Here’s the update on Coronavirus from the director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. The global case count has reached 2,886, and there have been 81 deaths, five cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the U.S., (all 5 are adults that had traveled to Wuhan, China) at this time this virus is not spreading in the community. So far, most of the information coming out from China, which is certainly where the majority of cases are, is that the disease is by far, majorly in adults, with older adults and those with underlying illnesses at higher risk.
So the message is stay calm and don’t panic, and if you haven’t already gotten yourself and your kids vaccinated for the flu, do so. Protect your family from what we can, both influenza A and B are at high rates in the community and since symptoms of the flu are similar to Coronavirus, the hope is that they won’t get the flu and you won’t have to panic.
If you have to travel, we recommend you wear a mask and wash your hands often.
In a 2018 study, 1 in 5 high school students admitted to vaping. There have now been 7 reported deaths associated with using e-cigarettes. Although the statistics are alarming, we as parents need to educate ourselves first, in order to protect our children. Dr. Gina Rosenfeld’s latest blog is a great place to get some basic information and tips to have an informed conversation with our kids.
Choosing which formula to feed your baby can be overwhelming and often confusing. Which brand should I buy? Does my baby need a special type? In Dr. Jaime Friedman’s latest blog, she breaks down everything you need to know to feed your baby with confidence.
It’s one of the scariest things for a parent to imagine – your small child has accidentally swallowed some medication or other toxic substance. What’s a parent to do? When in doubt, CALL POISON CONTROL AT 1-800-222-1222. Keeping these items out of reach, among other things you can do to make your home safe, are all covered in Dr. Jaime Friedman’s latest blog.
It’s an exciting time of year with those college acceptance letters coming in, and having to make a final decision where your student will attend school this fall. They will also need to be up to date on certain vaccines among other things. Dr. Anthony Magit covers the basic information you need to know before sending them off to college.
Did you realize that up to 17% of what your child consumes daily is added sugar? And half of that comes from sugary drinks!The American Academy of Pediatrics is striving for some policy changes that may help our kids avoid health problems in the future. Dr. Jaime Friedman’s latest blog outlines some great tips on what parents can do to get their kids’ eating (and drinking) habits on a healthier track.
After our recent rain, San Diego is starting to bloom! With this come seasonal spring allergies. Runny noses, watery eyes, and a constant cough are some common symptoms, but how do you know it’s not a cold? In this video, Dr. Tony Jolly breaks it all down, and lets parents know the best way to get their child some relief.
November is the perfect time to teach our children how to show gratitude now, and all year long. Taking time to pause and reflect on the many people and things to be thankful for can literally improve our health! Dr. Gina Rosenfeld’s latest blog offers some great tips to share with your kids. And for some daily inspiration, download this printable calendar.