Child Deaths from Heat Stroke

Since 1998, 718 Children that have been left in vehicles have died of heatstroke. All of these deaths could have been prevented. FACTS ABOUT CHILD HEATSTROKE IN CARS Heat stroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths in children under 15. 2. Heatstroke can happen when the body is not able to cool itself […]

Hydration Guidelines for Children

Kids don’t always recognize the early stages of thirst, which can make them particularly vulnerable to becoming dehydrated, especially during times that can drive up their body fluid losses, for example when they are playing sport or during warm weather. SIGNS OF DEHYDRATION Dry, cracked lips Decrease in urine output urine is dark colored Drowsiness […]

Pediatric Vision Screenings

NOW PEDIATRIC VISION SCREENINGS ARE EASIER THEN EVER… Every day, 12.5 million children go to school with undetected or uncorrected vision issues and only 10% of those in need ever receive care. Our new technology allows Emerald Coast Pediatrics to offer Pediatric Vision Screenings that can capture objective results in 1 second or less. BETTER […]

Healthy Start World’s Greatest Baby Shower

Date: Thursday, May 4th Time: 4:30 – 7pm Location: First United Methodist Church (903 E. 4th Street, Panama City FL) If you are pregnant, or have had a baby within the last six months, you and your family members are welcome to join us! FREE Community Event ~ Games (Special Game for Dads) ~ Door […]

Holiday Events 2016

Thursday Dec 1st Christmas Tree lighting (Panama City) Time/Location:@5pm (Bay County Government Center 840 W.11th Street) Christmas carols, a visit from Santa Claus and hot cocoa and cookies. The public is invited to attend and encouraged to bring cameras for photos with Santa. Friday DEC 2nd Christmas Tree lighting (Lynn Haven) Time/Location:@6-8pm (Sheffield Park) Enjoy […]

How to Create a Family Media Plan

Having a proactive approach to media has never been more important than it is today. You can not just turn off the TV as in years past. In today’s world the internet, smartphones, tablets, and TV are ever-present in a child’s environment. That is why taking the time to create a family media plan is […]

Majority of parents over-medicate kids with liquid meds

When your child gets sick, giving them medication can be an added stress on the parents. Especially if it’s the first time giving your child medicine, it can be a confusing experience. It turns out, most parents are measuring it out incorrectly. “It tends to be the number one question, dosing,” Dr. Eehab Kenawy, a […]