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SUMMER HAS ARRIVED!!!
While we bid so long to Spring and the pleasant temperatures, we fondly look to Summer by welcoming: triple digit heat, pool time, and the need for lots of sunblock. Summers in Arizona include tons of pool time, (don’t forget the sunblock) visits to museums and water parks, travel up north to cool off and/or staying inside enjoying your family and the air conditioner.
While enjoying sunny days, it is very important to think about Sun Protection, and SAFETY around water. Arizona ranked 4th highest in the nation last year for child drowning’s. Barriers alone are never enough, you must have your eyes on your child at all times. We cannot emphasize the importance enough to WATCH YOUR KIDS AROUND WATER.
Sun protection is very important at every age, but particularly with children. Blocking the suns harmful rays with overhead shaded areas and a good quality sun block with SPF of 30 can significantly reduce the risk of sunburn. A good resource for finding the best and safest sunscreen is: www. Ewg.org. Remember to apply and then re-apply every 2 hours.
Although summer has just begun, it is important to get those sports physicals and well child check ups scheduled before school year starts again. Our August schedules fill up quickly, so call early to insure your child enters school with all the proper medical documentation.
We have been implementing a screening called ACE. Adverse Childhood Experience in-take forms will be reviewed and explained by our physicians when the need arises for your child. There are resources being added at our practice should your children require help relative to ACE.
Lastly, please see our new integrative health page for maintaining optimum health and wellness. Our physicians can discuss any of these ideas with you at your next appointment.
WISHING YOU A FUN AND SAFE SUMMER
PCCN #1 Winner- All About Kids Pediatrics
Phoenix Children’s Care Network (PCCN) recently held its “Docs That Rock” awards ceremony to demonstrate the network’s commitment to improving the quality of care provided to Valley pediatric patients. The awards ceremony showcased the pediatricians who have demonstrated this commitment.
#1 All About Kids Pediatrics
All About Kids Pediatrics in Tempe was recently recognized 2 years in a row as Docs That Rocks by the Phoenix Children’s Care Network for its ability to provide efficient, affordable care to local children.