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November 26, 2014

Seasonal flu vaccines are still available. Special Saturday vaccine clinics are available in addition to our regular work-week hours. Please call to schedule your influenza vaccine today before flu season is fully upon us.

 

September 1, 2014

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Lisa Gast has joined Marblehead Pediatrics. She comes to us from North Shore Medical Center Emergency Services. Dr. Gast lives in Marblehead with her husband and two children. Please help us welcome the newest member of our family.

 

May 9, 2014

It is with mixed feelings that Marblehead Pediatrics announces the departure of Dr. Philomena Asante effective July 1, 2014.

Dr. Asante joined us four years ago from Boston Childrens Hospital Ambulatory Services and has brought great warmth, care and consideration to her patients and their families in our practice. With a Masters in Public Health from Harvard, she has decided to pursue her pediatric interests in a wonderful opportunity for public health initiatives for the children of Boston. We are excited for her, wish her well, and will greatly miss her contribution to the care of children in our area. We look forward to hearing about her work and projects in the future.

 

The FLU Ends with U. Moms make a difference. Learn more: www.flu.gov 

November 5, 2013

Massachusetts is launching a new immunization tracking system. For information on this program and how it may affect you, please visit the state program's website.

Also download the Fact Sheet.

September 29, 2013

Influenza vaccines are now available. Call to schedule your vaccine today.

July 15, 2013

We at Marblehead Pediatrics would like to thank our all of our patients and families for voting us the Regional Favorite Primary Care or Pediatric Group in the North Shore as well as the #1 Choice In Marblehead in this year's Readers' Choice Awards 2013 in the Wicked Local.

June 2, 2013

Summer safety tips from Healthychildren.org.

April 23, 2013

Helping children in the wake of the Boston Marathon attacks.

December 18, 2012

MHP has a new cancellation policy.

September 17, 2012

New! Monday morning walk-in hours!

 

September 15, 2012

Seasonal flu vaccines are now available. Special Saturday vaccine clinics are available in addition to our regular work-week hours. Please call to schedule your flu vaccine today.

July 15, 2012

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of our new pediatrician, Dr. Benjamin Weintraub. Dr. Ben comes to us from New York where he was working for several years as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Children's Hospital at Montefiore. Prior to that he served in the
United States Air Force for 7 years and finished his service as the Medical Director of Pediatrics at Scott Air Force Base outside of St. Louis. Join us in extending a warm welcome to the newest member of our family.

July 1, 2012

After 37 years of dedicated service to Marblehead Pediatrics and the children and families of the North Shore, Geri Yuhas retired in July of 2012.

 

March 12, 2012

Gardasil, the HPV vaccine, is now recommended for boys. Read more at healthychildren.org.

 

September 5, 2011

Back to school tips from healthychildren.org

 

August 18, 2011
New Crib Standards: What Parents Need tfo Know

Beginning June 28, 2011, new federal safety standards prohibit the manufacture or sale of drop-side rail cribs. Crib safety standards have not been updated in nearly 30 years and these new rules are expected to improve the quality of cribs and make them safer for babies.

Click to read the full article.

June 28, 2011
New Vitamin D Supplementation Guidelines

The American Academy of Pediatrics has changed its previous recommendation of 200 IU of Vitamin D per day to 400 IU per day.

Read the full article on Vitamin D supplementation.

June 24, 2011

Important! Kids' liquid acetaminophen concentrations to be standardized:

From the AAFP

From McNeil, makers of Tylenol

May 17, 2011:

Summer Safety tips from the AAP

Lyme Disease - important information

January 8, 2011:

Flu Information for parents

January 7, 2011:

Winter Safety Tips from the AAP

October 4, 2010:
CPSC, FDA Warning on Infant Sleep Positioners

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) believes that sleep positioners represent a risk to sleeping babies, and urges parents not to use these products.

Visit the AAP site for more information.

Read the FDA warning on sleep positioners.

September 23, 2010: Similac Recall

Similac brand powdered infant formulas have been recalled. Please visit http://www.similac.com/recall/ for more information.

September, 2010: Flu Vaccines

The AAP recommends that ALL children ages 6 months and older get flu vaccines.

We have received our shipment of flu vaccines. Children under nine years of age who did not receive TWO H1N1 vaccines last season will need TWO doses of flu vaccine this year a month apart. We recommend that all children ages six months to 18 years receive flu vaccines this fall. The H1N1 will be included in this year’s seasonal flu vaccine.

Nasal flu vaccine is available for qualified children two years and over but requires patient cooperation.

July, 2010: Please join us in welcoming our new associate, Dr. Philomena Asante, to Marblehead Pediatrics!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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