November 14, 2015 – The American Academy of Pediatrics provides some ideas for talking to your child in a time like this – when we all become a witness to tragedy like the news that came from Paris last night.
November 9, 2015 – Fitting this gets posted late.
As a matter of fact, take our brief poll (yes – just one “yes-no” question) even if you don’t check out what Dr. Cananapari has to say about helping your family getting a good night’s sleep:
November 5, 2015 – You may recall an earlier post about the 12 finalists for this year’s 2 new inductions into the Toy Hall of Fame.
Those 2 new inductions will be announced sometime today. This morning, I would like to present the 2015 RCAM Toy Hall of Fame Bracketology.
It works for college basketball. Let’s see how it works for toys.
The 12 finalists have been divided into 4 Regions with 3 toys in each. Since there are 3 per Region, 1 of those 3 gets a bye to the second round with a chance to go to The Toy Final Four.
The Upper Region
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November 4, 2015 – Not sure whatever happened to these signs. Not sure if anyone drove safer because of them.
Once again, it is proven that transporting your child safely includes a car seat that has been chosen carefully, installed properly and used appropriately.
Here is another link from the AAP with some timely car seat information.
November 1, 2015 – Hope your family had a safe and fun Halloween.
You can’t take that for granted because we all know that Halloween can get ugly.
Take – for example – the competition between the Nurses at our Duraleigh and Brier Creek offices – this ongoing battle turns fierce this time every year.
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October 30, 2015 – From the Auvi-Q website:
What should US consumers do if they have this product?
“People with an Auvi‑Q device are being asked to call 1‑877‑319‑8963 or 1‑866‑726‑6340, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET for information about how to return Auvi‑Q. They should also immediately contact their healthcare providers for prescriptions for alternate epinephrine auto‑injectors. Details about reimbursement will be available on www.Auvi‑Q.com as soon as they are available.”
Patients of RCAM who need a prescription for an alternate epinephrine auto-injector should contact our office.
Our flu vaccine clinics are currently open to ALMOST EVERYONE (the notable exception: state-supplied vaccine is limited- see below). We have a small supply of FluMist and a larger supply of Flu Shots.
October 26, 2015 – As you have likely heard, the manufacturer of FluMist has had significant production problems this year. We, therefore, have been able to get very little so far. We do expect to get more shipments as the fall goes by, but we have no way of knowing when those will be.
As such, please be advised: We may not have FluMist available when you arrive at your Flu Vaccine Clinic appointment. We will not know ahead of time, so please be ready to be flexible and get the Shot if FluMist is not available.
If a Flu Vaccine Clinic Appointment is not available when you call, please be patient. We can only schedule appointments for flu vaccine if we know the vaccine is actually here/available. Due to the limited supply of FluMist, we will run out of all flu vaccine this year. As such, we are still supportive of patients getting it elsewhere. A list of options is available here.
Update November 5, 2015 – State-supplied vaccine: Important information for those who are uninsured or are insured via the State’s Medicaid program is here.