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Changes to Scheduling Practices

Due to the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak, scheduling practices at Renton Pediatrics have changed. Our goal is to meet the needs of our patients who need routine well child check-ups and immunizations while also continuing to provide care for children with illness. We are following the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for […]

Pets and Pet Food: Risk of Illness to Humans

There are a number of illnesses in humans that can be linked to contact with animals or animal products. This article will focus on Salmonella which is a bacteria that causes fever, severe diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal cramping in humans. People can become infected with Salmonella by physical contact with some animals. Children, the elderly […]

Swimming Safety

After a recent post from a friend on Facebook, I thought it would be a good idea to remind parents about summer safety for children when around bodies of water. Her young son saved a boy who was not wearing a life vest and was not supervised. Children need constant and undistracted supervision when in […]

No Juice Under One Year Of Age

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says not to give juice to children under age 1. In May of this year, the AAP came out with a policy statement against fruit juice for young children unless clinically indicated in the treatment of constipation. The reason for this change is an increasing problem with obesity and […]

Let’s Talk: Fire Safety

by Linda Wiseman, MD Smoke Alarms Have you checked to make sure that your smoke alarms are in working order? If the alarms run on batteries, do those batteries need replacing? Recently, the dad of one of my patients said he uses his phone calendar to give him reminders. For example, twice a year to […]