Fall is here and winter is just around the corner, which means common cold season! In times before COVID, we could expect a healthy kid under six years old to have 6-8 colds per year. But this year is anything but typical. With increased social distancing and masking, experts predict a decrease in common cold infections. Still, most of us can’t stay in a quarantine bubble forever and kids aren’t the best at avoiding germs. It’s important to understand what works and what alluring remedies are not proven to be effective. Since the common cold and COVID-19 can present with similar symptoms,... Read More
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Beginning June 26, 2020, a statewide mandatory face covering order went into effect. Every Washingtonian in an indoor public space, or in an outside public space when unable to physically distance from others, will be legally required to wear a face covering.
When you visit our Clinics, our teammates will be wearing masks, and you will also be required to wear a mask. The Everett Clinic supports universal masking and following the... Read More
We usually think of August as back to school month. Certainly, as soon as the fireworks have ended, stores quickly switch out displays of red, white and blue for ones filled with crayons, notebooks, backpacks, and the like. But did you know August is also National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)? This annual observance celebrates the benefits of and highlights the importance of immunizing people of all ages.
As a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for 26 years, I can tell you that most kids do not celebrate when they learn that it's time for a shot.
As much as I don’t... Read More
Chronic viral hepatitis affects more than 400 million people worldwide. The World Health Organization has set a goal to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat by the year 2030. As we work towards this goal, understanding viral hepatitis has never been more important.What is hepatitis? Inflammation of the liver caused by: Infections due to viruses, bacteria or parasites. Toxins such as medication overdose, some recreational drugs or alcohol. Autoimmune disease (when the body makes antibodies against the liver). Metabolic causes (such as increased fat in the liver, iron... Read More
Prevention is genius medicine. By making smarter choices, detecting risk early, not only do we improve our quality of life, but we can prolong people’s lives. Pediatrics is the perfect place to master this. Because of the incredible opportunity we have to prevent injury and illness during a person’s childhood, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updates and refreshes their schedule of recommended screenings and guidelines for wellness visits every year. It’s put into a huge “... Read More
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