Office Visits And COVID-19 Precautions
Office Visits And COVID-19 Precautions

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  • We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely and it is safe to bring your child to your doctor's office for well-visits and normal sick visits.
  • Screening protocol are in place in all of our offices to help detect and direct potential COVID-19 cases.
  • If we ever believe it is unsafe to visit one of our offices, we would alert you immediately.
Talk With a Doc About Covid-19: Online Facebook Event
Talk With a Doc About Covid-19: Online Facebook Event

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  • Happening on Monday, October 21 at 7 pm in the Utah Valley Pediatrics' Payson office.
  • Free to expecting moms and dads, our pediatrician will answer common newborn health questions to keep infants healthy.
  • Attendees can expect free refreshments, free diaper-bag backpacks, and an office tour.
2019 Walk-in Flu Shot Clinics
2019 Walk-in Flu Shot Clinics

The flu vaccine is important. It can save your family time, money, and may even save the life of someone you love. Flu killed approximately 80,000 people in the United States last flu season, according to the CDC. That record-setting number doesn’t take into account hospitalizations, doctor visits, or days missed at work or school. … Continue reading “2019 Walk-in Flu Shot Clinics”

2018 Walk-in Flu Shot Clinics
2018 Walk-in Flu Shot Clinics

The flu vaccine is important. It can save your family time, money, and may even save the life of someone you love. Flu killed approximately 80,000 people in the United States last flu season, according to the CDC. That record-setting number doesn’t take into account hospitalizations, doctor visits, or days missed at work or school. … Continue reading “2018 Walk-in Flu Shot Clinics”

Is my child at risk from whooping cough?
Is my child at risk from whooping cough?

Many parents, from Payson to Saratoga Springs, have questions about whooping cough. Utah County’s current Pertussis levels are in the news and parents are understandably concerned. The good news is, if your child has been vaccinated for Tetanus, he or she has also been vaccinated for whooping cough (Pertussis). While this doesn’t mean vaccinated kids … Continue reading “Is my child at risk from whooping cough?”

How can I protect my family from Zika virus?
How can I protect my family from Zika virus?
  • Mosquito season in Utah runs from mid-spring through early autumn.
  • Zika is primarily spread through the bite of infected mosquitoes, though the virus can also be spread through sexual contact.
  • Traditional mosquito bite avoidance methods are the most effective for preventing the spread of Zika.
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”

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”

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.”

Utah Valley Pediatrics joins with other local doctors to clarify Openshaw’s editorial on vaccines
Utah Valley Pediatrics joins with other local doctors to clarify Openshaw’s editorial on vaccines

Utah Valley Pediatrics recently joined with other local doctors to sign a response on Pamela Romney Openshaw’s editorial entitled “Forget Compulsory Vaccinations.” Our sincere desire is to help parents make informed decisions regarding the health of their children. We feel that this response helps clarify several points made in Openshaw’s editorial. 123 local doctors object … Continue reading “Utah Valley Pediatrics joins with other local doctors to clarify Openshaw’s editorial on vaccines”

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