughly as they should. With influenza running rampant through local schools and daycares during this time of year, protecting your child from illness can seem particularly challenging.
Most of the time, the flu virus runs its course within a few days. However, the flu can sometimes be deadly. Children with underlying medical conditions are especially at risk. For that reason, it's important to know the symptoms and when to seek medical attention for your child. Fortunately, you can also take preventive steps before these nasty viruses invade your home.

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Summer’s Here!

How to Keep Your Child Safe and Injury-Free

By Jeannette Zerpa MSN, ARNP, PPCNP-BC

Helgemo & Liou Pediatrics

The final school bell of the year is about to ring. Kids everywhere are rejoicing. Summer means more time to take advantage of Florida sun and recreation. Fun in the sun can easily turn dangerous, however, if parents fail to take the proper precautions.

The extreme Florida heat, the easy access to water and other potential dangers can put kids at risk. With some simple precautions, however, parents can help ensure this is a summer to remember – for all the right reasons.

Read more Below for the five common summer safety hazards and some precautions I recommend that parents take to keep the season safe and enjoyable:

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Pediatrics with a Family Touch

With over 60 years of combined experience, Helgemo & Liou Pediatrics are committed to serving the healthcare needs of your children.

From birth through adolescence, we provide up-to-date, quality care for your child's complete health and well-being. Whether visiting for a routine checkup, injury or an everyday illness, your child will receive exceptional care.

Our pediatricians are board-certified. Our pediatricians, Physician Assistants, nurse practitioners and highly qualified staff have been providing health care to children and adolescence in Charlotte, Sarasota, and Desota County since 1996.