Ebola and Enterovirus Information from the CDC

The CDC has issued the latest information on Ebola.     “Questions and Answers about Ebola” Please follow this link for further information:   http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/qa.html   The CDC has issued the following information on Enterovirus.         “What Parents Need to Know … Read More…

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Lakeside Pediatrics Welcomes the Sunshine State Health Plan

We are happy to inform you that Lakeside Pediatrics is once again contracted with Sunshine State Health Plans effective October 1, 2014.   This includes the following Sunshine State products: Sunshine State Medicaid Sunshine State HealthyKids  If you have further questions you may contact our … Read More…

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“Measles Outbreak in the US”

As many are already aware there is currently a measles outbreak in the United States.  This has followed more widespread outbreaks in other developed countries.  The primary cause appears to be falling vaccination rates.  For more information refer to this … Read More…

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Heat Exposure-A Summer Bummer

As the summer heats up, so does the chance of heat exposure-a concern especially for children. There are 3 main reactions to hot environmental temperatures: Heatstroke or Sunstroke: Hot, flushed skin; high fever above 105°F (40.5°C) rectally; the absence of … Read More…

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Heat Induced Illness Risk

With our high heat indexes lately, kids and parents are at risk for heat related illnesses.  Adequate hydration and good judgment are key.  If you have an athlete who is participating in any type of outdoor athletics this summer, make … Read More…

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Whooping Cough

More case of whooping cough (aka pertussis) : We typically see the occasional case of whooping cough, aka pertussis. Children are vaccinate against pertussis (it’s the “P” in the DTaP vaccine. Read More…

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Seasonal Winter Viruses

We welcome you to our pediatric practice and thank you for entrusting the health of your child to us. Lakeside Pediatrics is dedicated to providing exceptional pediatric care to the children of the Lakeland area. Read More…

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