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AAP Issues Updated Flu Vaccine Recommendations

AAP Issues Updated Flu Vaccine Recommendations

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released an updated policy statement in Pediatrics reiterating that all youths ages 6 months and older should receive trivalent or quadrivalent influenza vaccines, not the FluMist live-attenuated intranasal vaccine, this flu season. The statement also urges all pregnant women, household contacts and health care personnel to receive flu shots. […]

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Hours of Operations & Closings

Hours of Operations & Closings

Pawleys Pediatrics & Adult Medicine Will be closed Monday 9/11/17 due to the recent inclement weather. We will be open Regular Saturday Clinic Hours 9/9/17. Our Plan is to Re-open Tuesday 9/12/17 Regular Hours. Any changes to the schedule will be shared on our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pawleyspeds/ We hope everyone stays safe during Hurricane Irma! […]

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Insufficient sleep may be linked to larger waist, research suggests

Insufficient sleep may be linked to larger waist, research suggests

ABC World News Tonight (8/1, story 14, 0:20, Muir) reported, “People who sleep six hours of sleep a night tend to be heavier than those who sleep nine hours,” researchers found. The study also suggests “shorter sleep is linked to high blood pressure.” NBC Nightly News (8/1, story 11, 0:20, Holt) reported, “Fewer hours of sleep can affect your hormones, […]

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Teens heading back to school need certain vaccinations

Teens heading back to school need certain vaccinations

TODAY (8/7, Fox) reports that teens heading back to school need to have vaccines against bacterial meningitis, the human papillomavirus, and influenza. In addition, they should have “the combined tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccine.” The Tdap vaccine is “an important booster, according to” former CDC Acting Director Anne Schuchat. TODAY reminds readers that under the Affordable […]

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Typical American Adult Consumes Enough Salt Each Day to Damage Heart Muscle, study suggests

Typical American Adult Consumes Enough Salt Each Day to Damage Heart Muscle, study suggests

Reuters (8/2, Rapaport) reports that research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests “the amount of salt a typical American adult consumes” daily “may be enough to damage the heart muscle and make it harder to pump blood.” The study indicated that half of the participants consumed at least 3.73 grams of sodium each […]

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Caregivers often fail to administer epinephrine to kids experiencing anaphylaxis, study finds

Caregivers often fail to administer epinephrine to kids experiencing anaphylaxis, study finds

  The New York Times (7/31, Yin, Subscription Publication) reports that when youngsters “experience serious allergy attacks, known as anaphylaxis, parents, teachers, emergency responders and other caregivers often fail to administer epinephrine – even to children who had previously experienced anaphylaxis and been prescribed an epinephrine autoinjector,” researchers found. After “analyzing more than 400 patient records of […]

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A New Parent’s Guide to Social Media

A New Parent’s Guide to Social Media

Before baby, you were a Facebooking, Instagramming, texting fool, sharing everything from your perfect pasta dish to your hella-good manicure. Now, looking at your little bundle of joy, you may be wondering: Is it safe to post pictures of baby? What’s OK to share and what’s TMI? What are the easiest tech tools to preserve […]