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Activated Charcoal

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One scroll through Instagram or Facebook and it’s likely you’ll come across photos and videos from beauty gurus and influencers who are using Activated Charcoal to help whiten their teeth. While we know it is best to not believe everything we see on ... Read full article

Bipolar Disorder

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Regardless of outside circumstances, being a parent can be difficult, but when you do factor in those outside circumstances, things can be even more tricky. These outside circumstances can include an unexpected mental health diagnosis. For around thr... Read full article

PANDAS Syndrome

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Even mild winters like we experience see an uptick of seasonal illnesses. The fairly common Streptococcus pyocenes infection makes its rounds and can range from minor skin problems or sore throats to much more severe strep throat or scarlet fever. ... Read full article

Anger or Anxiety?

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As parents, we expect to deal with tantrums during the toddler years, but we are often less prepared when angry outbursts continue well into childhood. However, anger can actually be a symptom of anxiety in children.... Read full article

Dentophobia

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From the whirring of drills to strange new smells and bright lights, the dentist office can provoke anxiety for anyone. Children especially may become anxious. Mild dislike can progress to dentophobia, or general fear of receiving dental care.... Read full article



Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases

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If the school nurse has you on speed dial and you find yourself blazing a path to your child’s school due to repeated infections, you may be dealing with something other than the average cold or allergies.... Read full article

Shingles

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Perhaps you’ve felt an itching and burning sensation in a specific area on your body. You think to yourself that it will go away, but then you notice that a rash has developed in that same area, and it’s slightly painful. The possibilities of what it... Read full article

Understanding Celiac Disease

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Upset tummies happen to everyone, but when your gastrointestinal distress is ongoing, you will need to look farther than the pharmacy’s antacid aisle for some relief.... Read full article

Croup

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Getting some sort of sinus funk is standard in Louisiana’s wet and pollen-rich environment, but sometimes, it can develop into more, especially for the youngest member of your family. While coughing often happens with any illness, listening to the so... Read full article

Pink Eye

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Pink may be perfect, but when it comes to eyes, it’s never a color you want to see. Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is an inflammation of the lining of the eye’s white and eyelid, and it is common, especially among children. There are three main types: ... Read full article

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