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    Pediatric Associates Community Courier

    March 2019

     

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    World Down Syndrome Day 5k/10k Walk/Run and Kids Fun Run

    World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated on March 21 (3/21) to signify the 3rd copy of the 21st chromosome present in people with Down syndrome. One way you can celebrate is to sign-up to walk or run.

     

     


     

    Tis the Season to be Sneezin'

     

    Welcome to the year's most potent allergy season. If you suffer from spring allergies, now is the time to start your nasal antihistamines (e.g. fluticasone or mometasone) because they can take up to two weeks to reach peak effect.  And get your once daily non-sedating steroids on hand, too. Medications like cetirizine and loratidine act fast, but allergies can sneak up on you!

    Medical Conditions and Allergies in Children

     


     

    Safe Sleep Habits Matter

    We all get tired and we all know that infant sleep patterns can make us even more tired.  Parenting is one of the toughest jobs in the world, but safe sleep habits make a difference.  Sleeping on the back in baby-specific bed with nothing else in the bed is known to reduce the risk of SIDS.  You can learn more about safe sleep here.

     


     

    Thanks Pinterest!

    Ever wonder how much you can really trust social media sites? Many sites are filled with conspiracy theories, including ones that are even generated by foreign entities (and that's not a conspiracy theory!) While you still need to be careful with everything you read, Pinterest has been taking down dangerous sites like those peddling anti-vaccine disinformation and redirecting users to evidence-based sites. While the other social media giants have not followed suit yet, Pinterest is hopefully leading the way to better, more reliable information for families.

     


     

    Have a Child Who Identifies as Gay or Transgender?

    Lighthouse Youth Service's Faith in Families is a program for families who are looking for support when their child identifies as gay or transgender. Knowing that parents operate from a place of love and concern, Faith in Families is a terrific program that can help you navigate a stressful situation with love and compassion.

     
     
    Practice News

    March Highlight!

    Whitney Rich RD, CSP, LD, CLC is a pediatric dietitian and offers nutrition services at the Mt. Zion location on Wednesday's. You can contact her at whitneyrichrd@gmail.com and view her flyer here.  

    Picky Eaters Resources

     

    Expanding Check-Up Hours this Spring

    We know how challenging it can be to squeeze in all the responsibilities that you and your family have. Our patients have asked for more availability for school and routine check-ups later in the day and we heard you! Pediatric Associates is proud to announce that we will have availability for Tuesday and Thursday evening check-ups in the Crestview Hills office this spring and summer.  We expect these appointments to be very popular, so call soon if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity.

     

    Pediatric Associates Families Help Prevent Injuries

    Families from Pediatric Associates helped researchers from Cincinnati Children's and Children's Hospital of Colorado test an app that increases awareness of bike and dog-related safety.  The article explains iBsafe and how it helps increase knowledge of safety.

     

    Heart Mini Marathon and Walk PANK Team

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    Thanks to all our walkers, donors and volunteers who have accepted the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke. We raised $1400 this year!

    The Heart Mini is Greater Cincinnati's largest fundraising event and hometown favorite of 42 years! 26,000-plus registrants come together to participate in a heart healthy exercise and raise life-saving funds to fight the #1 and #5 killers, heart disease and stroke.

     

    Parenting Corner 

    Do you live with an adolescent? Have you ever wondered how he or she could look older, but (s)he acts like a (s)he' 5? Are your conversations more like grunts or eye rolls rather than actual responses? Are you hearing about everyone else has (insert any number of things like Instagram, Snapchat or an IPhoneX)? This is all perfectly normal, but it can still be frustrating to live with. A lot is going on in your adolescent's brain starting at around age 11. All of their behaviors may seem out of character or frustrating, but they are responding to so much change at once, which can be hard. The first step in learning to live with an adolescent is to QTIP Quit Taking It Personally. Your child's behavior is communication. If you feel like he or she won't listen or is pushing all of your buttons, there are things we as parents can do to improve behaviors as well as improve your relationship with them. Contact our Parenting Specialist, Kerry, for more information or to set up a meeting on how to have better communication with your child. If you want to learn more about your adolescent's brain, Brainstorm by Daniel Siegel is an insightful and helpful read to truly understand how the adolescent brain works. You can reach Kerry at 513-570-0941. You can also join our Facebook live on Tues, March 26th at noon to learn more. 

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