New Office Opening in Mapleton
New Office Opening in Mapleton

The physicians of Utah Valley Pediatrics are pleased to announce that we will be opening a new Mapleton office on January 13, 2020. The Mapleton office is located at 724 South 1600 West, Suite 203 (on the 2nd floor of the building). Elevator access and outside stairs can be found on the south side of … Continue reading “New Office Opening in Mapleton”

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

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  • RSV usually looks similar to the common cold.
  • RSV is common among children under two but in certain at-risk kids it can develop into a more serious illness.
  • Proper hand washing and avoiding exposure are two important preventative steps.
What’s Happening to My Tween
What’s Happening to My Tween

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  • The brain and body changes we associate with the teen years are already beginning at ages 8 through twelve.
  • Questions about sexuality, drugs, and body image are on your child’s mind earlier than you may expect.
  • As kids develop more autonomy, we need new, less direct, strategies to communicate.
Video Games: Pros and Cons
Video Games: Pros and Cons

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  • Video games can be used to help improve test scores, teach life and job skills, improve brain function, and encourage physical exercise.
  • Most video games are addictive by design and encourage a lot of sitting.
  • Because video game addiction can have a negative impact on social and physical health, parents should be aware of the symptoms.
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”

How and Why to Teach Kids Gratitude
How and Why to Teach Kids Gratitude

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  • Studies have found grateful people enjoy better health, improved sleep, healthier relationships, and more satisfaction.
  • Gratitude is not a product of our surroundings, but something we can control.
  • Teaching your children gratitude will help them do better in school and in life.
Childproofing the Garage, Storage Areas, and Yard
Childproofing the Garage, Storage Areas, and Yard

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  • Potential dangers are not just inside the house but in the surrounding storage and outdoor areas as well.
  • Tools, chemicals, fertilizers, and fuels are all hazards in the garage that should be safely stored away.
  • Outdoor areas are the leading cause of accidental drownings, major burns, and falls. 
Childproofing the Living Spaces and Laundry Room
Childproofing the Living Spaces and Laundry Room

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  • Crawling around a room on your hands and knees is the best way to find potential hazards.
  • Teaching caution about what children shouldn't touch is as important as ensuring there are not any safety issues in a room.
  • Safeguards should always be in place for anything with water and electrical when childproofing your home.
Childproofing Your Bedrooms
Childproofing Your Bedrooms

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  • Ensuring furniture and equipment meets safety standards is an important step for childproofing your child's room.
  • Scanning your bedrooms for choking hazards and moving them out of reach can help protect your child.
  • Securing medicine and firearms is an essential part of childproofing your home.
Childproofing the Kitchen and Bathroom
Childproofing the Kitchen and Bathroom

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  • While the majority of childhood injuries happy at home, they can be prevented with a few simple steps.
  • As your child hits new milestones, you will have to continually childproof your home, room by room.
  • Start by childproofing the kitchen and bathroom(s) in your home.

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