Football Saturday clinic hours: Yes, Dr Harris will be available Saturday, September 3 for limited urgent care visits in the Ann Arbor office. Because our neighbors are hosting over 100K people for a football game, the phones will go on at 7:00 am with patients being seen between 8 and 9:30 in order to get everyone out of the area before it turns maize and blue! You can reach after hours advice by calling the office and following the prompts and at any time over the weekend. We are here for you!
Dr Harris is available directly by phone from 9-12 on Saturday morning if you need advice; however, we have decided that she will not meet patients at the office due to concerns about traffic related to the soccer game at the University of Michigan stadium.
The Flint Water Crisis was brought to light by a local pediatrician who was noticing dangerously high lead levels during routine screenings. This is one of the reasons we take the American Academy of Pediatrics schedule of Well Child Visits so seriously. Visit the link below from the Centers for Disease Control to learn more about the dangers of elevated lead levels.
As we enter the last month of summer and begin to think about going back to school, we are excited to partner with 5 area preschools to help them incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables into their curriculum. The following preschools have successfully applied for grants from Moore Pediatrics: Chelsea Children’s Cooperative Preschool, Freedom Childcare Center, Lambs of Our Savior Christian Preschool, Little Warriors Preschool and Childcare, and North Star Montessori. These five preschools are using the grants to engage in a variety of projects from funding a field trip to the grocery store to building a small vegetable garden to creating safe opportunities to try new foods. Increasing fruits and vegetables in the diets of our children is a public health priority. To learn more, check out resources at HealthyKids.org or ChooseMyPlate.gov.
We will be offering free classes for children and their families to discuss and support healthy eating. These classes will be run by our dietician Hilary Edwards. The location will be at the McKune Room at the Chelsea Library at 6pm on March 5th and 19th. Call the office to register or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the title of an article written by a parent that comes to our practice–Christie Taylor. It is a beautiful reminder of what makes a person who they are. A medical diagnosis is certainly part of that picture but it also certainly does not get to the essence of who that person is.
This is a good article surrounding the controversies of swaddling. Most pediatricians would recommend stopping this by 2 months of age, make sure there is the ability to move lower extremities when swaddled and caution about too tight a swaddle over the chest.