Ingestion of ‘Button’ Type Batteries

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Ingestion of ‘Button’ Type Batteries

A recent study was published that examined the problem of children swallowing ‘button’ type batteries. These are now found in many electronic devices. The most serious injuries were encountered in children swallowing the 20mm lithium cells typically found in remote control devices, toys and games, watches, flameless candles and kitchen scales. It is estimated that a child is seen in the Emergency Room in the US eight (8) times a day with battery ingestion. When this size battery is swallowed, it may become lodged in the...

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Childhood Vaccination Update

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Childhood Vaccination Update

The Good News – a recent audit found that in children born between 2009 and May 2011, 90% had received recommended doses of Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chickenpox, Polio and Hepatitis B vaccines. However, for the first eight (8) months of this year 159 cases of Measles have been confirmed in the US. This is the second highest number of cases since 2000. Measles remain prevalent in many countries including most European countries. Polio continues to strike in several Middle Eastern countries and Africa. As more people travel...

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Flu Vaccine – Fall 2013

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

It is that time of the year for your flu vaccination. This year we will offer both Flu Mist Intranasal and Fluzone injectable. We offer flu vaccine only appointments Monday through Friday and have scheduled two Saturday Flu Vaccine clinics for your convenience. Our first Saturday morning flu vaccine clinic will be held September 28th and our second one will be November 2nd. Please call to schedule your appointment.

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Nursing Room Available for our Patients

Posted by on Mar 14, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Nursing Room Available for our Patients

If you would like to breastfeed your baby before or after your appointment, just ask a member of our staff to direct you to our private nursing room.

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