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Sunscreen Guide Jun 19th, 2018

Guide to Sunscreen UseEveryone needs sunscreen regardless of race or skin color.  Sunscreen helps to protect your skin from early aging, as well as sunburns and skin cancer.  Here are some tips to stay safe in the sun:1)       Try to stay in the shade between 10 am-2 pm, because this...

When Should I Keep My Child Home From School? Feb 19th, 2018

All working parents have the same dilemma every few days: Will my child have to stay home from school? And who will stay home with him/her if I am unable to call out from work?  Many times children will fake illnesses to stay home, but here are some basic rules to...

Halloween Safety Tips Oct 28th, 2017

Costume Ideas:Costumes are often dark-colored and difficult to see at night.  You can use reflective tape on the costumes and on Trick-or-Treating bags and buckets.Do not wear plastic masks.  They block your vision and can cause difficulty breathing. Consider using non-toxic make-up instead.For make-up and hair dyes, test them on...

Zika Virus FAQs Jun 27th, 2017

Dr. Ritu Sharma discusses the most common questions and concerns she’s received from her patients regarding the ZIka Virus. Over the last few months there has been a lot of press about Zika infections, but the information is incomplete or sensationalized. Below is a list of these frequently asked questions. 1....

Vaccine Refusals Linked to Outbreaks of Preventable Diseases Jun 26th, 2017

More than 50% of recent measles cases in the United States occurred in children whose parents refused vaccination, and at least one-quarter of pertussis cases in the 5 largest statewide outbreaks also occurred in unvaccinated or undervaccinated individuals, according to a literature review published in the March 15 issue of JAMA. One...