Most people look forward to the fall time change allowing them to get an additional hour of sleep. While it is definitely preferable to “Spring Ahead”, for parents it can be a different story, as it can be confusing for their children. Fortunately, there are ways you can help your child adjust to the time change.
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Maybe you have been thinking about skipping this year’s flu shot since there were so few cases last year. Think again! Now is not the time to skip a flu shot or even procrastinate. This is true for you and for your child. Should my child get a flu shot? The answer is a resounding YES, and here is why.
Children pick up every bug out there from time spent at school, daycare, and just hanging out with their friends. Parents need to be extra diligent during the winter when all manner of colds and the flu are running rampant. This season in particular has already noted a high volume of flu and RSV cases.
As a parent, you probably have many questions about your child’s vaccinations. Are vaccines really needed? Which shots do they need, and when? Continue reading
Asthma affects children in different ways. Some children have only occasional asthma attacks. Others have many asthma attacks that send them to the doctor often. If your child has asthma, the first thing to know is that treatment can control it. And, as a parent, you can do a lot to help your child learn to live a healthy and active life. Start by understanding the causes, symptoms, and treatments of asthma. Then find out what you can do to prevent your child’s asthma attacks. Here’s more information about asthma in children.
No one is immune from becoming infected with the COVID-19 virus, and although children are less vulnerable than our older populations, they still may need to get tested. Preparing your child for a COVID-19 test can help to prevent it from being a scary proposition for your little one.
This may be an upsetting time for children. They may wonder why people are staying home and why they can’t go to school. Here are some tips on how to talk to children about COVID-19.
Since the CDC recommends children over the age of 2 wear masks in social situations, many parents worry their child will have a problem complying with this mandate. If you are among those concerned parents, here are some practical face mask tips for children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 or close contact with a case should be provided the following resources to help prevent disease transmission:
For additional information, please visit https://floridahealthcovid19.gov.
Vaccines are in trials, and we should be seeing them soon – perhaps even by the fourth quarter of 2020. It will possibly require more than just one dose to protect a person, so it will take months to produce, distribute and administer billions of doses of any vaccine. It will likely take another 18-24 months to get back to a semblance of normalcy – ie no masks in public.