It’s so frustrating to see signs all over town saying, “Get Your Flu Shots here!” Like you, we are wondering why the big stores have plenty of flu vaccine to go around while Pediatricians all over the country are waiting to receive orders placed months and months ago. Thanks for your patience as you wait, along with us, for the much anticipated delivery of our 2014-15 flu vaccines!
With many school and community athletic programs already in full swing, we want to remind you to pay particular attention to head injuries.
Kids pick up a lot more than a great education when they go back to school. Runny noses, tummy aches, and other easily shared illnesses begin to spread from child to child. Most illnesses aren’t worrisome and are easily treated at home. But when it comes to Influenza, or what we commonly refer to as the flu, complications can be serious.
While we don’t encounter many blistering sunburns at Weiss Pediatric Care, we see far more sunburns than we’d like to, especially as the intensity of the sun and level of outdoor activities spike in the summer. Here are a few tips for enjoying a safer summer, and managing the discomfort of a burn that may not surface until hours after a day of fun in the sun.
Immunizations can be stressful for children and parents alike. Here is Weiss Pediatric Care’s “Top 10” list of tried and true tips to help take the sting out of vaccinations. We hope you’ll let us know which ones work best for your child.
Because fever is such a “hot” topic, here’s some advice about when to treat a fever, and when to let nature take its course.
Although RSV will appear to be nothing more than a cold in some children, it actually is the leading cause of infant hospitalization, so it’s important for parents to recognize the signs and know when to seek medical care.
All of us at Weiss Pediatric Care wish you a happy and healthy holiday season. But if you do find your holidays ending on a sour note, here are a few guidelines to help determine if your child’s stomach ache is more likely due to overindulgence or something more serious.
Every year, more than half a million babies are born too soon in the United States. November is Prematurity Awareness Week. Please join Weiss Pediatric Care in spreading the word that Healthy Babies Are Worth The Wait! Think 39 weeks!!