Helpful Articles

Child Lying on Grass in the Sun

Sun Safety and Protection Tips

As you enjoy these beautiful days, don’t forget to keep your children (and yourself!) protected from the sun while spending time outside. This article gives some great tips on keeping kids safe in the sun. ☀

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Fight Flu

Influenza is no joke. Get your flu shot! We are having flu vaccine clinic at the following times.

Wed Oct 4th. 4:00-6:00 pm
Sat Oct 21st. 9:00-11:00 am

We are also doing a few flu shots during the day. Call for your appointment.


Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse Safety Tips

More than 300 million people in the United States potentially could directly view the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, and NASA wants everyone who will witness this celestial phenomenon to do so safely.

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Reach Out & Read

Reach Out and Read!

Valley Children's Clinic participates with Reach Out and Read, a national non-profit organization. Children are given a new book at each Wellness visit between the ages of...

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Danger!

The Dangers of Caffeine!

Caffeine is natural, occurring in 60 some plants. IT IS ALSO A DRUG!! Please be aware of the caffeine content your kids are consuming!! General caffeine content of popular beverages:...

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Warning!

Warning! Ticks!

This spring and summer is predicted to be a significantly bad season for ticks. Ticks carry Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, ehrlichiosis and several other significant diseases...

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Recall

Important Recall Information

Important Recall info to check out if you use homeopathic ear relief liquid and teething tablets for your children.

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Flu shot v. The Flu

Flu shot v. The Flu

Flu shot v. The Flu

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Essential Oils

On Essential Oils…

Giving essential oils to kids by mouth might not be such a good idea!

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Walk In Hours

Valley Children's Clinic will start walk in hours on May 4th. Walk-ins are welcome Monday-Friday from 8-9. These visits are for acute sick problems only (those lasting less than two weeks).

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Batman and Robin

Valley Children's Going Viral

When your child has a cold (runny nose, cough, fever) you want her to feel better. Many people assume that an antibiotic will make their child get better from a cold.

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marijuana

Weeds in the Brain

Marijuana is a hot topic is these days…to legalize or not. So much energy and money and time and emotion put into it.

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poison

Say no to poison!

Next week is National Poison Prevention Week. Every year more than a million children in the US under 6 suffer poisoning.

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sick child

Back 'Em Up!!

Parents of young children tune in! If your child is 2 years old or younger he/she should be riding rear facing in the back seat! What?!? Seriously?!?

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The Flu…It's Kind of a Big Deal!!

The flu is here and it's on a roll. The CDC reports increased influenza activity throughout the country and there are increased hospitalizations and deaths, especially in people over 65 and young children.

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girl sneezing

Is it a cold? Is it a sinus infection?

It can be hard to tell if your child has a common cold (a virus) or something more significant like a sinus infection. When should you wait it out and when should you make an appointment with your pediatrician?

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cold

A Cold is not a Cold!

Many parents are hearing and are worried about the respiratory virus that is infecting children in several US states. Here's the scoop:

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Cyberbullying 101

Here's a great resource for cyberbullying, check it out!

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That Bundle of Joy – Your Baby's Newborn Visit

Having a baby is the most amazing event in the world. It is beautiful and joyful and emotional and…well…it's hard!

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Buckle Up! Laws and Recommendations for Car Seat Safety

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among children in the United States. Proper use of car seats drastically reduces the risk of serious and fatal injuries…

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brain

Heads Up! Post Concussion Symptoms

Much attention is being placed on concussions…from pee wee football up to the National Football League. We know a lot about the immediate symptoms…

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virus

I Spot Trouble

The outbreak of measles in Ohio is the most reported in any state since 1996. Ohio has had 68 cases and the nation has logged 187 cases so far in 2014…

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Sports, sports, sports

Is your child thinking about playing sports for school? Don't forget to schedule a sports physical for the upcoming school year…

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Well child exams

It's time to schedule your summer well child exam…

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Sun and bugs and burns…oh my!!

Be sure to use sunscreen whenever your child will be outdoors…

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