Now that summer’s here and school is out, we’ll be spending more time at the beach and around the pool with our kids.
The disease is mysterious, arising seemingly out of nowhere. But the most important thing our primary care concierge doctors want you to know about the new rash of hepatitis in children is that at this point it is still extremely rare. And that there’s no need for panic at this point.
Because the onset of the illness is so sudden, however, and can become so severe so quickly, we do want to let you know what to watch for in your young children.
At this point in the pandemic, we’re better off than we were 18-20 months ago when store shelves were stripped nearly bare of almost every essential. But scattered shortages still linger, including a serious shortage of baby formula.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has designated this week National Infant Immunization Week (April 25-May 2) to raise awareness of the importance of childhood vaccines. This annual observance highlights the importance of protecting children two years and younger from vaccine-preventable diseases.
COVID-19 transmission in southern Florida counties is still listed between “high” and “substantial,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “High” means 100 or more cases per 100,000 people; “substantial” means 50-99.99 cases per 100,000 people.
As more and more adults turn to either a vegan or a vegetarian diet for health and/or philosophical reasons, naturally they want to introduce their children to the same way of eating. But controversy has raged for years about how safe such a diet is for growing bodies.
Our concierge primary care doctors have been impressed with so many videos of young children receiving their coronavirus vaccines. Even many adults are scared of getting shots, which may be a reason why so many have declined so far to get one.
But if your kids are scared of shots, we have some tips on how to get them through the process with minimal tears and fears.
COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for kids between the ages of five and 11. Our concierge primary care doctors at MD 2.0 in Jupiter have been getting a lot of questions from concerned parents. Is it safe for my kids? Do they really need it? What about side effects?