Albuquerque Pediatric Associates Ltd

Here at Albuquerque Pediatric Associates Ltd, we are dedicated to providing primary care to infants, toddlers, teens, and young adults.

[05/25/17]   The polio vaccine is available worldwide in two forms: the inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) and the oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV)—the latter which includes a live virus. In the U.S., only the IPV is administered, as it’s considered less risky.

[05/23/17]   Swimmer’s ear is an infection of the ear canal (the tubular opening of the ear leading to the eardrum). It can be caused by many different types of bacteria or fungi and gets its name from the fact that it commonly occurs in kids who spend a lot of time in the water.

[05/18/17]   According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, babies younger than six months should avoid sun exposure altogether. It’s recommended that they be dressed in lightweight long pants, long sleeved shirts, and brimmed hats that shade the neck to prevent sunburn.

[05/16/17]   While you may want to avoid being that parent who rushes their child to the doctor over every little symptom, your child’s health is still important. Let’s talk about which ailments you can often care for at home and which require immediate attention by a doctor.

[05/11/17]   When out in the sun, a general rule of thumb is to apply one ounce of sunscreen for each young adult. Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours, or immediately after swimming or sweating.

[05/09/17]   It’s important that your child never skips breakfast. Our bodies always need energy, and after a full night’s sleep, energy levels are low. Whether they are off to school, or out and about on the weekend, start their day off with breakfast.

[05/04/17]   Each year, thousands of American children are diagnosed with a concussion. A concussion can be caused by any hard hit to the head, not just if the child is knocked unconscious. Learn the warning signs and know when to take your children to a doctor if you suspect they might have a concussion.

[05/02/17]   If your child is going to engaging in any type of physical activity ensure they're properly hydrated by encouraging them to drink lots of water. In addition, afterward have your child change out of sweat-soaked clothing as soon as possible.

[04/27/17]   Does your child get motion sickness? This may happen on anything from the car, to a train, or a plane. When venturing out, you should be prepared to handle a bout of motion sickness. There are many solutions, both medical and non-medical, to motion sickness.

[04/25/17]   A healthy breakfast choice for your children is something with carbohydrates and protein. Carbohydrates provide energy while protein will keep them fuller longer. Try a breakfast of cereal with skim-milk, fruit or yogurt, and toast with eggs.

[04/20/17]   If you suspect your child has allergies, it’s time to bring him or her to your pediatrician. We will be able to assess your child’s condition, identify possible allergen triggers, and help you develop a plan that combines allergen avoidance with medication.

[04/18/17]   A German Jewish immigrant, Abraham Jacobi opened the first pediatric clinic in the United States in the mid nineteenth century. Jacobi had to flee Europe due to his involvement in socialist uprisings. He remains the only foreign-born president of the American Medical Association.

[04/13/17]   With today’s technology, many children choose to stay inside playing video games and eating unhealthy food for long periods of time. This willl not nurture a healthy, fit child. Encourage your child to remain active and to eat a balanced diet.

[04/11/17]   The best way to encourage your child to adopt healthy lifestyle habits is by modeling them at home. If your child sees you eating healthy foods and engaging in regular physical activity, he or she will follow suit. Children are most likely to model what they see their parents doing.

[04/06/17]   Did you know that the HPV vaccine can be given to boys and girls as early as 9 years old? This is an excellent vaccine for pre-teens and teenagers to help prevent the spread of genital warts.

[04/04/17]   The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recommends getting your child a flu shot every year. The flu can be particularly harsh on children; each year, about 20,000 kids age 5 and younger are hospitalized with complications from the disease.

[03/30/17]   If your children love to play outside during the spring and summer months, it’s important to check them for ticks. While they may be more common in wooded areas, your child could encounter these pests anywhere.

[03/28/17]   When your child has never had more than a mild fever, you may wonder whether home remedies and OTC medications are really the best option. Rest assured that our team is always available to help you determine what type of treatment is best.

[03/23/17]   Did you know that roughly 20% of pediatric visits are the results of an ear infection or ear pain? If your child suffers from chronic ear infections, it may be necessary to look at medical procedures that can help minimize their occurrence.

[03/21/17]   The birth of the field of neonatal care occurred in France in the late 1800s. Two doctors reconfigured a chicken incubator to be used for premature babies and noted the warmth seemed to benefit the infants.

[03/16/17]   There are many reasons why pediatricians recommend that children get a flu shot. These include minimizing the spread of the disease in schools and childcare centers, lessening the complications of influenza, and even preventing young children from getting sick.

[03/14/17]   Children are not as adaptable to vitamins and supplements as adults are. It’s important to remember that the FDA does not regulate dietary supplements, thus there is no guarantee of purity, safety, or effectiveness.

[03/09/17]   If your child is a poor eater — or is extremely picky about which foods she eats — ask your pediatrician if a vitamin supplement is necessary. Some children get everything they need from their diet; your doctor can determine whether this is true for your child.

[03/07/17]   The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children visit the pediatrician for checkups nine times between birth and age 2. During these checks, the doctor will check your child’s growth and development and answer any questions you may have.

[03/02/17]   The “Boke of Children” was the first English-language medical book about pediatrics. Written in 1545 by Thomas Phaer, it included a range of herbal remedies and recommended chamomile baths to soothe children who were teething.

[02/28/17]   Did you know that your child could be more unruly during their visit if it’s during their meal or nap times? For best results, avoid these times when scheduling routine office visits.

[02/23/17]   Parents should have a comprehensive file of their children’s medical history that is easily accessible in case of an emergency. Be sure to keep it current with any medications your child is taking or any allergies he or she may have.

[02/21/17]   Several pediatric experts claim that a child’s first three months are really a sort of “fourth trimester.” This explains why many infants need the closed-in feeling they get from being swaddled, and why gentle motion often calms fussy babies.

[02/16/17]   Do you have a child with special needs? A great pediatrician is vital to them because the pediatrician serves as gatekeeper for any other specialties that may be needed, and they are the ones who can put the various pieces together and help you find out what they may need in the first place.

[02/14/17]   Separation anxiety is a perfectly normal part of childhood development, although it can be traumatic for children and parents alike. It typically develops between eight months and one year of age as kids become more independent yet at the same time grow more uncertain about being separated from a parent.

[02/09/17]   Modern pediatrics was founded by Dr. Abraham Jacobi in 1860. He began offering medical lectures on childhood diseases and was one of the first to advocate and teach well-child practices related to infant feeding, hygiene, and disease prevention.

[02/07/17]   The American Academy of Pediatricians recommends that you read to your young child every day starting in infancy. In fact, reading aloud to your infant, toddler, and older child has been proven to stimulate the brain waves in developing brains, encouraging critical thinking skills.

[02/02/17]   Did you know that most sunscreens don’t actually address both different types of the sun’s rays? If you’re concerned about more than just a sunburn, be sure to familiarize yourself with the label of your child’s sunscreen.

[01/31/17]   Although not every cough or sneeze warrants a trip to the office with your child, if your child is showing symptoms such as rash or fever it's best to have them checked out by a medical professional.

[01/26/17]   Pediatrics, as well as gynecology and neonatal care, was highly developed under the Byzantine Empire. Traveling physicians such as Paul of Aegina were highly sought by midwives in the Arab world. Byzantines also had daycares known as brephotrophia.

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8308 Constitution Place NE
Albuquerque, NM
87110

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