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Kristen Stuppy
Worked at Pediatric Partners
Attended University of Missouri–Columbia School of Medicine
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Travelling around the world? Stay safe and healthy!
Spring Break is around the corner, which means many of my patients will be travelling to various areas of the world for vacation or mission trips. Many of these areas require vaccines prior to travel, so plan ahead and schedule a travel appointment with you...
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It sounds like a lymph node -- see the paragraph just above the last picture. Ask your baby's doctor if that's what the bump is.
 
My son is only a month and currently got a lump on left lower back part of his head and i am scared. Is it common??? He's not in any pain and didnt hit his head that i know of. 
Parents often worry about lumps and bumps on a baby's head unnecessarily. Babies normally have ridges and soft spots on their head for a while after birth. Many have a type of swollen gland that parents can feel when rubbing ...
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How To Keep Your Family Healthy This Winter
This blog is short and sweet about avoiding illness this sick season, but has links to dig deeper as desired. It's not a big secret. We know the best ways to stay healthy, but it takes everyone to participate to make it work.  Practice the following routine...
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If a child's temperature is usually low, how do we define fever?
My child typically runs a temperature around 97°F, so if the temperature is 99°F, is that a fever? We get a variation of this question all the time. Sometimes it's the opposite, such as my child usually runs hot, so can you write a note saying 101°F isn't a...
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When should my child start wearing deodorant?
I get asked all the time when kids should start wearing deodorant or antiperspirant. There's no standard answer since kids have different needs. Some kids are active outside and simply carry the smells of the great outdoors and sweat on their body. This isn...
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All about ears
When babies and children have ear infections everyone in the house suffers because they cry all night and no one sleeps. They hurt. Especially at night. Parents don't want to see their children in pain and they don't want to see it happen again and again, s...
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photo source: Shutterstock During flu season we have many requests for Tamiflu (oseltamivir) because of flu exposure or disease. I have rarely complied with these requests, though in recent years more often due to the powers that set the guidelines recommen...
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Antibiotic Allergy or Just a Rash?
During the winter months more people get sick, so more people are treated with antibiotics. While antibiotics can help treat bacterial infections, they do carry risks. One of those risks is an allergic reaction. This is one of the reasons pediatricians avoi...
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What are the most common risks after shots?
Parents want to keep their kids as healthy as possible, but with the overwhelming amount of information found in media these days, it is hard to know what is safe and what risks really are when it comes to vaccines. Nothing we do is without risk. The most r...
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When should my child shave?
In my last blog I discussed the common question about when it is appropriate to start using deodorant or antiperspirants , which led me to think of all those questions beginning, "When is my child old enough..." Photo source: Wikimedia One of these question...
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Prescriptions for Flu Shots
We have started to get requests for pharmacists again this year to give flu vaccines to our patients. THIS MAKES ME FURIOUS! (Can I be any more clear with this? I am not usually alarmist, but it really is frustrating.) Let me try to explain. I apologize in ...
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Treatments for hair pulling (trichotillomania)
I see several kids each year who pull hair from their scalp, eyelids, or eyelashes. This is called trichotillomania (sometimes shortened to trich). Because I see families struggle with this and other similar issues, I am breaking my general rule of blogging...
I see several kids each year who pull hair from their scalp, eyelids, or eyelashes. This is called trichotillomania (sometimes shortened to trich). Because I see families struggle with this and other similar issues, I am brea...
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I wrote yesterday about Katie Couric's disastrous segment on the HPV vaccine on her daytime TV show, and I included a list of several articl

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Vaccination: A Layperson's Perspective
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I love my job. There are so many things to love, including helping kids get well and watching families grow together. Pediatricians get few

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Cell Phone and Social Media Etiquette
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My family was recently on vacation, so I was in public areas more than normal. To say I was surprised by all the people enjoying their cell

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About the Course. This course will discuss issues regarding vaccines and vaccine safety. Specifically, 1) the history of vaccines, focusing

Monster Tooth Pillow & Tooth Holder
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This got me thinking about what traditions we want to start with the "Tooth Fairy" and crafts that go along with it! First of all,

Ear Wax: Both Good and Bad
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We make ear wax, also known as cerumen. Many people are annoyed by wax buildup, but it has a purpose! Wax grabs all the dust, dirt, and othe

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Too Little Sleep in Athletes. I am very concerned on many levels about late nights required for local sport programs from a parent perspecti

My two kids and I always have a great experience when we see Dr. Mock. She is thorough with the exam and in answering questions. When one of us (or all of us) is (are) borderline with needing a new prescription she is able to help weigh the pros and cons of new glasses, never pressuring for a quick change.
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