Wednesday, December 6, 2017



The Jordan Family Education Center has announced their WINTER Quarter schedule times. They offer a variety of classes beginning the week of January 22nd, 2018. Classes are available, free of cost to families both within and outside of the Jordan School District. The classes will be helpful in improving parenting skills, improving self-esteem, and dealing with all kinds of family issues. Their website is linked below and will allow you to view the class schedule.

 

TO REGISTER CALL:


801-565-7442

 



**Classes Titles are listed below
 
 

*Caught in the Crossfire: A group for children dealing with divorce (ages 7 – 12)
This support group helps children develop an understanding of the emotions related to divorce. 
 
• Just Breathe: Teens learning to live mindfully with stress and drama (grades 7-12)
The purpose of this group is to introduce teens to mindfulness strategies that aim to help them manage stress and increase positive coping strategies.  
• Liking the Girl in the Mirror (grades 7 – 12)
This fun, interactive course for girls will examine what self-esteem is, the development and factors affecting self-esteem, an examination of the consequences and symptoms of low self-esteem, the behaviors associated with the symptoms of low self-image, and methods to rebuild and maintain a good level of self-esteem throughout life. 
• Mind Shift: Managing your anxiety instead of it managing you (grades 7 – 12)
This class will provide fun and exciting activities to support teens that may experience feelings of sadness, anxiety or worry. 
• Mindfulness: Adults developing skills to decrease stress and improve relationships at home and work
Mindfulness is a learnable skill that increases awareness, slows down reaction time, and helps one consciously choose words and actions that are skillful and compassionate. Improvements in these areas have a positive impact on stress, mood and relationships. This class will utilize proven techniques to help participants develop a more mindful approach to life’s everyday challenges. 
• Reading Your Environment: A social skills group for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (grades 3-6)
This support group helps children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder identify environmental cues and learn coping strategies to successfully navigate their world. Enrollment is limited. 
• Strengthening Stepfamilies
This class will address issues related to step parenting, remarriage and blended families.  
• Supporting Your Child Socially: A class for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
This class helps parents who have children with Autism Spectrum Disorder guide and support their child in socially adapting and successfully navigating their world. 
• “Who hid the manual?!” Practical solutions for parenting challenging children and teens
Parents will learn strategies for avoiding and resolving conflicts. Topics will include effective communication techniques, identification of conflict triggers and strategies to resolve the problem. The class is recommended for parents of children between the ages of 10 and 16 although parents of younger and older children may attend
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Important facts about the Flu Vaccine

Facts every parent should know about the Flu vaccine.

1. The Flu vaccine is essential for children.
 
The flu virus is common and unpredictable, and it can cause serious complications and death, even in healthy children. The influenza immunization each year is the best way to protect children. 
Each year, on average, 5% to 20% of the U.S. population gets the flu and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from complications. At least 101 children died from the flu in the 2016-2017 season, If you choose not to vaccinate your child, you not only miss the opportunity to protect your own child but also can put others at risk.
 
2.Now is the time to get vaccinated.
 
Infants and children up to 8 years of age receiving the flu shot for the first time may need two doses of the vaccine, administered four weeks apart. It is important that these children get their first dose as soon as possible to be sure they can complete both doses before the flu season begins. 
 
3. This year's flu vaccine is only available as a shot.
 
This is given as a intramuscular injection. The intranasal vaccine is not recommended in any setting in the US.
 
4. You can not get the flu from the flu vaccine
 
Flu vaccines are made from killed viruses. Mild symptoms, such as nausea, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, and chills, can occur.
 
5.  If you catch the flu and are vaccinated, you will get a milder form of the disease.
 
We know that flu vaccines are about 60% effective--yes, we all wish that number were higher. The good news is that vaccinated people who get the flu usually get a mild form of the disease. People who are not vaccinated will likely be in bed with fever and miserable and even could develop a complication. 
 
6.The influenza vaccine doesn't cause autism.
 
A generous body of research continues to show that the influenza vaccine is safe and is not associated with autism.

7.Children with egg allergy can get the flu vaccine.

Children with an egg allergy can safely get the flu shot from their pediatrician without going to an allergy specialist. Even those with a history of severe egg allergy don't have to treat getting the flu vaccine differently than getting any other vaccine, because these people are not likely to have a reaction to the flu vaccine.

Please call our office at (801) 942-1800 to have your child scheduled for their flu vaccine.


Information for this post is found at www.healthychildren.org


 
 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving! Office closed and Holiday Hours

Happy Thanksgiving! We are so grateful for this time of the year. We hope you are all staying healthy and safe during your travels this year. We will be CLOSED to spend the day with our families on Thursday,  November 23rd.   We will re open on Friday November 24th and our phones will turn on at 8:00 am. We will see urgent sick patients that day. We will also be open Saturday and Sunday and phones will turn on at 8:00 am to see urgent and sick patients in the morning. Monday morning we return to our normal office hours.  Remember the best way to stay healthy is good hand-washing. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving from everyone here at Willow Creek Pediatrics.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!!!

We hope you have a safe and happy Halloween! Remember to wear all safety warning items while trick or treating and check your children's candy before letting them eat it. It is a beautiful night so make sure your kids know the rules before you go out. Enjoy the day and night! Here is a little of what we are doing today at our office----- HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!







Thursday, August 31, 2017

Flu Shot Clinic

It's that time of year again!
We have started our flu shot clinics.
 Please call our office to get an appointment scheduled
801-942-1800
 
 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Symptom Checker

On our website's home page, www.wasatchpeds.net, a symptom checker is now available for patient use! It will bring up a picture of a boy and girl, allowing you to hover over the portion of the body experiencing symptoms. From there it will bring up a menu with definitions, when to call, and care advice. This is such an amazing resource for both our staff and patients. We also have amazing phone nurses who can answer questions Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm as well as an on call doctor 24/7 who will answer calls when we are out of the office. We love our Willow Creek Team!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Happy 4th of July!

We hope you all have a fun and safe Fourth of July weekend! We will be in the office Saturday and Sunday to see sick, urgent care visits. Phones will turn on at 8am and we will book in consecutive order. On Monday, July 3rd, we will be holding regular clinic and phones will be on from 8am-5pm. On Tuesday, July 4th, phones will turn on at 9am and we will see sick, urgent care visits, booking in consecutive order.