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Elissa Rubin, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, RLC
Deborah Saunders, MD, FAAP, FSAHM
Sharon Somekh, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, RLC
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Next Meet the Doctors


I am so excited to present to all of you a book that was written by my dear friend, Shani Thornton. She is a child life expert who is also going to be offering some seminars in our wellness center in the next few months. The book is entitled "Time For You Checkup". It is a book she wrote to help prepare children and families for what will occur at a doctor visit. All of the photographs in the book are of our office and of me being the doctor. Both my daughters, my husband, Shani and her sons are in the book as well. There will be copies of this book in the waiting rooms to help kids prepare for their visits. If you want to get the book in advance, it is available in paper and kindle on Amazon. At Happy and Healthy Pediatrics we are very concerned about having the children in our practice have a positive experience here during their visits. Visit this link for more information and details on how to get your very own book:
http://www.amazon.com/Its-Time-For-Your-Checkup-ebook/dp/B00HOJERJ0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1389039662&sr=8-2&keywords=shani+thornton
There has been a change in the Recommendation of Oral hygiene for Children

Guidelines advise using fluoride toothpaste on baby's first teeth

The American Dental Association has recommended that parents of children younger than 3 years should use a rice grain-size smear of fluoride toothpaste, instead of waiting until age 2 to begin brushing their baby teeth with fluoride. The updated guidelines, published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, support the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. 

Here is the link to the full article: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/02/11/ada-fluoride-toothpaste-baby-teeth/5389317/
Putting Us All at Risk for Measles

Measles is a highly contagious disease spread by human to human contact. Please take a moment to read this interesting article about the risks of choosing not to vaccine against measles.

Here is the link to the full article: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/26/putting-us-all-at-risk-for-measles/?_php=true&_type=blogs&emc=eta1&_r=0
New study: Sharing bed with baby increases risk of SIDS

                                 



Click on the picture to see the video featuring Dr. Elissa Rubin

 A new study suggests bed sharing with a baby is a major risk factor for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and other sleep related deaths.

Here is the link to the full article: http://www.wcax.com/story/26016781/new-study-sharing-bed-with-baby-increases-risk-of-sids