CDC, AAP Say No FluMist Nasal Spray for 2018-19

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) supports a recommendation by the CDC not to use the live attenuated intranasal influenza vaccine (Flu Mist) this season, due to its poor performance against flu viruses in recent seasons. The AAP suggests we use ONLY THE INJECTABLE versions of the 2018-2019 flu vaccine. Therefore, we will not be stocking any …

Norovirus & Benefits of Hand Washing

Norovirus is responsible for roughly 1 in 5 cases worldwide of acute gastroenteritis. The symptoms are pretty horrible: nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. And it’s very, very, very contagious. It takes only one particle to infect a human, compared to roughly 50 to 100 particles of flu virus. Read more here about how handwashing can stop an outbreak. www.npr.org…

Screening for Teenage Depression

PMA screens every teen at every well visit for depression symptoms. This article provides good advice for parents and describes why we are a step ahead of most groups in proactively screening. www.wsj.com…

CDC, AAP Say No FluMist Nasal Spray for 2017-18

For the second consecutive year, the AAP supports a recommendation by the CDC not to use the live attenuated intranasal influenza vaccine (Flu Mist), which performed poorly against flu viruses in recent seasons. The American Academy of Pediatrics agrees that we should use ONLY THE INJECTABLE versions of the 2017-18 flu vaccines. We will not …

13 Reasons Why & Teen Suicide Prevention

We have heard from some families in recent weeks a mix of rave reviews and significant concerns about the Netflix Series, “13 Reasons Why”. The show is frequently being watched by teens and “tweens” who cognitively and emotionally may not be ready or able to understand the serious topics (e.g. suicide, rape, etc) being discussed. …

Dr. Uluski on WTNH: Be Careful With DIY Slime

Have your kids started with the new “making slime” craze? Dr. Uluski appeared on WTNH with a warning to make sure they aren’t using unsafe ingredients. Check him out here: http://wtnh.com/2017/01/03/doctors-warn-diy-slime-toy-can-be-toxic/

Cold Weather, Coats & Car Seat Safety

Cold weather is here in full force and there is no better time to do a quick reminder about coats and car seats. While it is important to keep our little ones warm, we also want to make sure they are safe. Important things to keep in mind: No heavy coats or snowsuits. Not only …

Dr. Uluski on Asthma, on WNPR

WNPR presented a segment this morning on childhood asthma and the reduction of emergency room visits due to asthma in many of our communities. Dr. Rich Uluski was asked to join them to give the pediatrician’s perspective. You can listen to the full interview here.

Dr. Angoff on Vaccines, on WTNH

Watch Dr. Angoff on WTNH as he talks about the importance of staying up-to-date on vaccines. http://wtnh.com/2016/08/16/is-your-child-up-to-date-with-required-vaccines/

Proper Use of Insect Repellent

Due to the upsurge in insect-borne infections such as chikungunya and Zika, it is of critical importance for parents to be aware of the safe and effective use of insect repellents. Both viruses are transmitted by the Aedes mosquito vector, some species of which are present in large parts of the southern and southeastern United …

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