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CDC: This Year’s Flu Season Worse Than Last

CDC: This Year’s Flu Season Worse Than Last

The NBC Nightly News (1/6, story 11, 0:20, Holt) briefly reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “says this [flu] season is worse than last,” with “more than 10,000 cases reported nationwide.” Physicians are saying, however, that the “flu shot is a good match for this year’s dominant strain and it’s not too […]

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Screen time tied to increased obesity risk in adolescents

Screen time tied to increased obesity risk in adolescents

Screen time tied to increased obesity risk in adolescents Teens who used screen devices such as smartphones and tablets for five or more hours daily had a twofold higher likelihood of drinking sugar-sweetened beverages and getting too little physical activity and were 43% more likely to become obese than those who didn’t use such devices. […]

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Baby Teethers May Leach Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals, Study Says

Baby Teethers May Leach Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals, Study Says

Fox News (12/7, Kwan) reports on a study conducted by researchers at the American Chemical Society and published in Environmental Science & Technology finding that baby teethers may contain “endocrine-disrupting chemicals.” The researchers found that every one of the 59 baby teethers they tested “contained bisphenol A (BPA), bisphenol S (BPS) or bisphenol F (BPF), and most contained […]

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Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours 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

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AAP releases updated sleep guidelines for infants

AAP releases updated sleep guidelines for infants

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 […]

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AAP issues guidance on safe Martial arts participation among youths

AAP issues guidance on safe Martial arts participation among youths

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 […]

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AAA Study: Drowsy Driving As Risky As Drunk Driving

AAA Study: Drowsy Driving As Risky As Drunk Driving

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 […]

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New Healow Kids App

New Healow Kids App

Introducing the new Healow Kids App For your smart phone or tablet Click here to watch the Benefits to this great new App Benefits include: 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 […]