2017 Flu Vaccine

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older. Everyone in the home should be vaccinated including grandparents and extended family, care takers and pregnant women.

The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone by the end of October according to the October 2017 issue of Pediatrics.

Please call the clinic at (512) 255-7337 to schedule your child’s flu vaccine.

NOTE: All patients must be current with their wellness exams to receive vaccinations.

Read more at the American Academy of Pediatrics web page for 2017 flu season here.

Summer Sun

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It can be a lot of fun to play in the sun, and sunlight is important for our overall health. However, the suns ultra violate rays can cause sun burns and serious health problems. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends covering up and staying in the shade, especially between 10am and 4pm when the suns rays are the strongest. A good sunscreen is also recommended.

Infants and babies should be kept covered up and in the shade, but a minimal amount of sunscreen of at least 15 SPF can be used.

Read more on the American Academy of Pediatrics website.

Mothers Day Crafts

We love seeing handmade gifts and crafts from kids!

This one was from Mothers Day made by Lilli, age 3.

Email your pictures if you want a chance to be featured on our blog or Instagram at info@drmillar.com !
(Note please do NOT send any personal or medical information as we can not reply from this email. Call the office with any questions or concerns).

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Check out a lot of great Mothers Day AND Father’s Day ideas on Pintrest!

Easter 2017

Park Valley Pediatrics, P.L.L.C. will be closed April 14th in observance of Good Friday.

The Main Clinic will reopen this Saturday, April 15th from 8am through 12 Noon.

We wish you and your families a Blessed and Happy Easter.

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Handwashing

How many times have you and your children washed your hands today?

In any group setting like school or daycare, the single most effective way to reduce risk of sickness and infection is hand hygiene. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, “adherence to good hand-hygiene techniques has consistently demonstrated a reduction in disease transmission.”

All day your children are constantly exposed to bacteria and viruses. While hand washing is the single most effective prevention method, studies show that most people do not have good hand washing skills.

Proper Hand Washing Steps:

Wet hands

Apply soap

Rub hands vigorously together making sure to cover all surface area

Scrub together 10 – 15 seconds

Rinse completely

Dry

According to the Centers for Disease Control, studies have shown that antibacterial soaps are no better at washing away germs than regular soap, and that antibacterial soaps can even wash away good bacteria, increasing the chances of getting sick. The CDC suggests using warm water and a clean bar of regular soap on your child’s hands.

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