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Flu Vaccine Supply Update:
We have just received limited supplies of nasal flu vaccine (Flumist). This vaccine is recommended for children over 2 years old with NO chronic medical problems.
Flu vaccine opportunities:
Remember, we recommend yearly vaccines for nearly all of our patients over 6 months of age! (We have already started to see patients with the flu…. so now is the time to vaccinate!)
Watch this section for details about new classes (child CPR, parenting, meet your pediatrician, etc.) and other happenings at The Pediatric Center.
BTW…did you know that three of our docs are “Top Docs” in this year’s CT Magazine. Congratulations to Drs. Lasky, Kenefick, and Swidler.
REMEMBER: For our student athletes age 11 and up get an IMPACT TEST (either here or school)
Many of our student athletes are at risk for concussions. In order to manage these athletes using best practices, we recommend they should all have baseline cognitive tests before play and then have repeat testing when they are recovering from a concussion. These are computerized tests. This enables us to make better and safer decisions regarding return to play advice. Testing is done by appointment in our office and takes 20-30 minutes to complete.
Check out our new Financial Policies including new charges for completion of forms.
We now accept three new Obama Care “CT Insurance Exchange Plans” (Healthy CT – Anthem- CTcare)
ALL YEAR LONG REMINDERS:
As always HELMETS and CAR-SEATS are the law! Don’t allow exceptions!
Make sure you are controlling allergy and asthma symptoms as effectively as you can. Keep your prescriptions up to date. Speak to us for help if needed.
CT car seat laws – For our new drivers: remember to follow your new license restrictions and NO TEXTING WHILE DRIVING FOR ALL DRIVERS!
Exercise – It’s always the right time to start a better routine! The weather is great to exercise outside almost every day. Remember to limit the screen time and keep the kids moving.
Diet – The fruits and vegetables this season are delicious. Kids need great role models when it comes to healthy eating!
Drink More Water – Dehydration is more common in the warmer weather so be aware! Remember kids should drink water and low fat milk. Keep away from sports drinks…too much sugar!