We are proud to welcome Lisa Sponhauer, a Family Nurse Practitioner who focuses her practice on children and adolescents! Lisa has dedicated much of her career to helping children, for many years in our community as a school nurse in the Hood River Schools. She’s completed part of her training in pediatrics at our office, […]
http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/05/health/asthma-school-reinhardt/index.html It’s that time of year again. Our allergy and asthma patients are rolling in, many happily for preventive “tune ups”, including flu vaccines to help prevent the nastiness of influenza viruses on their respiratory system. Allergy and asthma testing has recently been enhanced at Northwest Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, in recognition of the role […]
Protecting your loved ones during forest fires: See the article and its links below. Between the forest fires and Fall mold season, we’ve had a definite uptick in cases of breathing problems. Please check in with us as soon as problems surface in your child. http://public.health.oregon.gov/Preparedness/Prepare/Pages/PrepareForWildfire.aspx
We enjoyed being ridiculous in disco attire and having families join us for some great wood fired pizza from Focolare and bouncy house courtesy of Bambinos! It’s back to work now as we prepare with you for the back to school rush. Let’s send our kids to school healthy, prepared and ready to learn!
Judy Blume’s been back on the media landscape recently. One of our favorite bastions of adolescent hopes and fears has been talking about a movie, directed by her son, based on her 1981 novel “Tiger Eyes”. She’s also disclosed recently that her character Margaret from “Are You There God? It’s me, Margaret”, was based on […]
http://www.oeconline.org/our-work/healthier-lives/tinyfootprints/eco-healthy-homes-checkup-kit Stop by our office for your own copy of the Healthy Homes Check Up Kit! Check the link above to get your own copy, and make sensible choices to protect your family from health hazards that are in most of our homes…because we spend money to bring them home via the grocery store. Talk […]
It’s an iconic thought from my childhood, remembering drinking from the garden hose while out doing yard work. Makes me cringe now when I realize that not only was I ingesting bacteria (water + heat in a hose grows bacteria), but lead (leached from the hose and its brass fittings), BPA, and pthalates (among […]
http://www.ewg.org/2013sunscreen/ Use this link to evaluate the safety of the ingredients for various sunscreens. Keep in mind that they are rated based on the safety of their ingredients, not by how well they work or how convenient they might be to apply. I’d recommend checking them out on a vendor site and reading buyers’ comments […]