Notice about the Coronavirus outbreak.

Please contact us immediately if your child has been exposed to COVID-19 (commonly called the Coronavirus) and is showing symptons of the Coronavirus. Click the link below for more information about the corona virus, including symptoms, how you can prevent being exposed, and when you should call

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October is Children's Health Month

kidsthreeThroughout the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency hosts and participates in a number of activities and events in October to raise awareness about children’s environmental health. This year’s theme, Protecting Children Where They Live, Learn and Play, highlights EPA’s commitment to work with communities to ensure every child has a safe place to live, learn and play.  Click here for information about the EPA's events taking place throughout the country. external link 

And click here for links to various EPA resources for Children's Health Month. external link

 

Cold and Flu Season is Here

fluFlu vaccinations and practicing good hygiene is the best way to avoid getting sick. Wash your hands often, use a waterless hand sanitizer every time you touch a doorknob or any shared items, and always before eating or drinking anything. If you are coughing or sneezing, please wear a mask whenever in public. Stay hydrated by drinking a lot of fluids, especially water, and by avoiding caffeinated drinks. Rest is also important to help you recover - getting enough sleep is essential for healthy immune function!

 

Halloween Safety Tips for COVID-19

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Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids, however COVID-19 will limit holiday options. That doesn't mean kids can't have fun. Instead of trick-or-treating door to door, try doing a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt in your house. You can still carve pumpkins, decorate your house, and watch Halloween movies. The CDC has created a good list for low risk and moderate risk activities to enjoy with your families, as well as high risk activities you should avoid. Click here to check it out!

 

Helping Your Children Through Their Fears

afraidEveryone, from the youngest child to the oldest adult, experiences anxieties and fears at one time or another. Feeling anxious in a particularly uncomfortable situation never feels very good. However, with kids, such feelings are not only normal, they're also necessary. Dealing with anxieties can prepare young people to handle the unsettling experiences and challenging situations of life. Read more at KidsHealth.org external link

 

Homework Tips for Parents and Kids

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Early in school, homework will be fun activities and exercises, but it still is important to lay the foundation for good homework habits. Designating a specific area in which homework should be done, and agreeing on a time frame for doing homework each day, helps to build a routine that will benefit your child as well as instill a sense of responsibility and accomplishment.  Read more external link

 

 

Caring For Your Child: Type I Diabetes

Type I diabetesType I diabetes affects children and young adults. Only 5% of people with diabetes have Type I, but diabetes is a disease that impacts the whole family, especially when a child is diagnosed. Whether you're a parent, sibling or other family member, your support and understanding can make all the difference. Read more at the American Diabetes Association's website. external link

 

American Academy of Pediatrics Emphasizes Safety and Importance of Vaccines

immunizationsIn response to news reports suggesting a possible new federal commission on immunizations, the American Academy of Pediatrics reiterates that vaccines protect children’s health and save lives. They prevent life-threatening diseases, including forms of cancer. Vaccines have been part of the fabric of our society for decades and are the most significant medical innovation of our time. 

Vaccines are safe. Vaccines are effective. Vaccines save lives.  Click here to read more.

 

Wildfire Smoke

Wildfire smokeWith the wildfires in Oregon and California, we have seen a lot smoke coming and going the past couple of months. Children are at a higher risk than adults when it comes to the health effects of smoke. When it's smokey outside, it is recommended for everyone to stay indoors as much as possible. If using an air-conditioner, make sure to set it to recirculate. For more information about what to do when it gets smokey, read this article. external link

 

 


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