Biting is a common childhood behavior. It’s upsetting for adults and children alike, but the American Psychological Association says that nearly half of all children in child care have been bitten at some point.   What if your child is biting? Respond immediately If your child bites another child, pay attention first to the child […]

Safe Trick or Treat

While the Centers for Disease Control advised canceling Trick or Treat in 2020, this year their recommendation is to stay outdoors and avoid crowds. CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky advises parents to take kids trick or treating in small groups and to skip crowded indoor parties. If you’re fully vaccinated, you don’t need to wear […]

Understanding Chicken Pox

Chicken Pox used to be a common childhood disease; more than 95% of American adults have had it. In the early 1990s, four million people got this disease every year. Since the vaccine against chickenpox was introduced in 1995, fewer children are getting it.  Chicken pox is a very contagious disease caused by a virus. […]

Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics: Flu Vaccine Appointments

By Appointment Only  Flu clinics will be by appointment only and staffed by our pediatric nurses.  What to Expect Call (479) 442-7322 to request an appointment for your child at one of the flu clinic times listed below. Flu shots are available and covered by most insurance plans, Medicaid, ARKids B, and self-pay. Flu mist is […]

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Season

COVID-19 is not the only virus in town. We’re also seeing respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) — in fact, this year many states are seeing more cases, earlier in the year than usual. Respiratory syncytial virus is a common virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. However, it can be serious, especially for babies under 6 […]

JDRF One Walk Arkansas

The JDRF One Walk is a fundraising event that celebrates the people living with Type 1 Diabetes…and raises money for research and advocacy for the community.  Register for the Arkansas JDRF One Walk. November 14th is the big day, but there are already 10 teams signed up! Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Since 1970, the nonprofit […]

No-Nuts Classrooms? Help with Kids’ Lunches

Getting ready for back to school? If your child carries lunch, you need to come up with five days a week worth of healthy lunches that will stay fresh in a locker, and which your kids will actually eat.  For a lot of kids, the obvious answer is peanut butter on whole wheat bread. It’s […]

Children and the COVID-19 Delta Variant

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is now responsible for about 70% of all the cases of COVID-19. It is more contagious than the original virus, and it is spreading rapidly among unvaccinated people. The solution for adults and kids over 12 is easy: get vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccines protect against the delta variant. Almost everyone […]

Safe School Supplies

Safe school supplies are something to think about every year at back to school. It’s always important to make sure that art supplies, writing utensils, and other classroom gear is non-toxic. Non-toxic School Supplies The COVID-19 difference This year, you might want to take an extra step: make sure that your children have their own […]

Mask Up for School

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated their recommendations for schools. “The AAP believes that, at this point in the pandemic, given what we know about low rates of in-school transmission when proper prevention measures are used, together with the availability of effective vaccines for those age 12 years and up, that the benefits of […]