Welcome to Kids Care Pediatrics

May 10, 2014
Kids Care Pediatric Associates, P.C. appreciates the opportunity to provide medical services for your children. We have been serving the local community for over 25 years, and we hope the trust we have earned from you, the parent as well as your children continues for many years to come. The information that follows is designed to answer any questions most patients have. We want you to know about our policies and methods of practice. The more you know, the more we can be of service. If there are any questions, however, please feel free to contact us
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HEALTH ADVISORY ASSOCIATED WITH FRESH WHOLE PEACHES, PLUMS, NECTARINES, AND PLUOTS

July 24, 2014

034-052-IMG_4647On July 19, 2014, Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, California voluntarily recalled certain
lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots
packed between June 1, 2014 and July 12 ,2014 due to the potential for contamination of the
products with L. monocytogenes.

Patients presenting with flu-like symptoms, high fever, severe headache,
stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting or diarrhea and exposure to fresh whole peaches,
plums, nectarines, and pluots, should include L. monocytogenes in their differential diagnosis.

Please click here for the whole health alert:  Listeria_Notification

Caribbean Caution

July 18, 2014

Aedes-aegypti-mosquito2-150x1502 in Florida Said to Catch Fever Found in Tropics

Doctors have been warning that Chikungunya fever, a tropical disease that causes severe joint pain, would soon reach the continental United States. Now it has done so, federal and state officials said Thursday.  Click here to read more

 

Chikungunya in the Caribbean

Local transmission of chikungunya is now being reported in other countries in the Caribbean. As of June 17, 2014, over 20 countries in the Caribbean have reported infections.  What you should know!

Chikungunya fever

is an arthropod-borne virus which is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. It is characterized by high fever and moderate to severe joint pain. Currently, there is no treatment for chikungunya fever and the only way to prevent it is to avoid mosquito bites. However, the virus is seldom serious and rarely fatal

HIV Testing Law

May 29, 2014

hiv imageAs of April 1st, 2014, Health care settings are  required to offer HIV testing as part of routine care for all persons aged 13‐64 years.  The law no longer requires that patient consent be obtained in writing, but oral consent must be given.  As part of this policy,  we will be adding HIV testing to our routine annual lab work.  Please the link if you would like to see a summary of the Law.        HIV Testing Update.

Exercising the Mind to Treat Attention Deficits

May 15, 2014

Which will it be — the berries or the chocolate dessert? Homework or the Xbox? Finish that memo, or roam Facebook?

A growing stream of research suggests that strengthening this mental muscle, usually with exercises in so-called mindfulness, may help children and adults cope with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and its adult equivalent, attention deficit disorder.

Travel Vaccines (Yellow Fever and Typhoid)

January 16, 2014

As of January 31st 2014 Both Drs Feinstein and Perlman are licensed to administer the Yellow Fever Vaccine.  If you are traveling to areas that require the following:

 

 

Yellow Fever Vaccine
Typhoid Vaccine
Malaria Prescriptions

please call to make an appointment.  Please be aware that the above vaccines are NOT covered by insurances and must be paid for at the time of administration.

 

 

A.D.H.D. Experts Re-evaluate Study’s Zeal for Drugs

December 30, 2013

Twenty years ago, more than a dozen leaders in child psychiatry received $11 million from the National Institute of Mental Health to study an important question facing families with children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Is the best long-term treatment medication, behavioral therapy or both?  Click here for the full article.

Baby’s Gaze May Signal Autism

November 07, 2013

 

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When and how long a baby looks at other people’s eyes offers the earliest behavioral sign to date of whether a child is likely to develop autism, scientists are reporting.  Click here for full article

HPV Vaccine Found to Help With Cancers of Throat

July 19, 2013

A vaccine that protects women against cervical cancer also appears to protect them against throat cancers caused by oral sex, and presumably would protect men as well, according to a study released Thursday. Click here for full article

Kids Care adds a Nurse Practioner

July 19, 2013

We are pleased to announce the addition of Kathleen DeVarso, CPNP, to our staff. Kathy is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, trained and certified to provide the same Pediatric care you expect from all of the Kids Care Providers. We have added additional hours in Elmont to accommodate you and your children. Please click here for more information on Mrs. DeVarso.