Nine ways to reduce the risk of SIDS
Nine ways to reduce the risk of SIDS

Article at a Glance Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is one of the leading causes of death among babies under one year of age. Reduce the risk of SIDS by placing babies on their back to sleep and making sure they are in a safe sleeping environment. Offering a pacifier, breastfeeding, immunizations, room sharing, and … Continue reading “Nine ways to reduce the risk of SIDS”

When taking an antibiotic can do more harm than good
When taking an antibiotic can do more harm than good

If you don’t need antibiotics, play it safe. Learn when antibiotics can do more harm than good. Antibiotics work great on bacterial infections – shortening illnesses and saving lives. But most colds, flu, coughs, sore throats, and earaches are caused by viral infections. If you have a viral infection, an antibiotic won’t help and the … Continue reading “When taking an antibiotic can do more harm than good”

When a sore throat doesn’t need antibiotics
When a sore throat doesn’t need antibiotics

Antibiotics only work on bacterial infections. Most sore throats are caused by viral infections like colds or the flu. In these cases, antibiotics don’t work and can actually make you sick longer. Taking antibiotics for a viral infection won’t cure your sore throat, keep others from catching it, or help you feel better. In these … Continue reading “When a sore throat doesn’t need antibiotics”

Do you know the new guidelines on cold and cough medications?
Do you know the new guidelines on cold and cough medications?

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  • Children under 4 should not use cold and cough medication, and children ages 4 to 6 should only use them when directed by a doctor.
  • Cold and cough medicine can have dangerous and life-threatening side effects in young children.
  • The new guidelines are important and should be taken seriously by parents.
Exposure to secondhand smoke can cause behavioral problems
Exposure to secondhand smoke can cause behavioral problems

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  • Exposure to secondhand smoke made it 50 percent more likely that children would develop neurobehavioral disorders like ADD, ADHD, learning disabilities, and behavior disorders.
  • Children’s bodies develop rapidly, putting them at a higher risk for adverse side effects.
  • Parents are in an excellent position to help protect their children from secondhand smoke.
Easy Vegetable Tortellini Soup
Easy Vegetable Tortellini Soup

This soup comes together in less than 30 minutes and is made with fresh carrots, celery, kale and more. Best of all, the soup is cooked in one pot and tastes great as leftovers! Ingredients 1 tablespoon – olive oil 1/2 medium – onion 2 clove – garlic 1 medium – carrot 1 stalk – … Continue reading “Easy Vegetable Tortellini Soup”

Bugs are scary. Superbugs are even scarier.
Bugs are scary. Superbugs are even scarier.

Did you know that taking antibiotics when you don’t need them poses one of the world’s most significant public health risks? Unfortunately, overusing antibiotics causes antibiotic resistance. This is when a strain of bacteria becomes resistant to the multiple types of antibiotics. These superbugs become harder to treat and much more dangerous. Diseases that were … Continue reading “Bugs are scary. Superbugs are even scarier.”

Setting up the Healow App to Access Health Informtion
Setting up the Healow App to Access Health Informtion

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  • Utah Valley Pediatrics offers access to all your patient records through a new Apple and Android app called Healow.
  • Setup takes just a couple of minutes and will require your UVP Patient Portal username and password.
  • Once setup, use the app to send and receive messages, request appointments and more.
When there is a louse in your house
When there is a louse in your house

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  • Lice are highly contagious and have a reputation for spreading quickly in places like schools and daycare.
  • Lice is spread by head-to-head contact and by sharing personal items, not because you are dirty.
  • The best way to get rid of lice is by acting quickly and being thorough.
The many shades of pinkeye
The many shades of pinkeye

Article at a glance:

  • Pinkeye is usually not serious and requires little intervention except keeping the area comfortable and clean.
  • Antibiotics are not necessary—or even effective— for most cases.
  • Help prevent pinkeye spreading by practicing good hand hygiene and sanitizing objects that come into frequent contact with hands and faces.

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