Belly Ache? Try our Symptom Checker
Is your child complaining of a tummy ache? Maybe a sore throat? Perhaps an earache?
Try out our Symptom Checker to get an idea of what different symptoms might mean. Just click on the part of the body your child is having problems with and read about possible ailments or illness.
And as always, don't hesitate to contact our office with your questions. Our Triage Nurses are available during office hours.
New Year's Resolutions
New Year , New opportunity! We all have had, hopefully, a lovely holiday season. Now that 2015 is underway, the American Academy of Pediatrics and all of us here at Pediatric Associates suggest these resolutions as teaching tools for your kids.
Kids under age 5:
I will clean up my toys and put them where they belong.
I will brush my teeth twice a day, and wash my hands after going to the bathroom and before eating. I won't tease dogs or other pets – even friendly ones.
I will avoid being bitten by keeping my fingers and face away from their mouths.
I will talk with my parent or a trusted adult when I need help, or when I'm scared.
I will be nice to other kids who need a friend or look sad or lonely.
American Academy of Pediatrics President Urges Parents to
Vaccinate Their Children Against Measles
Statement by Sandra G. Hassink, MD, FAAP
As the measles outbreak linked to Disneyland continues to spread, pediatricians are deeply concerned about the children who have been infected, and those who are at risk because they have not been vaccinated. The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly urges parents to make sure their children have received the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. While it is best to get the vaccine as soon as your child reaches the recommended age, it is never too late to get your children caught up so they can receive the vaccine and be fully protected. Read More