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Sick kids: how to know when it's more than just a cold

Posted on February 4, 2016 at 8:30 AM

The “common cold” or viral upper respiratory infection is the most common infection seen in infants and children (and adults for that matter). Many normal infants and toddlers will have 6-12 colds in a year! Older children may have 2-5 colds a year. While colds usually are not serious, they cause runny nose, congestion, and cough which can be very uncomfortable and annoying.

How do you know if it’s more serious than a cold? Let’s review key markers of a cold and learn when it’s time to call your doctor. 

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Tips for keeping your kids active this winter

Posted on January 28, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Being active is a great way to keep your child healthy at any age. Wondering how you can help your kids get active this winter? We’ve got some fun indoor winter activities to get the whole family up and moving!

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Winter safety tips for kids

Posted on January 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Here in Indiana, winter weather brings cold temps, dry air, and snow. It also brings a few seasonal challenges to parents. How long is too long to play outside? What can you do for your daughter’s dry skin? Why is your son getting nose bleeds more frequently? Northpoint Pediatrics answers these questions and more with these winter safety tips for children.

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Tips for winter asthma

Posted on January 14, 2016 at 8:30 AM

A trigger is something that ‘sets off’ an asthma attack. Cold weather is a common asthma trigger but with some preparation and planning you can help reduce its effects on your child with asthma.

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