In Observation of the New Year Holiday
We will be Closed Monday 1/2/17
We will Re-open Tuesday 1/3/17 regular business hours
If you will need med refills
Please contact your PHARMACY ASAP
Pharmacies contact us electronically which is the fastest way to get your prescriptions
The AAP released an updated policy statement in Pediatrics recommending that parents consider their tiredness when feeding their baby to curb their risk of falling asleep in unsafe sleeping environments, such as a sofa or armchair. The statement also advises that infants sleep in their parents’ room until age 1 or at least age 6 months and that soft bedding is kept out of a baby’s crib or sleep area.
AAP News (10/24), The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (10/24)
AAP issues guidance on safe martial arts participation among youths
A clinical report in Pediatrics recommends children only participate in martial arts classes properly supervised by trained instructors, delay competition until they display adequate physical and emotional maturity, and learn proper defensive blocking. Children should also avoid participating in mixed martial arts, which has a high risk of asphyxia and concussion, according to the guidance.
AAP News (11/28), Physician’s Briefing/HealthDay News (11/28)
The CBS Evening News (12/6, story 9, 1:50, Pelley) broadcast on a new AAA study released Tuesday suggesting “that getting behind the wheel on four or five hours’ sleep is just as dangerous as driving drunk.” According to the broadcast, a little over one in three drivers in the US does not get “the recommended seven hours of sleep daily,” and those who do get “just five or six hours” are “almost twice as likely to be involved in an accident.” As a driver’s hours of sleep decreased, the risk of an accident increased exponentially, with “teenagers, older adults, and people who have a sleep debt” at “the highest risk.”
Reuters (12/6) reports the study used NHTSA crash data from July 2005 through December 2007. The Washington Post (12/6, Halsey) cites NHTSA’s statistics for traffic fatalities last year, when “35,092 people were killed…up 7.2 percent from 32,675 in 2014.” The executive director of AAA, David Yang, says “You cannot miss sleep and still expect to be able to safely function behind the wheel.”
Introducing the new Healow Kids App
For your smart phone or tablet
Click here to watch the Benefits to this great new App
- Book your sick visits through our the App and our Website by clicking “Book Appointment”
- Monitor your baby’s feeding and growth
- Track your kids’ appointments
- Know what immunizations are needed
- Help with tooth brushing and potty training
- Send Refill requests without playing phone tag
- Easy access to age specific articles relating to your child’s health
- Record your child’s milestones
- Age specific vaccine recommendations, corresponding Vaccine Information Statements, and links to the CDC website.
- And many more….
Healow Kids App User Guide
How to Connect with the Healow Kids App