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”

On-the-Go Breakfast Egg Cups Recipe
On-the-Go Breakfast Egg Cups Recipe

This recipe is the perfect on-the-go breakfast. Make them ahead of time, refrigerate or freeze them, and then heat them in the microwave when you are ready to eat! Ingredients 1 – cooking spray 6 large – egg 1/4 cup – milk 1/8 teaspoon – salt 1/8 teaspoon – black pepper, ground 1 medium – … Continue reading “On-the-Go Breakfast Egg Cups Recipe”

Child abuse – reducing the risk
Child abuse – reducing the risk

Article at a Glance Be aware of the signs of child abuse and be ready to take a stand. If you feel overwhelmed with parenting, talk to your pediatrician about available resources. Carefully screen and get to know the people who interact with your children. Educate your child on how to respond to and report … Continue reading “Child abuse – reducing the risk”

Would you recognize child abuse?
Would you recognize child abuse?

Article at a Glance Signs of child abuse include unexplained injuries, depression, anxiety, disinterest, and developmental regression. If you think that a child is being abused, contact the police or local child protective agency right away. If a child discloses abuse, let the child know that you are listening and that you believe him or … Continue reading “Would you recognize child abuse?”

Child abuse – a hidden epidemic
Child abuse – a hidden epidemic

Article at a Glance Over 3 million cases of neglect and child abuse are reported each year involving more than 6 million children. Victims of abuse spend a lifetime battling problems like depression, substance abuse, and other emotional issues and mental disorders. Child abuse is likely to go unreported, so it is important for concerned … Continue reading “Child abuse – a hidden epidemic”

The most effective discipline strategies for toddlers
The most effective discipline strategies for toddlers

Article at a Glance There is no one perfect discipline method for all kids. Easier-to-manage toddlers show improved behavior when offered choices, compromise, and reasoning. Harder-to-manage toddlers show improved behavior when choices and reasoning are balanced with timeouts and lost privileges for non-compliance. Just like clothing, when it comes to disciplining your toddler, “one-size-fits-all” is … Continue reading “The most effective discipline strategies for toddlers”

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

Article at a Glance

  • 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.
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

Article at a Glance

  • 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.

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