A New Combination Vaccine

Pentacel is a new combination vaccine that combines DTaP, Hib, and IPV. Pentacel will reduce the number of needle sticks children will experience during their 2, 4, 6 and 15/18 month visits. This vaccine takes the same vaccines that normally would be given separately during these visits and combines them into one vaccine or shot. … Continue reading “A New Combination Vaccine”

Having a Healthy Pregnancy

During pregnancy, there are many things you can do to ensure the health of your baby and your own comfort and well-being. Ideally you should seek advice from your doctor or obstetrician before you become pregnant. They can perform examinations and tests to make sure you can achieve a healthy pregnancy and address any questions … Continue reading “Having a Healthy Pregnancy”

Find Resources on Developmental Milestones on the Utah Valley Pediatrics Website

Visit our website to find a variety of resources to help you know what to expect as your child develops. These resources will give you a general idea of how your child should be developing, but it is important to remember that every child is different and you should not be worried if your child … Continue reading “Find Resources on Developmental Milestones on the Utah Valley Pediatrics Website”

Teens’ Health at Risk From Inactivity

A new study appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association says that the majority of teens do not get enough physical activity. Inactivity increases a teen’s risk for heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. The study followed about 1,000 children of various ages from 2000 to 2006. Starting at age nine, … Continue reading “Teens’ Health at Risk From Inactivity”

Dr. Phil Freestone Returns to His Practice After Serving a Mission in Mexico

Dr. Phil Freestone and his wife have returned from a three-year church mission in Puebla, Mexico. Dr. Freestone started seeing patients on July 7th after reopening his practice in our Orem Cherry Tree Office. He is excited to be back in Orem and plans to continue practicing medicine in the area well into the future. … Continue reading “Dr. Phil Freestone Returns to His Practice After Serving a Mission in Mexico”

BPA Warning: Problem Plastics

A recent study by the National Toxicology Program (download PDF) has shown that a chemical called BPA (bisphenol A) that is used in many plastic products may interfere with normal neural and behavioral development in fetuses and infants. A spokesman for the FDA (read full article in Reuters) claims that exposure levels from products like … Continue reading “BPA Warning: Problem Plastics”

Answers to Common Questions About Acne

Acne is one of the most common skin disorders in the United States. It affects 8 out of 10 adolescents and about 17 million people in the United States have it. Acne is a skin disorder that occurs when hair follicles become clogged. Hair follicles contain sebaceous glands that make sebum, an oil that protects … Continue reading “Answers to Common Questions About Acne”

Autism is Not Linked to the MMR Vaccine

A recent study disproves any link between autism and the MMR vaccine. The MMR vaccine is used to protect against measles, mumps, and rubella. It was first introduced in 1963 and has reduced the rate of infection for measles from up to four million people newly infected each year to only 55 cases reported during … Continue reading “Autism is Not Linked to the MMR Vaccine”

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