Travel Health Tips

Article at a Glance • Make sure your immunizations are up to date if traveling abroad. • Avoid jet lag by slowly adjusting to the new time zone a few days before you depart. • Learn how to avoid ear discomfort, motion sickness, and diarrhea. Traveling with children can be stressful; traveling with sick children … Continue reading “Travel Health Tips”

Bringing Our Portions Back Down to Size

Article at a Glance • In the last twenty years, increased portion sizes have helped contribute to a corresponding increase in obesity. • Teaching your children about proper portion sizes can help them avoid getting diseases like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, and high cholesterol. • Learn more about appropriate portion sizes … Continue reading “Bringing Our Portions Back Down to Size”

Making Family Meals as Easy as 1-2-3
Making Family Meals as Easy as 1-2-3

Article at a Glance • Family meals can help improve your children’s diet, reduce risky behaviors like drinking and taking drugs, and decrease the chances that your teens will use extreme weight control measures. • Planning ahead and keeping things fun can help make eating together a reality for your family. Top Three Reasons To … Continue reading “Making Family Meals as Easy as 1-2-3”

Important Change to Flexible Spending Accounts

If you use a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for over-the-counter medicines, you need to know about the new rules under the new health care law. Starting January 1, 2011, over-the-counter drugs only qualify for reimbursement if you have a doctor’s prescription. Over-the-counter drugs include things like acne treatments, allergy and cold medicines, antacids, … Continue reading “Important Change to Flexible Spending Accounts”

The Benefits of Being a Parent Volunteer

Article at a Glance • Budget cuts have made parent volunteers more important than ever. • Studies show that when parents are involved, students do better in school. • Your child’s teacher can help you find an opportunity that matches your particular talents and interests. Want to be more involved with your child’s school? Good … Continue reading “The Benefits of Being a Parent Volunteer”

New Office Opened in Saratoga Springs

The physicians of Utah Valley Pediatrics are pleased to announce that a new office in Saratoga Springs opened on October 4, 2010. Brian C. McCune, M.D., joins Utah Valley Pediatrics at the newly established office. Dr. McCune relocated from Cedar City, Utah, after working there for several years and serving as the Pediatric Clinical Program … Continue reading “New Office Opened in Saratoga Springs”

Back to School Safety

Article at a Glance • Be sure to review safety rules with your children whether they are taking the bus, walking, biking, or carpooling to school. • Remind your child that everybody gets nervous the first day of school and talk about how much fun last year was. • Be on hand to assist with … Continue reading “Back to School Safety”

Things You Can Do To Prevent the Flu

Article at a Glance • Make sure you get a flu vaccine every year. • Wash your hands regularly and use a tissue when you cough or sneeze. • If you get sick, try to avoid contact with others. Getting the flu isn’t any fun, but it can also be serious. Each year, 5 to … Continue reading “Things You Can Do To Prevent the Flu”

Don’t Forget the Annual Physical
Don’t Forget the Annual Physical

Article at a Glance • Annual physicals help your pediatrician build a long-term medical history of your child’s development and catch any emerging health problems. • During physicals, pediatricians often address important health issues relevant to your child’s age. • Sport physicals are not the same as an in-depth physical from your regular doctor. Can’t … Continue reading “Don’t Forget the Annual Physical”

Long Live Lunch!
Long Live Lunch!

Article at a Glance • Eating a healthy lunch can help you feel better and more energetic the rest of the day. • When planning your lunch, look for whole-wheat options, lighten up on the fattening condiments, and avoid fried and processed foods. • Grab a water instead of soda or juice. We all know … Continue reading “Long Live Lunch!”

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