Yet another mass shooting has devastated our country. This time affecting such young children. Our own children may experience fear and confusion with the news from the last few weeks. Here are some tips from the America Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) regarding how to talk to your kids about tragedy.
East Bay Pediatrics will be closed on Sunday and Monday, May 29 and May 30, in celebration of Memorial Day. We will have a doctor on call and advice nurses will be available throughout the holiday. Below is our schedule for the Memorial Day weekend.
Friday May 27th Closing at 4:30pm
Saturday May 28th pre-scheduled appointments only
Sunday May 29th Closed
Monday May 30th Closed
If you have a medical concern and need to speak to someone, please call (925) 438-1100 and you will be connected to a UCSF after hours advice nurse or the on-call doctor.
As we remember those who served our country, many of us also start to think about summer at this time. Don’t forget to remind your children about sun protection and pool safety.
Sun Safety and Protection Tips - HealthyChildren.org
Swim Safety Tips - HealthyChildren.org
How to Keep Children Safe in and Around Pools - HealthyChildren.org
COVID vaccine boosters are available for children ages 5-11 years old. They should be given at least 5 months after the last shot was given. If your child recently had COVID, we suggest waiting 2-3 months after recovery from COVID to get the booster. You can sign up for COVID vaccine appointments on our website using this link: https://www.solvhealth.com/book-online/0kVOxn
Weekend appointment times will open up soon!
The American Academy of Pediatrics shared their expert advice regarding what to do about the baby formula storage. Key elements to these articles:
East Bay Pediatrics may be receiving some donations of formula in the near future. If you are looking for formula for your baby, please message us using the Formula Shortage form on the patient portal. If you have sealed cans of formula that you no longer need, please consider bringing them to our office to share with families in need.
May is National Nurses Month! We at East Bay Pediatrics could not do what we do without our registered nurses. Please help us honor them by posting your praise and thanks (and photos if you want) on this kudoboard.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Covid Vaccine Clinic for Friday, May 6th is canceled. Please reschedule your appointment in Solv. There will be no staff person available to do Covid vaccine only appointments on this day. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
May is Mental Health Awareness month and this week is National Mental Health Awareness week. Unfortunately, what you hear about the rise in mental health problems in youth is true. So many of our patients are suffering from anxiety, depression and more. Much of our time as your pediatricians is spent managing mental health. See the attached article from Dr. Handelsman about her experience and advice regarding eating disorders.
We have a new phone system and are working through some bugs. If you have non urgent questions for your doctor or the advice nurses please utilize the Patient Portal. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and are working towards a better patient experience.
Our Berkeley office will be closed this afternoon at 12:30pm due to building maintenance. If you need to reach us please call our main number at (925) 438-1100. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Today is a good day to remember that talking to your kids about both alcohol and marijuana is important for their health and safety. One of the newer dangers out there are edibles, which can be enticing and dangerous even for the littlest children. Here is a little advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics: Edible Marijuana Dangers: How Parents Can Prevent THC Poisoning - HealthyChildren.org
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