To keep things moving along with our well visits here is a link to the Michigan High School Sports Form. Remember a parent needs to fill out the first page. Click here to get this form.
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.
We are aware this has been a tough winter for all of us. We are going to open up slots today for makeup well visits. We would prefer to use these for school age patients to take advantage of school being closed. Please call as soon as the office opens at 8am for these slots or message the Portal.
Here is another reason to limit soda intake. http://aapnews.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/01/23/aapnews.20140123-2
We plan at this time to have the office open for Monday 1/6/14 for limited visits. Because of safety concerns related to commuting we will have limited staff. We have cancelled well visits for the day but will be available for essential visits again with limited staff. We will be available for questions as always through the portal or by phone during business hours. Sorry for the inconvenience–this is the first time in our nine year history that we have felt the need to do this.
More reasons to have teens get enough sleep. So what is enough sleep–good question and not straight forward. Typical suggestions are 8.5-9.5 hours. http://www.dailyrx.com/teen-sleeping-patterns-may-influence-their-risk-common-illnesses
Dr. Amanda Long will be starting today 6/18/13 at Moore Pediatrics. Dr. Long completed her residency training in General Pediatrics at the University of Michigan. She has worked at the University of Michigan for the past 5 years as a Hospitalist. We feel very fortunate to have Dr. Long who brings a rich experience in a variety of roles at the University.