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.”
The August schedule is now available. Please call our office to schedule your appointment at (925) 438-1100, thank you!
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Many Parents Of Children With Pre-Existing Conditions Are Concerned About Potential Impact Of AHCA On Their Children’s Healthcare.
On May 5th, the Huffington Post reported many parents of children with pre-existing conditions are concerned about how the American Health Care Act could potentially impact their children’s healthcare. The article reports that families are concerned about people with pre-existing conditions not having the same protections as they did under the Affordable Care Act, and they are also concerned about changes to Medicaid, which many of them rely on for their children’s coverage. You can read the full article here.
Effective May 1st, the Berkeley parking garage will have a $10 minimum when using a debit/credit card for parking in the garage. We are attempting to discuss this with the building management and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
On Saturday April 22 while in New York City, Dr. Marcia Charles-Mo and her family joined thousands in a March for Science. This peaceful march occurred on Earth Day to send a message "to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest."
Learn more at www.MarchforScience.com
ABC News reports on its website that this week is the beginning of the World Health Organization’s World Immunization Week, which it said aims “to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.” Despite a 2015 report by the CDC which found that at least 90 percent of children receive recommended vaccinations, vaccination rates have dropped below target levels for “herd immunity,” which refers to “a population’s resistance to the spread of a disease that results when a high percentage of individuals are immune.” The piece also references the American Academy of Pediatrics, which has collected data on vaccination rates for mumps, measles, and pertussis.
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Richard Oken, MD, FAAP