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What You Need to Know About Flu Vaccinations & Protection

Just like back-to-school and the start of the holidays, flu season arrives each year. Now is the ideal time to be vaccinated as the shot takes a little while to become effective, and while it is not 100% effective, it is the best protection available. Current medical...

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Piercing Baby’s Ears: Is it Safe?

They are all over magazines, advertisements and blogs. Who hasn't seen precious baby girls all decked out with sparkling earrings? Despite the prevalence, there isn't much else that garners such strong feelings on both sides as whether or not babies should get their...

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Child Safety When Out and About

Venturing out of the house with children in tow is often a daunting task that requires forethought and planning in order to ensure a fun and safe time for all. There are steps that can be taken to help make sure your children stay safe when out and about at school,...

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Extend Your Breastfeeding Goals

Pumping When You Return to Work New moms go through so many changes within a short amount of time. Just when you think you've got a system down with your little one, it's suddenly time to go back to work. Making the transition back to the working world can be...

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Swimming Lessons

Could Swimming Lessons Keep my Baby Safe? The water is a naturally soothing environment for your baby; newborn swimming lessons provide you both with bonding time; you also help your infant discover new sensations and experiences and explore her world. Best of all,...

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Over The Counter Medication

3 Common Mistakes Parents Make When Giving Kids Over-the-Counter Medicine The blooming trees and the roar of lawn mowers also means there is a large amount of pollen in the air, some of which can cause allergy symptoms in children. There are some great...

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Healthy Sleep Habits for Babies

Getting your baby to sleep well can be a challenge. One of the most critical aspects of getting your baby to sleep well is realizing a few essential facts about healthy sleep for babies. First, babies need lots of sleep when they're youngest, but those sleep needs can...

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Back To School: 2017 Physicals

Time to Make Appointments For Your Children's Physicals For some parents, it may seem like school just ended for the summer. But even though you may be in the midst of summer reading lists, trips to the pool and time spent outside, the remainder of your summer...

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Can Potty-Training Make Your Toddler Sick?

Sigmund Freud believed that if a parent failed to properly potty train, the child could grow up to be what we now call "anal", or too rigid and controlling. From a medical, if not a psychological perspective, Freud had a point. Potty training that works against the...

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August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

No matter what your age, getting shots is never fun. But, vaccines are important and well worth the momentary discomfort in order to be protected against some pretty nasty diseases. Since August is National Immunization Awareness Month, we want to take a minute to...

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Bard & Didriksen Pediatrics

2160 S. State Route 157, Suite B
Glen Carbon, Illinois 62034
Click here for driving directions.
Phone: (618) 692-1212
Fax: (618) 692-4875
After Hours Exchange:
(877) 552-1735


(By Appointment Only)
Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Saturday 8:30am to 12:00pm

Holiday Hours

Closed Thanksgiving
Open Friday After Thanksgiving
Closed Christmas and New Year's Day
Regular Hours 12/26/17 and 1/2/18