Dr. Douglas Hacking Retires After Lifetime of Service
Dr. Douglas Hacking Retires After Lifetime of Service

We extend our best wishes to Dr. Douglas Hacking who is retiring today. Dr. Hacking began practicing medicine in the 1970’s and was among the first pediatricians at Utah Valley Pediatrics in Orem. In 2015, Dr. Hacking was recognized by the Utah Department of Health for his astute clinical skills and swift action in limiting … Continue reading “Dr. Douglas Hacking Retires After Lifetime of Service”

Ten Ways to Get Your Kids (and yourself) into Biking
Ten Ways to Get Your Kids (and yourself) into Biking

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  • Biking is a great fitness activity for all ages, and Utah has a rich cycling community.
  • Family bike riding is not only possible the whole family, but an excellent way to bond and foster a love of fitness.
  • Teach children the rules of the road for safe cycling.
Sun Safety Tips for Children
Sun Safety Tips for Children
  • Children six months and younger should avoid sun exposure to prevent sunburn.
  • Covering up is the best line of defense against exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
  • High intensity activities lasting more than 15 minutes should be reduced when heat and humidity reach critical levels.
Separating Diabetes Myths and Facts
Separating Diabetes Myths and Facts
  • Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease. The condition occurs when the body slows or stops its production of insulin.
  • There are more than 1 million Americans living with type 1 diabetes, with about 40,000 more diagnosed each year.
  • Diabetes isn’t to be taken lightly, but the majority of diabetic children lead normal lives and enjoy all the same milestones as other kids.
10 Safety Rules for Kindergarteners
10 Safety Rules for Kindergarteners
  • It is impossible to be at your child's side at every moment.
  • Instilling in children the means to keep themselves safe is a critical responsibility.
  • You'll rest easier in the knowledge that your child knows what to do when dangerous situations arise.
Your Asthma Action Plan
Your Asthma Action Plan
  • Between ten and fifteen percent of grade school children are affected by asthma.
  • Exercise is a vital component of wellness, even for kids with asthma.
  • Work with your pediatrician to create an asthma flare-up action plan and share it with your child's school administrators.
Steps Leading to an IEP
Steps Leading to an IEP
  • An IEP differs from a 504 plan and requires progress tracking.
  • In Utah, your pediatrician may be able to help speed the evaluation process with a letter of diagnosis.
  • It's important to learn your rights under your state's laws before your IEP meeting.
Adults aren’t the only ones who get headaches
Adults aren’t the only ones who get headaches
  • It is perfectly normal for children — even babies — to get headaches.
  • Headaches are frequently caused by stress, hunger, lack of sleep, environmental triggers, mild head trauma, physical exertion, a food reaction, or a viral illness.
  • Tension headaches and migraines are the most common types of recurrent headaches.
Dirty Tricks for Clean Eating
Dirty Tricks for Clean Eating

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  • Be and creative in how you introduce new flavors, using purees and other tricks.
  • Keep an open mind and allow kids some autonomy to choose and adapt to new foods over time.
  • Make subtle changes to keep family favorites, but with less sugar and more fun.
Do this one thing for a smarter child
Do this one thing for a smarter child
  • Reading from infancy offers benefits that toys and games do not.
  • Parents should read aloud to their children every day.
  • Choose books that are age appropriate, we provide a list to help you get started.

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