Your child's behavioral and emotional health are just as important as their physical health.
We proactively use standardized screens along with surveillance methods to identify and address potential concerns early on.
Some of the tools currently being used are the Ages and Stages 3 Questionnaire, the MCHAT-R, and The Pediatric Symptom Checklist. Ongoing identified problems may be tracked with anxiety, ADHD, depression, and/or global health risk assessment screens.
At Northeast Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, we use evidence based guidelines to assess, identify, and make recommendations regarding behavioral health and partner with a number of local organizations and specialists.
Please explore the below links for more information and never hesitate to contact our office with any concerns.
Medications and Dosages to Reduce Pain and Fever
THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE TO THE CONCENTRATION FOR INFANT ACETAMINOPHEN. ALL LIQUID ACETAMINOPHEN WILL BE MOVING TO A CONCENTRATION OF 160MG/5ML. THERE MAY BE A TIME WHEN BOTH CONCENTRATIONS ARE AVAILABLE. PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK THE CONCENTRATION BEFORE DOSING!
The sun is shining and the days are longer! And that means everyone is out enjoying the warm weather and sunshine – including ticks!
There are many different types of ticks. Ticks burrow their mouthparts under the skin and become firmly attached in order to feed on blood. Wood ticks and dog ticks are brown, lentil-sized or larger, and may swell to the size of a chickpea when engorged. Deer ticks are black, very tiny (sesame seed size or smaller), and may swell to the size of a lentil when engorged. Only deer ticks can transmit Lyme disease, although in order to do so, they must remain attached and feed for more than 36 hours. While Tompkins County is considered an "endemic" area for infected ticks, meaning that almost 30% of deer ticks found in the area will test positive for Lyme, there are a number of things you can do to protect your families.
Pertussis, or "whooping cough", is in our community, and larger outbreaks have also been reported all over the country.
Whooping cough results in a harsh, dry, persistent cough that lasts for many weeks and is very disruptive. It is called whooping cough because some people cough for so long that they making a whooping sound when they gasp for air in between the coughing fits. It is highly contagious, and poses a particular threat to infants in the first few months of life.
Sunshine is both enjoyable and beneficial (it helps your body make vitamin D, which is important for bone growth and your immune system), but too much can be harmful. Most parents have heard that sun exposure can lead to skin cancer later in life. While sunscreens can be useful in protecting your child from sunburn, we don't yet know for sure if sunscreens actually prevent cancer, and they contain organic chemicals whose long-term health effects are still somewhat uncertain.
As summer approaches, many families are enrolling their children in summer camp programs. Our team at Northeast Pediatrics is committed to providing your children and teens with the highest level of care and service available. Many camps and summer programs require health forms. In order to serve you best, we ask that you follow these guidelines when requesting Camp Health Forms to be signed by our pediatricians.
Here are some links to sites that we have found useful:
Due to the large and rapidly expanding body of knowledge available, even on screened sites, we are unable to guarantee the accuracy of medical information at each of these sites. Advice and recommendations from these sites are not a substitute for medical care and should be discussed with your child's doctor.
At the beginning of each new school year, the nurses at Northeast Pediatrics receive panicked calls from parents asking about the identification and treatment of one of the most commonly shared bugs of school age children, Head Lice.
Fever is one of the most common reasons parents call the doctor of take their child in for an office visit, or even to the hospital. Parents are often concerned about getting the fever down as quickly as possible, especially if it seems high.