Medical Tips

Food Allergies

Having food allergies is not fun and can be very frustrating for children and parents. What are food allergies? Food allergies are when a child eats a food that makes them sick, usually every time. How do you know if your child might have a food allergy? Swelling to lips, tongue and mouth Vomiting or…

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Seasonal Allergies

It can be difficult to tell the difference between a cold and seasonal allergies, even for your doctor. This is because many of the symptoms are the same: Cough Sneezing Runny nose Sore throat Headache However, there are some symptoms that are more common for a cold: fever and body aches. Usually allergies are worse…

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West Nile

Anyone who spends a lot of time outside is more at risk of getting exposed to mosquitoes and now West Nile virus. West Nile virus is spread by mosquitos. Most of the time it is spread by getting bit by a mosquito, but it can also be spread by blood. For example, transfusions, transplants or…

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Fever in Newborns

What is considered a fever in a newborn? A newborn is considered less than 6 weeks old. A fever is when the temperature is over 100.4 How do you tell if your baby has a fever? 1st you have to check it. Only check their temperature if you have a reason to. And don’t check it everyday….

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Cell Phones & Driving

CLICK ON IMAGE TO LEARN MORE In recent years, California has adopted several laws pertaining to the operation of a motor vehicle while using wireless communication devices. The Wireless Communications Device Law states NO DRIVER in California may write, send, or read text messages while behind the wheel. Drivers MAY utilize a “hands-free device” UNLESS they…

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Acne

Teenage acne can be embarrassing. If you are looking to treat acne with over the counter products here are some tips: Wash your face at least twice daily and after exercise or working outside as sweat and dirt can clog pores. Use a daily moisturizer and wear sunscreen Try over the counter acne prodcuts. Look…

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Cough and congestion

Is your child congested or having a cough? Here are some things you can do at home to help. Give your child plenty of fluids. Make sure they are getting plenty of rest. Try running a cool mist humidifier next to your childs bed. Steam from a bathroom can help too. Saline nose drops can…

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