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Foods Rich in Iron

By |2019-01-30T17:55:04-05:00May 14th, 2015|Health Resources|

Meats: lean beef, pork, lamb, liver and other organ meats. Poultry: chicken, duck, turkey— especially dark meat. Fish: sardines, codfish, shellfish, anchovies. Dark-green leafy vegetables, such as kale, mustard greens, turnip greens, collards, broccoli. Legumes, such as lima beans, green peas, dry beans and peas, canned baked beans. Dried fruits such as prunes, apricots, [...]

A Guide to Calcium-Rich Foods

By |2019-01-30T17:48:34-05:00May 14th, 2015|Health Resources|

We all know that milk is a great source of calcium, but you may be surprised by all the different foods you can work into your diet to reach your daily recommended amount of calcium. Use the guide below to get ideas of additional calcium-rich foods to add to your weekly shopping list. Produce          Serving [...]

FEVER (in children over 2 months)

By |2019-01-30T17:48:16-05:00May 14th, 2015|Health Resources|

We get many calls every day about this topic.  The most important things to know are: (1)  Fever is your friend!  Pathogens like viruses can not live at high temperatures so this is the body’s response in order to fight off the illness.  Fever does a better job warding off the virus than antibiotics ever [...]


By |2019-01-30T17:47:29-05:00May 14th, 2015|Health Resources|

Lyme Disease  is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed so here is some information that should help reassure you as well as guide you as to when you should seek medical attention. What is Lyme Disease? Many people know that Lyme is a disease spread by tick bites – but what is less commonly know is that [...]

Schedule of Visits

By |2019-01-30T17:46:03-05:00May 14th, 2015|Health Resources|

A comprehensive history and physical will be done at each well child visit (including growth measurements), anticipatory guidance will be given, and all parental questions will be addressed. In addition, some additional things will take place at certain routine visits as outlined below. Newborn: Obtain birth history, review family and social history. 2 weeks: 1 [...]


By |2019-01-30T17:45:34-05:00May 14th, 2015|Health Resources|

Congratulations on the birth of your new baby!  We are excited to begin our relationship with you and your child as we provide pediatric care for your family. Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a serious bacterial infection of the lungs.  Young infants who get pertussis are at risk for lung damage, brain damage and death.  [...]


By |2019-01-30T17:45:09-05:00May 14th, 2015|Health Resources|

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention make the following recommendation: Because children aged 6--23 months are at substantially increased risk for influenza-related hospitalizations and because children aged 24--59 months are at increased risk for influenza-related clinic and emergency department visits, ACIP recommends vaccination of children aged 6--59 months. The current LAIV and inactivated influenza [...]

Immunization Schedule**

By |2019-01-30T17:44:44-05:00May 14th, 2015|Health Resources|

2 months   DTaP    HIB    IPV          Rotavirus     HepB     Prevnar 3 months 4 months   DTaP    HIB    IPV          Rotavirus     HepB*     Prevnar 5 months 6 months    DTaP    HIB    IPV          Rotavirus     HepB     Prevnar   Flu§ 9 months 12 months             HIB                             MMR   Varivax 15 months DTaP               Prevnar 18 months                           [...]