CHILDREN ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING. And while you as parents can’t anticipate every change, these Well Child Tips can prepare you for what lies ahead and help you raise a healthy and safe child.
The Ages and Stages questionnaire is a screening tool used by your physician to test for physical and social-emotional development for children from one month to 5 years. Highly reliable and valid, ASQ looks at strengths and trouble spots, educates parents about developmental milestones, and incorporates parents’ expert knowledge about their children.
Hundreds of children under 1 year of age die every year in the United States because of injuries, most of which can be prevented. Often, injuries happen because parents are not aware of what their children can do. Read more to learn how to prevent needless injuries in your child.
Here are some helpful tips for your baby’s social and emotional development.
Here are some helpful tips for your baby’s development.
Georgia law requires that all children who attend child care and enter school be up to date on immunizations to be protected against these diseases: diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Hib, measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, tetanus, varicella (chickenpox), polio, and pneumococcal disease. The following information lists specific Georgia state immunization requirements for children entering child care and school.
Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis are serious diseases caused by bacteria. Diphtheria and pertussis are spread from person to person. Tetanus enters the body through cuts or wounds. Read below to learn more about these vaccines.
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease is a serious disease caused by a bacteria. It usually strikes children under 5 years old. Your child can get Hib disease by being around other children or adults who may have the bacteria and not know it. Read below for more details on this vaccine.
As soon as they are born, infants begin to learn about the world from their experiences. They can see and hear what is happening around them and can communicate their needs and interests to others. Learn how you truly are your baby’s first teacher.
Your child may need extra love and care after getting vaccinated. Some vaccinations that protect children from serious diseases also can cause discomfort for a while. Here are answers to questions many parents have after their children have been vaccinated.
Polio is a disease caused by a virus. It enters a child’s (or adult’s) body through the mouth. Sometimes it does not cause serious illness. But sometimes it causes paralysis. Read below to learn all you need to know about the Polio vaccine
Infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria can make children very sick. It causes blood infections, pneumonia, and meningitis, mostly in young children. Although pneumococal meningitis is relatively rare it is fatal in about 1 of 10 cases in children. Read below to learn about the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine.
Rotavirus is a virus that causes severe diarrhea, mostly in babies and young children. It is often accompanied by vomiting and fever. Rotavirus is not the only cause of severe diarrhea, but it is one of the most serious. Before rotavirus vaccine was used, rotavirus was responsible for:
- more than 400,000 doctor visits,
- more than 200,000 emergency room visits,
- 55,000 to 70,000 hospitalizations, and
- 20-60 deaths in the United States each year. Download the PDF to learn more about the Rotavirus Vaccine.
The user friendly patient portal offers many benefits, including private access to your child’s medical information online. Learn about the many reasons to sign up and how to get started.
The comprehensive developmental screening should be completed online prior to all well visits from age 1 month to 6 years, ADHD/ADD visits, and visits with behavioral concerns. This type of enhanced developmental screening is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and hailed as a major advancement in preventive care for kids.