4 Reasons for Your Child to Attend Summer Camp

Summer is the ideal time for kids to get out and explore their world. However, for many American children, the lack of structure during the summer months is actually harmful to their health. According to research compiled by the National Summer Learning Association, children gain weight two to three times faster during summer vacation than […] Read more »

Do You Need a Spring Sports Physical or Camp Physical?

do you need a spring sports physical or camp physical

Does your child play a spring sport? Do you need a current physical to register for an upcoming camp or other event? Then make an appointment at your nearest RediClinic walk-in clinic! Our board-certified clinicians offer physicals for sports, camp and school, in addition to basic physicals. These physicals are comprehensive and ensure that your […] Read more »

Family Corner: Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease on the Rise

hand foot and mouth disease

It’s that time of year when many viruses start making their presence known, and lately one virus has been more prevalent than usual. Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a highly contagious illness that is most commonly seen in young children, but can affect adults. In late 2016, HFMD outbreaks began appearing across the […] Read more »

Pregnancy Flu Shot Protects Newborn for 8 Weeks, Says Study

Flu shot vaccines given to expectant mothers provide significant protection for their babies after birth, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. The goal of the research was to determine how long infants were protected against influenza when a mother was immunized with a flu shot during pregnancy. Read more »

Family Corner: Dealing with Diarrhea

Diarrhea is something that everyone experiences at one time or another, and children experience at twice the rate of adults. It occurs when the food and drink you ingest moves too quickly and/or in too large an amount through the colon. During the normal digestive process, the colon absorbs the liquid you ingest, resulting in […] Read more »

Vaccinations are for Teens Too

Immunizations are as much a part of the back-to-school routine for elementary school-age children as new crayons and backpacks. However, did you know that teens should also get certain immunizations to help them stay healthy before heading back to school? While not all vaccinations are required, they are recommended to help protect teens from serious […] Read more »

What’s the Difference Between a Sports Physical and a School Physical?

Sports physicals are specific to a sport and are focused on injury prevention. A RediClinic sports physical consists of two parts: a health history and a physical examination. Using information gathered from the exam and the patient’s health history, a clinician may be able to detect heart-related issues and uncover risk factors that could trigger […] Read more »