Category Archives: Pediatric Bits

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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Wild Fire Smoke and Kids

Do NOT rely on masks to filter contaminants, since masks do not work when not fitted correctly. Smaller sized masks may appear to fit a child’s face, but no manufacturers recommend their use for children. If your children are in … 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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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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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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Sleep on It

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS SUPPORTS CHILDHOOD SLEEP GUIDELINES The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a Statement of Endorsement supporting the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) guidelines outlining recommended sleep duration for children from infants to teens. The … Continue reading

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Paging Dr. Web

How good are online resources for diagnosing? A recent article tried to tackle that question. The chance of getting the right diagnosis range from 30-60%. One of the best resources for parents that we recommend is the book Healthy Children … Continue reading

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