Category Archives: Medicine

Essential Oils for Kids?

The short answer is well controlled studies do not show the benefits that many of these products claim. It’s important to know that the FDA doesn’t regulate over the counter supplements and herbs, and that they are allowed to claim … Continue reading

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Children Testing Positive for Marijuana

STUDY FINDS MANY CHILDREN WHOSE PARENTS SMOKE TEST POSITIVE FOR MARIJUANA EXPOSURE  A study in the December 2018 Pediatrics found that nearly half of hospitalized children in Colorado whose parents enrolled in a smoking cessation program tested positive for marijuana … Continue reading

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Antibiotics and Sick Kids

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but the kids are more likely to be sick. Some of the reasons why children are sicker from October through March include: Close contact with classmates. More indoor time with shorter days … Continue reading

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Traveling Abroad for the Holidays?

The Centers for Disease control has ways to enjoy your stay here.

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Tetanus: Wounds and Shots

I like to walk my dogs at the Bulb in Albany. If you’ve never been to the Bulb, it’s a former landfill on the San Francisco Bay that’s making the transition to natural, open space. It’s also a tetanus-prone wound … Continue reading

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Raising Safe Drivers

Have a rising teen or young adult driver? Car safety tips for parents as here. Teen driving agreement is here. More from the American Academy of Pediatrics: The Teen Driver 9/24/2018 ​Teen driving fatalities appear to be on the rise … Continue reading

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Flu Vaccines 2018-2019

Flu Vaccines 2018-2019 Season Flu injection for 6 months to 3 years: in stock Flu injection for 3 years and older: in stock. Flumist is not recommended for this year and we will not be stocking it. Please call to … Continue reading

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Flu Shots 2018-2019

From the American Academy of Pediatrics: All children should receive the flu shot as soon as it is available. This season, the AAP recommends that pediatricians offer the injectable form of the vaccine to all children 6 months and older … Continue reading

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Insect Repellents and Kids

Good article from Consumer Reports (and I helped). More info here.

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Eating In, Snacks and Picky Eaters

Breakfast, lunch and dinner pretty much covers it, but if you offer snacks, make them healthy and not so large to discourage kids from eating the healthy things offered at meals. Up your game with the quiz and planner here. … Continue reading

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