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Do You Own a Gun? In Florida, Doctors Can’t Ask You That

07-30-2014

A few weeks ago, I had my yearly physical. As part of her history-taking, my doctor asked if I was sexually active with my wife. Then she asked if I was sexually active with anyone other than my wife. She…Read More

Girls Suffer Worse Concussions, Study Suggests

04-11-2014

Researchers found they had more severe symptoms, longer recovery times than boys. By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) — Girls who suffer a concussion may have more severe symptoms that last longer compared to boys, according…Read More

Mother’s Diet May Reduce Child’s Allergies

02-24-2014

Peanuts and milk consumed during pregnancy reduced asthma and allergy in children A team of researchers recently found that milk, wheat and peanuts eaten during pregnancy were associated with decreased rates of asthma and allergy in children. “Talk to your…Read More

Docs oppose retail-based clinics for kids’ care

Pediatricians’ group says retail-based clinics are not ideal for providing regular, permanent care for kids’ health issues. The AAP policy statement opposes the use of retail-based clinics for kids’ regular health care Pediatricians say their expertise and the medical home…Read More

U.S. drivers take eyes off the road 10 percent of the time

02-03-2014

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 1 (UPI) — For 10 percent of the time U.S. drivers are behind the wheel their eyes are off the road due to eating, reaching for the phone or texting, researchers say. Study co-author Bruce Simons-Morton of…Read More

Oral Treatment for Peanut Allergy a Possibility

Peanut allergy oral immunotherapy therapy successful in new study of children in the UK January 29, 2014 / Author: Morgan Jones / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD Beth Bolt, RPh (dailyRx News) For parents of children with peanut allergies,…Read More

Lower Obesity Rates Due to Better Diets, Not Economy: Study

A recent leveling of obesity rates in the United States isn’t due to the bad economy, but the result of better eating habits that Americans began to adopt about 10 years ago, a new report says. Some experts have suggested…Read More

Researchers Identify Primary Factors Responsible For Preschool Obesity

01-24-2014

A lack of adequate sleep, having parents with high body mass index (BMI), and having their eating habits restricted for weight control purposes are the three most significant risk factors when it comes to childhood obesity for preschoolers, according to…Read More

Last News

05-07-2019

A Letter from Dr. David Hedrick

Dear Friends,   With mixed feelings I am announcing my retirement from the practice of pediatrics effective July 1, 2019. In almost 40 years at Children’s Medical Group I have enjoyed providing care to many of your children – some…Read More

03-04-2019

March 4th Snow Delay Update

Our office will reopen at noon and all scheduled appointments will resume at that time. We will call you to reschedule all of the earlier appointments. Drive safely everyone!

01-21-2019

Monday, January 21st

Due to anticipated icy road conditions on Monday morning, Children’s Medical Group will have a delayed opening at 10am. There will be no walk-in sick visits. The on-call dr will be available to address any concerns until our 10am opening.…Read More