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What is a Pediatrician?

Pediatricians specialize in the medical care of children, including infants and adolescents, up to age 21. The main difference with pediatricians and adult medicine is the body size and how congenital defects, genetic dispositions and developmental issues are of particular importance to a pediatrician. The physiology of an infant or child can change the medication prescribed and the outcome of diagnosing illness, as compared to an adult.

Pediatric Articles

Gift of Play: Zucker Family Gives $5 Million to MUSC for Children's Play Area

Zuckers Gift Play Area for Children at MUSC

To help ease the stress that children might feel as patients, the Zucker family has given $5 million to the Medical University of South Carolina for a play area within its new children's hospital, set to open in 2019. The 3,200-square-foot space... Continue Reading

Cartoon drawing of an uhnappy young girl with lice. Lice - an itchy, scratchy nit-picking nightmare.

Lice. An Itchy Scratchy Nit-Picking Nightmare

Lice. Easily one of the worst words a person can hear, it immediately signals our brains to embark on a nonstop assault of our unsuspecting scalps. As a parent, there isn't a more dreaded call home from the school nurse. Tell me to pick up... Continue Reading

Coastal Pediatric Associates

Coastal Pediatric Associates: Mother's Helper

Parenting is a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week challenge. Little ones don't come with instruction manuals, and that means lots of questions, often after-hours or on weekends. When your baby has a fever, your toddler seems lethargic or your grade-schooler... Continue Reading

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