2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Human Coronaviruses (https://www.cdc.gov /coronavirus/about/index.html) are a family of viruses that usually cause illnesses like the common cold. Almost everyone gets one of these viruses at some point in their lives. Most of the time the illness only lasts for a short time.
Petite Pediatrics has offered this technology as a standard of care for our patients since 2018. The current COVID-19 global pandemic, requires families to remain home to minimize exposure to the novel corona virus. We want to assure our families that this is the latest technology in the delivery of medical care and we are committed to ensuring confidentiality while maintaining the safety and well-being of our patients.
A Message for Caregivers & Teachers Get Vaccinated for Seasonal Flu Now!Flu activity is quite elevated in the US. Getting vaccinated is still the single best way to protect against influenza and reduce the risk of becoming sick from it. Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older,
How Families Can Cope with Relocation Stress After a Disaster Unplanned evacuations during a disaster can cause great stress on a community and on the individuals in that community. First Steps of RecoveryRecovering from a disaster occurs in phases over days,
Thomas Fire Resources Families can stay updated on the local conditions by checking the Count of Santa Barbara Website. There is also helpful information regarding the use of masks for safe breathing. N95 masks provide protection from small particles in smoke and should be fitted for proper usage.
The Thomas Fire has been devastating and poses a major health concern for the young and old, alike. Here are some guidelines that can be helpful during the acute phase of this fire: The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU) Network encourage families,
Dr. Barry and the staff at Petite Pediatrics are excited to announce the move of our medical office this fall. We will be relocating to a free-standing medical home that will provide our signature care of personalized medicine for infants, children and adolescents.
http://www.healthychildren.org/MediaUsePlan The AAP has created an interactive tool to help families create a Media Use Plan. Media can create frustration for both parents and children, for example, both parties can feel ignored, or be concerned about excessive use. Both parents and children can lose moments to connect emotionally if devices take the place of face-to-face conversations and interactions.
Summer is ending soon and the new school year will be starting up. Healthychildren.org has some great Back-to-School tips. This is a good time to organize and prepare your paperwork for immunizations, sports physicals, learning issues etc. and/or schedule necessary appointments to be ready for the school year.