A study suggests that exposure to multiple vaccine antigens before the age two appears to not increase risk for other infectious diseases between ages two and four. For more information, please read this AAP News report.
We are deeply saddened by the events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The President Of the AAP stated yesterday that pediatricians can work together to to advance meaningful legislation that keeps children safe.
Random, senseless acts of violence heighten anxiety for parents as well as children. This website has guidance on how to discuss them with your kids.
Congratulations to Dr. Oken on the publication of his article in the nationally-distributed periodical, AAP News. His essay encourages pediatricians to limit the use of tests and treatments that are unlikely to have significant benefits, and instead to discuss the pros and cons of these decisions with the patient and their family. Click here for the full article.
This website has answers to common questions about keeping tiny teeth healthy:
On January 21, Congress voted to extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which covers health care for millions of children who do not qualify for Medicaid programs. The President of the American Academy of Pediatrics released this press statement this week.
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Smartphone addiction is a growing problem among youth, but there are ways parents can help prevent it:
Did you and your children get the flu shot yet? Flu is already widespread in the area and has caused hundreds of hospitalizations. The flu vaccine is the best defense against the virus and the CDC data so far this year shows that the vaccine is a good match (https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm#ILIMap). It is strongly recommended that everyone who is able to receive the flu shot do so as soon as possible to protect themselves and those who can't get the vaccine (like newborn babies!). See our flu page for more information and times to drop in for the shot (generally Monday - Friday 10:00am - 12:00pm and 2:00pm - 4:00pm).
See the Healthychildren.org website for some tips on New Years Resolutions for kids of all ages.
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