Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Holiday Wishes Benefit Concert This Saturday

 
Reminder of the benefit concert to help Children with Special Health Care needs is this Saturday December 22nd. Generous partners have donated gift baskets which will be available for raffle and silent auction.
 
 
100% of proceeds will be to benefit Children with Special Health Care needs in your community.
 
Children with Special Health Care needs are encouraged to attend. If you would like to submit a photo of your child with special health care needs, these photos will be used during Kyle Khou's performance. Please email the photo to amybos@wasatchpeds.net
 
We look forward to seeing you there. We would love to see a large turnout to support children in your community. Please invite family, friends, and neighbors.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Influenza

For the past two years we have had a super light flu season. Hardly any at all. This year we are not so lucky. The flu is here, and it is legit. I have seen more kids with influenza this week than I saw ALL of last season. So, if you haven't gotten your vaccine this is your chance.

If you are worried that your child might have the flu it is worth being seen sooner rather than later. Tamiflu, the medication used to treat influenza, needs to be given within 48 hours of onset of symptoms in order to be most effective. So if your child has cough, fever, aches, runny nose or just plain looks awful it is worth coming in. 

Super Kid of the Month


Medical Home is a service Southpoint provides for our "Super Kids". These are patients with special medical and developmental needs. We will be choosing a child to spotlight and introduce to you, our Southpoint family. If you have a child that qualifies for Medical Home and would like your child to be spotlighted, please call our Medical Home Coordinators at 801-565-1162 ext. 170

Qualifications for Medical Home include, but are not limited to:

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Diagnosed Behavioral Disorders

Neurological Disorders

Developmental Delay Disorders

Muscular Disorders

If you would like to know more about Medical Home, please call our Coordinators.


SUPER KID FOR DECEMBER

JONATHAN!



Thursday, December 6, 2012

Pesticides...oh, what to do??

So the American Academy of Pediatrics came out again saying that pesticides aren't awesome for kids. We figured as much :) But it is oh so tempting to pick the $2 giant gorgeous strawberries from Costco rather than the $5 scrawny organic ones. What's a mom to do?!?

I think the first thing to remember is that it is most important for our kids to eat healthy foods. A non-organic apple is better than an organic donut. And when we can, pick organic, but don't get in a tizzy if it's not going to happen. If you are trying to get the most bang for your buck, here are a list of foods that are more and less important to buy organic. You can print it here and keep it in your purse, if you like.



Next, we should try to avoid pesticide exposure in other areas of our life. This becomes an issues when we need to get rid of, say, pests! Try to use chemical free pest-control, when possible, for common household and yard insect issues. And if your kids are lucky enough to bring home head lice, ask for a low-toxicity medication.

Healthykids.org has some really good information on this topic. Check it out.