Category Archives: Pediatric Bits

Flu vaccines 2019-2020 Season

Flu Vaccines 2019-2030 Season Flu injection for 6 months to 3 years: in stock Flu injection for 3 years and older: in stock. Flumist nasal spray is recommended and available this year. Offered for 2 years and older: in stock. … Continue reading

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Unboxing Video: Ear Wax Removal

  We had fun making this unboxing video in a single take before office hours with one goof: the instrument is called an otoscope, not an ophthalmoscope. Read more about ear wax here.

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Order of the Curly Tail 2009

Spring 2009: lengthening days, green hills, and a swine flu epidemic. H1N1 influenza made its appearance a decade ago. From April 2009 to April 2010, there were over 60 million cases, a quarter million hospitalizations and 12,000 deaths in the … Continue reading

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Heat 101

Staying Healthy in the Heat 101 It’s hot! Here are some links for more information on staying well when playing or competing in the heat. Protect Your Children from Extreme Heat from the American Academy of Pediatrics Heat Related Sports … Continue reading

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Ditch the Baby Gear to Build Mad Skills

Infants roll, sit and walk all in about a year. They do this by moving their bodies. Time spent confined in infant gear gets in the way. If you are curious about what to do with baby at home, take … Continue reading

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It Takes 11 Years of Education and Training to Become a Pediatrician

Pediatricians are physicians who specialize in the care of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. I often get asked what it takes to be a pediatrician. This graphic sums up the years of education and training. Many people train to … Continue reading

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Tick Talk

Better weather means kids and pets outdoors. Don’t forget to check for ticks! The tick you find will be the tick you don’t have to remove. Tips on preventing tick bites from the CDC are here. Check out the CDC’s … Continue reading

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Day Night Reversal in Babies

Newborns can sleep up to 20 hours a day, but most of them are born wanting to sleep more during the day. Who can blame them when an active mom rocked them to sleep with the her busy days? Once … Continue reading

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Telemedicine

We offer telemedicine appointments. Please contact the office to schedule. We use the Doxy.me platform. Sign up here. Find our waiting room at https://doxy.me/casaverdepediatrics

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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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