Pediatrics

The 2017-18 flu season is officially upon us and the best way to safeguard your child is to get him or her vaccinated. Goryeb Children’s Hospital’s infection prevention specialist recommends that everyone six months of age and older should receive the flu vaccine, but only in injectable form, not nasal spray. In addition, some children may need more than one dose, especially those 6 months to 8 years in age who are receiving the flu vaccine for the first time. Parents should check with their pediatricians regarding specific dosages. For more information about this year’s strain of flu, check out the CDC’s website >

Pediatrics Programs and Screenings


Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available.
 
“More than Sad” for Teens
This program will help teenagers understand depression.
Wednesdays, November 8 and December 13; 4:00 to 5:00pm
Milford Health & Wellness, 111 East Catherine Street, Milford, PA
For more information and to register, please call 570-409-8484, ext. 501.

Parents for Prevention: Parents Group
Learn about and share current events that affect risky behaviors in our children
Thursdays through December 21; 5:15 to 6:30pm
Milford Health & Wellness, 111 East Catherine Street, Milford, PA
For more information and to register, please call 570-409-8484 x 501.

Safe Sitter® Babysitting Class
Boys and girls ages 11 to 14 will receive medically accurate, hands-on instruction in pediatric emergency care.
Fee: $60 (group rates available)
Saturdays, November 18 and December 23; 8:30am to 3:30pm
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference and Education Center
For more information and to register, please call 973-579-8340.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Teen Group
This 12-week series will help teens ages 13 to 17 diagnosed with borderline personality disorder learn how to face daily challenges at home and at school.
Newton Medical Center
For more information, meeting dates and times, please call 973-579-8581. To register, please call 1-888-247-1400.


Pediatric Articles
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Overall child immunization rates fell after CDC advised against the inhaled form, study shows

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Snack preferences drive buying decisions, but brands and allowance also play a part, researchers say

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Findings add to evidence of safety of childhood immunizations, pediatricians say

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Virus a common cause of diarrhea among children, study authors report

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Study found even if pregnant women later hear better info from docs, they may still wait on immunizations

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