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2160 S. State Rte. 157, Suite B, Glen Carbon, IL 62034

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Reducing Kids’ Intake of Sugary Drinks

Recent endorsement from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association has led to a call for changes in taxes and marketing to deter children from consuming sugary drinks. Increased cost for these items is a great starting point, as is a shift...

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Diabetes in Children & Teens

Diabetes affects millions of people around the world, and, while it is a treatable disease, it is currently unable to be cured. Unfortunately, many children and teens must deal with diabetes, whether due to genetics or lifestyle choices, such as diet and exercise....

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Sleep Terrors: More Than Just Bad Dreams

All of us have bad dreams from time-to-time, but when your child begins exhibiting frightened behavior while asleep, it can make you feel helpless when calming efforts aren’t working. Your child may be experiencing sleep terrors as opposed to the typical nightmare,...

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Ways to Help Your Child be Less Fearful of Vaccines

Many kids, and even some adults, aren’t fans of getting shots. They can be uncomfortable and the anxiety leading up to having one administered can only intensify any discomfort into sheer terror. Unfortunately, if kids don’t understand why these vaccines are...

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Administering Medicine to Your Child

At some point, every child will likely need to take some kind of medication, whether they need relief for allergies, or as a way to bring down a fever. Administering medication to your child is a big responsibility and as a parent, you want to make sure you get it...

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4 Things to Do Once Your Baby’s First Tooth Appears

Your baby's first tooth is cause for celebration, but you may begin questioning how to provide proper dental hygiene as well as pain relief for your baby. Thankfully, there are ways you can help make the teething experience easier for everyone and to give your baby a...

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Ways to Get Your Child Excited About Reading

One of the most important building blocks of a child's success is reading comprehension skills. Early literacy can assist with your child's ability to perform well in school and throughout his or her lifetime. Even from infancy, reading aloud to your child helps to...

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Spring Sports Physicals

Many children become excited as spring rolls around as it means a new sports season. However, before participating in any physical activity, your child should be evaluated by a doctor to determine if it is safe. School sports physicals, sometimes referred to as...

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Encourage Adventurous Eating Through Cooking

Many parents worry that their children aren't eating a balanced diet, and introducing new foods to your child can be a daunting task for both parents and children. One way to encourage your child to be a more adventurous eater is by having them help out in the...

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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 Memorial Day
Closed July 4th
Closed Labor Day
Closed Thanksgiving
Open Friday After Thanksgiving
Closed Christmas and New Year's Day
Regular Hours 12/26/17 and 1/2/18