CNN reports that a new study finds that depression among preteens may be the result of a high fast-food, low plant-based diet. When researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham analyzed urine from a group of middle schoolers, they found high levels of sodium and low levels of potassium. Click here for the study.
The Academy is applauding the Trump administration for announcing plans to pull flavored e-cigarettes from the market to help stop the youth vaping epidemic. Click here for the full statement.
We received our next shipment and now have flu vaccines for children 6 months and older. Patients can drop in for flu vaccine between 10:00am - 12:00pm or 2:00pm - 4:00pm weekdays. Check our Flu Page for details.
East Bay Pediatrics recognizes that depression and suicide are becoming more prevalent in today's world. During September, we will share some information in honor of National Suicide Awareness Month.
Below are two Public Service Announcements from the American Academy of Pediatrics YouTube channel. The first is about helping your stressed-out child and the second is about suicide prevention.
The U.S. surgeon general issued a call to action warning adolescents and pregnant women about the dangers of marijuana. For the full statement from the surgeon general, click here.
Our Berkeley and Orinda offices will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019 in observance of Labor Day.
A physician is on call for urgent matters at (925) 254-9203.
East Bay Pediatrics
Our first shipment of flu vaccine has arrived at East Bay Pediatrics. As with previous years, patients can drop in for flu vaccine between 10:00am - 12:00pm or 2:00pm - 4:00pm weekdays. Check our Flu Page for details.
Today we bid best wishes to Dr. Jonah Schey as he embarks on a new adventure. He will be starting at his parents’ pediatric practice in the Boston area in about one month. East Bay Pediatrics will miss him, his easy going nature, his humor, and his patience. We have promised him that we will take good care of his patients. Good luck Dr. Schey and keep in touch!
Vaccines are one of the most effective tools we have to prevent disease. They are safe and effective. The CDC estimates that immunizations will prevent 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths for children born in the last 20 years!
Did you know you can view your child's immunization record on our patient portal? If you do not have a patient portal account yet, just call our office and we will assist you in setting up an account.
For many students in our area, this week is already the first week of school! We hope all of our families have had a chance to wind down and get back into routine as the new school year starts. This article from USA Today can help with the adjustment. Here are some additional tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on healthy sleep routines for students.
Back to School Tips on Getting the Year Off to a Good Start
Healthy Sleep Habits: How Many Hours Does Your Child Need?
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