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The Children’s Clinic Professional Association has been providing pediatric care for babies, children and adolescents in the Jackson, Tenn., area for many years. Our pediatricians and staff are dedicated to providing excellent personal care for you and your children from birth through their teenage years.

Children’s Clinic has five pediatricians who are each committed to offering the best care for your child. Our pediatricians will play an integral part of your child’s health and well-being from infancy through the teenage years and provide personalized and compassionate care to each patient.

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In May of 2009, Sue Ward awoke to a great fear of every parent: her child was screaming for help.  Searching the outside of her home in West Sussex, Ward found her teenage daughter Rachel, laying in some bushes.  The young girl had put on a jumper and stepped out of her bedroom window, plummeting 25 ft to the ground below.  The Wards were lucky--Rachel didn’t break a single bone.  She also couldn’t remember how she had wound up leaving the bedroom in the first place.  Rachel is the victim of a somewhat rare, somewhat serious, and somewhat ill-understood sleeping disorder known as somnambulism--also known as “sleepwalking.”

Football season is well underway here in the United States of America, with its proud tradition of team-building, competition, glory, and glorious fun.  Millions of kids across the nation are taking to the field every week, showing their colors as they kick and run and tackle and catch to the roaring approval of friends, family, and schoolmates.  And it’s not just football; there’s baseball to play, track and field, basketball, golf, and a dozen others I’m leaving off for the sake of space.  In many places, sports activities dominate our schoolyards, and even where they do not, they often still dominate the minds of the youths participating. 

One of the most difficult parts of being a parent is having to be the first in the line of medical defense for your children.  There’s no getting around the issue--kids are going to get hurt from time to time.  You simply can’t drop everything and rush to a doctor’s office every time there’s any sort of minor cut or scrape that arises on your child.  That’s why it’s important to be well versed in some basic first aid steps (and to keep a first aid kit somewhere easily accessible). 

My memory is a tricky beast.  Perfectly designed for recalling inconsequential trivia, random nonsense, movie quotes, and song lyrics, it does not seem to hold on to some of the more salient details of life, such as former classmates names or exact dates.  

With the trip back to school, comes a special issue for parents to fret about: lunchtime.  It is vitally important for parents to know what their children are eating and drinking throughout the day, as nutrition plays a vital role in how well a student is situated for learning.  Hunger and a lack of energy will set your kids up for failure from the get-go. 

Wow!  It’s almost time to head back to school!  Summer ends way too quickly, it seems, especially for the little ones who now have to trudge back out to school every day (and the littler ones who are attending for the first time).  The schoolyard brings with it a host of health and safety concerns for children.  Here are a few things to be mindful of going through the year:

 

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