Category Archives: Safety

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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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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Insect Repellents and Kids

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

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Disaster Preparedness for Families

No one can be completely prepared for a disaster, but planning helps. Our local chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics offers the following resources: How to Talk with Kids Talking about Natural Disasters with Children audio link. Family Readiness … Continue reading

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Back to School

Lots of good information for the first day back to school and the new school year from the American Academy of Pediatrics is here. Includes information on that first day, backpacks, traveling to and from school, bullying and aftercare.   … Continue reading

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Riding Toys

Wheels. What fun! Ride on toys are terrific for toddlers. Look for low, stable toys, and a helmet. While balance bikes are the latest craze, learning to pedal is an important developmental achievement for your three year old. Again, low, … Continue reading

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Parents and Legalized Marijuana

Resources for parents for California’s era of legalized marijuana. The American Academy of Pediatrics believes youth shouldn’t use marijuana. The reason behind that decision is here. The effects of marijuana on the developing brain are reviewed here. Edible marijuana products … Continue reading

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Stranger Things 3?

Nosebleeds are common, and generally not a sign of telekinesis. They happen more often with colds and allergies and when we put the heat on and dry out the air. Read more about preventing and treating here.

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