Wednesday, January 17, 2018




Cold and Flu Season...
 
     The dreaded cold and flu season is upon us.
 
For tips on how to relieve a stuffy nose, cough, fever, over the counter medicines and how to know the difference between sinusitis and a cold, please visit this helpful website.
 
 
 
As always, call our office for any needed appointments.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Holiday Hours

 
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Our office will be open through the holiday for same day sick patients only! Our phones will turn on at the following times...
 
Saturday, December 30th: 8am
Sunday, December 31st: 8:30am
Monday, January 1st: 8am
 
Have a safe and happy New Year!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Holiday Office Hours

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Merry Christmas!

Our office will be open for sick patients only at 8 AM Saturday December 23rd and Sunday December 24th. We will be closed Monday December 25th. We will resume regular office hours on Tuesday December 26th. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Just For Kids


 
 
Have you ever considered Occupational Therapy for your child?
Just For Kids, a therapist owned and operated therapy clinic in Salt Lake City. They offer classes in social skills, handwriting, fine motor skills, making and keeping friends, anti-bullying, social etiquette and feelings.
 
Their clinic is open during Winter Break and they would love to hear from you!
 
Find them and more information at
 
 
 





Thursday, December 14, 2017

Saturday Hours
 
The office will be open from 9-11am this Saturday, December 16th for urgent sick visits...as we will be holding our Annual Holiday Party!
 
Phones will turn on at 8am that morning. Thanks for your understanding!
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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