3 Fun Ideas for Halloween 2020

Halloween 2020 will be a bit different from previous years, but it can definitely still be fun!  The Centers for Disease Control have an interactive map that shows the danger level of neighborhoods across the country. Here in Northwest Arkansas, the level of risk is high enough that you might want to skip Trick or […]

Flu Shots for Kids: High Priority in 2020

Your kids — in fact, your whole family — should get flu shots every year. This year, with COVID-19 in the mix, it’s especially important.  Kids six months to nine years need two shots about four weeks apart. Kids ages nine and up need just one shot. Two weeks after the course of vaccinations is […]

Healthy, Kid-Friendly Potatoes

A study published in the Journal of Nutrition reports that 27% of young children in the U.S. get fewer than one serving of vegetables a day. For the kids who do eat vegetables, the top veggie isn’t carrots or kohlrabi. It’s French fries. Is that a good thing? Potatoes are nutritious vegetables. But the processing […]

Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics Flu Clinics

Drive-Thru Flu Clinics By Appointment Only Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics’ flu clinics will look a little different this year. Flu clinics will be by appointment only and staffed by our Pediatric nurses. However, the flu clinics will be held outside due to COVID-19. What to Expect Call (479) 442-7322 to request an appointment for your child […]

Breastfeeding During COVID-19

As you probably know, breast milk helps protect babies from many sicknesses. Breast milk may even help protect babies from getting infected with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.  If you have been diagnosed with COVID19, you may continue to breastfeed your baby according to the Center of Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of […]

Is Your Child a Picky Eater?

An article in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, recently acknowledged that the definition of “picky eater” can make it difficult to address the problem. As many as half of American kids could fall into that category depending on how you define a picky eater. Something so normal can’t really be seen […]

At What Age Should Kids Lift Weights?

Kids don’t always get enough exercise; this is especially true during the pandemic. The American Heart Association recently reported that more than half of American kids don’t get enough exercise for basic cardiorespiratory fitness. This study was completed before the pandemic, and many of us are more sedentary now that we’re staying home from work […]

Back to School 2020

Facts and information about the coronavirus pandemic are constantly changing. Visit the CDC site for the most up-to-date information during the COVID-19 outbreak. Back to School always brings challenges as well as excitement, but this year’s back to school season has some extra uncertainty. In Northwest Arkansas, schools have changed their proposed schedules several times. […]

Vaccine Hesitancy

August is National Vaccination Month, the month when many parents rush to get their kids’ immunizations caught up before school starts. This year, school reopenings are more complicated than usual, and the coronavirus has caused some parents to skip routine pediatric visits — including vaccinations. The World Health Organization designated vaccine hesitation as one of […]

Summer Safety: Stinging Insects

Wasps, hornets, and bees defend themselves from perceived attacks by stinging — and that can be painful or even dangerous for kids. Help your kids learn about stinging insects, avoid stings, and know how to treat them. Avoid stings The best plan for avoiding the pain of bee stings is not getting stung. Here are […]