Remember to use sunblock daily on both sunny and overcast days. Routine sunblock use reduces long term risk of skin cancer by over 70%. See Dr. Tracy's advice about sunblock on our website.
In recognition of the efforts of Red Nose Day to support charities related to poverty in children, East Bay Pediatrics held an internal fundraising smile campaign - we donated money when we made each other smile. Don't be surprised to see us sporting on the red noses today! Learn more at RedNoseDay.org.
Reducing screen and technology time is one way to improve speech development in your young child. Reading and talking with your kids are key to their speech and language development. See 10 tips to manage tech time from The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for more ideas on switching off.
A recently published article in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) followed girls for 10 years starting at age 9-10 and found that higher potassium intake was associated with lower blood pressure. Sodium intake had no correlation with blood pressure in this age group.
In honor of National Nurses Week, East Bay Pediatrics would like to thank the many dedicated and skilled nurses that care for our patients and families every day!
Nora, Mary, Anisia, Candy, Jennifer, Michaela, Michele, and Patti are a vital part of the East Bay Pediatrics Team. Thank you!
The American Academy of Pediatrics endorses the US Department of Health and Human Services update of fluoride recommendations. Tap water is still the best way to give adequate amounts of fluoride to your child.
A new study was presented this week at the Pediatric Academic Society meeting. Researchers found that an hour or more a day of TV for kindergarteners makes them more likely to be overweight or obese. Keep your kids active and interacting to keep them healthy!
Bullying affects our kids on many levels. Healthychildren.org (the American Academy of Pediatrics website for parents) can help you talk to your kids about bullying. Check out this article for more information.