Button Disk Battery Danger to Children

Button Disk Battery Danger to Children

True Story…..A 22-month-old boy fell to the bathroom floor, began vomiting blood, and stopped breathing. His family called paramedics. The child died in the emergency room before his x-ray could be interpreted.  An autopsy revealed that he had swallowed a button battery that had lodged in and severely burned his esophagus. He died from internal bleeding. The circumstances and timeframe surrounding when the child found and swallowed the battery remain unknown. The family reported that

Mother and Child Look Alike Photo Contest

THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED! WE WILL HOLD A FATHER’S DAY LOOK ALIKE NEXT. ABC Pediatrics will be holding a Mother’s Day and Father’s Day look alike contest on Facebook this year! Mom’s Day is first so submit your best picture of Mom with her mini-me below and you will be entered for one of three great prizes! The pictures will be placed in a Facebook album where your friends and family can come over and like,

The Hidden Expense of Electronics

The Hidden Expense of Electronics

Have you purchased or checked in to buying the latest electronic gadgets? Wow, are they expensive! For example, the latest Ipod touch will run around $200! That doesn’t include the protective case or all the apps! While products like Ipods, Ipads, smart phones, gaming systems, tablets and personal entertainment devices cost lots of money, the financial expense is no comparison to how much excessive “screen time” on those devices are costing young minds.

3 little things to consider about the bigger picture with body image and eating disorders.

3 little things to consider about the bigger picture with body image and eating disorders.

BODY IMAGE:  – the way you see yourself when you look in the mirror – is something that has been talked about A LOT over the past 25 years.  In recognition of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, we wanted to talk to you about the things that put those thoughts in a lot of girls’ heads.  Our hope is that you learn something that will help you avoid this very serious problem, AND help you feel

3 little things to consider about the bigger picture with body image and eating disorders.

BODY IMAGE:  – the way you see yourself when you look in the mirror – is something that has been talked about A LOT over the past 25 years.  In recognition of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, we wanted to talk to you about the things that put those thoughts in a lot of girls’ heads.  Our hope is that you learn something that will help you avoid this very serious problem, AND help you feel

Welcoming the newest member to the ABC Family, Autumn Karsko, LCSW-A

Welcoming the newest member to the ABC Family, Autumn Karsko, LCSW-A

Welcome Autumn!  Autumn Karsko, LCSW-A earned her Bachelors of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and then followed that with her Masters of Social Work at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2016. Autumn has worked in an outpatient mental health setting with children and adolescents in Greensboro, North Carolina, as well as been a part of a sexual assault hospital response team in Wilmington, NC.

Flu Season is Approaching! What to do to help prevent the Flu

At ABC Pediatrics, we want you to be prepared for this flu season. There are multiple things that you can do to help PREVENT getting the flu. One MAJOR choice you can make to help prevent you getting the flu is to get the flu vaccine. Each year, the flu vaccine is formulated with strains of flu virus that experts believe to be the infecting strains for the year. By receiving the flu vaccine, a

Help us congratulate an award-winning healthcare provider!

Gloria Jordan, PA-C was selected as the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA) 2015 Physician Assistant of The Year!   The NCAPA Board of Directors in conjunction with their Awards Committee selected Mrs. Gloria Jordan, PA-C as their 2015 PA of the Year! The PA of the Year Award honors a North Carolina Physician Assistant who has demonstrated exemplary service to the profession and the community. The committee chose to recognize her for her contributions to the

Daily preparation for Spring Allergies and On-Site Allergy Testing at ABC Pediatrics Dunn, NC

Daily preparation for Spring Allergies and On-Site Allergy Testing at ABC Pediatrics Dunn, NC

Achooo! Spring is in the air, which means some of you may see an increase in seasonal allergy symptoms due to those microscopic allergy invaders known as pollen. Pollen is a plant’s form of reproduction. Pollen spreads through the air by wind. The biggest misconception with pollen seems to be that it is only around whenever we see the thick, yucky, yellow powder all over our cars, windows, and other outside surfaces, which usually takes