The AAP released this statement in response to President Trump withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement. Dr. Stein cites children's health as being at risk with climate change. Click here to read the full statement.
Yesterday, East Bay Pediatrics celebrated Red Nose Day by raising money for children's charities and sporting our red noses!
The President of the American Academy of Pediatrics released a press statement soon after President Trump announced his 2018 Budget proposal. The biggest concern is cuts to key programs for child health. You can read the full press statement here.
East Bay Pediatrics will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. We will continue to have drop-in hours from 9:30am to 12:00pm on Saturday, May 27. The after hours advice nurses and urgent care will be available throughout the weekend.
On Saturday, May 20th, East Bay Pediatrics doctors, staff, and friends & family volunteered at the Alameda County Community Food Bank. We bagged 3,600 pounds of carrots that will go to local shelters and schools!
Mental health conditions are common - they affect 1 in 5 American children. May can be a particularly stressful month in high school due to final exams and prom. Here are some resources with stress management tips for high school students and advice for families on how to approach mental health issues with your children.
To all the amazing moms out there - Thank you for giving so much to your children. Here is a reminder from the American Academy of Pediatrics that taking care of yourself is one of the best ways to take care of your family:
TODAY reports that research published in The Journal of Pediatrics indicated “more than 263,000 children in the U.S. had to be treated in” emergency departments “for ear injuries related to cotton-tip applicators between 1990 and 2010,” which is approximately “34 injuries” per day.
Another article from HealthDay reports that the data indicated “most of the injuries occurred while using cotton swabs to clean the ears (73 percent),” while “the rest occurred while playing with cotton swabs (10 percent), or with children falling when they had cotton swabs in their ear (9 percent).” Approximately “two-thirds of patients were younger than 8, and children under 3 accounted for 40 percent of all injuries.”
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Richard Oken, MD, FAAP