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Baby Steps: Day 1

Get your newborn off to the best start with tummy time, tummy time, tummy time! Aim for 15 minutes with 4 repetitions daily. A great way to start is to put your baby tummy to tummy with you–but make sure … Continue reading

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COVID19 Vaccination Game Plan

The news that an immunization for COVID19 has been approved by the FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization (EAU), is encouraging! Other vaccines will likely follow, and the American Academy of Pediatrics has urged researchers to include the pediatric population … Continue reading

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Flumist? What’s that?

Flumist is a live, inactivated attenuated flu vaccine. There’s no needle! It’s sprayed in the nose. You can read about this option for vaccination against influenza here. See how the small amount of liquid vaccine is sprayed in the nose … Continue reading

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Thermometers

Now is a good time to make sure you have a basic thermometer that you know how to use. Read more from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Everyone has a temperature. Not everyone has a fever. Taking your child’s temperature … Continue reading

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15 Minute SARS-CoV-2 Nasal Screening Now Available

We now offer the BD Veritor antigen screening for COVID19. This test uses a nasal swab 1″ into the nose. Results are available in 15 minutes. Testing requires a telemedicine evaluation with the swab done at our outdoor satellite location. … Continue reading

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Forbidden Binkies?

The Baby Friendly Initiative, meant to foster successful breastfeeding, has had some unintended consequences. Pacifiers are forbidden. Sending the baby to the nursery so the parent can sleep is also out. While promoting breastfeeding is a worthy endeavor, mothers and … Continue reading

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Night Nurse Triage

We are delighted to announce that our office has teamed up with Night Nurse Triage Services. Night Nurse provides specialized triage services staffed with RNs averaging 18 years clinical experience. To reach the advice nurse after hours, call the office … Continue reading

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COVID19 Testing Update July 23, 2020

Our communities are re-opening and our lives are expanding. This is a good thing! As social distancing relaxes, exposures are increasing and we are receiving phone calls from worried parents. Fortunately, the data still shows that the majority of children … Continue reading

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Pod People?

While no one can make wave a magic wand and make predictions about what may or may not be “safe” in terms of adults and children interactions during the COVID19 pandemic, some are floating the concept of “bubbles” and “pods.” … Continue reading

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What to Think About When You are Trying to Avoid COVID 19

TipsToProtectYourself This handout was written for health care workers. It’s an exhaustive list of things for us to think about as we transition from home to work and back home again. Having worked in operating rooms and a research lab … Continue reading

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