August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week! East Bay Pediatrics supports women who want to breastfeed their babies with our in-office lactation support. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encourages breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life and through the first year as long as it is mutually desired by mother and baby. Learn more about breastfeeding from healthychildren.org and lalecheleague.org.
Swim lessons, lifejackets, constant supervision and knowing CPR are critical to keeping kids summer safe in and around water, says Sarah Denny, MD, FAAP. As part of the AAP’s summer swim safety campaign, Dr. Denny wrote a blog with these tips for AAP Voices, and produced two informative videos with tips for parents, one on pool safety, and a second on swim safety at lakes, beaches and while boating.
Eczema, or Atopic Dermatitis, is a very common childhood rash which can flare on and off. Read Dr. Handelsman's summary of this skin issue that can affect kids and adults alike in our Health Topics section.
East Bay Pediatrics physicians have always cared for families and their children regardless of family structure, and are happy to help support parents and/or guardians of gender non-conforming or transgender children including those children who are considering transitioning or are in need of referrals for services related to their gender non-conforming child. See the video below to learn about the work which is being done in schools regarding gender inclusiveness.
East Bay Pediatrics will be closed on Monday, July 4th for the Independence Day Holiday. We do have regular drop in hours on Saturday, July 2 from 9:30am to 12:00pm in the Berkeley location. We will return to regular office hours on Tuesday, July 5.
East Bay Pediatrics would like to inform you that starting July 2016 we are updating our immunization requirements to align better with the 2016 California school vaccine requirement (SB277). The new practice requirements are listed on our Office Policies page.
Immunizations have greatly reduced illness and death from infectious disease for children and the community. As pediatricians, we at East Bay Pediatrics strongly believe that vaccines are an important component of comprehensive child health care.
Kids who frequently get migraines may have lower levels of certain vitamins and antioxidants in their blood, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that, of the children and teens in the study who visited a headache clinic for migraine pain, relatively high percentages had mild deficiencies of vitamin D, riboflavin (a B vitamin) and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) — a vitamin-like substance that is made in the body and is used to produce energy within cells — compared with kids in the general population. Click here to read the full article.
After almost two years with East Bay Pediatrics, Dr. Rao and her family are moving to Colorado. She will be dearly missed by all. We wish her the best of luck!
Please check out the information on our new physician, Dr. Jonah Schey, who will be starting at the end of July.
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Richard Oken, MD, FAAP