Health And Wellness

Keeping your child healthy and happy is your first priority as a parent.

At AGC Pediatrics in Calhoun and Cartersville, Georgia, we do more than treat sick children—we work to ensure that parents have the tools and knowledge to prevent childhood illness and prevent obesity, a major contributor to many dangerous health conditions. 

Wellness exams are important for the overall health of your child because they allow you, your child, and your pediatrician to discuss important concerns and questions. health and wellness

Vaccines help to eradicate harmful diseases completely. Stay up-to-date with your child’s immunizations to protect them during their most vulnerable years. health and wellness


Although the best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated, the practice of good health habits can help to stop the spread of germs and prevent seasonal illness. In order to prevent upper respiratory illnesses, such as the flu, the doctors and staff of AGC Pediatrics recommend that parents take the time to teach their children some of these simple prevention techniques:

  • Avoid close contact. If your child suffers from flu-like symptoms, it’s best that he or she keeps a safe distance from others. Experts recommend keeping your child home for at least 24 hours until his or her fever is gone—without the use of fever-reducing medications.
  • Always wash your hands. Washing your hands is a good health habit year round, but it is especially important during flu season. If soap and running water are not available, be sure to provide your child with hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your mouth and nose. Remind your child to cover his or her mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing to prevent the spread of sickness.
  • Practice good health habits. Make sure that your child understands the importance of other good health habits that boost the immune system, such as getting a good night’s sleep, maintaining a healthy diet, and participating in physical activities.

Flu Prevention at AGC Pediatrics

The staff at AGC Pediatrics encourages parents to take an active role in the health education of their children. If you would like to schedule your child’s yearly check-up, or would like more information about sickness and flu prevention, contact us at (706) 625-5900.

Childhood obesity can cause a host of health problems, including high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Keep your child healthy and fit by following these recommendations from AGC Pediatrics. Learn more >

Whether your child is going to daycare for the first time, or heading to college, Georgia requires that certain vaccinations be completed before allowing them to attend public schools or universities. To understand which vaccinations your child will need for each stage, read the following vaccination information from the kid specialists at AGC Pediatrics. Learn more >

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