Do Your Family’s Homework Habits Make the Grade?
Do Your Family’s Homework Habits Make the Grade?

Article at a Glance • Children do better in school when their parents take an interest in their homework. • Asking questions about homework, setting aside a consistent study time, and setting a good example are great ways to get involved. Take this true-or-false test to see how you can help your children do better … Continue reading “Do Your Family’s Homework Habits Make the Grade?”

How to Fight Germs When You’re Not There
How to Fight Germs When You’re Not There

Article at a Glance • Contact your school or childcare provider to learn about policies concerning sick children and hygiene. • Ask questions about immunizations, how they prevent the spread of illness, and what they do to promote good hygiene. Childcare, school, sports, parks, toddler classes, and after-school activities place our children in contact with … Continue reading “How to Fight Germs When You’re Not There”

Don’t Cram for That Exam!
Don’t Cram for That Exam!

Article at a Glance • Taking good notes, keeping up on homework, managing time wisely, and learning how to study can help students get rid of a lot of those pre-test jitters. • Managing time wisely gives students a chance to split up studying into more manageable and productive chunks. Nothing can bring on panic … Continue reading “Don’t Cram for That Exam!”

Health Care Reform and Co-pays

Article at a Glance • You may no longer owe a co-pay for well-checks. Contact your insurance company to find out. • You will still be charged a co-pay unless you have talked to your insurance company and found out that you do not owe one. • Any copays that are charged that are later … Continue reading “Health Care Reform and Co-pays”

Health Care Reform and Co-pays

Due to health care reform, as of September 23, 2010, you may not owe a co-pay for preventative care services (well-checks). If you receive immunizations, give a lab sample, or are provided any other service, your insurance company may still require you to pay your co-pay. Also, grandfathered plans (insurance plans in effect prior to … Continue reading “Health Care Reform and Co-pays”

Pediatric and Adolescent FREE Health Fair

Physical, Emotional and Behavioral Health Saturday, September 18, 2010 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM 1355 North University Ave., #210 Provo, UT 84604 (See Map) UTAH VALLEY PEDIATRICS PROVO NORTH OFFICE • Child and Adolescent Immunization Information • Child Safety -Helmets -Seatbelts -Home Safety -Poisons • Obesity Prevention -Nutrition -Exercise -Healthy Habits PREFERRED FAMILY CLINIC Child … Continue reading “Pediatric and Adolescent FREE Health Fair”

New Office Opening in Saratoga Springs

The physicians of Utah Valley Pediatrics are pleased to announce that we will be opening a new Saratoga Springs office on October 4, 2010. Brian C. McCune, M.D., will join Utah Valley Pediatrics at the newly established office. Dr. McCune is relocating from Cedar City, Utah, after working there for several years and serving as … Continue reading “New Office Opening in Saratoga Springs”

Does My Baby Need a Vitamin D Supplement?
Does My Baby Need a Vitamin D Supplement?

Article at a Glance • Study finds that formula-fed babies under six months old and all breastfed babies need a vitamin D supplement. • Vitamin D helps strengthen bones, boosts the immune system, and reduces the risk of cancer, diabetes, or heart disease. If your baby is breastfed or under the age of six months, … Continue reading “Does My Baby Need a Vitamin D Supplement?”

Protect Your Children From Skin Damage
Protect Your Children From Skin Damage

Article at a Glance • Too much sun can cause skin damage, eye damage, immune system suppression, and cancer. • It is important to protect your children from the sun every day, not just during trips to the pool or beach. • Sunscreen, umbrellas, sunglasses, and proper clothing are good ways to protect your children. … Continue reading “Protect Your Children From Skin Damage”

Playground Safety Checklist
Playground Safety Checklist

Article at a Glance• Take time to inspect your local park for any potential safety issues.• Things like improper surfacing, broken equipment, or design issues can contribute to serious injuries.• Make sure playground equipment is age appropriate for your child. The playground can be a wonderful place for your children to get exercise and interact … Continue reading “Playground Safety Checklist”

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