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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Urgent Care, Brandywine Valley

819 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA 19342

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia's Care Network location in Glen Mills, PA, now offers after-hours urgent care — fast, convenient care for children from infants to adolescents who need to be seen right away — provided by a dedicated team of board-certified CHOP pediatricians and pediatric nurses.
Your family can turn to us for:
  • Abscess care
  • Allergic reactions
  • Asthma
  • Broken bones
  • Coughs, colds and sore throats
  • Dehydration
  • Ear aches
  • Fever in children more than 2 months old
  • Foreign body removal (ticks, splinters)
  • Headaches
  • Minor burns
  • Minor head injuries
  • Objects in ear or nose
  • Pink eye
  • Rashes
  • Sports injuries
  • Stitches
  • Sun burn
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
CHOP also offers pediatric specialty care at the Brandywine Valley location.

Seasonal Health Topics

Help keep your family healthy and safe this season, and all year long, with kids health and wellness information from the experts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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KC Parent: Birthday parties that give back

Children's Mercy Hospital
Kansas City,

My self-appointed rule for Sarver kids’ birthday parties is that age 10 is the last year for the big birthday party. You know, the ones where you invite the whole class, choose a cute theme, send out invites, put together fun treat bags, etc. I decided early on that by the time they hit double digits, I would be ready to scale back. After the 10th, each girl invites a few friends over to celebrate with a movie, a meal out, bowling, etc, something on a smaller scale.
Even though the big parties stopped, the girls still received presents from their friends for their birthdays. I appreciate the thought, but we are getting to a point where there is nothing the girls really need and I want them to learn that it’s not all about receiving. I will have to admit that in the past I have been too lazy to coordinate any service project or giving back of gifts received.

Enter Children’s Mercy. They have recently started a program that allows you to host a virtual party to benefit the kiddos at Children’s Mercy. I told Ally we were going to try it out for her birthday and she was on board. She and I sat down together on a Saturday morning and in just 20 minutes we had created her party, chosen gifts to donate and invited her friends to donate. It was SO easy and Ally felt so good to be helping others. I absolutely loved it! I loved the fact that we’re helping others and I selfishly loved how easy it was. We’re talking super easy, as in, I kind of feel guilty it was so easy and required little-to-no effort on my part. And, we were helping others, talk about a win-win!

And, the parents of her friends? Thrilled with it as well! Here’s a text I received from one of the moms, “I have never felt so good about buying a birthday gift in my life! Thank you! We have spent lots of time there in the ICU, emergency, etc. What a good way to give back. Love it!”
After registering for the party, Ally received a piggy bank of her own in the mail as a part of the “Small Change, Big Difference” program through Children’s Mercy. The idea is to collect loose change in the piggy bank and then donate it back to Children’s Mercy. Ally asked her sister to decorate her bank (and it’s already got some change in it). A terrific way for kids to give back and learn to help others.

                                                    Children's Mercy Hospital

Diabetes Program becomes Medicare Certified

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital

The Diabetes Program at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital has become a Medicare Certified Diabetes Self-Management Education program through AADE-Accreditation

BALTIMORE, MD (July 29, 2016) — Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital’s (MWPH) Diabetes Education Program was recently accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), a National Accredited Organization (NAO), certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This will allow the children in Maryland with Diabetes increased access to high quality diabetes education services.
Diabetes education is a collaborative process through which people with or at risk for diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions. The program is comprehensive and taught by diabetes educators who have extensive training.
The Diabetes Program is offered at both the Baltimore and Prince George’s County locations of MWPH and education classes are held quarterly at the Baltimore location.
 “I am proud to be a part of a team that delivers high-quality patient care and diabetes education,” said Program Director Ellie Kagan, CRNP, CDE. “We use a multi-disciplinary approach to best meet our patients’ needs.  Gaining accreditation means that we can continue to grow and build our program enabling us to serve more children and families.  We are excited to be recognized as a leader in the diabetes care community.”   
“AADE’s accreditation assures that an accredited program meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.  Programs that meet this criteria are considered high quality and have been shown to improve the health status of the individuals who embrace the education and help to modify sometimes unhealthy behaviors, or simply provide the education that the person with diabetes has not previously received” said Leslie E. Kolb, RN, BSN, MBA, Accreditation Director for the Diabetes Education Accreditation Program.  “Mt. Washington’s diabetes program is exactly the type of program we envisioned when we set up our accreditation in 2009.”
To make an appointment at either of the hospital’s locations, please see below:
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital
1708 W. Rogers Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21209
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital at Prince George’s County Hospital Center
3001 Hospital Dr., 4th Floor
Cheverly, MD 20785

About Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital: Where Children go to Heal and Grow
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital provides family-centered, integrated care to children with serious, chronic or complex medical needs. Since 1922, the hospital has helped children heal from illness and injury, and now treats more than 8,000 patients each year. With locations in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County, the 102-bed post-acute hospital is a jointly owned affiliate of the University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Medicine. For more information, please visit mwph.org.


Jill Feinberg
jfeinberg@mwph.org | 410-578-2681

Is the Flu Vaccine a Good Idea for Your Family?

 East Tennessee Children's Hospital

The flu vaccine is a good idea for all families. It does not cause the flu and it helps keep kids and parents from getting sick. Getting the flu is worse than having a cold and can make a person sick for a week or more.
Babies younger than 6 months old can't get the vaccine, but if their parents, other caregivers, and older kids in the household get it, that will help protect the baby. This is important because infants are more at risk for serious complications from the flu.

Who Should Be Immunized?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older.
But it's especially important for those who are at greater risk of developing health problems from the flu, including:
  • all kids 6 months through 4 years old (babies younger than 6 months are also considered high risk, but they cannot receive the flu vaccine)
  • anyone 65 years and older
  • all women who are pregnant, are considering pregnancy, have recently given birth, or are breastfeeding during flu season
  • anyone whose immune system is weakened from medications or illnesses (like HIV infection)
  • residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes
  • anyone (adults, teens, and kids) with a chronic medical condition, such as asthma
  • kids or teens who take aspirin regularly and are at risk for developing Reye syndrome if they get the flu
  • caregivers or household contacts of anyone in a high-risk group (like children younger than 5 years old, especially those younger than 6 months, and those with high-risk conditions)
  • Native Americans and Alaskan Natives
Certain things might prevent a person from getting the flu vaccine. Talk to your doctor to see if the vaccine is still recommended if your child:
  • has ever had a severe reaction to a flu vaccination
  • has Guillain-Barré syndrome (a rare condition that affects the immune system and nerves)

Types of Flu Vaccine

Different types of vaccines are available. One type (called trivalent) protects against three strains of the flu virus (usually, two types of influenza A viruses and one influenza B virus). Another type (called quadrivalent) protects against four strains.
The vaccine is given to kids by injection with a needle (the flu shot). This vaccine is safe and effective.
Some vaccines are approved only for adults at this time, such as egg-free vaccines and intradermal shots, which are injected into the skin (instead of muscle) with a smaller needle.
Vaccine shortages and delays sometimes happen, so check with your doctor about availability and to see which vaccine is right for your kids.
The nasal spray version of the flu vaccine is no longer recommended by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), for kids or adults. The nasal vaccine did not prevent people from getting the flu between 2013 and 2016. Researchers aren't sure why recent versions of the vaccine no longer work well, but at this time, doctors can no longer recommend the nasal spray version.

Egg Allergy and Flu Vaccine

In the past, it was recommended that anyone with an egg allergy talk to a doctor about whether receiving the flu vaccine was safe because it is grown inside eggs. But health experts now say that the amount of egg allergen in the vaccine is so tiny that it is safe even for kids with a severe egg allergy. This is especially important during a severe flu season.
Still, a child with an egg allergy should get the flu shot in a doctor's office, not at a supermarket, drugstore, or other venue. And if the allergy is severe, it might need to be given in an allergist's office.
If your child is sick and has a fever, talk to your doctor about rescheduling the flu shot.

When Should Kids Get Vaccinated?

Flu season runs from October to May. It's best to get a flu shot as early in the season as possible, as it gives the body a chance to build up immunity to (protection from) the flu. But getting a shot later in the season is still better than not getting the vaccine at all.

Published on: 2016-08-11
Reviewed by: Rupal Christine Gupta, MD

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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