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COVID-19 and Children Jun 25th, 2020

It is important for children to still wear cloth face coverings in public places, such as the grocery store, where it's difficult to avoid close contact with others. However, facemasks should not be a substitute for social distancing. Do not put masks on children under 2 years of age.  Also...

Skincare for Infants Jun 25th, 2020

With newborn skincare, the adage is "less is more." Once-a-week sponge baths are best for newborns with the cord still attached. Resist the urge to bathe your baby frequently. Too-frequent bathing – more than three times per week during the first year of life – removes the natural oils that...

Skincare for Eczema in Children Jun 25th, 2020

Symptoms typically include dry, scaly skin with red patches that may weep. It is often on the cheeks and forehead of infants but may present anywhere on the body. In many cases, the itching caused by eczema can be severe. Eczema symptoms tend to come and go, but many children...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Jun 25th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

How COVID-19 is Impacting Children Jun 17th, 2020

What to look for?  Children aged 4-7 years tend to express stress through regression, such as bed wetting or temper tantrums, and separation anxiety.  In the 7-10 age group, children can pick up on stress from those around them and may become fearful for their own health or loved ones....

How We Prevent Infants and Children From COVID-19 Jun 16th, 2020

All newborns should be seen by a pediatric healthcare provider shortly after hospital discharge (3 to 5 days of age). Every effort should be made to conduct newborn follow-up visits in person, even amongst Covid-19. This is important to be able to evaluate for dehydration and jaundice in the baby...

Tips for parents & caregivers on how to keep kids safe around medicine Jun 3rd, 2020

Inform families of these 5 medicine safety tips Keep all medicine out of children’s reach and sight, even medicine that family members take every day. Kids are naturally curious and can easily get into things, like medicine and vitamins, if they are kept in places within their reach. Remember child-resistant packaging...

Understanding and Approaching Feeding Disorders in Children with Autism May 26th, 2020

A pediatric feeding disorder (PFD) is defined as “impaired oral intake that is not age-appropriate, and is associated with medical, nutritional, feeding skill, and/or psychosocial dysfunction.” At the International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference, PFD’s were discussed for their occurrence in children with autism and how it can mask medical issues...

Children during COVID 19 outbreak Mar 24th, 2020

Children and their friends  Limit Social Interactions: The key to slowing the spread of COVID-19 is to limit contact as much as possible. If you have play dates, keep the groups small. Encourage older children to hang out in a small group and to meet outside rather than inside. It’s...

Best Cleaning and Disinfection Practices for COVID-19 Mar 20th, 2020

The best way to disinfect hard surfaces includes using household bleach. You can prepare a bleach solution by: Mixing 5 tablespoons (⅓ cup) of bleach with 1 gallon of water or… 4 teaspoons of bleach with 1 quart of water If you don’t have bleach, don’t worry. There are many...

Office hours from Marc 19 - to March 31/2020 Mar 19th, 2020

COVID - 19 TESTING  IS NOT AVAILABLE YET.  PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED ANY REFILL ASAP. STAY CALM AND HEALTHY.   WARMLY, DR STEIN  

Office Updates around COVID-19 Mar 17th, 2020

My dear patients, during this difficult time my office and I, will continue to provide you and your family with the best care as it has been for many years. There are some changes: Appointments Appointments are available in the office and also via Telehealth. The hours of operation remain...

COVID-19: Steps to Prevent Illness Mar 12th, 2020

Take steps to protect yourself   Clean your hands often Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer...

BACK TO SCHOOL! Aug 23rd, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS! We wish you all a great school year.   If you are having any academic trouble, please come see us! (408) 292-0100

What is the best way to keep kids entertained? Aug 1st, 2019

Truth is, it's okay to let them make their own entertainment. Avoid giving them too much choice.  Research found out that kids are entertained longer if they are given one toy at a time and not the whole bag at once. Something as simple as a notebook and pen will...

USCIS SERVICES Jul 31st, 2019

For fast and reliable services, please give us a call and schedule an appointment today!   Phone Number : (408) 292-0100

Travel Plans? Jul 30th, 2019

  Malaria occurs in many countries including Africa, South and Central America, Asia, Eastern Europe, parts of the Carribean and the South Pacific. Every year, about 1700 cases of Malaria occur among U.S. travelers.   Please call and let us know when you plan to travel. (408) 292 - 0100

Vacation? Travel Plans? Jul 30th, 2019

Before international travel: Make sure you’re protected against measles Measles outbreak is common in many countries including Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Currently, many countries are experiencing measles outbreaks; this includes many popular travel destinations like Israel, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Ukraine, the Philippines, and more. The best way to...

CONTROVERSY OF VACCINES Jul 23rd, 2019

Why are people so hesitant when it comes to vaccines? A good explanation could be because of all the campaigns, publications, or websites vocalizing anti-vaccination movements and they influence the risk perception of vaccinations. This affects the vaccination rates.  Although, the overall percentage of parents who completely refuse vaccines is...

BACK TO SCHOOL EXAMS Jul 22nd, 2019

  Annual physicals are crucial to keeping children healthy, to monitor their growth, development, and health status and to prevent potential problems. An annual exam is crucial in order to identify any behavioral or cognitive problems for example, being distracted or disruptive in class or poor eyesight.