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Building Healthy Habits: How Summer Wellness Checks Can Benefit Your Child

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Summer break is finally here, and with it comes a whirlwind of excitement. But, amidst all the fun and games, it is important not to neglect your child’s health. 

Just as you would apply sunscreen to protect their delicate skin, scheduling a wellness exam at Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic in New Albany, Mississippi for your child during the summer months can safeguard their well-being from head to toe. Summer exams for kids also provide the perfect opportunity to address any health concerns or ensure they have the necessary vaccination before the new school year begins. 

Here, you can explore why scheduling a wellness exam this summer can be a game-changer for your child’s health and happiness. 

Why are child health checks necessary?

Wellness exams for children allow you and your doctor to monitor the progress of your child as they grow older. Young patients have more frequent visits with a medical expert, to make sure they are developing normally. 

Childhood illnesses, such as fever, asthma, chickenpox, and the cold and flu are common problems. They often require help from a GP or certified healthcare specialist. And here at Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic located in New Albany, we offer these services. 

By scheduling a wellness check early, you will be ahead of the game. You can address any health issues on time and protect the child from potentially dangerous ailments. Here is a quick look at the benefits of taking your child to have their health checked this summer. 


A wellness check can help spot any early signs of health problems before they become serious issues. This includes checking for signs of obesity, high blood pressure, or other conditions that could affect your kid’s health in the long haul. 

Growth and development

Every child grows at their own pace. From the little sprout who suddenly shoots up like a beanstalk to the late bloomer who takes their time, growth can be unpredictable. Growth problems can occur. But, with the help of one of our providers at IM&PC New Albany, you can navigate these concerns and make sure your child’s growth and development are on the right track. 

Allergy control

Almost 1 in 5 children have seasonal allergies, 5.8% struggle with food allergies, and 10.8% are dealing with eczema. Boys are more prone to seasonal allergies than girls. At our clinic, you can get all the necessary health tips to keep these allergies at bay. 

Asthma management

In the United States, almost 26 million individuals have asthma. It is the no.1 chronic disease in kids, affecting roughly 4.8 million children. Asthma symptoms can be particularly problematic in the summer, due to high pollen counts, heat, and humidity. 

A wellness check at IM&PC can make sure your child’s asthma is properly managed and the asthma inhalers are used correctly. Our healthcare experts in New Albany can demonstrate how to use the inhaler and which type of spacer can improve delivery. They can also adjust the doses if necessary.


Vaccinations for kids are like superpowers for the immune system. They can slow or eradicate the spread of some diseases. This is very important for kids in school who are exposed to all types of diseases. 
Is your child due for a wellness check? Don't wait, schedule an appointment with the Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic today! From comprehensive physical exams to personalized guidance, we’ve got you covered. Your children's health is our top priority.

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