RSV On The Rise in Utah

Parents should be on the look out for symptoms of RSV this year, especially if they have a child under the age of two. In January hospitals in Utah saw a sharp increase in cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and it is on the rise. In adults and younger children RSV is just a … Continue reading “RSV On The Rise in Utah”

What’s Really Going on Inside Your Teen’s Head

Article at a Glance • Studies show that teenage brain development helps explain why teenagers have a reputation for making impulsive decisions, sleeping in, and flaring tempers. • Being involved in your teenager’s life can help him or her better navigate these difficult years. Teens often get a bad rap for how they respond to … Continue reading “What’s Really Going on Inside Your Teen’s Head”

Smoking: An Early Habit

Article at a Glance • Ninety percent of smokers started smoking when they were just children. • Smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States. • Taking a proactive approach can help you protect your children against this dangerous habit. Believe it or not, smoking isn’t a habit that most people … Continue reading “Smoking: An Early Habit”

New Saratoga Springs Office Off to a Great Start

In October, Utah Valley Pediatrics opened a brand new office in Saratoga Springs. Patients love having an office closer to home, and Dr. Brian McCune couldn’t be happier with the new location. Dr. McCune recently relocated from Cedar City, Utah, to open up the new Saratoga Springs office. He previously worked at the Valley View … Continue reading “New Saratoga Springs Office Off to a Great Start”

Raisin Coco-nutty Balls

As a new addition to the newsletter, we will be including a healthy recipe with each issue. Raisin Coco-nutty Balls 5 minute preparation time 1/2 C. natural peanut butter 1/4 C. honey 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 C. raisins Unsweetened coconut Mix peanut butter, honey, vanilla, and raisins. Spread coconut onto wax paper. Drop peanut butter … Continue reading “Raisin Coco-nutty Balls”

Experts Worry About Resurgence of Polio

Article at a Glance • Polio outbreaks have started to occur in countries previously considered polio free. • Declining immunization rates have left some areas of the country, including Utah, at risk. • Contact your pediatrician to make sure your children’s immunizations are up to date. Thanks to a highly effective vaccination program, your children … Continue reading “Experts Worry About Resurgence of Polio”

Parenting Tricks of the Trade

Article at a Glance • Put family first by setting aside time each week to spend time together. • Setting up clear family rules with your kids can help you avoid power struggles later. • Talking to your kids early about things like sex and drugs lets you help develop their initial attitudes about what … Continue reading “Parenting Tricks of the Trade”

Dr. Sarah Ashby Joins American Fork Office

In early February, Dr. Sarah Ashby, M.D., will be joining our American Fork Office. She specializes in the care of infants, children, and adolescents with a special interest in breastfeeding, parenting practices, and skin problems. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three sons, cooking, reading, hiking, and cross-country skiing. Dr. Ashby is relocating … Continue reading “Dr. Sarah Ashby Joins American Fork Office”

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