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Children
Brad Barham

Give my infant what???

Parents of adolescents out there may find this hard to believe given that we used to say to avoid high risk foods for the first year of life. But here’s a great video that goes through what we’re telling families with infants regarding peanuts these days and how to help PREVENT developing allergy: Offering peanuts

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Special Announcements
Brad Barham

So Fresh and So Clean, Clean

As a Reminder… We are doing everything we can to make sure that you and your children as well as our office staff are safe. Here are some steps we are taking: We have instituted an “empty waiting room” policy that asks that you wait with your child in the car until your room is

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Covid-19
Brad Barham

Burglar or Bandit? Or maybe neither….

We’re not bandits, burglars, or thieves. We’re not masked monsters. No, we’re not even superheroes or masked avengers. We’re the same pediatric providers we have always been. We just get to wear masks every day now. We’ve noticed some more timid and reluctant faces on our patients recently during check-ups and ill visits. We know

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Covid-19
Brad Barham

A Pediatric Associates COVID-19 Update

As many of you know by now , children infected with the novel coronavirus are commonly presenting differently than adults. Fewer children than adults experience fever, cough, or shortness of breath and relatively few children with COVID-19 are hospitalized. Yes, there have been severe outcomes in children, but they have been much, much less common

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Covid-19
Brad Barham

Are Check-ups Still Important?

The quick answer is, yes. Absolutely. Yes. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently issued new guidance to ensure that children continue to receive ambulatory (outpatient) services during the pandemic. This includes in person visits where community circumstances allow (that’s here in Abilene) Telemedicine is now an option for appropriate circumstances (see our Pediatric Associates Telemedicine

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Covid-19
Brad Barham

Where are we now?

Since our first reported case on March 26th we have continued to see confirmed cases rise as expected.  The latest official word is that we are at 61 confirmed cases. The Abilene Health Department is working hard and doing a great job keeping our community up to date on our current COVID-19 status which can

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