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SPRING IS HERE!!
Here comes Spring …we Arizonians have an affinity for Spring. While it does not last long enough, spring brings longer days, spring training baseball and more sunshine. Warmer temperatures encourage lots of outdoor activities like swimming. Unfortunately, every year there are preventable childhood drownings. Please have a fence around your pool and remember to ALWAYS “watch you children” around water.
Five of the most common Spring-time illnesses are: Gastroenteritis (vomiting and diarrhea), the Common Cold, Strep Throat, Influenza and Pink Eye / Conjunctivitis. Minimize the chances of these illnesses by practicing good hygiene and good hand washing. However, if your child does come down with symptoms of concern please call the office for a same day sick appointments.
While spring and summer time brings replacing closed-toe shoes with flip-flops, be sure to continue to encourage healthy habits of daily activity or exercise. Walking outside, instead of staying indoors, with family is fun, can be done at any age and decreases screen time considerably. Children love to learn new thing so teach them to appreciate the outdoors, be curious and use their imaginations.
Daily exercise is important for your child’s health as is healthy and mindful eating. Their eating habits develop at a young age and will last a lifetime. If you would like one of the doctors to discuss exercise and/or nutrition, please bring that up at your child’s well child appointment. These appointments fill up quickly so to ensure you get the day and time you want, schedule as soon as possible.
We look forward to seeing you and your child at your next appointment, until then:
WISHING YOU A HAPPY AND HEALTHY SPRING
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.