College Prep

by Sairah Chachad It is said that kids should start preparing for college in their sophomore year. That is a hard decision for teenagers who are still finding out their strengths and weaknesses. They are still developing, learning to cope … Read More…

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AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS

by Sairah Chachad, MD  If there is one time of the day, children are “starving”, it is when they return from school. Though it is tempting to stop at the many fast food restaurants on the way home, it is … Read More…

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Influenza, the “Flu Vaccine” and Other Winter Topics

December 2015 So far this year had proven difficult for those trying to be healthy and get vaccinated for the “flu”. Shortages of vaccine, especially the Flumist and vaccine sourced from the state for our patients on Medicaid insurances, have … Read More…

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Flu and Flu Mist Vaccines Availability:

   At the current time, Lakeside Pediatrics only has the Flu and Flu Mist Vaccines available for some of our commercial insurances and patients paying privately.  We do not have VFC (Medicaid) Flu and Flu Mist Vaccines available yet.  Please … Read More…

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Seeking Care “After Hours”

Sooner or later most parents encounter the difficult situation of a child with sudden development or unexpected worsening of an illness after our office is closed. While we would certainly like to “be there for our patients” anytime the need … Read More…

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7 Money-Smart Activities for Kids

  – Gleaned from the Northwest Mutual Insurance Company Summer Flyer Day-to-Day Insights Add Up With more free time can come plenty of temptation to spend, spend, spend. With a little planning and creativity, you can find many affordable, day-to-day … Read More…

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Video Games and Texting

So, how do we get teens away from the video games and the texting?   Somewhere in the 20th century, on the human path of developing greater machines and inventions, some remarkable discoveries and inventions gave birth to the first … Read More…

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Telephone Issues

We are currently experiencing numerous issues with our telephone systems.  We are aware of these issues and our telephone vendors are working diligently to remedy the situation.  Our answering service is available and is taking calls.  Thank you for your … Read More…

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Obesity

So, why are Americans “Fatter” than the Italians and the French? Here’s an interesting question: while the United States has an overall obesity rate (all ages) of 30.6%, it is 9.4% inFranceand only 8.5% inItaly; why?    After all, these two … Read More…

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Temper Tantrums!

Temper tantrum – A common question, one that comes up almost daily, is what to do about temper tantrums in toddlers and young children. These can be very disruptive to family life, as many know.  It’s first important to realize … Read More…

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