June 21, 2016 – At Raleigh Childrens, we love the change of season.
In the spring and summer, it is always good to say “goodbye” to flu season and “hello” to a time that is generally healthier and when we are more physically active. It has become our tradition here to change the banner at the top of our webpage with each season, and – with that change yesterday – we officially welcomed summer.
At Raleigh Childrens, we also love children being active – particularly if they are enjoying themselves because that means they are likely to do it again and take some steps toward developing a good habit. With that in mind, it seemed appropriate to highlight this delightful young lady with her multi-colored fingernails who is pictured here and clearly having fun at the pool.
A few things to keep in mind for the summer:
- We are pediatricians, so we will always highlight safety. Here are some summer safety tips from our friends at the American Academy of Pediatrics.
- Mosquitoes seem to bounce between public nuisance and health hazard. This year we are more aware of the health concerns associated with mosquito bites due to the Zika virus. The Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) has provided information on their website regarding what parents should should know about Zika virus. Also, here is some earlier posts here that summarized other useful links and provided information about bug bite prevention.
- Summer is good time to take care of Well Visits / Sports Physicals for the upcoming school year. We now are offering some times in the early evening to get your teenager’s physical done.
Have a healthy and fun summer.