Blog Archive

How Often Should I Bring My Child for a Well-Child Visit? Dec 1st, 2022

As parents, we all want what’s best for our child — especially when it comes to their health. But how do you go about making sure they stay ahead of sickness? Here, at Neighborhood Pediatrics in Shenandoah, Texas, our team provides well-child visits as one of the best ways to keep your child’s health in check....

Tips to Help Your Child Eat Healthy Nov 1st, 2022

Getting your child to eat healthy, nutritious food can be a challenge. We understand! But there are ways for you to encourage your child to get the nutrients they need without the headache. At Neighborhood Pediatrics in Shenandoah, Texas, our team has the experience to give guidance on how to help your child get...

How Lifestyle Changes Can Help Your Child with Autism Oct 1st, 2022

At Neighborhood Pediatrics in Shenandoah, Texas, we understand your concerns and desires for your child. We’re board-certified medical professionals who have expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorder and can give you the guidance you need. Though autistic children don’t “grow out of” their condition, there are ways to help them develop...

What Is Considered a Healthy Diet for My Child? Sep 1st, 2022

As a parent, knowing how to provide a nutritional diet for your child can make an impact on many facets of their health like the pace of their growth, the strength of their bones, and their weight.  At Neighborhood Pediatrics in Shenandoah, Texas, we’re a team of board-certified medical professionals and nutrition experts who can give...

How Behavioral Therapy Can Help Your Child’s ADHD Aug 1st, 2022

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can cause many problems for your child, and for others around them, as well. But, there are ways to treat this condition. Our board-certified team at Neighborhood Pediatrics offers help and guidance for patients with ADHD and families who live with those who have it. Not only do we provide our...

When Is a Telehealth Visit the Right Call? Jul 1st, 2022

Telehealth has been revolutionizing the health care system since the late 1950s and has continued to grow in popularity — especially with so many technology advancements.  At Neighborhood Pediatrics, we understand the importance of getting your child the care they need quickly. That’s why our board-certified team offers telehealth. As a parent, it’s always comforting to...

Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep? Jun 1st, 2022

If you wonder if your child sleeps enough, you have a legitimate concern. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) found that 25% of children under the age of 5 aren’t sleeping enough, and up to 40% of adolescents struggle, as well. A lack of sleep for your child can result in issues...

Lifestyle Changes to Help Reduce Eczema Flare-Ups May 1st, 2022

About one of every 10 children have eczema, which is an itchy skin problem. So, if your child suffers from it, they aren’t alone.  Our board-certified professionals at Neighborhood Pediatrics in Shenandoah, Texas, are eczema specialists who offer guidance and effective solutions to help heal your child’s issue. Let’s first...

The Many Benefits of Breastfeeding Your Baby Apr 3rd, 2022

Getting ready to birth a child can be one of the most exciting things to anticipate in life. Preparing for what’s ahead though, such as breastfeeding, can seem overwhelming. You’ve probably heard that breastfeeding is good for your baby, but maybe you’d like to learn more about all the reasons...

Would My Child Benefit from a Special Diet? Mar 7th, 2022

Your child’s diet is one of the most important ways to maintain their health. For many children, the dietary guidelines for children include nutrient-dense foods like protein, vegetables, fruits, grains, and dairy. However, your child might have specific dietary needs that require a special diet. At Neighborhood Pediatrics, we’re a...

Does My Child Need Speech Therapy? Feb 7th, 2022

From the moment your child is born, they start hitting little milestones. Some you’ll notice in just a matter of days while others happen over a period of months. Some are small, and others are big. For instance, when your child grabs their first piece of bite-sized food off their...

5 Signs Your Child Could Be Suffering from ADHD Jan 16th, 2022

An estimated 6 million American children between the ages of 2 and 17 have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This neurodevelopmental condition can affect your child in various ways. At Neighborhood Pediatrics, board-certified pediatricians Rachel McConnell, MD, and Sharon Lucas, MD, lead our team in diagnosing and treating ADHD....

Why Well-Child Visits Matter Dec 3rd, 2021

Everyone wants the best for their child — especially when it comes to their health. At Neighborhood Pediatrics in Shenandoah, Texas, board-certified pediatricians, Rachel McConnell, MD, and Sharon Lucas, MD, and our professional team specialize in well-child visits. We have the knowledge and expertise to give your child the health...

The Importance of Getting Your Flu Shot Nov 17th, 2021

It’s estimated that about 38 million people caught the flu in 2019. The flu is highly contagious and poses a significant threat to children and adults over 65. The flu virus is at least a few thousand years old and affects nearly every population in the world. The bad news...