This is always a great event that takes place here in Chelsea. We have been longtime sponsers of the Heart and Sole as it aligns well with what we preach. That is no matter how just get out there and Move. There is a running, walking and biking component that makes this event within reach for all of us. So check it out— http://www.chelseamich.com/registration-opens-for-chelseas-heart-soul-race/
This is a great article that I ran across when I recently was doing some Spring Thinning going through my files. I don’t remember when I very neatly printed it and stapled it and filed it or if someone gave it to me to review. But I clearly wanted to keep it to at some point reread and remind. I do feel that I do a good job teaching my children what a healthy diet consists of. I do feel that they pretty consistently take care of their teeth, get appropriate physical activity and execute on lots of the boxes us parents attempt to check each day. But I am sure I am guilty of not checking that “in the moment” box near enough. It is easy to get caught up with what is next and forget about what is now. http://blog.syracuse.com/family/2008/05/a_reprise_of_anna_quindlen_for.html
There is a new program that will make it possible for more kids to walk or ride to school. The program is “Safe Routes to School”–well named huh. This is a Federally recognized program that helps communities provide safe walking and bike riding commutes to their schools. This program is set to start for the 2013/2014 school year. For this to happen however we will need parental leadership. There will be an informational meeting on Monday, April 22 at the Chelsea District Library, McKune Room. At this meeting preliminary plans will be presented to help with our current barriers to this end goal. For even more information contact Kristen Delaney, Safe Routes to School Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 433-4599.
We continue to strive to make it easier to communicate with our office. We have extended our office phone hours on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8am to 5pm. We will have availability for later visits till 6pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Patients also have the flexibility to contact the office 24/7 with the patient portal that is accessible through our home webpage. With the portal you can request a refill or appointment for our front desk and leave nonurgent clinical questions for one of our providers.
We are at this time out of Influenza vaccine for the 2012/2013 season. Because of high demand there are national shortages. We are advising patients who have not gotten vaccine yet to continue to try to obtain the vaccine even this late into the season. It is not uncommon for Influenza to continue to be an issue through March and April. The County health department is the best location to try to obtain vaccine. You may also check with a local pharmacy chains as another option, but their supplies are waning as well.
Children ages 4 – 8 years OR under 4 feet 9 inches must be secured in a child restraint.
Many child seats have forward-facing harness weight limits of 40-65 lbs. (refer to manufacturer’s instructions). Safety advocates recommend restraining your child in a 5-point harness system until they are at least 40 lbs before using a booster seat.
Booster seats must be used with the vehicle’s lap & shoulder belt. Children should remain in a booster seat until they are about 4 feet 9 inches tall. A child’s height is the best predictor of proper seat belt fit.
Car Seat Safety Laws for Children
- Rear-facing infant seats from birth to at least 1 year old and at least 20 pounds.
- Forward-facing toddler seats from age 1 and at least 20 pounds to about age 4 and at least 40 pounds.
- Booster seats from about age 4 and 40 pounds to at least age 8 and 4’9″ tall.
- Lap and shoulder safety belts at age 8 or older and taller than 4′ 9″.
- All children 12 and younger should ride in the back seat.
Free Car Seat Safety Clinics
Moore Pediatrics hosts car seat clinics on a regular basis. Certified technicians will check that your car seats and booster seats are correctly installed and teach you how to correctly install the seats yourself during a one on one session. These events are free and open to both patients and non-patient families.