PANK Blog

Welcome to our blog.  We are hoping to connect with our families in a new way to address common questions and concerns. We hope you like it!

ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES AND SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH: WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?

Over the last 20 years research has uncovered the links between our life experiences and their impact on health. The circumstances we grew up under can have a big effects on our health.
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Posted: 10/17/2019 6:05:10 AM by Brandon Ervin


Frenulum's: What are they and why should we worry about it?

Posted: 4/9/2019 6:06:17 AM by Brandon Ervin


The Importance of Reading to Your Children

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Reading is a fundamental skill that is acquired over years of development, with a goal of reading independently by third grade. When compared to using just an audiobook or just a video, children in the 3 to 5 year-old range showed the most connections made were with reading and interacting with a parent. In fact, exposure to screen -based media decreases these connections.

So should we be worried?
What about our educational system?
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Posted: 2/14/2019 7:56:57 AM by Brandon Ervin


Sensory Strategies for the Holidays

ABC Pediatric Theropy Network has shared this blog with us to help children with sensory problems over the Holidays.
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Posted: 11/30/2018 9:00:02 AM by Brandon Ervin


Acute Flaccid Myelitis - What You Need to Know

We have been getting calls about acute flaccid myelitis, a rare but scary polio-like condition resulting most likely from a virus.
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Posted: 11/8/2018 7:59:28 AM by Brandon Ervin


The Benefits of Sleep, Physical Activity, and Limited Recreational Screen Time

The Benefits of Sleep, Physical Activity, and Limited Recreational Screen Time

Mark Deis MD
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Posted: 10/15/2018 6:32:19 AM by Brandon Ervin


Parents vs. Fortnite: Tips From a Child Psychiatrist

Parents vs. Fortnite: tips from a child psychiatrist
Alexandra Novitsky, MD | Conditions | August 11, 2018
 
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Fortnite Season 5 has officially arrived — bringing new features, a new maps, and new skins. Parents can anticipate battles over the amount of time spent playing the game to “level up” with your teens.
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Posted: 8/23/2018 6:13:09 AM by Brandon Ervin


Obesity Knows No Borders

What countries in the world have the highest prevalence of obesity and pediatric obesity?  The answer often surprises people.
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Posted: 6/22/2018 6:24:41 AM by Brandon Ervin


Need a Sports Physical? See Your Pediatrician

If you’re the parent of a young athlete, you’re likely familiar with sports physicals. You’ve seen the ads for them: short wait times, no appointment needed, open seven days a week. But are these quick medical check-ups the best way to monitor your child’s health?
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Posted: 6/1/2018 10:50:49 AM by Brandon Ervin


A Pediatrician's Reflections on the Red River Gorge

Dr. Bolling's article fromt he AAP Voices explains why kids (and adults) need time outdoors in nature and the many physical and psychological benefits it offers. 
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Posted: 5/21/2018 10:54:08 AM by Brandon Ervin