AFTER HOURS

AFTER HOURS CARE

 

What do I do if my child is sick at night or on the weekend?

If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, dial 9-1-1 and or go to nearest emergency room or hospital.  A few extended hours clinics are open late till 9 pm that can also help you. Call our office as soon as you need help/ if it is urgent and you need help and call our office at 408-945-0300 and physician on call covering after hours will call you back. Make sure to leave your and patient name, telephone number and message clearly. Please try to call preferably between 8 am to 8 pm.

Prescription refills, well visits, immunizations, school physicals, billing questions or making a routine appointment,etc. are not considered emergencies or urgent matters to call after hours. Please call our office or just come to the office when clinic is open. We are open during 9 am to 6 pm on Monday and Wednesdays and between 10 am and 7 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We are closed for lunch between 1 pm to 2 pm. We will make sure that you or your child is seen. 

Who takes sick calls at night?

Phone coverage is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If your call is medical related, you will get a return call from an after-hours pediatric nurse or physician, who will answer your questions. One of our providers will be reached if it is medically necessary.

Do you offer same day sick visits for your patients?

Yes. All sick children will be seen on the same day if possible. Every attempt will be made to schedule you with your primary doctor at our office. Please make an appointment for less wait. We try to accommodate walk-in patients without an appointment.

What do I need to tell the medical assistant when calling for making an appointment about myself or a sick child?

  • Patient’s age
  • What you are concerned about
  • How long it has been going on and has it been getting worse
  • What you have done about your child’s illness
  • Patients (Your child’s) temperature
  • Your child’s state of alertness and playfulness
  • Your child’s intake of fluids
  • Insurance policy Info
  • Have your contact phone numbers ready so you can be called back if necessary

At which hospitals are your providers on staff?

Our providers are on staff at Regional Medical Center, San Jose hospital. If you are expecting a child, we work with the pediatric hospitalists and OBGYN to coordinate your newborn’s care. You are encouraged to see the pediatrician months prior to birth to know the doctor and ask any questions or concerns you may have. After the child is born and you are back home; please make an appointment to see the child with our pediatricians.

Will you visit my child if he/she is in the hospital?

If your child is sick in the hospital, he/she will be visited by one of our affiliated hospitalists who will keep your pediatrician informed on his/her condition. If needed; a post-hospital visit with your pediatrician will likely be scheduled after your child is discharged.

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Posted by admin on November 14, 2016

AFTER HOURS

AFTER HOURS CARE

 

What do I do if my child is sick at night or on the weekend?

If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, dial 9-1-1 and or go to nearest emergency room or hospital.  A few extended hours clinics are open late till 9 pm that can also help you. Call our office as soon as you need help/ if it is urgent and you need help and call our office at 408-945-0300 and physician on call covering after hours will call you back. Make sure to leave your and patient name, telephone number and message clearly. Please try to call preferably between 8 am to 8 pm.

Prescription refills, well visits, immunizations, school physicals, billing questions or making a routine appointment,etc. are not considered emergencies or urgent matters to call after hours. Please call our office or just come to the office when clinic is open. We are open during 9 am to 6 pm on Monday and Wednesdays and between 10 am and 7 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We are closed for lunch between 1 pm to 2 pm. We will make sure that you or your child is seen. 

Who takes sick calls at night?

Phone coverage is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If your call is medical related, you will get a return call from an after-hours pediatric nurse or physician, who will answer your questions. One of our providers will be reached if it is medically necessary.

Do you offer same day sick visits for your patients?

Yes. All sick children will be seen on the same day if possible. Every attempt will be made to schedule you with your primary doctor at our office. Please make an appointment for less wait. We try to accommodate walk-in patients without an appointment.

What do I need to tell the medical assistant when calling for making an appointment about myself or a sick child?

  • Patient’s age
  • What you are concerned about
  • How long it has been going on and has it been getting worse
  • What you have done about your child’s illness
  • Patients (Your child’s) temperature
  • Your child’s state of alertness and playfulness
  • Your child’s intake of fluids
  • Insurance policy Info
  • Have your contact phone numbers ready so you can be called back if necessary

At which hospitals are your providers on staff?

Our providers are on staff at Regional Medical Center, San Jose hospital. If you are expecting a child, we work with the pediatric hospitalists and OBGYN to coordinate your newborn’s care. You are encouraged to see the pediatrician months prior to birth to know the doctor and ask any questions or concerns you may have. After the child is born and you are back home; please make an appointment to see the child with our pediatricians.

Will you visit my child if he/she is in the hospital?

If your child is sick in the hospital, he/she will be visited by one of our affiliated hospitalists who will keep your pediatrician informed on his/her condition. If needed; a post-hospital visit with your pediatrician will likely be scheduled after your child is discharged.

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Posted by admin on November 14, 2016


AFTER HOURS


silicon valley medical clinic milpitas CA 95035

 

AFTER HOURS CARE

 

What do I do if my child is sick at night or on the weekend?

If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, dial 9-1-1 and or go to nearest emergency room or hospital.  A few extended hours clinics are open late till 9 pm that can also help you. Call our office as soon as you need help/ if it is urgent and you need help and call our office at 408-945-0300 and physician on call covering after hours will call you back. Make sure to leave your and patient name, telephone number and message clearly. Please try to call preferably between 8 am to 8 pm.

Prescription refills, well visits, immunizations, school physicals, billing questions or making a routine appointment,etc. are not considered emergencies or urgent matters to call after hours. Please call our office or just come to the office when clinic is open. We are open during 9 am to 6 pm on Monday and Wednesdays and between 10 am and 7 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We are closed for lunch between 1 pm to 2 pm. We will make sure that you or your child is seen.

Who takes sick calls at night?

Phone coverage is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If your call is medical related, you will get a return call from an after-hours pediatric nurse or physician, who will answer your questions. One of our providers will be reached if it is medically necessary.

Do you offer same day sick visits for your patients?

Yes. All sick children will be seen on the same day if possible. Every attempt will be made to schedule you with your primary doctor at our office. Please make an appointment for less wait. We try to accommodate walk-in patients without an appointment.

What do I need to tell the medical assistant when calling for making an appointment about myself or a sick child?

  • Patient’s age
  • What you are concerned about
  • How long it has been going on and has it been getting worse
  • What you have done about your child’s illness
  • Patients (Your child’s) temperature
  • Your child’s state of alertness and playfulness
  • Your child’s intake of fluids
  • Insurance policy Info
  • Have your contact phone numbers ready so you can be called back if necessary

At which hospitals are your providers on staff?

Our providers are on staff at Regional Medical Center, San Jose hospital. If you are expecting a child, we work with the pediatric hospitalists and OBGYN to coordinate your newborn’s care. You are encouraged to see the pediatrician months prior to birth to know the doctor and ask any questions or concerns you may have. After the child is born and you are back home; please make an appointment to see the child with our pediatricians.

Will you visit my child if he/she is in the hospital?

If your child is sick in the hospital, he/she will be visited by one of our affiliated hospitalists who will keep your pediatrician informed on his/her condition. If needed; a post-hospital visit with your pediatrician will likely be scheduled after your child is discharged.

Posted by admin on November 11, 2016


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TIPS FROM OUR DOCTORS




Useful common Health Tips from Dr. Malhotra:

» Eat balanced healthy diet of whole natural organic foods high in Omega 3 and 6
» No smoking  
» Play with your children
» Exercise or just walk 20 -30 minutes a day
» Wear Sun protection
» No tanning (includes tanning devices)
» Wear protective clothing – long sleeves when outdoors. Wear wide brim hat
» Wear sun glasses and special sun outerwear BluMod and YellowMod to convert sun rays to beneficial light.
» Must apply SPF of 15 or higher all year round. Sunscreen should be applied 20 minutes before going outdoors to all exposed skin. Reapply SPF 15 or more after sweating or being in water.
» Eat Whole Natural Organic Foods and Whole Food Supplements and Vitamins. No sugar or artificial sweeteners. Eat only natural whole fruits and natural food and whole foodS, natural vitamins and supplements for high energy and good health.
» Have a positive attitude and be grateful. Smile, Be Happy, Be Still and Be Alive.
» Do meditation. Make social connections. Do good for others.
» Sleep 7 to 8 hours a day.
» No more than 3 alcoholic drinks a week. No soft drinks. Minimal sugar.
» You may use sun protection hats that convert harmful rays for Skin Rejuvenation and Acne prevention. Call us about this exciting product to take harmful rays and convert them into therapy.
» Remember what is good for your Skin, it also good for your brain, mood, heart, body, self esteem and your total health. There is a direct skin, beauty, mind, body and brain connection. Change your skin and brain, change your life.

  
Call 408-945-0300 to make an appointment

Silicon Valley Medical Clinic, Milpitas CA 95035

Neema Malhotra, M.D., Melissa-Gayle Sanchez, M.D.

Posted by admin on November 10, 2016


COMMON DISEASES


silicon valley medical clinic milpitas CA 95035

 

 

Illnesses and Common conditions

 

ADHD

ADHD – Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AAP’s article for parents on understanding ADHD.

“Taking Charge of ADHD” by Russell Barkley, PhD
ADHD is a very complicated condition. There are many references to read, and some say that this book is the “cream of the crop.” It’s authored by a noted ADHD expert who is board-certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and also Clinical Neuropsychology.

 

Allergies

The Food Allergy Network
Website devoted to food allergy resources

 

Asthma

Asthma is one of the most common chronic medical conditions that we deal with in pediatrics. It can be mild or severe, persistent or sporadic, and a child can outgrow it or not. In any case, a child with asthma needs ongoing medical attention from us, even if the symptoms seem to be gone. Left untreated, chronic or persistent asthma symptoms – even if not severe – can cause chronic and night-time coughing, exercise intolerance, and also lead to lung problems.

A lot has been learned about asthma over the years, and we now have excellent medicines for treatment – both for acute symptoms and for the underlying inflammation which leads to asthma symptoms. That’s why we need to keep track of your child’s asthma – to see what can be done and what needs to be done.

Asthma Basics

Asthma: Avoiding Enviromental Triggers

Asthma Medications

Instructions For Asthma Medication Administration

 

Autism

Here are some references for children and adults to read about autism:

Autism References 4 to 8

  • All About My Brother: An Eight-Year-Old Sister’s Introduction To Her Brother Who Has Autism; by Sarah Peralta, Edition APC, 2002
  • Andy and His Yellow Frisbee; by Mary Thompson; Woodbine House, 1996
  • Asperger’s huh? A Child’s Perspective; by Rosina Schnurr; Anisor, 1999
  • Autism; Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen; KidHaven Press, 2005
  • Ian’s Walk: A Story About Autism; by Laurie Lears; illustrated by Karen Ritz; Albert Whitman, 1998
  • My Social Stories Book; edited by Carol Gray; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002
  • When My Worries Get Too Big: A Relaxation Book for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders; by Kari Dunn Baron; Autism Asperger Publ Co, 2006

Autism References 9 to 12

  • Autism; Elaine Landau; Franklin Watts, 2001
  • Autism; by Carol Baldwin; Heinemann Library, 2002
  • Autism; Sarah Lennard-Brown; Raintree, 2004
  • Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome? A Guide For Friends And Family; by Jude Welton; illustrated by Jane Telford, Jessica Kingsley, 2004
  • Caring for Myself; by Christy Gast and Jane Krug; photographs by Kotoe Laackman; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008
  • Different Like Me: My Book Of Autism Heroes; Jennifer Elder; illustrations by Marc Thomas and Jennifer Elder; Jessica Kingsley, 2005
  • Mori’s Story: A Book About a Boy With Autism; by Zachary M. Gartenberg; Lerner Publications Co., 1998 (for siblings)
  • To Be Me; by Rebecca Elinger: WPS Creative Therapy Store, 2005

Autism References Teen

  • Asperger Download: A Guide to Help Teenage Males with Asperger Syndrome Trouble-Shoot Life’s Challenges; by Joies Santomauro; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • Asperger Syndrome: An Owner’s Manual 2: For Older Adolescents and Adults: What You, Your Parents and Friends, and Your Employer, Need to Know; by Ellen Korin; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • Coping With Asperger Syndrome; Maxine Rosaler; The Rosen Pub. Group, 2004
  • Everything You Need to Know When a Brother or Sister Is Autistic; Marsha S. Rosenberg; Rosen Pub. Group, 1999
  • My Strange and Terrible Malady; by Catherine Bristow; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2008
  • Your Life is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome; by Jerry Newport; Future Horizons, 2001

Autism References Adult

  • Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior; by Lynn McClannahan; Woodbine House, 2003
  • Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens and Teens Get Ready for the Real World; by Teresa Bolick; Fair Winds Press, 2001
  • Asperger Syndrome and Young Children: Building Skills for the Real World; For People Who Know and Care for 3-to-7-Year-Olds; by Teresa Bolick; Fair Winds Press, 2004
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: the Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Other ASDs; by Chantal Sicile-Kira and Temple Grandin; Perigee Books, 2004
  • Finding Our Way: Practical Solutions for Creating a Supportive Home and Community for the Asperger Syndrome Family; by Kristi Sakai; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2005
  • Girls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Solutions for Addressing Everyday Challenges; by Lori Ernsperger; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • The Autistic Spectrum Parents’ Daily Helper: A Workbook for You and Your Child; by Philip Abrams; Ulysses Press, 2004
  • Children With Autism: A Parent’s Guide; by Michael D. Powers; Woodbine House, 2000
  • Challenging Behavior and Autism: Making Sense – Making Progress; by Philip Whitaker; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2002
  • Could It Be Autism? A Parent’s Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps; by Nancy Wiseman; Broadway Books, 2006
  • Demystifying Autistic Spectrum Disorders: A Guide to Diagnosis for Parents and Professionals; by Carolyn Bruey; Woodbine House, 2004
  • Exceptional Parent Magazine, call 1-877-372-7368
  • Helping Children with Autism Learn: A Guide to Treatment Approaches for Parents and Professionals; by Bryna Siegel; Oxford University Press, 2003
  • Parenting Your Asperger Child: Individualized Solutions for Teaching Your Child Practical Skills; by Alan Sohn; Perigee Trade, 2005
  • Reaching Out, Joining In: Teaching Social Skills to Young Children with Autism; by Mary Jane Weiss; Woodbine House, 2001
  • Toilet Training for Individuals With Autism & Other Developmental Issues; by Maria Wheeler; 2nd edition, Future Horizons, 2007

 

Bedwetting (Enuresis)

Bedwetting
Bedwetting information from the American Academy of Pediatrics, HealthyChildren.org website

 

Constipation

Constipation Handout

 

Head Injuries, Concussions

Concussions

 

Infections

Meningitis Vaccine Brochure

Croup

 

Fevers

Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen Dosing Chart

 

Influenza

CDC Influenza Resource Page
This is the CDC’s homepage for all up to date influenza information, including information for patients and healthcare professionals, including seasonal information

Seasonal Influenza: The Disease
This CDC page organizes multiple categories of information about influenza, including key flu facts, the 2010-11 season, symptoms and severity, and a flu Q&A.

Key Facts about Seasonal Influenza and Influenza Vaccine 
This is a useful summary from the CDC about flu symptoms and who should be vaccinated

CDC: Influenza symptoms
This is a good description of flu symptoms for patients

Seasonal Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick

The Flu: Caring for Someone Sick at Home

Seasonal Flu Information for Parents
CDC’s influenza resource page for parents, with a wealth of information and useful links

Antiviral Drugs and the Flu – Information for patients
This is information from the CDC about influenza anti-viral drugs.

H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu)
This is the CDC’s update page for the 2009 outbreak of H1N1 (swine) Flu — the pandemic is now over, but H1N1 is expected to continue to circulate as a seasonal flu.

 

People don’t get sick on a business schedule, 9-5 Monday-Friday. So we have contracted with a Nurse Advice service. If you need to reach us outside of normal business hours, please call the office and listen to the recording. You will get a number to call (the number is specific for each office, which is why we are not listing it here.) Call that number and the trained nurse with telephone protocols to guide her or him will answer the phone and serve you.

NOTE: When you call us after hours, be sure to call the main office phone number (see Locations for the correct number). Only the main phone line at each office is forwarded to the voicemail / answering system.

The advice nurses can handle over 90% of the calls. If they need to reach our physician on-call, they will do so. If you find that you are being poorly served by this service, please let us know so we can respond on your behalf.

Remember, we see patients (pediatric patients only) on Saturday morning in our Pleasanton office, we see drop-in patients only in some of our offices on some days (see our Locations page for your office hours), and we have “same day sick” appointments throughout every weekday in all of our offices.

 

 

Welcome to our visit preparation page. Here you’ll find all the forms you’ll need to fill out for your visit to our office. We want to give you unhurried time to read information and to fill out forms at home, making your visit speedier and more relaxed.

 

NEW BAYSIDE PATIENT
First visit our Becoming a Bayside Patient section here.

 

Birth to 2 Weeks: Well Baby Check: 0 – 2 weeks questionnaire

1 Month: Well Baby Check: 1 month questionnaire

2 Months: Well Baby Check: 2 month questionnaire

4 Months: Well Baby Check: 4 month questionnaire

6 Months: Well Baby Check: 6 month questionnaire

9 Months: Well Baby Check: 9 month questionnaire

12 Months: Well Baby Check: 12 month questionnaire

15 Months: Well Baby Check: 15 month questionnaire

18 Months: Well Baby Check: 18 month questionnaire

M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

Spanish Version: M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

24 Months: Well Baby Check: 24month questionnaire

M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

Spanish Version: M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

30 Months: Well Baby Check: 30 month questionnaire

M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

Spanish Version: M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

3 Years: Well Child Check: 3 year questionnaire

4 Years: Well Child Check: 4 year questionnaire

5 Years: Well Child Check: 5 year questionnaire

6 Years: Well Child Check: 6 year questionnaire

7 Years: Well Child Check: 7 year questionnaire

8 Years: Well Child Check: 8 year questionnaire

9 – 11 Years: Well Child Check: 9 – 11 year questionnaire

12 – 17 Years: Well Child Check: 12 – 17 year questionnaire

18 – 21 Years: Well Adult Check: 18 – 21 year questionnaire

Asthma Visits: 
If your child has asthma, and is coming for an asthma-related visit, or for a routine well-care checkup, please complete one of the following forms:
Asthma Control Test ages 4-11 (English)
Asthma Control Test ages 4-11 (Spanish)
Asthma Control Test ages 12+ (English)
Asthma Control Test ages 12+ (Spanish)

 
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Skin and Hair Conditions

Eczema

 

Vomiting and Diarrhea

Instructions for Vomiting and Diarrhea

 

4. Good books about children and children’s health.

There are lots and lots of books about children. Some will speak to you, and others will leave you cold. In this section we present to you some of our favorites. We can’t tell you which ones you will like best, but these are some we like, with our comments.

 

General Books on Child Health

 

Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition (Paperback)
by Benjamin Spock (Author), Robert Needlman (Editor)

We probably don’t need to say much about this classic. It was good when it emerged over 50 years ago, and has been continually updated. It has great advice in both treating illness, maintaining prevention, and in child rearing.

 

Taking Care of Your Child: A Parent’s Illustrated Guide to Complete Medical Care
by James F. Fries, Robert H. Pantell, Donald M. Vickery ISBN: 0738-21071-4

Your child has a symptom, or something you want to know about? This is a great book to look it up in.

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by Barton D. Schmitt

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by American Academy of Pediatrics; Steven P. Shelov, MD, MS, FAAP, Editor in Chief, and Robert E. Hannemann, MD, FAAP

Another excellent guide to look at, very specific.

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by American Academy of Pediatrics; Edward L. Schor, MD, FAAP, Editor in Chief

These books from our official pediatrics Academy are comprehensive and very authoritative.

 

Child Development and Temperament

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
Edited by Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP

This guide helps parents understand the important developmental milestones that their child will reach in the first five years.

 

The Difficult Child: Expanded and Revised Edition
by Stanley Turecki and Leslie Tonner

Many Bayside clinicians think this book is fantastic. It helps parents (and doctors!) understand the temperaments of all children, not just those who are “difficult.” As close to “required reading” as we get!

 

Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, And Energetic
by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Similar to the Difficult Child, but more PC…. Good book!

 

Toddlers and Parents: A Declaration of Independence
by T. Berry Brazelton

 

Infants

 

Mother’s Circle: How Your Baby Changes How Your Baby Changes You
by Lisa Spiegel, Sandra Kunhardt Basile, Sandra K. Basile, Jean Kunhardt

Wonderful book recording the feelings and thoughts of mothers as their children go through the first year of life. This helps mothers, and fathers, understand themselves and their feelings, and not to feel alone.

 

Infants and Mothers: Differences in Development
by T. Berry Brazelton

Basic book from the leading developmental pediatrician.

 

What to Expect the First Year
by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, and Sandee Hathaway

 

Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Baby Sleep Longer
by Harvey Karp

How to calm with the five ‘S’s” – swaddling, stomach, shushing, swinging, and sucking. Watch the DVD, especially before the birth!

 

Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby’s First Year
by Scott W. Cohen

Drawing on the latest medical recommendations and his experiences at home and in the office, Dr. Cohen covers everything from preparing for your baby’s arrival to introducing her to a new sibling, to those three basic functions that will come to dominate a new parent’s life. Eat, Sleep, Poop addresses questions, strategies, myths, and all aspects of your child’s development. Lively, practical, and reassuring, Eat, Sleep, Poop provides the knowledge you need to parent with confidence, to relax and enjoy baby’s fi rst year, and to raise your child with the best tool a parent can have: informed common sense.

 

Motivated Minds: Raising Children to Love Learning
by Deborah Stipek, Kathy Seal
ISBN: 0805-06395-1

 

Pressured Parents, Stressed-out Kids: Dealing With Competition While Raising a Successful Child
by Wendy S. Grolnick, Kathy Seal
ISBN: 1591-02566-4
ISBN 13: 978-1591-02566-5

 

Discipline and Communication

 

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
by Elaine Mazlish, Adele Faber, Kimberly Ann Coe

 

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk
by Elaine Mazlish, Adele Faber, Kimberly Ann Coe

Easy to read, lots of cartoons of common situations and problem-solving strategies. Promotes good relationships!

 

Drawing the Line: Ten Steps to Constructive Discipline–And Achieving a Great Relationship with Your Kids
by Michael J. Weiss, Sheldon H. Wagner, and Susan Goldberg

 

Nutrition

 

How to Get Your Kid to Eat but Not Too Much
by Ellyn Satter

This is a great book, combining nutrition and behavior. It will make you more calm, not more anxious!

 

American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child’s Nutrition
by William H. MD PhD Dietz, Loraine M. Stern

An authoritative reference.

 

Sleep

 

Sleeping Through the Night 
by Jodi Mindell

 

Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems
by Richard Ferber

Our experience with both sleep books has been excellent!

 

Good Night Sleep Tight: The Sleep Lady’s Gentle Guide to Helping Your Child Go to Sleep, Stay Asleep, and Wake Up Happy
by Kim West and Joanne Kenen

This book is a kinder, gentler transition for parents who aren’t able to carry out the Gerber ir Mindell methods. Good book!

 

Sibling Rivalry

 

Understanding Sibling Rivalry: The Brazelton Way
by Joshua D. Sparrow, T. Berry Brazelton

 

Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too
by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish

A wonderful book with lots of great examples.–> –

 

Physical and Sexual Development

 

Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls
by Valorie Schaefer, Norm Bendell

 

Sports

 

Stretching, 20th Anniversary Revised Edition
by Bob Anderson (Author), Jean Anderson (Illustrator) –>

 

Asthma

Allergies and Asthma: What Every Parent Needs to Know
by American Academy of Pediatrics, and Michael J. Welch, MD, FAAP
ISBN-10: 1581104456

This is a book on asthma from the American Academy of Pediatrics, a trusted source of pediatric medical information. Second edition, December, 2010

Asthma Guide for All Ages
by Thomas F. Plaut, M.D.
ISBN 978-0-914625-30-8

This short book is a good reference to help you understand the basics of asthma – what it is, and how we monitor and treat it.

Asthma Guide for All Ages
by Thomas F. Plaut, MD with Teresa B. Jones, M.A.

This is another good reference book by Dr. Plaut, going into more detail to help you understand asthma in more detail.

5. Preparing for the Hospital, Tests, and Procedures

Blood Draws:

An Online Social Story About Getting Blood Drawn.

A YouTube Video of a Typical Little Boy Getting Blood Drawn—A Less Seasoned Blood Drawee but He Shows It’s Not So Bad!

EEGs:

YouTube video about Getting an EEG done: “Your Child’s EEG at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta”.

A YouTube Video of A Girl Getting an Ambulatory EEG.

A Child Life Social Story Online About Getting a Video EEG.

MRIs:

Nice overview directed to the child to explain the day he/she will get an MRI. This is fantastic in outlining what to expect in a calming, simple straightforward way

 

 

1. General Sources for Pediatric Information

These sites on the internet are like textbooks, with both information on general health issues, prevention, and information on specific illnesses.

Healthy Children, from the American Academy of Pediatrics
This is the AAP’s website for parents and patients. The AAP is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. It includes general information related to child health and specific guidelines concerning a wide range of pediatric issues.

KidsDoc Symptom Checker
Is your child sick? Figure out what to do now and what to do next! This is a new resource from the American Academy of Pediatrics, with detailed medical advice for a wide range of pediatric problems. It includes definitions, causes, when-to-call, and treatment advice.

KidsHealth
KidsHealth presents a wealth of information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.

KidsGrowth
A website devoted to a broad range of pediatric health topics.

KidsGrowth Handouts for Parents
Extensive resource of handouts for parents on a broad range of pediatric topics.

Babycenter
Another good source of general information, especially strong on child development.

University of Michigan’s Pediatric Health Topics
An extensive and well-respected resource for a wide range of pediatric health topics, from C.S.Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan.

Up To Date – For Patients
A trusted source to learn more about medical conditions, better understand management and treatment options, and have a better dialogue with health care providers.

A Minute for Kids – Audio shorts
American Academy of Pediatrics’ short audio clips for parents, on a broad range of valuable pediatric topics.

CDC Travel Health
Information for travelers and their health-care providers about vaccines, medications, and other measures necessary to prevent illness and injury during international travel.

The National Institute of Child Health and Human development

MayoClinic.com

Medscape.com

FDA

QuackWatch.com
Information on dubious health claims.

 

2. Vaccines

 

General Vaccine Information and Resources:

Routine Vaccine Schedules, ages 0-6
This is the immunization schedule chart for parents, from the CDC, for ages 0-6 years.

Routine Vaccine Schedules, ages 7-18
This is the immunization schedule chart for parents, from the CDC, for ages 7-18 years.

Immunization Schedules
This is the full CDC webpage on all current vaccine schedules, a useful resource for both parents and clinicians.

CDC – Immunizations Website – Information for Healthcare Professionals and Patients
This is the CDC’s main web page for vaccine information, for both healthcare professionals and patients, with links and current information related to all aspects of immunizations.

CDC – Immunizations – Information for Parents 
This is the CDC’s web page for vaccine information for parents, a useful resource for all types of information about childhood vaccines.

CDC Parents Guide to Immunizations
This is a 68-page booklet from the CDC on immunizations for children.

American Academy of Pediatrics – Immunization Information for Families
This is the AAP’s vaccine resource page for parents and healthcare professionals, including information on the safety and importance of vaccines — as well as misconceptions, FAQs, and a wealth of other information.

Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)
These are the patient handouts developed by the CDC which explain each of the vaccines and the diseases they prevent.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a respected source of information on vaccines, and has developed this comprehensive vaccine resource website.

Immunization Action Coalition: Vaccine Information for Heathcare Professionals
This is a comprehensive vaccine information site, designed for healthcare professionals but useful also for patients and parents.

Vaccinate Your Baby
A campaign launched by “Every Child by Two”, an organization devoted to raising awareness of the critical need for timely immunizations.

 

Vaccine Information for SKEPTICAL parents:

An Epidemic of Fear: How Panicked Parents Skipping Shots Endagers Us All
“To hear his enemies talk, you might think Paul Offit is the most hated man in America…” This is a well-written article focused on Paul Offit, MD, who boldly refutes the anti-immunization movement. From Wired Magazine, October 2009.

What’s the Real Story on the Vaccine Debate?
Another article in the same magazine issue, with useful links and information.

Cashing in On Fear: The Danger of Dr. Sears 
This detailed article reviews Dr. Sear’s book on alternative vaccine schedules, discussing the flaws in his logic, as well as misinformation contained in his book that may lead parents to make the wrong decisions for their children.

Vaccines and Autism: A Tale of Shifting Hypotheses
This 2008 article by Gerber and Offit addresses parental concerns about vaccines, examining and discussing hypotheses about MMR vaccine, thimerosal, and multiple-vaccine administration.

Facts for Parents about Vaccine Safety
This letter from the AAP addresses vaccine safety, autism, and other concerns.

Mercury, Thimerosal and Vaccines
This is the CDCs statement and information page, explaining the safety of vaccines and addressing these concerns.

Here Be Dragons: An Introduction to Critical Thinking

Too Many Vaccines? What You Should Know
Information from the Vaccine Education Center at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

Vaccines and Autism
From the Vaccine Education Center at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

 

3. Pediatric Health Topics.

Behavior and Mental Health

American Academy of Pediatric’s “HealthyChildren.org” site has a variety of articles on behavioral and mental health topics:

ADHD – Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AAP’s article for parents on understanding ADHD

“Taking Charge of ADHD” by Russell Barkley, PhD
This is a great book by a noted ADHD expert who is board-certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and also Clinical Neuropsychology.

KidsHealth.Org: Emotions & Behavior 
From Nemours: “Is it just a phase or a serious problem? Help your child cope with life’s ups and downs, from dealing with divorce to preparing for new siblings. Or find out how to understand your child’s behavior, whether it’s toddler tantrums or teenage depression.”

ANXIETY in children:

  • What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety
    This is an interactive self-help book by Dawn Huebner, PhD, designed to guide 6–12 year olds and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of generalized anxiety.
    Other self-help books by the same author deal with OCD, anger, negativity, sleep problems, and bad habits, and can be found on Dawn Huebner’s website.

 

 

  • Turnaround: Turning Fear into Freedom
    From the Turnaround website: “Turnaround is a professionally developed, kid-friendly audio program designed to help your child overcome anxiety.” Cost is about $150 for the program.

Teen Hotlines
Hotlines for suicide, sexual assault and rape, pregnancy, and self-injury.

Stop Bullying Now
Website for information about bullying.

Child Who Bites Others

Child Who Hurts Other Children

Temper Tantrums – How to Deal with Them

Sibling Rivalry Towards a New Baby

Angry Kids

Grief, Bereavement & Coping with Loss — Resources
Links to resources for helpiing children and families cope with the loss of a loved one.

Sibling Grief Newsletter
Newsletter from the Association of Death Education and Counseling devoted to helping children and adults cope with the loss of a sibling.

 

Development

KidsHealth.Org’s site for Child Development & Growth 
An extensive resource for child development topics, from Nemours. “What should you expect as your child grows? Learn how to understand and deal with your child’s changing body and mind from infancy through the teen years.”

For children with special needs, here is an important link for useful apps.

 

Parenting

Parent Hacks

“Raising Successful Children”
This is an interetsing NYTimes article about how best to help our children without “overparenting”.

 

Exercise and Sports

Sports health topics from AAP
Each article examines a sports-related condition and is designed for both physicians and parents.

Sports Medicine – Little League Pitching Guidelines
Pitching guidelines from AAP Sports Medicine site.

 

Nutrition

Introducing Solid Foods
Bayside’s guidelines for starting your baby on solid foods at 4 months old
And here are some other Bayside handouts on nutrition:

Iron in Your Child’s Diet

Vitamin D

Calcium: contributing to your bone bank

Good Foods on a Tight Budget
Tips and recipes from the Environmental Working Group: “EWG assessed nearly 1,200 foods and hand-picked the best 100 or so that pack in nutrients at a good price, with the fewest pesticides, contaminants and artificial ingredients. Enjoy!”

ChooseMyPlate.gov
This is the new website filled with useful advice and recommendations on food groups, and dietary guidelines, with extensive resources and tips about healthy nutrition. From the USDA’s recent press release:
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 – First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled the federal government’s new food icon, MyPlate, to serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices. MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal times and to seek more information to help them do that by going to www.ChooseMyPlate.gov. The new MyPlate icon emphasizes the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein and dairy food groups.

“Let’s Eat for the Health of It” brochure
This is the brochure from ChooseMyPlate.gov, with advice and tips on building a healthy plate; cutting back on foods high in fats, sugars and salt; eating the right amount of calories; and being physically active.

Ten Tips Nutrition Education Series
Also from ChooseMyPlate.gov. Check out the ten tips for each of many nutritional topics, including “Healthy eating for vegetarians”; “Kid-friendly veges and fruits”; “Eating more whole gra6ins”; and many others.

The Food Allergy Network
Website devoted to food allergy resources

For more on food allergies, see our Allergy Section in this Health Library.

Center for Science in the Public Interest

The USDA

The American Dietetic Association

Health tips from the California AAP, 2007:

  • For Parents
  • Para Ninos
  • Para Padres

Health Department Restaurant Inspections, Alameda County

Health Department Restaurant Inspections,Contra Costa County

 

Newborns and Infants

Caring For a Newborn

Circumcision – After-Care for the Plastibell Method

Circumcision – After-Care for the Gomco Method

Sleeping through the night
Tips to help your baby learn to sleep throught the night

 

Teenagers

TeenHealth
TeenHealth from Nemours is a comprehensive resource for teens, including health and wellness information

Stress Management Tips for Teens
Tips for teen stress management

Family PACT Resources for Birth Control and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs):
Listed below is a handout on choosing a contraception method, Birth Control Myths and Facts, and the Emergency Contraceptive Pill

Gender and Sexuality

It Gets Better Project
A website where young people who are lesbian, gay, bi, or trans can see how love and happiness can be a reality in their future … a place where people can share their stories, take the “It Gets Better Project pledge”, watch videos of love and support, and also seek help.

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered teens
PFLAG’s Website (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) with information and resources for GLBT people and their families.

 

Breastfeeding

When Latching

Breast Milk Collection & Storage

When You’re Having Difficulty Nursing

Breast Care – Sore Nipples

 

Lead Poisoning Prevention

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention, California Department of Public Health

Learn About Lead (English) (Spanish)

Simple Steps to Protect Your Child from Lead (English) (Spanish)

Lead in House Paint and Dirt Can Hurt Your Child (English) (Spanish)

 

Education

Educational Publications

CA Educational Data

For children with special needs, here is an important link for useful apps.

 

Illnesses and Common conditions

 

ADHD

ADHD – Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AAP’s article for parents on understanding ADHD.

“Taking Charge of ADHD” by Russell Barkley, PhD
ADHD is a very complicated condition. There are many references to read, and some say that this book is the “cream of the crop.” It’s authored by a noted ADHD expert who is board-certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and also Clinical Neuropsychology.

 

Allergies

The Food Allergy Network
Website devoted to food allergy resources

 

Asthma

Asthma is one of the most common chronic medical conditions that we deal with in pediatrics. It can be mild or severe, persistent or sporadic, and a child can outgrow it or not. In any case, a child with asthma needs ongoing medical attention from us, even if the symptoms seem to be gone. Left untreated, chronic or persistent asthma symptoms – even if not severe – can cause chronic and night-time coughing, exercise intolerance, and also lead to lung problems.

A lot has been learned about asthma over the years, and we now have excellent medicines for treatment – both for acute symptoms and for the underlying inflammation which leads to asthma symptoms. That’s why we need to keep track of your child’s asthma – to see what can be done and what needs to be done.

Asthma Basics

Asthma: Avoiding Enviromental Triggers

Asthma Medications

Instructions For Asthma Medication Administration

 

Autism

Here are some references for children and adults to read about autism:

Autism References 4 to 8

  • All About My Brother: An Eight-Year-Old Sister’s Introduction To Her Brother Who Has Autism; by Sarah Peralta, Edition APC, 2002
  • Andy and His Yellow Frisbee; by Mary Thompson; Woodbine House, 1996
  • Asperger’s huh? A Child’s Perspective; by Rosina Schnurr; Anisor, 1999
  • Autism; Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen; KidHaven Press, 2005
  • Ian’s Walk: A Story About Autism; by Laurie Lears; illustrated by Karen Ritz; Albert Whitman, 1998
  • My Social Stories Book; edited by Carol Gray; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002
  • When My Worries Get Too Big: A Relaxation Book for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders; by Kari Dunn Baron; Autism Asperger Publ Co, 2006

Autism References 9 to 12

  • Autism; Elaine Landau; Franklin Watts, 2001
  • Autism; by Carol Baldwin; Heinemann Library, 2002
  • Autism; Sarah Lennard-Brown; Raintree, 2004
  • Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome? A Guide For Friends And Family; by Jude Welton; illustrated by Jane Telford, Jessica Kingsley, 2004
  • Caring for Myself; by Christy Gast and Jane Krug; photographs by Kotoe Laackman; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008
  • Different Like Me: My Book Of Autism Heroes; Jennifer Elder; illustrations by Marc Thomas and Jennifer Elder; Jessica Kingsley, 2005
  • Mori’s Story: A Book About a Boy With Autism; by Zachary M. Gartenberg; Lerner Publications Co., 1998 (for siblings)
  • To Be Me; by Rebecca Elinger: WPS Creative Therapy Store, 2005

Autism References Teen

  • Asperger Download: A Guide to Help Teenage Males with Asperger Syndrome Trouble-Shoot Life’s Challenges; by Joies Santomauro; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • Asperger Syndrome: An Owner’s Manual 2: For Older Adolescents and Adults: What You, Your Parents and Friends, and Your Employer, Need to Know; by Ellen Korin; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • Coping With Asperger Syndrome; Maxine Rosaler; The Rosen Pub. Group, 2004
  • Everything You Need to Know When a Brother or Sister Is Autistic; Marsha S. Rosenberg; Rosen Pub. Group, 1999
  • My Strange and Terrible Malady; by Catherine Bristow; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2008
  • Your Life is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome; by Jerry Newport; Future Horizons, 2001

Autism References Adult

  • Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior; by Lynn McClannahan; Woodbine House, 2003
  • Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens and Teens Get Ready for the Real World; by Teresa Bolick; Fair Winds Press, 2001
  • Asperger Syndrome and Young Children: Building Skills for the Real World; For People Who Know and Care for 3-to-7-Year-Olds; by Teresa Bolick; Fair Winds Press, 2004
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: the Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Other ASDs; by Chantal Sicile-Kira and Temple Grandin; Perigee Books, 2004
  • Finding Our Way: Practical Solutions for Creating a Supportive Home and Community for the Asperger Syndrome Family; by Kristi Sakai; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2005
  • Girls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Solutions for Addressing Everyday Challenges; by Lori Ernsperger; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • The Autistic Spectrum Parents’ Daily Helper: A Workbook for You and Your Child; by Philip Abrams; Ulysses Press, 2004
  • Children With Autism: A Parent’s Guide; by Michael D. Powers; Woodbine House, 2000
  • Challenging Behavior and Autism: Making Sense – Making Progress; by Philip Whitaker; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2002
  • Could It Be Autism? A Parent’s Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps; by Nancy Wiseman; Broadway Books, 2006
  • Demystifying Autistic Spectrum Disorders: A Guide to Diagnosis for Parents and Professionals; by Carolyn Bruey; Woodbine House, 2004
  • Exceptional Parent Magazine, call 1-877-372-7368
  • Helping Children with Autism Learn: A Guide to Treatment Approaches for Parents and Professionals; by Bryna Siegel; Oxford University Press, 2003
  • Parenting Your Asperger Child: Individualized Solutions for Teaching Your Child Practical Skills; by Alan Sohn; Perigee Trade, 2005
  • Reaching Out, Joining In: Teaching Social Skills to Young Children with Autism; by Mary Jane Weiss; Woodbine House, 2001
  • Toilet Training for Individuals With Autism & Other Developmental Issues; by Maria Wheeler; 2nd edition, Future Horizons, 2007

 

Bedwetting (Enuresis)

Bedwetting
Bedwetting information from the American Academy of Pediatrics, HealthyChildren.org website

 

Constipation

Constipation Handout

 

Head Injuries, Concussions

Concussions

 

Infections

Meningitis Vaccine Brochure

Croup

 

Fevers

Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen Dosing Chart

 

Influenza

CDC Influenza Resource Page
This is the CDC’s homepage for all up to date influenza information, including information for patients and healthcare professionals, including seasonal information

Seasonal Influenza: The Disease
This CDC page organizes multiple categories of information about influenza, including key flu facts, the 2010-11 season, symptoms and severity, and a flu Q&A.

Key Facts about Seasonal Influenza and Influenza Vaccine 
This is a useful summary from the CDC about flu symptoms and who should be vaccinated

CDC: Influenza symptoms
This is a good description of flu symptoms for patients

Seasonal Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick

The Flu: Caring for Someone Sick at Home

Seasonal Flu Information for Parents
CDC’s influenza resource page for parents, with a wealth of information and useful links

Antiviral Drugs and the Flu – Information for patients
This is information from the CDC about influenza anti-viral drugs.

H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu)
This is the CDC’s update page for the 2009 outbreak of H1N1 (swine) Flu — the pandemic is now over, but H1N1 is expected to continue to circulate as a seasonal flu.
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Skin and Hair Conditions

Eczema

 

Vomiting and Diarrhea

Instructions for Vomiting and Diarrhea

 

4. Good books about children and children’s health.

There are lots and lots of books about children. Some will speak to you, and others will leave you cold. In this section we present to you some of our favorites. We can’t tell you which ones you will like best, but these are some we like, with our comments.

 

General Books on Child Health

 

Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition (Paperback)
by Benjamin Spock (Author), Robert Needlman (Editor)

We probably don’t need to say much about this classic. It was good when it emerged over 50 years ago, and has been continually updated. It has great advice in both treating illness, maintaining prevention, and in child rearing.

 

Taking Care of Your Child: A Parent’s Illustrated Guide to Complete Medical Care
by James F. Fries, Robert H. Pantell, Donald M. Vickery ISBN: 0738-21071-4

Your child has a symptom, or something you want to know about? This is a great book to look it up in.

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by Barton D. Schmitt

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by American Academy of Pediatrics; Steven P. Shelov, MD, MS, FAAP, Editor in Chief, and Robert E. Hannemann, MD, FAAP

Another excellent guide to look at, very specific.

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by American Academy of Pediatrics; Edward L. Schor, MD, FAAP, Editor in Chief

These books from our official pediatrics Academy are comprehensive and very authoritative.

 

Child Development and Temperament

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
Edited by Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP

This guide helps parents understand the important developmental milestones that their child will reach in the first five years.

 

The Difficult Child: Expanded and Revised Edition
by Stanley Turecki and Leslie Tonner

Many Bayside clinicians think this book is fantastic. It helps parents (and doctors!) understand the temperaments of all children, not just those who are “difficult.” As close to “required reading” as we get!

 

Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, And Energetic
by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Similar to the Difficult Child, but more PC…. Good book!

 

Toddlers and Parents: A Declaration of Independence
by T. Berry Brazelton

 

Infants

 

Mother’s Circle: How Your Baby Changes How Your Baby Changes You
by Lisa Spiegel, Sandra Kunhardt Basile, Sandra K. Basile, Jean Kunhardt

Wonderful book recording the feelings and thoughts of mothers as their children go through the first year of life. This helps mothers, and fathers, understand themselves and their feelings, and not to feel alone.

 

Infants and Mothers: Differences in Development
by T. Berry Brazelton

Basic book from the leading developmental pediatrician.

 

What to Expect the First Year
by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, and Sandee Hathaway

 

Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Baby Sleep Longer
by Harvey Karp

How to calm with the five ‘S’s” – swaddling, stomach, shushing, swinging, and sucking. Watch the DVD, especially before the birth!

 

Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby’s First Year
by Scott W. Cohen

Drawing on the latest medical recommendations and his experiences at home and in the office, Dr. Cohen covers everything from preparing for your baby’s arrival to introducing her to a new sibling, to those three basic functions that will come to dominate a new parent’s life. Eat, Sleep, Poop addresses questions, strategies, myths, and all aspects of your child’s development. Lively, practical, and reassuring, Eat, Sleep, Poop provides the knowledge you need to parent with confidence, to relax and enjoy baby’s fi rst year, and to raise your child with the best tool a parent can have: informed common sense.

 

Motivated Minds: Raising Children to Love Learning
by Deborah Stipek, Kathy Seal
ISBN: 0805-06395-1

 

Pressured Parents, Stressed-out Kids: Dealing With Competition While Raising a Successful Child
by Wendy S. Grolnick, Kathy Seal
ISBN: 1591-02566-4
ISBN 13: 978-1591-02566-5

 

Discipline and Communication

 

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
by Elaine Mazlish, Adele Faber, Kimberly Ann Coe

 

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk
by Elaine Mazlish, Adele Faber, Kimberly Ann Coe

Easy to read, lots of cartoons of common situations and problem-solving strategies. Promotes good relationships!

 

Drawing the Line: Ten Steps to Constructive Discipline–And Achieving a Great Relationship with Your Kids
by Michael J. Weiss, Sheldon H. Wagner, and Susan Goldberg

 

Nutrition

 

How to Get Your Kid to Eat but Not Too Much
by Ellyn Satter

This is a great book, combining nutrition and behavior. It will make you more calm, not more anxious!

 

American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child’s Nutrition
by William H. MD PhD Dietz, Loraine M. Stern

An authoritative reference.

 

Sleep

 

Sleeping Through the Night 
by Jodi Mindell

 

Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems
by Richard Ferber

Our experience with both sleep books has been excellent!

 

Good Night Sleep Tight: The Sleep Lady’s Gentle Guide to Helping Your Child Go to Sleep, Stay Asleep, and Wake Up Happy
by Kim West and Joanne Kenen

This book is a kinder, gentler transition for parents who aren’t able to carry out the Gerber ir Mindell methods. Good book!

 

Sibling Rivalry

 

Understanding Sibling Rivalry: The Brazelton Way
by Joshua D. Sparrow, T. Berry Brazelton

 

Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too
by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish

A wonderful book with lots of great examples.–> –

 

Physical and Sexual Development

 

Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls
by Valorie Schaefer, Norm Bendell

 

Sports

 

Stretching, 20th Anniversary Revised Edition
by Bob Anderson (Author), Jean Anderson (Illustrator) –>

 

Asthma

Allergies and Asthma: What Every Parent Needs to Know
by American Academy of Pediatrics, and Michael J. Welch, MD, FAAP
ISBN-10: 1581104456

This is a book on asthma from the American Academy of Pediatrics, a trusted source of pediatric medical information. Second edition, December, 2010

Asthma Guide for All Ages
by Thomas F. Plaut, M.D.
ISBN 978-0-914625-30-8

This short book is a good reference to help you understand the basics of asthma – what it is, and how we monitor and treat it.

Asthma Guide for All Ages
by Thomas F. Plaut, MD with Teresa B. Jones, M.A.

This is another good reference book by Dr. Plaut, going into more detail to help you understand asthma in more detail.

5. Preparing for the Hospital, Tests, and Procedures

Blood Draws:

An Online Social Story About Getting Blood Drawn.

A YouTube Video of a Typical Little Boy Getting Blood Drawn—A Less Seasoned Blood Drawee but He Shows It’s Not So Bad!

EEGs:

YouTube video about Getting an EEG done: “Your Child’s EEG at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta”.

A YouTube Video of A Girl Getting an Ambulatory EEG.

A Child Life Social Story Online About Getting a Video EEG.

MRIs:

Nice overview directed to the child to explain the day he/she will get an MRI. This is fantastic in outlining what to expect in a calming, simple straightforward way

 

Call 408-945-0300 to make an appointment

Posted by admin on November 10, 2016


HEALTH TIPS



HEALTH TIPS

Don’t Forget the Sunscreen, Vitamins and Supplements 

For most of us in Silicon Valley, all year around is a time to “play” outside, and being in the sun and activities, like running, biking, swimming, walking, hiking, skiing etc, are a great way to enjoy the great outdoors and get back into shape. Unfortunately, our bodies are often simply not used to the increased physical stress, including the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems.The cardiovascular system, especially the heart, will need the proper nutrients to ensure its ability to correctly function during increased physical stress. Consider adding Standard Process’ cardiovascular products to support a strong heart, healthy oxygen metabolism, efficient circulation of blood, and cell growth, repair, and function.And don’t forget the body’s largest organ, the skin. Summer is an ideal season to support your skin for healthy structure and function with essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Our special Skin Care Products and Natural Products such as Dermatrophin PMG®, Cataplex® F, Wheat Germ Fortified™, or USF Ointment (used topically), all support the skin during heat and sun exposure.Some Simple Tips

Our weight is a result of how much we take in and how much we burn. The first step is to have a burning desire to be healthy. Eat regularly, never miss breakfast, eat small portions and slowly omit the sugars. Eat three meals and three snacks every day, do not eat if you are not hungry (if you feel full there is no need to finish all the food in the plate), and drink plenty of water every day.

» Eat organic, balanced food, variety, whole grains, colorful vegetables and fruits.
» Eat organic, non refined and natural and WHOLE food and grains and meat and dairy products.
» Eat food which is rich in omega 3 fatty acids (e.g. Fish, almonds, flaxseeds, pecans, peanuts, pine nuts, pistachio and walnuts.) Eat natural fats such as butter, olive oils (no canola oil or margin), olives, nuts and anything high in Omega Fatty acids.
» Take only Whole Food Supplements and Vitamins made from natural unprocessed ingredients. You may look at some of these Whole Food Natural Supplements and Vitamins Brochures.
» Eat foods that have not been processed and that do not contain processed ingredients.
» Eat low glycemic index (GI) food. Low GI foods are slower to digest so you feel full longer; keeping the insulin levels low, inhibits the formation of fat and assists in the conversion of fat back to energy.
» Do Not eat refined sugar or unnatural sugar substitutes. Eat natural whole sweeteners and whole fruits.

What Is Glycemic Index?

Glycemic Index measures the speed at which food is digested and converted to sugar. The faster the food breaks down, the higher the glycemic index. GI of glucose is 100. All other foods are measured against the 100.

The key to loosing weight or maintaining the weight is to eat low GI food, low caloric food, eat high quality food, small portions, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, and exercise to strength your heart and muscles. Drink a big glass of water before meals to partially fill your stomach.

Include proteins in all your meals and snacks. Eat only low fat proteins preferably from both animal and vegetable sources.

What proteins you should include:

» Lean cut meats (all fat trimmed)
» Poultry (no skin)
» Cottage cheese and plain Yogurt with fruits
» Omega 3 saturated eggs.
» Beans
» Whole grains
» Nuts
» Low fat or no fat yogurt
» Whole or low fat Milk

Reduce calories and fats by eating low GI and low fat foods.

TEA

Tea and Coffee in moderation are good. Green tea has less caffeine, and has antioxidant properties. Green tree is preferred.

Fruits

It is always better to eat organics thoroughly washed fresh fruits and vegetables rather than juice. Make sure your meals are as colorful as possible by mixing and matching different vegetables, fruits, nuts and lean meats.

Wine

A glass of wine (which contains antioxidants) with dinner is now recommended for better health. I would also add a small portion of dark chocolate (polyphenols) as dessert. Or you may consider whole food supplements that have essential beneficial ingredients of wine and chocolate.

Multivitamins

Take whole food natural multivitamin daily, follow the recommended low glycemic index diet, and exercise. Not only will you have a great skin, look fit and be full of energy, but you will also be happy.

For more information schedule a on line consultation appointment or call 408-945-0300

Quality of Ingredients

Just like any recipe, the quality of the ingredients you use affects the quality of the final product. Therefore, it’s important to answer all these questions when evaluating a supplement and its effectiveness.

Where do the ingredients come from?
Manufacturers who grow many of their ingredients have the unique ability to control the quality of the ingredient from seed to supplement. Some manufacturers own certified organic farms to further enhance the quality of their ingredients.

When are ingredients processed?
When you buy a tomato, you inspect it for quality. You wouldn’t knowingly buy one that was mushy and bruised. This same principle holds true for when ingredients are prime for harvest. Different foods reach their peak nutrient value during different times within the growing season. Pea vine, for example, is at its peak during the flowering stage.

Once harvested, food begins to lose its value. It is perishable like the tomato. If there is a delay of hours, days, or months from when an ingredient is harvested to when it’s processed, many of its very delicate phytonutrients are lost.

Are the ingredient’s vital factors retained?
Each ingredient has its own set of rules in relation to how to best extract and package its vital life. The manufacturing process needs to retain the vital nutrients within the ingredients. Too much heat will destroy enzymes and phytonutrients. The manufacturer should use a low-temperature, high-vacuum process to make sure that the ingredient’s nutrients are preserved.Talk with your health care professional at our Clinic to learn more about whole foods and Standard Process products. Call 408-945-0300 to make a consultation and medical evaluation specific to your family health needs.

      Brochures and Reference Material for natural vitamins and supplements

Our brochures help patients better understand the benefits of nutrition and specific Standard Process products, clarify the whole food difference, and define our commitment to quality.

(Download Pdf documents below in Holistic section in our web site)

+ Are You Feeding Your Body
+ Baby Boomer’s Nutritional Health
+ Bone Health
+ Calcium Supplements
+ Digestive Support (Zypan®)
+ Farming and Manufacturing
+ Garlic
+ Ginkgo and Your Health (Ginkgo Synergy®)
+ Glucosamine and Joint Health
+ Green Vegetable Supplement (SP Green Food™)
+ Health Bars (StandardBars®)
+ Heart Health
+ High-Protein Health Bars
+ Immune Support (Echinacea-C™)
+ Immune System Support
+ Joint Health (Ligaplex® I & Ligaplex® II)
+ Liver Support (A-F Betafood®)
+ Natural Antioxidant Support (OPC Synergy®)
+ Natural Calmatives
+ Natural Detoxification (SP Cleanse®)
+ Natural Fiber Supplement (Gastro-Fiber®)
+ Nervous System and Circulatory Support (Folid Acid B12)
+ Patient Information
+ Phytonutrients (Cruciferous Complete™)
+ Pollen
+ Pollen Season Support
+ Prostate Health (Palmettoplex®)
+ Purification
+ Selecting a Quality Supplement
+ Sports Endurance
+ Tuna Omega-3 Oil
+ Whey Protein
+ Whole Food Multivitamin (Catalyn®)
+ Whole Food Supplement Shake (SP Complete™)
+ Why Whole Foods (Is Your Supplement Complete)

Helpful Educational Resources on Supplements

Information on Dietary Supplements and Herbs
American Botanical Council
Fact Sheets from the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements
Dietary Supplement Information Bureau
International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) Database
Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center
MedlinePlus Dietary Supplements
Medline Plus Herbs and Supplements
Sloan-Kettering – About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products: Search About Herbs

Evidenced-Based Reviews
Cochrane Reviews
Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects
National Guideline Clearinghouse
Natural Standard

Governmental Agencies
National Institute’s of Health Office of Dietary Supplements
NIH Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Whole Foods and Nutrition
The World’s Healthiest Foods
USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center
Nutrition.Gov

Phytochemical and Nutrient Databases
Dr. Duke’s Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases
USDA Phytochemical Database
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

Useful common Health Tips from Dr. Malhotra:

» Eat balanced healthy diet of whole natural organic foods high in Omega 3 and 6
» No smoking
» Play with your children
» Exercise or just walk 20 -30 minutes a day
» Wear Sun protection
» No tanning (includes tanning devices)
» Wear protective clothing – long sleeves when outdoors. Wear wide brim hat
» Wear sun glasses and special sun outerwear BluMod and YellowMod to convert sun rays to beneficial light.
» Must apply SPF of 15 or higher all year round. Sunscreen should be applied 20 minutes before going outdoors to all exposed skin. Reapply SPF 15 or more after sweating or being in water.
» Eat Whole Natural Organic Foods and Whole Food Supplements and Vitamins. No sugar or artificial sweeteners. Eat only natural whole fruits and natural food and whole food natural vitamins and supplements for high energy and good health.
» Have a positive attitude and be grateful. Smile, Be Happy, Be Still and Be Alive.
» Do meditation. Make social connections.
» Sleep 7 to 8 hours a day.
» No more than 3 alcoholic drinks a week. No soft drinks. Minimal sugar.
» You may use sun protection hats that convert harmful rays for Skin Rejuvenation and Acne prevention. Call us about this exciting product to take harmful rays and convert them into therapy.
» Remember what is good for your Skin, it also good for your brain, mood, heart, body, self esteem and your total health. There is a direct skin, beauty, mind, body and brain connection. Change your skin and brain, change your life.

Call 408-945-0300 to make an appointment

Silicon Valley Medical Clinic, Milpitas CA 95035

Neema Malhotra, M.D.,   Melissa-Gayle Sanchez, M.D.

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AFTER HOURS


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AFTER HOURS CARE

 

What do I do if my child is sick at night or on the weekend?

If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, dial 9-1-1 and or go to nearest emergency room or hospital.  A few extended hours clinics are open late till 9 pm that can also help you. Call our office as soon as you need help/ if it is urgent and you need help and call our office at 408-945-0300 and physician on call covering after hours will call you back. Make sure to leave your and patient name, telephone number and message clearly. Please try to call preferably between 8 am to 8 pm.

Prescription refills, well visits, immunizations, school physicals, billing questions or making a routine appointment,etc. are not considered emergencies or urgent matters to call after hours. Please call our office or just come to the office when clinic is open. We are open during 9 am to 6 pm on Monday and Wednesdays and between 10 am and 7 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We are closed for lunch between 1 pm to 2 pm. We will make sure that you or your child is seen.

Who takes sick calls at night?

Phone coverage is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If your call is medical related, you will get a return call from an after-hours pediatric nurse or physician, who will answer your questions. One of our providers will be reached if it is medically necessary.

Do you offer same day sick visits for your patients?

Yes. All sick children will be seen on the same day if possible. Every attempt will be made to schedule you with your primary doctor at our office. Please make an appointment for less wait. We try to accommodate walk-in patients without an appointment.

What do I need to tell the medical assistant when calling for making an appointment about myself or a sick child?

  • Patient’s age
  • What you are concerned about
  • How long it has been going on and has it been getting worse
  • What you have done about your child’s illness
  • Patients (Your child’s) temperature
  • Your child’s state of alertness and playfulness
  • Your child’s intake of fluids
  • Insurance policy Info
  • Have your contact phone numbers ready so you can be called back if necessary

At which hospitals are your providers on staff?

Our providers are on staff at Regional Medical Center, San Jose hospital. If you are expecting a child, we work with the pediatric hospitalists and OBGYN to coordinate your newborn’s care. You are encouraged to see the pediatrician months prior to birth to know the doctor and ask any questions or concerns you may have. After the child is born and you are back home; please make an appointment to see the child with our pediatricians.

Will you visit my child if he/she is in the hospital?

If your child is sick in the hospital, he/she will be visited by one of our affiliated hospitalists who will keep your pediatrician informed on his/her condition. If needed; a post-hospital visit with your pediatrician will likely be scheduled after your child is discharged.

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TIPS FROM OUR DOCTORS




Useful common Health Tips from Dr. Malhotra:

» Eat balanced healthy diet of whole natural organic foods high in Omega 3 and 6
» No smoking  
» Play with your children
» Exercise or just walk 20 -30 minutes a day
» Wear Sun protection
» No tanning (includes tanning devices)
» Wear protective clothing – long sleeves when outdoors. Wear wide brim hat
» Wear sun glasses and special sun outerwear BluMod and YellowMod to convert sun rays to beneficial light.
» Must apply SPF of 15 or higher all year round. Sunscreen should be applied 20 minutes before going outdoors to all exposed skin. Reapply SPF 15 or more after sweating or being in water.
» Eat Whole Natural Organic Foods and Whole Food Supplements and Vitamins. No sugar or artificial sweeteners. Eat only natural whole fruits and natural food and whole foodS, natural vitamins and supplements for high energy and good health.
» Have a positive attitude and be grateful. Smile, Be Happy, Be Still and Be Alive.
» Do meditation. Make social connections. Do good for others.
» Sleep 7 to 8 hours a day.
» No more than 3 alcoholic drinks a week. No soft drinks. Minimal sugar.
» You may use sun protection hats that convert harmful rays for Skin Rejuvenation and Acne prevention. Call us about this exciting product to take harmful rays and convert them into therapy.
» Remember what is good for your Skin, it also good for your brain, mood, heart, body, self esteem and your total health. There is a direct skin, beauty, mind, body and brain connection. Change your skin and brain, change your life.

  
Call 408-945-0300 to make an appointment

Silicon Valley Medical Clinic, Milpitas CA 95035

Neema Malhotra, M.D., Melissa-Gayle Sanchez, M.D.

Posted by admin on November 10, 2016


COMMON DISEASES


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Illnesses and Common conditions

 

ADHD

ADHD – Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AAP’s article for parents on understanding ADHD.

“Taking Charge of ADHD” by Russell Barkley, PhD
ADHD is a very complicated condition. There are many references to read, and some say that this book is the “cream of the crop.” It’s authored by a noted ADHD expert who is board-certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and also Clinical Neuropsychology.

 

Allergies

The Food Allergy Network
Website devoted to food allergy resources

 

Asthma

Asthma is one of the most common chronic medical conditions that we deal with in pediatrics. It can be mild or severe, persistent or sporadic, and a child can outgrow it or not. In any case, a child with asthma needs ongoing medical attention from us, even if the symptoms seem to be gone. Left untreated, chronic or persistent asthma symptoms – even if not severe – can cause chronic and night-time coughing, exercise intolerance, and also lead to lung problems.

A lot has been learned about asthma over the years, and we now have excellent medicines for treatment – both for acute symptoms and for the underlying inflammation which leads to asthma symptoms. That’s why we need to keep track of your child’s asthma – to see what can be done and what needs to be done.

Asthma Basics

Asthma: Avoiding Enviromental Triggers

Asthma Medications

Instructions For Asthma Medication Administration

 

Autism

Here are some references for children and adults to read about autism:

Autism References 4 to 8

  • All About My Brother: An Eight-Year-Old Sister’s Introduction To Her Brother Who Has Autism; by Sarah Peralta, Edition APC, 2002
  • Andy and His Yellow Frisbee; by Mary Thompson; Woodbine House, 1996
  • Asperger’s huh? A Child’s Perspective; by Rosina Schnurr; Anisor, 1999
  • Autism; Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen; KidHaven Press, 2005
  • Ian’s Walk: A Story About Autism; by Laurie Lears; illustrated by Karen Ritz; Albert Whitman, 1998
  • My Social Stories Book; edited by Carol Gray; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002
  • When My Worries Get Too Big: A Relaxation Book for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders; by Kari Dunn Baron; Autism Asperger Publ Co, 2006

Autism References 9 to 12

  • Autism; Elaine Landau; Franklin Watts, 2001
  • Autism; by Carol Baldwin; Heinemann Library, 2002
  • Autism; Sarah Lennard-Brown; Raintree, 2004
  • Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome? A Guide For Friends And Family; by Jude Welton; illustrated by Jane Telford, Jessica Kingsley, 2004
  • Caring for Myself; by Christy Gast and Jane Krug; photographs by Kotoe Laackman; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008
  • Different Like Me: My Book Of Autism Heroes; Jennifer Elder; illustrations by Marc Thomas and Jennifer Elder; Jessica Kingsley, 2005
  • Mori’s Story: A Book About a Boy With Autism; by Zachary M. Gartenberg; Lerner Publications Co., 1998 (for siblings)
  • To Be Me; by Rebecca Elinger: WPS Creative Therapy Store, 2005

Autism References Teen

  • Asperger Download: A Guide to Help Teenage Males with Asperger Syndrome Trouble-Shoot Life’s Challenges; by Joies Santomauro; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • Asperger Syndrome: An Owner’s Manual 2: For Older Adolescents and Adults: What You, Your Parents and Friends, and Your Employer, Need to Know; by Ellen Korin; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • Coping With Asperger Syndrome; Maxine Rosaler; The Rosen Pub. Group, 2004
  • Everything You Need to Know When a Brother or Sister Is Autistic; Marsha S. Rosenberg; Rosen Pub. Group, 1999
  • My Strange and Terrible Malady; by Catherine Bristow; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2008
  • Your Life is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome; by Jerry Newport; Future Horizons, 2001

Autism References Adult

  • Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior; by Lynn McClannahan; Woodbine House, 2003
  • Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens and Teens Get Ready for the Real World; by Teresa Bolick; Fair Winds Press, 2001
  • Asperger Syndrome and Young Children: Building Skills for the Real World; For People Who Know and Care for 3-to-7-Year-Olds; by Teresa Bolick; Fair Winds Press, 2004
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: the Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Other ASDs; by Chantal Sicile-Kira and Temple Grandin; Perigee Books, 2004
  • Finding Our Way: Practical Solutions for Creating a Supportive Home and Community for the Asperger Syndrome Family; by Kristi Sakai; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2005
  • Girls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Solutions for Addressing Everyday Challenges; by Lori Ernsperger; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • The Autistic Spectrum Parents’ Daily Helper: A Workbook for You and Your Child; by Philip Abrams; Ulysses Press, 2004
  • Children With Autism: A Parent’s Guide; by Michael D. Powers; Woodbine House, 2000
  • Challenging Behavior and Autism: Making Sense – Making Progress; by Philip Whitaker; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2002
  • Could It Be Autism? A Parent’s Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps; by Nancy Wiseman; Broadway Books, 2006
  • Demystifying Autistic Spectrum Disorders: A Guide to Diagnosis for Parents and Professionals; by Carolyn Bruey; Woodbine House, 2004
  • Exceptional Parent Magazine, call 1-877-372-7368
  • Helping Children with Autism Learn: A Guide to Treatment Approaches for Parents and Professionals; by Bryna Siegel; Oxford University Press, 2003
  • Parenting Your Asperger Child: Individualized Solutions for Teaching Your Child Practical Skills; by Alan Sohn; Perigee Trade, 2005
  • Reaching Out, Joining In: Teaching Social Skills to Young Children with Autism; by Mary Jane Weiss; Woodbine House, 2001
  • Toilet Training for Individuals With Autism & Other Developmental Issues; by Maria Wheeler; 2nd edition, Future Horizons, 2007

 

Bedwetting (Enuresis)

Bedwetting
Bedwetting information from the American Academy of Pediatrics, HealthyChildren.org website

 

Constipation

Constipation Handout

 

Head Injuries, Concussions

Concussions

 

Infections

Meningitis Vaccine Brochure

Croup

 

Fevers

Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen Dosing Chart

 

Influenza

CDC Influenza Resource Page
This is the CDC’s homepage for all up to date influenza information, including information for patients and healthcare professionals, including seasonal information

Seasonal Influenza: The Disease
This CDC page organizes multiple categories of information about influenza, including key flu facts, the 2010-11 season, symptoms and severity, and a flu Q&A.

Key Facts about Seasonal Influenza and Influenza Vaccine 
This is a useful summary from the CDC about flu symptoms and who should be vaccinated

CDC: Influenza symptoms
This is a good description of flu symptoms for patients

Seasonal Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick

The Flu: Caring for Someone Sick at Home

Seasonal Flu Information for Parents
CDC’s influenza resource page for parents, with a wealth of information and useful links

Antiviral Drugs and the Flu – Information for patients
This is information from the CDC about influenza anti-viral drugs.

H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu)
This is the CDC’s update page for the 2009 outbreak of H1N1 (swine) Flu — the pandemic is now over, but H1N1 is expected to continue to circulate as a seasonal flu.

 

People don’t get sick on a business schedule, 9-5 Monday-Friday. So we have contracted with a Nurse Advice service. If you need to reach us outside of normal business hours, please call the office and listen to the recording. You will get a number to call (the number is specific for each office, which is why we are not listing it here.) Call that number and the trained nurse with telephone protocols to guide her or him will answer the phone and serve you.

NOTE: When you call us after hours, be sure to call the main office phone number (see Locations for the correct number). Only the main phone line at each office is forwarded to the voicemail / answering system.

The advice nurses can handle over 90% of the calls. If they need to reach our physician on-call, they will do so. If you find that you are being poorly served by this service, please let us know so we can respond on your behalf.

Remember, we see patients (pediatric patients only) on Saturday morning in our Pleasanton office, we see drop-in patients only in some of our offices on some days (see our Locations page for your office hours), and we have “same day sick” appointments throughout every weekday in all of our offices.

 

 

Welcome to our visit preparation page. Here you’ll find all the forms you’ll need to fill out for your visit to our office. We want to give you unhurried time to read information and to fill out forms at home, making your visit speedier and more relaxed.

 

NEW BAYSIDE PATIENT
First visit our Becoming a Bayside Patient section here.

 

Birth to 2 Weeks: Well Baby Check: 0 – 2 weeks questionnaire

1 Month: Well Baby Check: 1 month questionnaire

2 Months: Well Baby Check: 2 month questionnaire

4 Months: Well Baby Check: 4 month questionnaire

6 Months: Well Baby Check: 6 month questionnaire

9 Months: Well Baby Check: 9 month questionnaire

12 Months: Well Baby Check: 12 month questionnaire

15 Months: Well Baby Check: 15 month questionnaire

18 Months: Well Baby Check: 18 month questionnaire

M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

Spanish Version: M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

24 Months: Well Baby Check: 24month questionnaire

M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

Spanish Version: M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

30 Months: Well Baby Check: 30 month questionnaire

M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

Spanish Version: M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

3 Years: Well Child Check: 3 year questionnaire

4 Years: Well Child Check: 4 year questionnaire

5 Years: Well Child Check: 5 year questionnaire

6 Years: Well Child Check: 6 year questionnaire

7 Years: Well Child Check: 7 year questionnaire

8 Years: Well Child Check: 8 year questionnaire

9 – 11 Years: Well Child Check: 9 – 11 year questionnaire

12 – 17 Years: Well Child Check: 12 – 17 year questionnaire

18 – 21 Years: Well Adult Check: 18 – 21 year questionnaire

Asthma Visits: 
If your child has asthma, and is coming for an asthma-related visit, or for a routine well-care checkup, please complete one of the following forms:
Asthma Control Test ages 4-11 (English)
Asthma Control Test ages 4-11 (Spanish)
Asthma Control Test ages 12+ (English)
Asthma Control Test ages 12+ (Spanish)

 
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Skin and Hair Conditions

Eczema

 

Vomiting and Diarrhea

Instructions for Vomiting and Diarrhea

 

4. Good books about children and children’s health.

There are lots and lots of books about children. Some will speak to you, and others will leave you cold. In this section we present to you some of our favorites. We can’t tell you which ones you will like best, but these are some we like, with our comments.

 

General Books on Child Health

 

Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition (Paperback)
by Benjamin Spock (Author), Robert Needlman (Editor)

We probably don’t need to say much about this classic. It was good when it emerged over 50 years ago, and has been continually updated. It has great advice in both treating illness, maintaining prevention, and in child rearing.

 

Taking Care of Your Child: A Parent’s Illustrated Guide to Complete Medical Care
by James F. Fries, Robert H. Pantell, Donald M. Vickery ISBN: 0738-21071-4

Your child has a symptom, or something you want to know about? This is a great book to look it up in.

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by Barton D. Schmitt

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by American Academy of Pediatrics; Steven P. Shelov, MD, MS, FAAP, Editor in Chief, and Robert E. Hannemann, MD, FAAP

Another excellent guide to look at, very specific.

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by American Academy of Pediatrics; Edward L. Schor, MD, FAAP, Editor in Chief

These books from our official pediatrics Academy are comprehensive and very authoritative.

 

Child Development and Temperament

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
Edited by Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP

This guide helps parents understand the important developmental milestones that their child will reach in the first five years.

 

The Difficult Child: Expanded and Revised Edition
by Stanley Turecki and Leslie Tonner

Many Bayside clinicians think this book is fantastic. It helps parents (and doctors!) understand the temperaments of all children, not just those who are “difficult.” As close to “required reading” as we get!

 

Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, And Energetic
by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Similar to the Difficult Child, but more PC…. Good book!

 

Toddlers and Parents: A Declaration of Independence
by T. Berry Brazelton

 

Infants

 

Mother’s Circle: How Your Baby Changes How Your Baby Changes You
by Lisa Spiegel, Sandra Kunhardt Basile, Sandra K. Basile, Jean Kunhardt

Wonderful book recording the feelings and thoughts of mothers as their children go through the first year of life. This helps mothers, and fathers, understand themselves and their feelings, and not to feel alone.

 

Infants and Mothers: Differences in Development
by T. Berry Brazelton

Basic book from the leading developmental pediatrician.

 

What to Expect the First Year
by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, and Sandee Hathaway

 

Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Baby Sleep Longer
by Harvey Karp

How to calm with the five ‘S’s” – swaddling, stomach, shushing, swinging, and sucking. Watch the DVD, especially before the birth!

 

Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby’s First Year
by Scott W. Cohen

Drawing on the latest medical recommendations and his experiences at home and in the office, Dr. Cohen covers everything from preparing for your baby’s arrival to introducing her to a new sibling, to those three basic functions that will come to dominate a new parent’s life. Eat, Sleep, Poop addresses questions, strategies, myths, and all aspects of your child’s development. Lively, practical, and reassuring, Eat, Sleep, Poop provides the knowledge you need to parent with confidence, to relax and enjoy baby’s fi rst year, and to raise your child with the best tool a parent can have: informed common sense.

 

Motivated Minds: Raising Children to Love Learning
by Deborah Stipek, Kathy Seal
ISBN: 0805-06395-1

 

Pressured Parents, Stressed-out Kids: Dealing With Competition While Raising a Successful Child
by Wendy S. Grolnick, Kathy Seal
ISBN: 1591-02566-4
ISBN 13: 978-1591-02566-5

 

Discipline and Communication

 

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
by Elaine Mazlish, Adele Faber, Kimberly Ann Coe

 

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk
by Elaine Mazlish, Adele Faber, Kimberly Ann Coe

Easy to read, lots of cartoons of common situations and problem-solving strategies. Promotes good relationships!

 

Drawing the Line: Ten Steps to Constructive Discipline–And Achieving a Great Relationship with Your Kids
by Michael J. Weiss, Sheldon H. Wagner, and Susan Goldberg

 

Nutrition

 

How to Get Your Kid to Eat but Not Too Much
by Ellyn Satter

This is a great book, combining nutrition and behavior. It will make you more calm, not more anxious!

 

American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child’s Nutrition
by William H. MD PhD Dietz, Loraine M. Stern

An authoritative reference.

 

Sleep

 

Sleeping Through the Night 
by Jodi Mindell

 

Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems
by Richard Ferber

Our experience with both sleep books has been excellent!

 

Good Night Sleep Tight: The Sleep Lady’s Gentle Guide to Helping Your Child Go to Sleep, Stay Asleep, and Wake Up Happy
by Kim West and Joanne Kenen

This book is a kinder, gentler transition for parents who aren’t able to carry out the Gerber ir Mindell methods. Good book!

 

Sibling Rivalry

 

Understanding Sibling Rivalry: The Brazelton Way
by Joshua D. Sparrow, T. Berry Brazelton

 

Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too
by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish

A wonderful book with lots of great examples.–> –

 

Physical and Sexual Development

 

Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls
by Valorie Schaefer, Norm Bendell

 

Sports

 

Stretching, 20th Anniversary Revised Edition
by Bob Anderson (Author), Jean Anderson (Illustrator) –>

 

Asthma

Allergies and Asthma: What Every Parent Needs to Know
by American Academy of Pediatrics, and Michael J. Welch, MD, FAAP
ISBN-10: 1581104456

This is a book on asthma from the American Academy of Pediatrics, a trusted source of pediatric medical information. Second edition, December, 2010

Asthma Guide for All Ages
by Thomas F. Plaut, M.D.
ISBN 978-0-914625-30-8

This short book is a good reference to help you understand the basics of asthma – what it is, and how we monitor and treat it.

Asthma Guide for All Ages
by Thomas F. Plaut, MD with Teresa B. Jones, M.A.

This is another good reference book by Dr. Plaut, going into more detail to help you understand asthma in more detail.

5. Preparing for the Hospital, Tests, and Procedures

Blood Draws:

An Online Social Story About Getting Blood Drawn.

A YouTube Video of a Typical Little Boy Getting Blood Drawn—A Less Seasoned Blood Drawee but He Shows It’s Not So Bad!

EEGs:

YouTube video about Getting an EEG done: “Your Child’s EEG at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta”.

A YouTube Video of A Girl Getting an Ambulatory EEG.

A Child Life Social Story Online About Getting a Video EEG.

MRIs:

Nice overview directed to the child to explain the day he/she will get an MRI. This is fantastic in outlining what to expect in a calming, simple straightforward way

 

 

1. General Sources for Pediatric Information

These sites on the internet are like textbooks, with both information on general health issues, prevention, and information on specific illnesses.

Healthy Children, from the American Academy of Pediatrics
This is the AAP’s website for parents and patients. The AAP is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. It includes general information related to child health and specific guidelines concerning a wide range of pediatric issues.

KidsDoc Symptom Checker
Is your child sick? Figure out what to do now and what to do next! This is a new resource from the American Academy of Pediatrics, with detailed medical advice for a wide range of pediatric problems. It includes definitions, causes, when-to-call, and treatment advice.

KidsHealth
KidsHealth presents a wealth of information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.

KidsGrowth
A website devoted to a broad range of pediatric health topics.

KidsGrowth Handouts for Parents
Extensive resource of handouts for parents on a broad range of pediatric topics.

Babycenter
Another good source of general information, especially strong on child development.

University of Michigan’s Pediatric Health Topics
An extensive and well-respected resource for a wide range of pediatric health topics, from C.S.Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan.

Up To Date – For Patients
A trusted source to learn more about medical conditions, better understand management and treatment options, and have a better dialogue with health care providers.

A Minute for Kids – Audio shorts
American Academy of Pediatrics’ short audio clips for parents, on a broad range of valuable pediatric topics.

CDC Travel Health
Information for travelers and their health-care providers about vaccines, medications, and other measures necessary to prevent illness and injury during international travel.

The National Institute of Child Health and Human development

MayoClinic.com

Medscape.com

FDA

QuackWatch.com
Information on dubious health claims.

 

2. Vaccines

 

General Vaccine Information and Resources:

Routine Vaccine Schedules, ages 0-6
This is the immunization schedule chart for parents, from the CDC, for ages 0-6 years.

Routine Vaccine Schedules, ages 7-18
This is the immunization schedule chart for parents, from the CDC, for ages 7-18 years.

Immunization Schedules
This is the full CDC webpage on all current vaccine schedules, a useful resource for both parents and clinicians.

CDC – Immunizations Website – Information for Healthcare Professionals and Patients
This is the CDC’s main web page for vaccine information, for both healthcare professionals and patients, with links and current information related to all aspects of immunizations.

CDC – Immunizations – Information for Parents 
This is the CDC’s web page for vaccine information for parents, a useful resource for all types of information about childhood vaccines.

CDC Parents Guide to Immunizations
This is a 68-page booklet from the CDC on immunizations for children.

American Academy of Pediatrics – Immunization Information for Families
This is the AAP’s vaccine resource page for parents and healthcare professionals, including information on the safety and importance of vaccines — as well as misconceptions, FAQs, and a wealth of other information.

Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)
These are the patient handouts developed by the CDC which explain each of the vaccines and the diseases they prevent.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a respected source of information on vaccines, and has developed this comprehensive vaccine resource website.

Immunization Action Coalition: Vaccine Information for Heathcare Professionals
This is a comprehensive vaccine information site, designed for healthcare professionals but useful also for patients and parents.

Vaccinate Your Baby
A campaign launched by “Every Child by Two”, an organization devoted to raising awareness of the critical need for timely immunizations.

 

Vaccine Information for SKEPTICAL parents:

An Epidemic of Fear: How Panicked Parents Skipping Shots Endagers Us All
“To hear his enemies talk, you might think Paul Offit is the most hated man in America…” This is a well-written article focused on Paul Offit, MD, who boldly refutes the anti-immunization movement. From Wired Magazine, October 2009.

What’s the Real Story on the Vaccine Debate?
Another article in the same magazine issue, with useful links and information.

Cashing in On Fear: The Danger of Dr. Sears 
This detailed article reviews Dr. Sear’s book on alternative vaccine schedules, discussing the flaws in his logic, as well as misinformation contained in his book that may lead parents to make the wrong decisions for their children.

Vaccines and Autism: A Tale of Shifting Hypotheses
This 2008 article by Gerber and Offit addresses parental concerns about vaccines, examining and discussing hypotheses about MMR vaccine, thimerosal, and multiple-vaccine administration.

Facts for Parents about Vaccine Safety
This letter from the AAP addresses vaccine safety, autism, and other concerns.

Mercury, Thimerosal and Vaccines
This is the CDCs statement and information page, explaining the safety of vaccines and addressing these concerns.

Here Be Dragons: An Introduction to Critical Thinking

Too Many Vaccines? What You Should Know
Information from the Vaccine Education Center at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

Vaccines and Autism
From the Vaccine Education Center at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

 

3. Pediatric Health Topics.

Behavior and Mental Health

American Academy of Pediatric’s “HealthyChildren.org” site has a variety of articles on behavioral and mental health topics:

ADHD – Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AAP’s article for parents on understanding ADHD

“Taking Charge of ADHD” by Russell Barkley, PhD
This is a great book by a noted ADHD expert who is board-certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and also Clinical Neuropsychology.

KidsHealth.Org: Emotions & Behavior 
From Nemours: “Is it just a phase or a serious problem? Help your child cope with life’s ups and downs, from dealing with divorce to preparing for new siblings. Or find out how to understand your child’s behavior, whether it’s toddler tantrums or teenage depression.”

ANXIETY in children:

  • What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety
    This is an interactive self-help book by Dawn Huebner, PhD, designed to guide 6–12 year olds and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of generalized anxiety.
    Other self-help books by the same author deal with OCD, anger, negativity, sleep problems, and bad habits, and can be found on Dawn Huebner’s website.

 

 

  • Turnaround: Turning Fear into Freedom
    From the Turnaround website: “Turnaround is a professionally developed, kid-friendly audio program designed to help your child overcome anxiety.” Cost is about $150 for the program.

Teen Hotlines
Hotlines for suicide, sexual assault and rape, pregnancy, and self-injury.

Stop Bullying Now
Website for information about bullying.

Child Who Bites Others

Child Who Hurts Other Children

Temper Tantrums – How to Deal with Them

Sibling Rivalry Towards a New Baby

Angry Kids

Grief, Bereavement & Coping with Loss — Resources
Links to resources for helpiing children and families cope with the loss of a loved one.

Sibling Grief Newsletter
Newsletter from the Association of Death Education and Counseling devoted to helping children and adults cope with the loss of a sibling.

 

Development

KidsHealth.Org’s site for Child Development & Growth 
An extensive resource for child development topics, from Nemours. “What should you expect as your child grows? Learn how to understand and deal with your child’s changing body and mind from infancy through the teen years.”

For children with special needs, here is an important link for useful apps.

 

Parenting

Parent Hacks

“Raising Successful Children”
This is an interetsing NYTimes article about how best to help our children without “overparenting”.

 

Exercise and Sports

Sports health topics from AAP
Each article examines a sports-related condition and is designed for both physicians and parents.

Sports Medicine – Little League Pitching Guidelines
Pitching guidelines from AAP Sports Medicine site.

 

Nutrition

Introducing Solid Foods
Bayside’s guidelines for starting your baby on solid foods at 4 months old
And here are some other Bayside handouts on nutrition:

Iron in Your Child’s Diet

Vitamin D

Calcium: contributing to your bone bank

Good Foods on a Tight Budget
Tips and recipes from the Environmental Working Group: “EWG assessed nearly 1,200 foods and hand-picked the best 100 or so that pack in nutrients at a good price, with the fewest pesticides, contaminants and artificial ingredients. Enjoy!”

ChooseMyPlate.gov
This is the new website filled with useful advice and recommendations on food groups, and dietary guidelines, with extensive resources and tips about healthy nutrition. From the USDA’s recent press release:
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 – First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled the federal government’s new food icon, MyPlate, to serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices. MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal times and to seek more information to help them do that by going to www.ChooseMyPlate.gov. The new MyPlate icon emphasizes the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein and dairy food groups.

“Let’s Eat for the Health of It” brochure
This is the brochure from ChooseMyPlate.gov, with advice and tips on building a healthy plate; cutting back on foods high in fats, sugars and salt; eating the right amount of calories; and being physically active.

Ten Tips Nutrition Education Series
Also from ChooseMyPlate.gov. Check out the ten tips for each of many nutritional topics, including “Healthy eating for vegetarians”; “Kid-friendly veges and fruits”; “Eating more whole gra6ins”; and many others.

The Food Allergy Network
Website devoted to food allergy resources

For more on food allergies, see our Allergy Section in this Health Library.

Center for Science in the Public Interest

The USDA

The American Dietetic Association

Health tips from the California AAP, 2007:

  • For Parents
  • Para Ninos
  • Para Padres

Health Department Restaurant Inspections, Alameda County

Health Department Restaurant Inspections,Contra Costa County

 

Newborns and Infants

Caring For a Newborn

Circumcision – After-Care for the Plastibell Method

Circumcision – After-Care for the Gomco Method

Sleeping through the night
Tips to help your baby learn to sleep throught the night

 

Teenagers

TeenHealth
TeenHealth from Nemours is a comprehensive resource for teens, including health and wellness information

Stress Management Tips for Teens
Tips for teen stress management

Family PACT Resources for Birth Control and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs):
Listed below is a handout on choosing a contraception method, Birth Control Myths and Facts, and the Emergency Contraceptive Pill

Gender and Sexuality

It Gets Better Project
A website where young people who are lesbian, gay, bi, or trans can see how love and happiness can be a reality in their future … a place where people can share their stories, take the “It Gets Better Project pledge”, watch videos of love and support, and also seek help.

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered teens
PFLAG’s Website (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) with information and resources for GLBT people and their families.

 

Breastfeeding

When Latching

Breast Milk Collection & Storage

When You’re Having Difficulty Nursing

Breast Care – Sore Nipples

 

Lead Poisoning Prevention

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention, California Department of Public Health

Learn About Lead (English) (Spanish)

Simple Steps to Protect Your Child from Lead (English) (Spanish)

Lead in House Paint and Dirt Can Hurt Your Child (English) (Spanish)

 

Education

Educational Publications

CA Educational Data

For children with special needs, here is an important link for useful apps.

 

Illnesses and Common conditions

 

ADHD

ADHD – Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AAP’s article for parents on understanding ADHD.

“Taking Charge of ADHD” by Russell Barkley, PhD
ADHD is a very complicated condition. There are many references to read, and some say that this book is the “cream of the crop.” It’s authored by a noted ADHD expert who is board-certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and also Clinical Neuropsychology.

 

Allergies

The Food Allergy Network
Website devoted to food allergy resources

 

Asthma

Asthma is one of the most common chronic medical conditions that we deal with in pediatrics. It can be mild or severe, persistent or sporadic, and a child can outgrow it or not. In any case, a child with asthma needs ongoing medical attention from us, even if the symptoms seem to be gone. Left untreated, chronic or persistent asthma symptoms – even if not severe – can cause chronic and night-time coughing, exercise intolerance, and also lead to lung problems.

A lot has been learned about asthma over the years, and we now have excellent medicines for treatment – both for acute symptoms and for the underlying inflammation which leads to asthma symptoms. That’s why we need to keep track of your child’s asthma – to see what can be done and what needs to be done.

Asthma Basics

Asthma: Avoiding Enviromental Triggers

Asthma Medications

Instructions For Asthma Medication Administration

 

Autism

Here are some references for children and adults to read about autism:

Autism References 4 to 8

  • All About My Brother: An Eight-Year-Old Sister’s Introduction To Her Brother Who Has Autism; by Sarah Peralta, Edition APC, 2002
  • Andy and His Yellow Frisbee; by Mary Thompson; Woodbine House, 1996
  • Asperger’s huh? A Child’s Perspective; by Rosina Schnurr; Anisor, 1999
  • Autism; Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen; KidHaven Press, 2005
  • Ian’s Walk: A Story About Autism; by Laurie Lears; illustrated by Karen Ritz; Albert Whitman, 1998
  • My Social Stories Book; edited by Carol Gray; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002
  • When My Worries Get Too Big: A Relaxation Book for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders; by Kari Dunn Baron; Autism Asperger Publ Co, 2006

Autism References 9 to 12

  • Autism; Elaine Landau; Franklin Watts, 2001
  • Autism; by Carol Baldwin; Heinemann Library, 2002
  • Autism; Sarah Lennard-Brown; Raintree, 2004
  • Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome? A Guide For Friends And Family; by Jude Welton; illustrated by Jane Telford, Jessica Kingsley, 2004
  • Caring for Myself; by Christy Gast and Jane Krug; photographs by Kotoe Laackman; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008
  • Different Like Me: My Book Of Autism Heroes; Jennifer Elder; illustrations by Marc Thomas and Jennifer Elder; Jessica Kingsley, 2005
  • Mori’s Story: A Book About a Boy With Autism; by Zachary M. Gartenberg; Lerner Publications Co., 1998 (for siblings)
  • To Be Me; by Rebecca Elinger: WPS Creative Therapy Store, 2005

Autism References Teen

  • Asperger Download: A Guide to Help Teenage Males with Asperger Syndrome Trouble-Shoot Life’s Challenges; by Joies Santomauro; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • Asperger Syndrome: An Owner’s Manual 2: For Older Adolescents and Adults: What You, Your Parents and Friends, and Your Employer, Need to Know; by Ellen Korin; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • Coping With Asperger Syndrome; Maxine Rosaler; The Rosen Pub. Group, 2004
  • Everything You Need to Know When a Brother or Sister Is Autistic; Marsha S. Rosenberg; Rosen Pub. Group, 1999
  • My Strange and Terrible Malady; by Catherine Bristow; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2008
  • Your Life is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome; by Jerry Newport; Future Horizons, 2001

Autism References Adult

  • Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior; by Lynn McClannahan; Woodbine House, 2003
  • Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens and Teens Get Ready for the Real World; by Teresa Bolick; Fair Winds Press, 2001
  • Asperger Syndrome and Young Children: Building Skills for the Real World; For People Who Know and Care for 3-to-7-Year-Olds; by Teresa Bolick; Fair Winds Press, 2004
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: the Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Other ASDs; by Chantal Sicile-Kira and Temple Grandin; Perigee Books, 2004
  • Finding Our Way: Practical Solutions for Creating a Supportive Home and Community for the Asperger Syndrome Family; by Kristi Sakai; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2005
  • Girls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Solutions for Addressing Everyday Challenges; by Lori Ernsperger; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • The Autistic Spectrum Parents’ Daily Helper: A Workbook for You and Your Child; by Philip Abrams; Ulysses Press, 2004
  • Children With Autism: A Parent’s Guide; by Michael D. Powers; Woodbine House, 2000
  • Challenging Behavior and Autism: Making Sense – Making Progress; by Philip Whitaker; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2002
  • Could It Be Autism? A Parent’s Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps; by Nancy Wiseman; Broadway Books, 2006
  • Demystifying Autistic Spectrum Disorders: A Guide to Diagnosis for Parents and Professionals; by Carolyn Bruey; Woodbine House, 2004
  • Exceptional Parent Magazine, call 1-877-372-7368
  • Helping Children with Autism Learn: A Guide to Treatment Approaches for Parents and Professionals; by Bryna Siegel; Oxford University Press, 2003
  • Parenting Your Asperger Child: Individualized Solutions for Teaching Your Child Practical Skills; by Alan Sohn; Perigee Trade, 2005
  • Reaching Out, Joining In: Teaching Social Skills to Young Children with Autism; by Mary Jane Weiss; Woodbine House, 2001
  • Toilet Training for Individuals With Autism & Other Developmental Issues; by Maria Wheeler; 2nd edition, Future Horizons, 2007

 

Bedwetting (Enuresis)

Bedwetting
Bedwetting information from the American Academy of Pediatrics, HealthyChildren.org website

 

Constipation

Constipation Handout

 

Head Injuries, Concussions

Concussions

 

Infections

Meningitis Vaccine Brochure

Croup

 

Fevers

Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen Dosing Chart

 

Influenza

CDC Influenza Resource Page
This is the CDC’s homepage for all up to date influenza information, including information for patients and healthcare professionals, including seasonal information

Seasonal Influenza: The Disease
This CDC page organizes multiple categories of information about influenza, including key flu facts, the 2010-11 season, symptoms and severity, and a flu Q&A.

Key Facts about Seasonal Influenza and Influenza Vaccine 
This is a useful summary from the CDC about flu symptoms and who should be vaccinated

CDC: Influenza symptoms
This is a good description of flu symptoms for patients

Seasonal Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick

The Flu: Caring for Someone Sick at Home

Seasonal Flu Information for Parents
CDC’s influenza resource page for parents, with a wealth of information and useful links

Antiviral Drugs and the Flu – Information for patients
This is information from the CDC about influenza anti-viral drugs.

H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu)
This is the CDC’s update page for the 2009 outbreak of H1N1 (swine) Flu — the pandemic is now over, but H1N1 is expected to continue to circulate as a seasonal flu.
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Skin and Hair Conditions

Eczema

 

Vomiting and Diarrhea

Instructions for Vomiting and Diarrhea

 

4. Good books about children and children’s health.

There are lots and lots of books about children. Some will speak to you, and others will leave you cold. In this section we present to you some of our favorites. We can’t tell you which ones you will like best, but these are some we like, with our comments.

 

General Books on Child Health

 

Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition (Paperback)
by Benjamin Spock (Author), Robert Needlman (Editor)

We probably don’t need to say much about this classic. It was good when it emerged over 50 years ago, and has been continually updated. It has great advice in both treating illness, maintaining prevention, and in child rearing.

 

Taking Care of Your Child: A Parent’s Illustrated Guide to Complete Medical Care
by James F. Fries, Robert H. Pantell, Donald M. Vickery ISBN: 0738-21071-4

Your child has a symptom, or something you want to know about? This is a great book to look it up in.

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by Barton D. Schmitt

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by American Academy of Pediatrics; Steven P. Shelov, MD, MS, FAAP, Editor in Chief, and Robert E. Hannemann, MD, FAAP

Another excellent guide to look at, very specific.

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by American Academy of Pediatrics; Edward L. Schor, MD, FAAP, Editor in Chief

These books from our official pediatrics Academy are comprehensive and very authoritative.

 

Child Development and Temperament

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
Edited by Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP

This guide helps parents understand the important developmental milestones that their child will reach in the first five years.

 

The Difficult Child: Expanded and Revised Edition
by Stanley Turecki and Leslie Tonner

Many Bayside clinicians think this book is fantastic. It helps parents (and doctors!) understand the temperaments of all children, not just those who are “difficult.” As close to “required reading” as we get!

 

Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, And Energetic
by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Similar to the Difficult Child, but more PC…. Good book!

 

Toddlers and Parents: A Declaration of Independence
by T. Berry Brazelton

 

Infants

 

Mother’s Circle: How Your Baby Changes How Your Baby Changes You
by Lisa Spiegel, Sandra Kunhardt Basile, Sandra K. Basile, Jean Kunhardt

Wonderful book recording the feelings and thoughts of mothers as their children go through the first year of life. This helps mothers, and fathers, understand themselves and their feelings, and not to feel alone.

 

Infants and Mothers: Differences in Development
by T. Berry Brazelton

Basic book from the leading developmental pediatrician.

 

What to Expect the First Year
by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, and Sandee Hathaway

 

Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Baby Sleep Longer
by Harvey Karp

How to calm with the five ‘S’s” – swaddling, stomach, shushing, swinging, and sucking. Watch the DVD, especially before the birth!

 

Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby’s First Year
by Scott W. Cohen

Drawing on the latest medical recommendations and his experiences at home and in the office, Dr. Cohen covers everything from preparing for your baby’s arrival to introducing her to a new sibling, to those three basic functions that will come to dominate a new parent’s life. Eat, Sleep, Poop addresses questions, strategies, myths, and all aspects of your child’s development. Lively, practical, and reassuring, Eat, Sleep, Poop provides the knowledge you need to parent with confidence, to relax and enjoy baby’s fi rst year, and to raise your child with the best tool a parent can have: informed common sense.

 

Motivated Minds: Raising Children to Love Learning
by Deborah Stipek, Kathy Seal
ISBN: 0805-06395-1

 

Pressured Parents, Stressed-out Kids: Dealing With Competition While Raising a Successful Child
by Wendy S. Grolnick, Kathy Seal
ISBN: 1591-02566-4
ISBN 13: 978-1591-02566-5

 

Discipline and Communication

 

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
by Elaine Mazlish, Adele Faber, Kimberly Ann Coe

 

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk
by Elaine Mazlish, Adele Faber, Kimberly Ann Coe

Easy to read, lots of cartoons of common situations and problem-solving strategies. Promotes good relationships!

 

Drawing the Line: Ten Steps to Constructive Discipline–And Achieving a Great Relationship with Your Kids
by Michael J. Weiss, Sheldon H. Wagner, and Susan Goldberg

 

Nutrition

 

How to Get Your Kid to Eat but Not Too Much
by Ellyn Satter

This is a great book, combining nutrition and behavior. It will make you more calm, not more anxious!

 

American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child’s Nutrition
by William H. MD PhD Dietz, Loraine M. Stern

An authoritative reference.

 

Sleep

 

Sleeping Through the Night 
by Jodi Mindell

 

Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems
by Richard Ferber

Our experience with both sleep books has been excellent!

 

Good Night Sleep Tight: The Sleep Lady’s Gentle Guide to Helping Your Child Go to Sleep, Stay Asleep, and Wake Up Happy
by Kim West and Joanne Kenen

This book is a kinder, gentler transition for parents who aren’t able to carry out the Gerber ir Mindell methods. Good book!

 

Sibling Rivalry

 

Understanding Sibling Rivalry: The Brazelton Way
by Joshua D. Sparrow, T. Berry Brazelton

 

Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too
by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish

A wonderful book with lots of great examples.–> –

 

Physical and Sexual Development

 

Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls
by Valorie Schaefer, Norm Bendell

 

Sports

 

Stretching, 20th Anniversary Revised Edition
by Bob Anderson (Author), Jean Anderson (Illustrator) –>

 

Asthma

Allergies and Asthma: What Every Parent Needs to Know
by American Academy of Pediatrics, and Michael J. Welch, MD, FAAP
ISBN-10: 1581104456

This is a book on asthma from the American Academy of Pediatrics, a trusted source of pediatric medical information. Second edition, December, 2010

Asthma Guide for All Ages
by Thomas F. Plaut, M.D.
ISBN 978-0-914625-30-8

This short book is a good reference to help you understand the basics of asthma – what it is, and how we monitor and treat it.

Asthma Guide for All Ages
by Thomas F. Plaut, MD with Teresa B. Jones, M.A.

This is another good reference book by Dr. Plaut, going into more detail to help you understand asthma in more detail.

5. Preparing for the Hospital, Tests, and Procedures

Blood Draws:

An Online Social Story About Getting Blood Drawn.

A YouTube Video of a Typical Little Boy Getting Blood Drawn—A Less Seasoned Blood Drawee but He Shows It’s Not So Bad!

EEGs:

YouTube video about Getting an EEG done: “Your Child’s EEG at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta”.

A YouTube Video of A Girl Getting an Ambulatory EEG.

A Child Life Social Story Online About Getting a Video EEG.

MRIs:

Nice overview directed to the child to explain the day he/she will get an MRI. This is fantastic in outlining what to expect in a calming, simple straightforward way

 

Call 408-945-0300 to make an appointment

Posted by admin on November 10, 2016


HEALTH TIPS



HEALTH TIPS

Don’t Forget the Sunscreen, Vitamins and Supplements 

For most of us in Silicon Valley, all year around is a time to “play” outside, and being in the sun and activities, like running, biking, swimming, walking, hiking, skiing etc, are a great way to enjoy the great outdoors and get back into shape. Unfortunately, our bodies are often simply not used to the increased physical stress, including the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems.The cardiovascular system, especially the heart, will need the proper nutrients to ensure its ability to correctly function during increased physical stress. Consider adding Standard Process’ cardiovascular products to support a strong heart, healthy oxygen metabolism, efficient circulation of blood, and cell growth, repair, and function.And don’t forget the body’s largest organ, the skin. Summer is an ideal season to support your skin for healthy structure and function with essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Our special Skin Care Products and Natural Products such as Dermatrophin PMG®, Cataplex® F, Wheat Germ Fortified™, or USF Ointment (used topically), all support the skin during heat and sun exposure.Some Simple Tips

Our weight is a result of how much we take in and how much we burn. The first step is to have a burning desire to be healthy. Eat regularly, never miss breakfast, eat small portions and slowly omit the sugars. Eat three meals and three snacks every day, do not eat if you are not hungry (if you feel full there is no need to finish all the food in the plate), and drink plenty of water every day.

» Eat organic, balanced food, variety, whole grains, colorful vegetables and fruits.
» Eat organic, non refined and natural and WHOLE food and grains and meat and dairy products.
» Eat food which is rich in omega 3 fatty acids (e.g. Fish, almonds, flaxseeds, pecans, peanuts, pine nuts, pistachio and walnuts.) Eat natural fats such as butter, olive oils (no canola oil or margin), olives, nuts and anything high in Omega Fatty acids.
» Take only Whole Food Supplements and Vitamins made from natural unprocessed ingredients. You may look at some of these Whole Food Natural Supplements and Vitamins Brochures.
» Eat foods that have not been processed and that do not contain processed ingredients.
» Eat low glycemic index (GI) food. Low GI foods are slower to digest so you feel full longer; keeping the insulin levels low, inhibits the formation of fat and assists in the conversion of fat back to energy.
» Do Not eat refined sugar or unnatural sugar substitutes. Eat natural whole sweeteners and whole fruits.

What Is Glycemic Index?

Glycemic Index measures the speed at which food is digested and converted to sugar. The faster the food breaks down, the higher the glycemic index. GI of glucose is 100. All other foods are measured against the 100.

The key to loosing weight or maintaining the weight is to eat low GI food, low caloric food, eat high quality food, small portions, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, and exercise to strength your heart and muscles. Drink a big glass of water before meals to partially fill your stomach.

Include proteins in all your meals and snacks. Eat only low fat proteins preferably from both animal and vegetable sources.

What proteins you should include:

» Lean cut meats (all fat trimmed)
» Poultry (no skin)
» Cottage cheese and plain Yogurt with fruits
» Omega 3 saturated eggs.
» Beans
» Whole grains
» Nuts
» Low fat or no fat yogurt
» Whole or low fat Milk

Reduce calories and fats by eating low GI and low fat foods.

TEA

Tea and Coffee in moderation are good. Green tea has less caffeine, and has antioxidant properties. Green tree is preferred.

Fruits

It is always better to eat organics thoroughly washed fresh fruits and vegetables rather than juice. Make sure your meals are as colorful as possible by mixing and matching different vegetables, fruits, nuts and lean meats.

Wine

A glass of wine (which contains antioxidants) with dinner is now recommended for better health. I would also add a small portion of dark chocolate (polyphenols) as dessert. Or you may consider whole food supplements that have essential beneficial ingredients of wine and chocolate.

Multivitamins

Take whole food natural multivitamin daily, follow the recommended low glycemic index diet, and exercise. Not only will you have a great skin, look fit and be full of energy, but you will also be happy.

For more information schedule a on line consultation appointment or call 408-945-0300

Quality of Ingredients

Just like any recipe, the quality of the ingredients you use affects the quality of the final product. Therefore, it’s important to answer all these questions when evaluating a supplement and its effectiveness.

Where do the ingredients come from?
Manufacturers who grow many of their ingredients have the unique ability to control the quality of the ingredient from seed to supplement. Some manufacturers own certified organic farms to further enhance the quality of their ingredients.

When are ingredients processed?
When you buy a tomato, you inspect it for quality. You wouldn’t knowingly buy one that was mushy and bruised. This same principle holds true for when ingredients are prime for harvest. Different foods reach their peak nutrient value during different times within the growing season. Pea vine, for example, is at its peak during the flowering stage.

Once harvested, food begins to lose its value. It is perishable like the tomato. If there is a delay of hours, days, or months from when an ingredient is harvested to when it’s processed, many of its very delicate phytonutrients are lost.

Are the ingredient’s vital factors retained?
Each ingredient has its own set of rules in relation to how to best extract and package its vital life. The manufacturing process needs to retain the vital nutrients within the ingredients. Too much heat will destroy enzymes and phytonutrients. The manufacturer should use a low-temperature, high-vacuum process to make sure that the ingredient’s nutrients are preserved.Talk with your health care professional at our Clinic to learn more about whole foods and Standard Process products. Call 408-945-0300 to make a consultation and medical evaluation specific to your family health needs.

      Brochures and Reference Material for natural vitamins and supplements

Our brochures help patients better understand the benefits of nutrition and specific Standard Process products, clarify the whole food difference, and define our commitment to quality.

(Download Pdf documents below in Holistic section in our web site)

+ Are You Feeding Your Body
+ Baby Boomer’s Nutritional Health
+ Bone Health
+ Calcium Supplements
+ Digestive Support (Zypan®)
+ Farming and Manufacturing
+ Garlic
+ Ginkgo and Your Health (Ginkgo Synergy®)
+ Glucosamine and Joint Health
+ Green Vegetable Supplement (SP Green Food™)
+ Health Bars (StandardBars®)
+ Heart Health
+ High-Protein Health Bars
+ Immune Support (Echinacea-C™)
+ Immune System Support
+ Joint Health (Ligaplex® I & Ligaplex® II)
+ Liver Support (A-F Betafood®)
+ Natural Antioxidant Support (OPC Synergy®)
+ Natural Calmatives
+ Natural Detoxification (SP Cleanse®)
+ Natural Fiber Supplement (Gastro-Fiber®)
+ Nervous System and Circulatory Support (Folid Acid B12)
+ Patient Information
+ Phytonutrients (Cruciferous Complete™)
+ Pollen
+ Pollen Season Support
+ Prostate Health (Palmettoplex®)
+ Purification
+ Selecting a Quality Supplement
+ Sports Endurance
+ Tuna Omega-3 Oil
+ Whey Protein
+ Whole Food Multivitamin (Catalyn®)
+ Whole Food Supplement Shake (SP Complete™)
+ Why Whole Foods (Is Your Supplement Complete)

Helpful Educational Resources on Supplements

Information on Dietary Supplements and Herbs
American Botanical Council
Fact Sheets from the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements
Dietary Supplement Information Bureau
International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) Database
Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center
MedlinePlus Dietary Supplements
Medline Plus Herbs and Supplements
Sloan-Kettering – About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products: Search About Herbs

Evidenced-Based Reviews
Cochrane Reviews
Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects
National Guideline Clearinghouse
Natural Standard

Governmental Agencies
National Institute’s of Health Office of Dietary Supplements
NIH Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Whole Foods and Nutrition
The World’s Healthiest Foods
USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center
Nutrition.Gov

Phytochemical and Nutrient Databases
Dr. Duke’s Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases
USDA Phytochemical Database
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

Useful common Health Tips from Dr. Malhotra:

» Eat balanced healthy diet of whole natural organic foods high in Omega 3 and 6
» No smoking
» Play with your children
» Exercise or just walk 20 -30 minutes a day
» Wear Sun protection
» No tanning (includes tanning devices)
» Wear protective clothing – long sleeves when outdoors. Wear wide brim hat
» Wear sun glasses and special sun outerwear BluMod and YellowMod to convert sun rays to beneficial light.
» Must apply SPF of 15 or higher all year round. Sunscreen should be applied 20 minutes before going outdoors to all exposed skin. Reapply SPF 15 or more after sweating or being in water.
» Eat Whole Natural Organic Foods and Whole Food Supplements and Vitamins. No sugar or artificial sweeteners. Eat only natural whole fruits and natural food and whole food natural vitamins and supplements for high energy and good health.
» Have a positive attitude and be grateful. Smile, Be Happy, Be Still and Be Alive.
» Do meditation. Make social connections.
» Sleep 7 to 8 hours a day.
» No more than 3 alcoholic drinks a week. No soft drinks. Minimal sugar.
» You may use sun protection hats that convert harmful rays for Skin Rejuvenation and Acne prevention. Call us about this exciting product to take harmful rays and convert them into therapy.
» Remember what is good for your Skin, it also good for your brain, mood, heart, body, self esteem and your total health. There is a direct skin, beauty, mind, body and brain connection. Change your skin and brain, change your life.

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TIPS FROM OUR DOCTORS


Useful common Health Tips from Dr. Malhotra:

» Eat balanced healthy diet of whole natural organic foods high in Omega 3 and 6
» No smoking  
» Play with your children
» Exercise or just walk 20 -30 minutes a day
» Wear Sun protection
» No tanning (includes tanning devices)
» Wear protective clothing – long sleeves when outdoors. Wear wide brim hat
» Wear sun glasses and special sun outerwear BluMod and YellowMod to convert sun rays to beneficial light.
» Must apply SPF of 15 or higher all year round. Sunscreen should be applied 20 minutes before going outdoors to all exposed skin. Reapply SPF 15 or more after sweating or being in water.
» Eat Whole Natural Organic Foods and Whole Food Supplements and Vitamins. No sugar or artificial sweeteners. Eat only natural whole fruits and natural food and whole foodS, natural vitamins and supplements for high energy and good health.
» Have a positive attitude and be grateful. Smile, Be Happy, Be Still and Be Alive.
» Do meditation. Make social connections. Do good for others.
» Sleep 7 to 8 hours a day.
» No more than 3 alcoholic drinks a week. No soft drinks. Minimal sugar.
» You may use sun protection hats that convert harmful rays for Skin Rejuvenation and Acne prevention. Call us about this exciting product to take harmful rays and convert them into therapy.
» Remember what is good for your Skin, it also good for your brain, mood, heart, body, self esteem and your total health. There is a direct skin, beauty, mind, body and brain connection. Change your skin and brain, change your life.

  
Call 408-945-0300 to make an appointment

Silicon Valley Medical Clinic, Milpitas CA 95035

Neema Malhotra, M.D., Melissa-Gayle Sanchez, M.D.

Posted by admin on November 10, 2016

COMMON DISEASES

 

 

Illnesses and Common conditions

 

ADHD

ADHD – Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AAP’s article for parents on understanding ADHD.

“Taking Charge of ADHD” by Russell Barkley, PhD
ADHD is a very complicated condition. There are many references to read, and some say that this book is the “cream of the crop.” It’s authored by a noted ADHD expert who is board-certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and also Clinical Neuropsychology.

 

Allergies

The Food Allergy Network
Website devoted to food allergy resources

 

Asthma

Asthma is one of the most common chronic medical conditions that we deal with in pediatrics. It can be mild or severe, persistent or sporadic, and a child can outgrow it or not. In any case, a child with asthma needs ongoing medical attention from us, even if the symptoms seem to be gone. Left untreated, chronic or persistent asthma symptoms – even if not severe – can cause chronic and night-time coughing, exercise intolerance, and also lead to lung problems.

A lot has been learned about asthma over the years, and we now have excellent medicines for treatment – both for acute symptoms and for the underlying inflammation which leads to asthma symptoms. That’s why we need to keep track of your child’s asthma – to see what can be done and what needs to be done.

Asthma Basics

Asthma: Avoiding Enviromental Triggers

Asthma Medications

Instructions For Asthma Medication Administration

 

Autism

Here are some references for children and adults to read about autism:

Autism References 4 to 8

  • All About My Brother: An Eight-Year-Old Sister’s Introduction To Her Brother Who Has Autism; by Sarah Peralta, Edition APC, 2002
  • Andy and His Yellow Frisbee; by Mary Thompson; Woodbine House, 1996
  • Asperger’s huh? A Child’s Perspective; by Rosina Schnurr; Anisor, 1999
  • Autism; Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen; KidHaven Press, 2005
  • Ian’s Walk: A Story About Autism; by Laurie Lears; illustrated by Karen Ritz; Albert Whitman, 1998
  • My Social Stories Book; edited by Carol Gray; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002
  • When My Worries Get Too Big: A Relaxation Book for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders; by Kari Dunn Baron; Autism Asperger Publ Co, 2006

Autism References 9 to 12

  • Autism; Elaine Landau; Franklin Watts, 2001
  • Autism; by Carol Baldwin; Heinemann Library, 2002
  • Autism; Sarah Lennard-Brown; Raintree, 2004
  • Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome? A Guide For Friends And Family; by Jude Welton; illustrated by Jane Telford, Jessica Kingsley, 2004
  • Caring for Myself; by Christy Gast and Jane Krug; photographs by Kotoe Laackman; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008
  • Different Like Me: My Book Of Autism Heroes; Jennifer Elder; illustrations by Marc Thomas and Jennifer Elder; Jessica Kingsley, 2005
  • Mori’s Story: A Book About a Boy With Autism; by Zachary M. Gartenberg; Lerner Publications Co., 1998 (for siblings)
  • To Be Me; by Rebecca Elinger: WPS Creative Therapy Store, 2005

Autism References Teen

  • Asperger Download: A Guide to Help Teenage Males with Asperger Syndrome Trouble-Shoot Life’s Challenges; by Joies Santomauro; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • Asperger Syndrome: An Owner’s Manual 2: For Older Adolescents and Adults: What You, Your Parents and Friends, and Your Employer, Need to Know; by Ellen Korin; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • Coping With Asperger Syndrome; Maxine Rosaler; The Rosen Pub. Group, 2004
  • Everything You Need to Know When a Brother or Sister Is Autistic; Marsha S. Rosenberg; Rosen Pub. Group, 1999
  • My Strange and Terrible Malady; by Catherine Bristow; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2008
  • Your Life is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome; by Jerry Newport; Future Horizons, 2001

Autism References Adult

  • Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior; by Lynn McClannahan; Woodbine House, 2003
  • Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens and Teens Get Ready for the Real World; by Teresa Bolick; Fair Winds Press, 2001
  • Asperger Syndrome and Young Children: Building Skills for the Real World; For People Who Know and Care for 3-to-7-Year-Olds; by Teresa Bolick; Fair Winds Press, 2004
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: the Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Other ASDs; by Chantal Sicile-Kira and Temple Grandin; Perigee Books, 2004
  • Finding Our Way: Practical Solutions for Creating a Supportive Home and Community for the Asperger Syndrome Family; by Kristi Sakai; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2005
  • Girls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Solutions for Addressing Everyday Challenges; by Lori Ernsperger; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • The Autistic Spectrum Parents’ Daily Helper: A Workbook for You and Your Child; by Philip Abrams; Ulysses Press, 2004
  • Children With Autism: A Parent’s Guide; by Michael D. Powers; Woodbine House, 2000
  • Challenging Behavior and Autism: Making Sense – Making Progress; by Philip Whitaker; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2002
  • Could It Be Autism? A Parent’s Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps; by Nancy Wiseman; Broadway Books, 2006
  • Demystifying Autistic Spectrum Disorders: A Guide to Diagnosis for Parents and Professionals; by Carolyn Bruey; Woodbine House, 2004
  • Exceptional Parent Magazine, call 1-877-372-7368
  • Helping Children with Autism Learn: A Guide to Treatment Approaches for Parents and Professionals; by Bryna Siegel; Oxford University Press, 2003
  • Parenting Your Asperger Child: Individualized Solutions for Teaching Your Child Practical Skills; by Alan Sohn; Perigee Trade, 2005
  • Reaching Out, Joining In: Teaching Social Skills to Young Children with Autism; by Mary Jane Weiss; Woodbine House, 2001
  • Toilet Training for Individuals With Autism & Other Developmental Issues; by Maria Wheeler; 2nd edition, Future Horizons, 2007

 

Bedwetting (Enuresis)

Bedwetting
Bedwetting information from the American Academy of Pediatrics, HealthyChildren.org website

 

Constipation

Constipation Handout

 

Head Injuries, Concussions

Concussions

 

Infections

Meningitis Vaccine Brochure

Croup

 

Fevers

Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen Dosing Chart

 

Influenza

CDC Influenza Resource Page
This is the CDC’s homepage for all up to date influenza information, including information for patients and healthcare professionals, including seasonal information

Seasonal Influenza: The Disease
This CDC page organizes multiple categories of information about influenza, including key flu facts, the 2010-11 season, symptoms and severity, and a flu Q&A.

Key Facts about Seasonal Influenza and Influenza Vaccine 
This is a useful summary from the CDC about flu symptoms and who should be vaccinated

CDC: Influenza symptoms
This is a good description of flu symptoms for patients

Seasonal Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick

The Flu: Caring for Someone Sick at Home

Seasonal Flu Information for Parents
CDC’s influenza resource page for parents, with a wealth of information and useful links

Antiviral Drugs and the Flu – Information for patients
This is information from the CDC about influenza anti-viral drugs.

H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu)
This is the CDC’s update page for the 2009 outbreak of H1N1 (swine) Flu — the pandemic is now over, but H1N1 is expected to continue to circulate as a seasonal flu.

 

People don’t get sick on a business schedule, 9-5 Monday-Friday. So we have contracted with a Nurse Advice service. If you need to reach us outside of normal business hours, please call the office and listen to the recording. You will get a number to call (the number is specific for each office, which is why we are not listing it here.) Call that number and the trained nurse with telephone protocols to guide her or him will answer the phone and serve you.

NOTE: When you call us after hours, be sure to call the main office phone number (see Locations for the correct number). Only the main phone line at each office is forwarded to the voicemail / answering system.

The advice nurses can handle over 90% of the calls. If they need to reach our physician on-call, they will do so. If you find that you are being poorly served by this service, please let us know so we can respond on your behalf.

Remember, we see patients (pediatric patients only) on Saturday morning in our Pleasanton office, we see drop-in patients only in some of our offices on some days (see our Locations page for your office hours), and we have “same day sick” appointments throughout every weekday in all of our offices.

 

 

Welcome to our visit preparation page. Here you’ll find all the forms you’ll need to fill out for your visit to our office. We want to give you unhurried time to read information and to fill out forms at home, making your visit speedier and more relaxed.

 

NEW BAYSIDE PATIENT
First visit our Becoming a Bayside Patient section here.

 

Birth to 2 Weeks: Well Baby Check: 0 – 2 weeks questionnaire

1 Month: Well Baby Check: 1 month questionnaire

2 Months: Well Baby Check: 2 month questionnaire

4 Months: Well Baby Check: 4 month questionnaire

6 Months: Well Baby Check: 6 month questionnaire

9 Months: Well Baby Check: 9 month questionnaire

12 Months: Well Baby Check: 12 month questionnaire

15 Months: Well Baby Check: 15 month questionnaire

18 Months: Well Baby Check: 18 month questionnaire

M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

Spanish Version: M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

24 Months: Well Baby Check: 24month questionnaire

M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

Spanish Version: M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

30 Months: Well Baby Check: 30 month questionnaire

M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

Spanish Version: M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

3 Years: Well Child Check: 3 year questionnaire

4 Years: Well Child Check: 4 year questionnaire

5 Years: Well Child Check: 5 year questionnaire

6 Years: Well Child Check: 6 year questionnaire

7 Years: Well Child Check: 7 year questionnaire

8 Years: Well Child Check: 8 year questionnaire

9 – 11 Years: Well Child Check: 9 – 11 year questionnaire

12 – 17 Years: Well Child Check: 12 – 17 year questionnaire

18 – 21 Years: Well Adult Check: 18 – 21 year questionnaire

Asthma Visits: 
If your child has asthma, and is coming for an asthma-related visit, or for a routine well-care checkup, please complete one of the following forms:
Asthma Control Test ages 4-11 (English)
Asthma Control Test ages 4-11 (Spanish)
Asthma Control Test ages 12+ (English)
Asthma Control Test ages 12+ (Spanish)

 
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Skin and Hair Conditions

Eczema

 

Vomiting and Diarrhea

Instructions for Vomiting and Diarrhea

 

4. Good books about children and children’s health.

There are lots and lots of books about children. Some will speak to you, and others will leave you cold. In this section we present to you some of our favorites. We can’t tell you which ones you will like best, but these are some we like, with our comments.

 

General Books on Child Health

 

Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition (Paperback)
by Benjamin Spock (Author), Robert Needlman (Editor)

We probably don’t need to say much about this classic. It was good when it emerged over 50 years ago, and has been continually updated. It has great advice in both treating illness, maintaining prevention, and in child rearing.

 

Taking Care of Your Child: A Parent’s Illustrated Guide to Complete Medical Care
by James F. Fries, Robert H. Pantell, Donald M. Vickery ISBN: 0738-21071-4

Your child has a symptom, or something you want to know about? This is a great book to look it up in.

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by Barton D. Schmitt

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by American Academy of Pediatrics; Steven P. Shelov, MD, MS, FAAP, Editor in Chief, and Robert E. Hannemann, MD, FAAP

Another excellent guide to look at, very specific.

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by American Academy of Pediatrics; Edward L. Schor, MD, FAAP, Editor in Chief

These books from our official pediatrics Academy are comprehensive and very authoritative.

 

Child Development and Temperament

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
Edited by Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP

This guide helps parents understand the important developmental milestones that their child will reach in the first five years.

 

The Difficult Child: Expanded and Revised Edition
by Stanley Turecki and Leslie Tonner

Many Bayside clinicians think this book is fantastic. It helps parents (and doctors!) understand the temperaments of all children, not just those who are “difficult.” As close to “required reading” as we get!

 

Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, And Energetic
by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Similar to the Difficult Child, but more PC…. Good book!

 

Toddlers and Parents: A Declaration of Independence
by T. Berry Brazelton

 

Infants

 

Mother’s Circle: How Your Baby Changes How Your Baby Changes You
by Lisa Spiegel, Sandra Kunhardt Basile, Sandra K. Basile, Jean Kunhardt

Wonderful book recording the feelings and thoughts of mothers as their children go through the first year of life. This helps mothers, and fathers, understand themselves and their feelings, and not to feel alone.

 

Infants and Mothers: Differences in Development
by T. Berry Brazelton

Basic book from the leading developmental pediatrician.

 

What to Expect the First Year
by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, and Sandee Hathaway

 

Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Baby Sleep Longer
by Harvey Karp

How to calm with the five ‘S’s” – swaddling, stomach, shushing, swinging, and sucking. Watch the DVD, especially before the birth!

 

Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby’s First Year
by Scott W. Cohen

Drawing on the latest medical recommendations and his experiences at home and in the office, Dr. Cohen covers everything from preparing for your baby’s arrival to introducing her to a new sibling, to those three basic functions that will come to dominate a new parent’s life. Eat, Sleep, Poop addresses questions, strategies, myths, and all aspects of your child’s development. Lively, practical, and reassuring, Eat, Sleep, Poop provides the knowledge you need to parent with confidence, to relax and enjoy baby’s fi rst year, and to raise your child with the best tool a parent can have: informed common sense.

 

Motivated Minds: Raising Children to Love Learning
by Deborah Stipek, Kathy Seal
ISBN: 0805-06395-1

 

Pressured Parents, Stressed-out Kids: Dealing With Competition While Raising a Successful Child
by Wendy S. Grolnick, Kathy Seal
ISBN: 1591-02566-4
ISBN 13: 978-1591-02566-5

 

Discipline and Communication

 

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
by Elaine Mazlish, Adele Faber, Kimberly Ann Coe

 

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk
by Elaine Mazlish, Adele Faber, Kimberly Ann Coe

Easy to read, lots of cartoons of common situations and problem-solving strategies. Promotes good relationships!

 

Drawing the Line: Ten Steps to Constructive Discipline–And Achieving a Great Relationship with Your Kids
by Michael J. Weiss, Sheldon H. Wagner, and Susan Goldberg

 

Nutrition

 

How to Get Your Kid to Eat but Not Too Much
by Ellyn Satter

This is a great book, combining nutrition and behavior. It will make you more calm, not more anxious!

 

American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child’s Nutrition
by William H. MD PhD Dietz, Loraine M. Stern

An authoritative reference.

 

Sleep

 

Sleeping Through the Night 
by Jodi Mindell

 

Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems
by Richard Ferber

Our experience with both sleep books has been excellent!

 

Good Night Sleep Tight: The Sleep Lady’s Gentle Guide to Helping Your Child Go to Sleep, Stay Asleep, and Wake Up Happy
by Kim West and Joanne Kenen

This book is a kinder, gentler transition for parents who aren’t able to carry out the Gerber ir Mindell methods. Good book!

 

Sibling Rivalry

 

Understanding Sibling Rivalry: The Brazelton Way
by Joshua D. Sparrow, T. Berry Brazelton

 

Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too
by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish

A wonderful book with lots of great examples.–> –

 

Physical and Sexual Development

 

Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls
by Valorie Schaefer, Norm Bendell

 

Sports

 

Stretching, 20th Anniversary Revised Edition
by Bob Anderson (Author), Jean Anderson (Illustrator) –>

 

Asthma

Allergies and Asthma: What Every Parent Needs to Know
by American Academy of Pediatrics, and Michael J. Welch, MD, FAAP
ISBN-10: 1581104456

This is a book on asthma from the American Academy of Pediatrics, a trusted source of pediatric medical information. Second edition, December, 2010

Asthma Guide for All Ages
by Thomas F. Plaut, M.D.
ISBN 978-0-914625-30-8

This short book is a good reference to help you understand the basics of asthma – what it is, and how we monitor and treat it.

Asthma Guide for All Ages
by Thomas F. Plaut, MD with Teresa B. Jones, M.A.

This is another good reference book by Dr. Plaut, going into more detail to help you understand asthma in more detail.

5. Preparing for the Hospital, Tests, and Procedures

Blood Draws:

An Online Social Story About Getting Blood Drawn.

A YouTube Video of a Typical Little Boy Getting Blood Drawn—A Less Seasoned Blood Drawee but He Shows It’s Not So Bad!

EEGs:

YouTube video about Getting an EEG done: “Your Child’s EEG at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta”.

A YouTube Video of A Girl Getting an Ambulatory EEG.

A Child Life Social Story Online About Getting a Video EEG.

MRIs:

Nice overview directed to the child to explain the day he/she will get an MRI. This is fantastic in outlining what to expect in a calming, simple straightforward way

 

 

1. General Sources for Pediatric Information

These sites on the internet are like textbooks, with both information on general health issues, prevention, and information on specific illnesses.

Healthy Children, from the American Academy of Pediatrics
This is the AAP’s website for parents and patients. The AAP is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. It includes general information related to child health and specific guidelines concerning a wide range of pediatric issues.

KidsDoc Symptom Checker
Is your child sick? Figure out what to do now and what to do next! This is a new resource from the American Academy of Pediatrics, with detailed medical advice for a wide range of pediatric problems. It includes definitions, causes, when-to-call, and treatment advice.

KidsHealth
KidsHealth presents a wealth of information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.

KidsGrowth
A website devoted to a broad range of pediatric health topics.

KidsGrowth Handouts for Parents
Extensive resource of handouts for parents on a broad range of pediatric topics.

Babycenter
Another good source of general information, especially strong on child development.

University of Michigan’s Pediatric Health Topics
An extensive and well-respected resource for a wide range of pediatric health topics, from C.S.Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan.

Up To Date – For Patients
A trusted source to learn more about medical conditions, better understand management and treatment options, and have a better dialogue with health care providers.

A Minute for Kids – Audio shorts
American Academy of Pediatrics’ short audio clips for parents, on a broad range of valuable pediatric topics.

CDC Travel Health
Information for travelers and their health-care providers about vaccines, medications, and other measures necessary to prevent illness and injury during international travel.

The National Institute of Child Health and Human development

MayoClinic.com

Medscape.com

FDA

QuackWatch.com
Information on dubious health claims.

 

2. Vaccines

 

General Vaccine Information and Resources:

Routine Vaccine Schedules, ages 0-6
This is the immunization schedule chart for parents, from the CDC, for ages 0-6 years.

Routine Vaccine Schedules, ages 7-18
This is the immunization schedule chart for parents, from the CDC, for ages 7-18 years.

Immunization Schedules
This is the full CDC webpage on all current vaccine schedules, a useful resource for both parents and clinicians.

CDC – Immunizations Website – Information for Healthcare Professionals and Patients
This is the CDC’s main web page for vaccine information, for both healthcare professionals and patients, with links and current information related to all aspects of immunizations.

CDC – Immunizations – Information for Parents 
This is the CDC’s web page for vaccine information for parents, a useful resource for all types of information about childhood vaccines.

CDC Parents Guide to Immunizations
This is a 68-page booklet from the CDC on immunizations for children.

American Academy of Pediatrics – Immunization Information for Families
This is the AAP’s vaccine resource page for parents and healthcare professionals, including information on the safety and importance of vaccines — as well as misconceptions, FAQs, and a wealth of other information.

Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)
These are the patient handouts developed by the CDC which explain each of the vaccines and the diseases they prevent.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a respected source of information on vaccines, and has developed this comprehensive vaccine resource website.

Immunization Action Coalition: Vaccine Information for Heathcare Professionals
This is a comprehensive vaccine information site, designed for healthcare professionals but useful also for patients and parents.

Vaccinate Your Baby
A campaign launched by “Every Child by Two”, an organization devoted to raising awareness of the critical need for timely immunizations.

 

Vaccine Information for SKEPTICAL parents:

An Epidemic of Fear: How Panicked Parents Skipping Shots Endagers Us All
“To hear his enemies talk, you might think Paul Offit is the most hated man in America…” This is a well-written article focused on Paul Offit, MD, who boldly refutes the anti-immunization movement. From Wired Magazine, October 2009.

What’s the Real Story on the Vaccine Debate?
Another article in the same magazine issue, with useful links and information.

Cashing in On Fear: The Danger of Dr. Sears 
This detailed article reviews Dr. Sear’s book on alternative vaccine schedules, discussing the flaws in his logic, as well as misinformation contained in his book that may lead parents to make the wrong decisions for their children.

Vaccines and Autism: A Tale of Shifting Hypotheses
This 2008 article by Gerber and Offit addresses parental concerns about vaccines, examining and discussing hypotheses about MMR vaccine, thimerosal, and multiple-vaccine administration.

Facts for Parents about Vaccine Safety
This letter from the AAP addresses vaccine safety, autism, and other concerns.

Mercury, Thimerosal and Vaccines
This is the CDCs statement and information page, explaining the safety of vaccines and addressing these concerns.

Here Be Dragons: An Introduction to Critical Thinking

Too Many Vaccines? What You Should Know
Information from the Vaccine Education Center at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

Vaccines and Autism
From the Vaccine Education Center at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

 

3. Pediatric Health Topics.

Behavior and Mental Health

American Academy of Pediatric’s “HealthyChildren.org” site has a variety of articles on behavioral and mental health topics:

ADHD – Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AAP’s article for parents on understanding ADHD

“Taking Charge of ADHD” by Russell Barkley, PhD
This is a great book by a noted ADHD expert who is board-certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and also Clinical Neuropsychology.

KidsHealth.Org: Emotions & Behavior 
From Nemours: “Is it just a phase or a serious problem? Help your child cope with life’s ups and downs, from dealing with divorce to preparing for new siblings. Or find out how to understand your child’s behavior, whether it’s toddler tantrums or teenage depression.”

ANXIETY in children:

  • What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety
    This is an interactive self-help book by Dawn Huebner, PhD, designed to guide 6–12 year olds and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of generalized anxiety.
    Other self-help books by the same author deal with OCD, anger, negativity, sleep problems, and bad habits, and can be found on Dawn Huebner’s website.

 

 

  • Turnaround: Turning Fear into Freedom
    From the Turnaround website: “Turnaround is a professionally developed, kid-friendly audio program designed to help your child overcome anxiety.” Cost is about $150 for the program.

Teen Hotlines
Hotlines for suicide, sexual assault and rape, pregnancy, and self-injury.

Stop Bullying Now
Website for information about bullying.

Child Who Bites Others

Child Who Hurts Other Children

Temper Tantrums – How to Deal with Them

Sibling Rivalry Towards a New Baby

Angry Kids

Grief, Bereavement & Coping with Loss — Resources
Links to resources for helpiing children and families cope with the loss of a loved one.

Sibling Grief Newsletter
Newsletter from the Association of Death Education and Counseling devoted to helping children and adults cope with the loss of a sibling.

 

Development

KidsHealth.Org’s site for Child Development & Growth 
An extensive resource for child development topics, from Nemours. “What should you expect as your child grows? Learn how to understand and deal with your child’s changing body and mind from infancy through the teen years.”

For children with special needs, here is an important link for useful apps.

 

Parenting

Parent Hacks

“Raising Successful Children”
This is an interetsing NYTimes article about how best to help our children without “overparenting”.

 

Exercise and Sports

Sports health topics from AAP
Each article examines a sports-related condition and is designed for both physicians and parents.

Sports Medicine – Little League Pitching Guidelines
Pitching guidelines from AAP Sports Medicine site.

 

Nutrition

Introducing Solid Foods
Bayside’s guidelines for starting your baby on solid foods at 4 months old
And here are some other Bayside handouts on nutrition:

Iron in Your Child’s Diet

Vitamin D

Calcium: contributing to your bone bank

Good Foods on a Tight Budget
Tips and recipes from the Environmental Working Group: “EWG assessed nearly 1,200 foods and hand-picked the best 100 or so that pack in nutrients at a good price, with the fewest pesticides, contaminants and artificial ingredients. Enjoy!”

ChooseMyPlate.gov
This is the new website filled with useful advice and recommendations on food groups, and dietary guidelines, with extensive resources and tips about healthy nutrition. From the USDA’s recent press release:
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 – First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled the federal government’s new food icon, MyPlate, to serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices. MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal times and to seek more information to help them do that by going to www.ChooseMyPlate.gov. The new MyPlate icon emphasizes the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein and dairy food groups.

“Let’s Eat for the Health of It” brochure
This is the brochure from ChooseMyPlate.gov, with advice and tips on building a healthy plate; cutting back on foods high in fats, sugars and salt; eating the right amount of calories; and being physically active.

Ten Tips Nutrition Education Series
Also from ChooseMyPlate.gov. Check out the ten tips for each of many nutritional topics, including “Healthy eating for vegetarians”; “Kid-friendly veges and fruits”; “Eating more whole gra6ins”; and many others.

The Food Allergy Network
Website devoted to food allergy resources

For more on food allergies, see our Allergy Section in this Health Library.

Center for Science in the Public Interest

The USDA

The American Dietetic Association

Health tips from the California AAP, 2007:

  • For Parents
  • Para Ninos
  • Para Padres

Health Department Restaurant Inspections, Alameda County

Health Department Restaurant Inspections,Contra Costa County

 

Newborns and Infants

Caring For a Newborn

Circumcision – After-Care for the Plastibell Method

Circumcision – After-Care for the Gomco Method

Sleeping through the night
Tips to help your baby learn to sleep throught the night

 

Teenagers

TeenHealth
TeenHealth from Nemours is a comprehensive resource for teens, including health and wellness information

Stress Management Tips for Teens
Tips for teen stress management

Family PACT Resources for Birth Control and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs):
Listed below is a handout on choosing a contraception method, Birth Control Myths and Facts, and the Emergency Contraceptive Pill

Gender and Sexuality

It Gets Better Project
A website where young people who are lesbian, gay, bi, or trans can see how love and happiness can be a reality in their future … a place where people can share their stories, take the “It Gets Better Project pledge”, watch videos of love and support, and also seek help.

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered teens
PFLAG’s Website (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) with information and resources for GLBT people and their families.

 

Breastfeeding

When Latching

Breast Milk Collection & Storage

When You’re Having Difficulty Nursing

Breast Care – Sore Nipples

 

Lead Poisoning Prevention

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention, California Department of Public Health

Learn About Lead (English) (Spanish)

Simple Steps to Protect Your Child from Lead (English) (Spanish)

Lead in House Paint and Dirt Can Hurt Your Child (English) (Spanish)

 

Education

Educational Publications

CA Educational Data

For children with special needs, here is an important link for useful apps.

 

Illnesses and Common conditions

 

ADHD

ADHD – Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AAP’s article for parents on understanding ADHD.

“Taking Charge of ADHD” by Russell Barkley, PhD
ADHD is a very complicated condition. There are many references to read, and some say that this book is the “cream of the crop.” It’s authored by a noted ADHD expert who is board-certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and also Clinical Neuropsychology.

 

Allergies

The Food Allergy Network
Website devoted to food allergy resources

 

Asthma

Asthma is one of the most common chronic medical conditions that we deal with in pediatrics. It can be mild or severe, persistent or sporadic, and a child can outgrow it or not. In any case, a child with asthma needs ongoing medical attention from us, even if the symptoms seem to be gone. Left untreated, chronic or persistent asthma symptoms – even if not severe – can cause chronic and night-time coughing, exercise intolerance, and also lead to lung problems.

A lot has been learned about asthma over the years, and we now have excellent medicines for treatment – both for acute symptoms and for the underlying inflammation which leads to asthma symptoms. That’s why we need to keep track of your child’s asthma – to see what can be done and what needs to be done.

Asthma Basics

Asthma: Avoiding Enviromental Triggers

Asthma Medications

Instructions For Asthma Medication Administration

 

Autism

Here are some references for children and adults to read about autism:

Autism References 4 to 8

  • All About My Brother: An Eight-Year-Old Sister’s Introduction To Her Brother Who Has Autism; by Sarah Peralta, Edition APC, 2002
  • Andy and His Yellow Frisbee; by Mary Thompson; Woodbine House, 1996
  • Asperger’s huh? A Child’s Perspective; by Rosina Schnurr; Anisor, 1999
  • Autism; Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen; KidHaven Press, 2005
  • Ian’s Walk: A Story About Autism; by Laurie Lears; illustrated by Karen Ritz; Albert Whitman, 1998
  • My Social Stories Book; edited by Carol Gray; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002
  • When My Worries Get Too Big: A Relaxation Book for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders; by Kari Dunn Baron; Autism Asperger Publ Co, 2006

Autism References 9 to 12

  • Autism; Elaine Landau; Franklin Watts, 2001
  • Autism; by Carol Baldwin; Heinemann Library, 2002
  • Autism; Sarah Lennard-Brown; Raintree, 2004
  • Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome? A Guide For Friends And Family; by Jude Welton; illustrated by Jane Telford, Jessica Kingsley, 2004
  • Caring for Myself; by Christy Gast and Jane Krug; photographs by Kotoe Laackman; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008
  • Different Like Me: My Book Of Autism Heroes; Jennifer Elder; illustrations by Marc Thomas and Jennifer Elder; Jessica Kingsley, 2005
  • Mori’s Story: A Book About a Boy With Autism; by Zachary M. Gartenberg; Lerner Publications Co., 1998 (for siblings)
  • To Be Me; by Rebecca Elinger: WPS Creative Therapy Store, 2005

Autism References Teen

  • Asperger Download: A Guide to Help Teenage Males with Asperger Syndrome Trouble-Shoot Life’s Challenges; by Joies Santomauro; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • Asperger Syndrome: An Owner’s Manual 2: For Older Adolescents and Adults: What You, Your Parents and Friends, and Your Employer, Need to Know; by Ellen Korin; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • Coping With Asperger Syndrome; Maxine Rosaler; The Rosen Pub. Group, 2004
  • Everything You Need to Know When a Brother or Sister Is Autistic; Marsha S. Rosenberg; Rosen Pub. Group, 1999
  • My Strange and Terrible Malady; by Catherine Bristow; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2008
  • Your Life is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome; by Jerry Newport; Future Horizons, 2001

Autism References Adult

  • Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior; by Lynn McClannahan; Woodbine House, 2003
  • Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens and Teens Get Ready for the Real World; by Teresa Bolick; Fair Winds Press, 2001
  • Asperger Syndrome and Young Children: Building Skills for the Real World; For People Who Know and Care for 3-to-7-Year-Olds; by Teresa Bolick; Fair Winds Press, 2004
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: the Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Other ASDs; by Chantal Sicile-Kira and Temple Grandin; Perigee Books, 2004
  • Finding Our Way: Practical Solutions for Creating a Supportive Home and Community for the Asperger Syndrome Family; by Kristi Sakai; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2005
  • Girls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Solutions for Addressing Everyday Challenges; by Lori Ernsperger; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • The Autistic Spectrum Parents’ Daily Helper: A Workbook for You and Your Child; by Philip Abrams; Ulysses Press, 2004
  • Children With Autism: A Parent’s Guide; by Michael D. Powers; Woodbine House, 2000
  • Challenging Behavior and Autism: Making Sense – Making Progress; by Philip Whitaker; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2002
  • Could It Be Autism? A Parent’s Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps; by Nancy Wiseman; Broadway Books, 2006
  • Demystifying Autistic Spectrum Disorders: A Guide to Diagnosis for Parents and Professionals; by Carolyn Bruey; Woodbine House, 2004
  • Exceptional Parent Magazine, call 1-877-372-7368
  • Helping Children with Autism Learn: A Guide to Treatment Approaches for Parents and Professionals; by Bryna Siegel; Oxford University Press, 2003
  • Parenting Your Asperger Child: Individualized Solutions for Teaching Your Child Practical Skills; by Alan Sohn; Perigee Trade, 2005
  • Reaching Out, Joining In: Teaching Social Skills to Young Children with Autism; by Mary Jane Weiss; Woodbine House, 2001
  • Toilet Training for Individuals With Autism & Other Developmental Issues; by Maria Wheeler; 2nd edition, Future Horizons, 2007

 

Bedwetting (Enuresis)

Bedwetting
Bedwetting information from the American Academy of Pediatrics, HealthyChildren.org website

 

Constipation

Constipation Handout

 

Head Injuries, Concussions

Concussions

 

Infections

Meningitis Vaccine Brochure

Croup

 

Fevers

Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen Dosing Chart

 

Influenza

CDC Influenza Resource Page
This is the CDC’s homepage for all up to date influenza information, including information for patients and healthcare professionals, including seasonal information

Seasonal Influenza: The Disease
This CDC page organizes multiple categories of information about influenza, including key flu facts, the 2010-11 season, symptoms and severity, and a flu Q&A.

Key Facts about Seasonal Influenza and Influenza Vaccine 
This is a useful summary from the CDC about flu symptoms and who should be vaccinated

CDC: Influenza symptoms
This is a good description of flu symptoms for patients

Seasonal Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick

The Flu: Caring for Someone Sick at Home

Seasonal Flu Information for Parents
CDC’s influenza resource page for parents, with a wealth of information and useful links

Antiviral Drugs and the Flu – Information for patients
This is information from the CDC about influenza anti-viral drugs.

H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu)
This is the CDC’s update page for the 2009 outbreak of H1N1 (swine) Flu — the pandemic is now over, but H1N1 is expected to continue to circulate as a seasonal flu.
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Skin and Hair Conditions

Eczema

 

Vomiting and Diarrhea

Instructions for Vomiting and Diarrhea

 

4. Good books about children and children’s health.

There are lots and lots of books about children. Some will speak to you, and others will leave you cold. In this section we present to you some of our favorites. We can’t tell you which ones you will like best, but these are some we like, with our comments.

 

General Books on Child Health

 

Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition (Paperback)
by Benjamin Spock (Author), Robert Needlman (Editor)

We probably don’t need to say much about this classic. It was good when it emerged over 50 years ago, and has been continually updated. It has great advice in both treating illness, maintaining prevention, and in child rearing.

 

Taking Care of Your Child: A Parent’s Illustrated Guide to Complete Medical Care
by James F. Fries, Robert H. Pantell, Donald M. Vickery ISBN: 0738-21071-4

Your child has a symptom, or something you want to know about? This is a great book to look it up in.

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by Barton D. Schmitt

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by American Academy of Pediatrics; Steven P. Shelov, MD, MS, FAAP, Editor in Chief, and Robert E. Hannemann, MD, FAAP

Another excellent guide to look at, very specific.

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by American Academy of Pediatrics; Edward L. Schor, MD, FAAP, Editor in Chief

These books from our official pediatrics Academy are comprehensive and very authoritative.

 

Child Development and Temperament

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
Edited by Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP

This guide helps parents understand the important developmental milestones that their child will reach in the first five years.

 

The Difficult Child: Expanded and Revised Edition
by Stanley Turecki and Leslie Tonner

Many Bayside clinicians think this book is fantastic. It helps parents (and doctors!) understand the temperaments of all children, not just those who are “difficult.” As close to “required reading” as we get!

 

Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, And Energetic
by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Similar to the Difficult Child, but more PC…. Good book!

 

Toddlers and Parents: A Declaration of Independence
by T. Berry Brazelton

 

Infants

 

Mother’s Circle: How Your Baby Changes How Your Baby Changes You
by Lisa Spiegel, Sandra Kunhardt Basile, Sandra K. Basile, Jean Kunhardt

Wonderful book recording the feelings and thoughts of mothers as their children go through the first year of life. This helps mothers, and fathers, understand themselves and their feelings, and not to feel alone.

 

Infants and Mothers: Differences in Development
by T. Berry Brazelton

Basic book from the leading developmental pediatrician.

 

What to Expect the First Year
by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, and Sandee Hathaway

 

Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Baby Sleep Longer
by Harvey Karp

How to calm with the five ‘S’s” – swaddling, stomach, shushing, swinging, and sucking. Watch the DVD, especially before the birth!

 

Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby’s First Year
by Scott W. Cohen

Drawing on the latest medical recommendations and his experiences at home and in the office, Dr. Cohen covers everything from preparing for your baby’s arrival to introducing her to a new sibling, to those three basic functions that will come to dominate a new parent’s life. Eat, Sleep, Poop addresses questions, strategies, myths, and all aspects of your child’s development. Lively, practical, and reassuring, Eat, Sleep, Poop provides the knowledge you need to parent with confidence, to relax and enjoy baby’s fi rst year, and to raise your child with the best tool a parent can have: informed common sense.

 

Motivated Minds: Raising Children to Love Learning
by Deborah Stipek, Kathy Seal
ISBN: 0805-06395-1

 

Pressured Parents, Stressed-out Kids: Dealing With Competition While Raising a Successful Child
by Wendy S. Grolnick, Kathy Seal
ISBN: 1591-02566-4
ISBN 13: 978-1591-02566-5

 

Discipline and Communication

 

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
by Elaine Mazlish, Adele Faber, Kimberly Ann Coe

 

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk
by Elaine Mazlish, Adele Faber, Kimberly Ann Coe

Easy to read, lots of cartoons of common situations and problem-solving strategies. Promotes good relationships!

 

Drawing the Line: Ten Steps to Constructive Discipline–And Achieving a Great Relationship with Your Kids
by Michael J. Weiss, Sheldon H. Wagner, and Susan Goldberg

 

Nutrition

 

How to Get Your Kid to Eat but Not Too Much
by Ellyn Satter

This is a great book, combining nutrition and behavior. It will make you more calm, not more anxious!

 

American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child’s Nutrition
by William H. MD PhD Dietz, Loraine M. Stern

An authoritative reference.

 

Sleep

 

Sleeping Through the Night 
by Jodi Mindell

 

Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems
by Richard Ferber

Our experience with both sleep books has been excellent!

 

Good Night Sleep Tight: The Sleep Lady’s Gentle Guide to Helping Your Child Go to Sleep, Stay Asleep, and Wake Up Happy
by Kim West and Joanne Kenen

This book is a kinder, gentler transition for parents who aren’t able to carry out the Gerber ir Mindell methods. Good book!

 

Sibling Rivalry

 

Understanding Sibling Rivalry: The Brazelton Way
by Joshua D. Sparrow, T. Berry Brazelton

 

Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too
by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish

A wonderful book with lots of great examples.–> –

 

Physical and Sexual Development

 

Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls
by Valorie Schaefer, Norm Bendell

 

Sports

 

Stretching, 20th Anniversary Revised Edition
by Bob Anderson (Author), Jean Anderson (Illustrator) –>

 

Asthma

Allergies and Asthma: What Every Parent Needs to Know
by American Academy of Pediatrics, and Michael J. Welch, MD, FAAP
ISBN-10: 1581104456

This is a book on asthma from the American Academy of Pediatrics, a trusted source of pediatric medical information. Second edition, December, 2010

Asthma Guide for All Ages
by Thomas F. Plaut, M.D.
ISBN 978-0-914625-30-8

This short book is a good reference to help you understand the basics of asthma – what it is, and how we monitor and treat it.

Asthma Guide for All Ages
by Thomas F. Plaut, MD with Teresa B. Jones, M.A.

This is another good reference book by Dr. Plaut, going into more detail to help you understand asthma in more detail.

5. Preparing for the Hospital, Tests, and Procedures

Blood Draws:

An Online Social Story About Getting Blood Drawn.

A YouTube Video of a Typical Little Boy Getting Blood Drawn—A Less Seasoned Blood Drawee but He Shows It’s Not So Bad!

EEGs:

YouTube video about Getting an EEG done: “Your Child’s EEG at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta”.

A YouTube Video of A Girl Getting an Ambulatory EEG.

A Child Life Social Story Online About Getting a Video EEG.

MRIs:

Nice overview directed to the child to explain the day he/she will get an MRI. This is fantastic in outlining what to expect in a calming, simple straightforward way

 

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HEALTH TIPS

HEALTH TIPS

Don’t Forget the Sunscreen, Vitamins and Supplements 

For most of us in Silicon Valley, all year around is a time to “play” outside, and being in the sun and activities, like running, biking, swimming, walking, hiking, skiing etc, are a great way to enjoy the great outdoors and get back into shape. Unfortunately, our bodies are often simply not used to the increased physical stress, including the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems.The cardiovascular system, especially the heart, will need the proper nutrients to ensure its ability to correctly function during increased physical stress. Consider adding Standard Process’ cardiovascular products to support a strong heart, healthy oxygen metabolism, efficient circulation of blood, and cell growth, repair, and function.And don’t forget the body’s largest organ, the skin. Summer is an ideal season to support your skin for healthy structure and function with essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Our special Skin Care Products and Natural Products such as Dermatrophin PMG®, Cataplex® F, Wheat Germ Fortified™, or USF Ointment (used topically), all support the skin during heat and sun exposure.Some Simple Tips

Our weight is a result of how much we take in and how much we burn. The first step is to have a burning desire to be healthy. Eat regularly, never miss breakfast, eat small portions and slowly omit the sugars. Eat three meals and three snacks every day, do not eat if you are not hungry (if you feel full there is no need to finish all the food in the plate), and drink plenty of water every day.

» Eat organic, balanced food, variety, whole grains, colorful vegetables and fruits.
» Eat organic, non refined and natural and WHOLE food and grains and meat and dairy products.
» Eat food which is rich in omega 3 fatty acids (e.g. Fish, almonds, flaxseeds, pecans, peanuts, pine nuts, pistachio and walnuts.) Eat natural fats such as butter, olive oils (no canola oil or margin), olives, nuts and anything high in Omega Fatty acids.
» Take only Whole Food Supplements and Vitamins made from natural unprocessed ingredients. You may look at some of these Whole Food Natural Supplements and Vitamins Brochures.
» Eat foods that have not been processed and that do not contain processed ingredients.
» Eat low glycemic index (GI) food. Low GI foods are slower to digest so you feel full longer; keeping the insulin levels low, inhibits the formation of fat and assists in the conversion of fat back to energy.
» Do Not eat refined sugar or unnatural sugar substitutes. Eat natural whole sweeteners and whole fruits.


What Is Glycemic Index?

Glycemic Index measures the speed at which food is digested and converted to sugar. The faster the food breaks down, the higher the glycemic index. GI of glucose is 100. All other foods are measured against the 100.

The key to loosing weight or maintaining the weight is to eat low GI food, low caloric food, eat high quality food, small portions, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, and exercise to strength your heart and muscles. Drink a big glass of water before meals to partially fill your stomach.

Include proteins in all your meals and snacks. Eat only low fat proteins preferably from both animal and vegetable sources.

What proteins you should include:

» Lean cut meats (all fat trimmed)
» Poultry (no skin)
» Cottage cheese and plain Yogurt with fruits
» Omega 3 saturated eggs.
» Beans
» Whole grains
» Nuts
» Low fat or no fat yogurt
» Whole or low fat Milk


Reduce calories and fats by eating low GI and low fat foods.

TEA

Tea and Coffee in moderation are good. Green tea has less caffeine, and has antioxidant properties. Green tree is preferred.

Fruits

It is always better to eat organics thoroughly washed fresh fruits and vegetables rather than juice. Make sure your meals are as colorful as possible by mixing and matching different vegetables, fruits, nuts and lean meats.

Wine

A glass of wine (which contains antioxidants) with dinner is now recommended for better health. I would also add a small portion of dark chocolate (polyphenols) as dessert. Or you may consider whole food supplements that have essential beneficial ingredients of wine and chocolate.

Multivitamins

Take whole food natural multivitamin daily, follow the recommended low glycemic index diet, and exercise. Not only will you have a great skin, look fit and be full of energy, but you will also be happy.

For more information schedule a on line consultation appointment or call 408-945-0300

Quality of Ingredients

Just like any recipe, the quality of the ingredients you use affects the quality of the final product. Therefore, it’s important to answer all these questions when evaluating a supplement and its effectiveness.

Where do the ingredients come from?
Manufacturers who grow many of their ingredients have the unique ability to control the quality of the ingredient from seed to supplement. Some manufacturers own certified organic farms to further enhance the quality of their ingredients.

When are ingredients processed?
When you buy a tomato, you inspect it for quality. You wouldn’t knowingly buy one that was mushy and bruised. This same principle holds true for when ingredients are prime for harvest. Different foods reach their peak nutrient value during different times within the growing season. Pea vine, for example, is at its peak during the flowering stage.

Once harvested, food begins to lose its value. It is perishable like the tomato. If there is a delay of hours, days, or months from when an ingredient is harvested to when it’s processed, many of its very delicate phytonutrients are lost.

Are the ingredient’s vital factors retained?
Each ingredient has its own set of rules in relation to how to best extract and package its vital life. The manufacturing process needs to retain the vital nutrients within the ingredients. Too much heat will destroy enzymes and phytonutrients. The manufacturer should use a low-temperature, high-vacuum process to make sure that the ingredient’s nutrients are preserved.Talk with your health care professional at our Clinic to learn more about whole foods and Standard Process products. Call 408-945-0300 to make a consultation and medical evaluation specific to your family health needs.

      Brochures and Reference Material for natural vitamins and supplements

Our brochures help patients better understand the benefits of nutrition and specific Standard Process products, clarify the whole food difference, and define our commitment to quality.

(Download Pdf documents below in Holistic section in our web site)

+ Are You Feeding Your Body
+ Baby Boomer’s Nutritional Health
+ Bone Health
+ Calcium Supplements
+ Digestive Support (Zypan®)
+ Farming and Manufacturing
+ Garlic
+ Ginkgo and Your Health (Ginkgo Synergy®)
+ Glucosamine and Joint Health
+ Green Vegetable Supplement (SP Green Food™)
+ Health Bars (StandardBars®)
+ Heart Health
+ High-Protein Health Bars
+ Immune Support (Echinacea-C™)
+ Immune System Support
+ Joint Health (Ligaplex® I & Ligaplex® II)
+ Liver Support (A-F Betafood®)
+ Natural Antioxidant Support (OPC Synergy®)
+ Natural Calmatives
+ Natural Detoxification (SP Cleanse®)
+ Natural Fiber Supplement (Gastro-Fiber®)
+ Nervous System and Circulatory Support (Folid Acid B12)
+ Patient Information
+ Phytonutrients (Cruciferous Complete™)
+ Pollen
+ Pollen Season Support
+ Prostate Health (Palmettoplex®)
+ Purification
+ Selecting a Quality Supplement
+ Sports Endurance
+ Tuna Omega-3 Oil
+ Whey Protein
+ Whole Food Multivitamin (Catalyn®)
+ Whole Food Supplement Shake (SP Complete™)
+ Why Whole Foods (Is Your Supplement Complete)

Helpful Educational Resources on Supplements

Information on Dietary Supplements and Herbs
American Botanical Council
Fact Sheets from the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements
Dietary Supplement Information Bureau
International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) Database
Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center
MedlinePlus Dietary Supplements
Medline Plus Herbs and Supplements
Sloan-Kettering – About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products: Search About Herbs

Evidenced-Based Reviews
Cochrane Reviews
Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects
National Guideline Clearinghouse
Natural Standard

Governmental Agencies
National Institute’s of Health Office of Dietary Supplements
NIH Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Whole Foods and Nutrition
The World’s Healthiest Foods
USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center
Nutrition.Gov

Phytochemical and Nutrient Databases
Dr. Duke’s Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases
USDA Phytochemical Database
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

Useful common Health Tips from Dr. Malhotra:

» Eat balanced healthy diet of whole natural organic foods high in Omega 3 and 6
» No smoking
» Play with your children
» Exercise or just walk 20 -30 minutes a day
» Wear Sun protection
» No tanning (includes tanning devices)
» Wear protective clothing – long sleeves when outdoors. Wear wide brim hat
» Wear sun glasses and special sun outerwear BluMod and YellowMod to convert sun rays to beneficial light.
» Must apply SPF of 15 or higher all year round. Sunscreen should be applied 20 minutes before going outdoors to all exposed skin. Reapply SPF 15 or more after sweating or being in water.
» Eat Whole Natural Organic Foods and Whole Food Supplements and Vitamins. No sugar or artificial sweeteners. Eat only natural whole fruits and natural food and whole food natural vitamins and supplements for high energy and good health.
» Have a positive attitude and be grateful. Smile, Be Happy, Be Still and Be Alive.
» Do meditation. Make social connections.
» Sleep 7 to 8 hours a day.
» No more than 3 alcoholic drinks a week. No soft drinks. Minimal sugar.
» You may use sun protection hats that convert harmful rays for Skin Rejuvenation and Acne prevention. Call us about this exciting product to take harmful rays and convert them into therapy.
» Remember what is good for your Skin, it also good for your brain, mood, heart, body, self esteem and your total health. There is a direct skin, beauty, mind, body and brain connection. Change your skin and brain, change your life.


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What do I do if my child is sick at night or on the weekend?

If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, dial 9-1-1 and or go to nearest emergency room or hospital.  A few extended hours clinics are open late till 9 pm that can also help you. Call our office as soon as you need help/ if it is urgent and you need help and call our office at 408-945-0300 and physician on call covering after hours will call you back. Make sure to leave your and patient name, telephone number and message clearly. Please try to call preferably between 8 am to 8 pm.

Prescription refills, well visits, immunizations, school physicals, billing questions or making a routine appointment,etc. are not considered emergencies or urgent matters to call after hours. Please call our office or just come to the office when clinic is open. We are open during 9 am to 6 pm on Monday and Wednesdays and between 10 am and 7 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We are closed for lunch between 1 pm to 2 pm. We will make sure that you or your child is seen. 

Who takes sick calls at night?

Phone coverage is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If your call is medical related, you will get a return call from an after-hours pediatric nurse or physician, who will answer your questions. One of our providers will be reached if it is medically necessary.

Do you offer same day sick visits for your patients?

Yes. All sick children will be seen on the same day if possible. Every attempt will be made to schedule you with your primary doctor at our office. Please make an appointment for less wait. We try to accommodate walk-in patients without an appointment.

What do I need to tell the medical assistant when calling for making an appointment about myself or a sick child?

  • Patient’s age
  • What you are concerned about
  • How long it has been going on and has it been getting worse
  • What you have done about your child’s illness
  • Patients (Your child’s) temperature
  • Your child’s state of alertness and playfulness
  • Your child’s intake of fluids
  • Insurance policy Info
  • Have your contact phone numbers ready so you can be called back if necessary

At which hospitals are your providers on staff?

Our providers are on staff at Regional Medical Center, San Jose hospital. If you are expecting a child, we work with the pediatric hospitalists and OBGYN to coordinate your newborn’s care. You are encouraged to see the pediatrician months prior to birth to know the doctor and ask any questions or concerns you may have. After the child is born and you are back home; please make an appointment to see the child with our pediatricians.

Will you visit my child if he/she is in the hospital?

If your child is sick in the hospital, he/she will be visited by one of our affiliated hospitalists who will keep your pediatrician informed on his/her condition. If needed; a post-hospital visit with your pediatrician will likely be scheduled after your child is discharged.

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AFTER HOURS CARE

 

What do I do if my child is sick at night or on the weekend?

If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, dial 9-1-1 and or go to nearest emergency room or hospital.  A few extended hours clinics are open late till 9 pm that can also help you. Call our office as soon as you need help/ if it is urgent and you need help and call our office at 408-945-0300 and physician on call covering after hours will call you back. Make sure to leave your and patient name, telephone number and message clearly. Please try to call preferably between 8 am to 8 pm.

Prescription refills, well visits, immunizations, school physicals, billing questions or making a routine appointment,etc. are not considered emergencies or urgent matters to call after hours. Please call our office or just come to the office when clinic is open. We are open during 9 am to 6 pm on Monday and Wednesdays and between 10 am and 7 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We are closed for lunch between 1 pm to 2 pm. We will make sure that you or your child is seen.

Who takes sick calls at night?

Phone coverage is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If your call is medical related, you will get a return call from an after-hours pediatric nurse or physician, who will answer your questions. One of our providers will be reached if it is medically necessary.

Do you offer same day sick visits for your patients?

Yes. All sick children will be seen on the same day if possible. Every attempt will be made to schedule you with your primary doctor at our office. Please make an appointment for less wait. We try to accommodate walk-in patients without an appointment.

What do I need to tell the medical assistant when calling for making an appointment about myself or a sick child?

  • Patient’s age
  • What you are concerned about
  • How long it has been going on and has it been getting worse
  • What you have done about your child’s illness
  • Patients (Your child’s) temperature
  • Your child’s state of alertness and playfulness
  • Your child’s intake of fluids
  • Insurance policy Info
  • Have your contact phone numbers ready so you can be called back if necessary

At which hospitals are your providers on staff?

Our providers are on staff at Regional Medical Center, San Jose hospital. If you are expecting a child, we work with the pediatric hospitalists and OBGYN to coordinate your newborn’s care. You are encouraged to see the pediatrician months prior to birth to know the doctor and ask any questions or concerns you may have. After the child is born and you are back home; please make an appointment to see the child with our pediatricians.

Will you visit my child if he/she is in the hospital?

If your child is sick in the hospital, he/she will be visited by one of our affiliated hospitalists who will keep your pediatrician informed on his/her condition. If needed; a post-hospital visit with your pediatrician will likely be scheduled after your child is discharged.

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TIPS FROM OUR DOCTORS




Useful common Health Tips from Dr. Malhotra:

» Eat balanced healthy diet of whole natural organic foods high in Omega 3 and 6
» No smoking  
» Play with your children
» Exercise or just walk 20 -30 minutes a day
» Wear Sun protection
» No tanning (includes tanning devices)
» Wear protective clothing – long sleeves when outdoors. Wear wide brim hat
» Wear sun glasses and special sun outerwear BluMod and YellowMod to convert sun rays to beneficial light.
» Must apply SPF of 15 or higher all year round. Sunscreen should be applied 20 minutes before going outdoors to all exposed skin. Reapply SPF 15 or more after sweating or being in water.
» Eat Whole Natural Organic Foods and Whole Food Supplements and Vitamins. No sugar or artificial sweeteners. Eat only natural whole fruits and natural food and whole foodS, natural vitamins and supplements for high energy and good health.
» Have a positive attitude and be grateful. Smile, Be Happy, Be Still and Be Alive.
» Do meditation. Make social connections. Do good for others.
» Sleep 7 to 8 hours a day.
» No more than 3 alcoholic drinks a week. No soft drinks. Minimal sugar.
» You may use sun protection hats that convert harmful rays for Skin Rejuvenation and Acne prevention. Call us about this exciting product to take harmful rays and convert them into therapy.
» Remember what is good for your Skin, it also good for your brain, mood, heart, body, self esteem and your total health. There is a direct skin, beauty, mind, body and brain connection. Change your skin and brain, change your life.

  
Call 408-945-0300 to make an appointment

Silicon Valley Medical Clinic, Milpitas CA 95035

Neema Malhotra, M.D., Melissa-Gayle Sanchez, M.D.

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COMMON DISEASES


silicon valley medical clinic milpitas CA 95035

 

 

Illnesses and Common conditions

 

ADHD

ADHD – Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AAP’s article for parents on understanding ADHD.

“Taking Charge of ADHD” by Russell Barkley, PhD
ADHD is a very complicated condition. There are many references to read, and some say that this book is the “cream of the crop.” It’s authored by a noted ADHD expert who is board-certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and also Clinical Neuropsychology.

 

Allergies

The Food Allergy Network
Website devoted to food allergy resources

 

Asthma

Asthma is one of the most common chronic medical conditions that we deal with in pediatrics. It can be mild or severe, persistent or sporadic, and a child can outgrow it or not. In any case, a child with asthma needs ongoing medical attention from us, even if the symptoms seem to be gone. Left untreated, chronic or persistent asthma symptoms – even if not severe – can cause chronic and night-time coughing, exercise intolerance, and also lead to lung problems.

A lot has been learned about asthma over the years, and we now have excellent medicines for treatment – both for acute symptoms and for the underlying inflammation which leads to asthma symptoms. That’s why we need to keep track of your child’s asthma – to see what can be done and what needs to be done.

Asthma Basics

Asthma: Avoiding Enviromental Triggers

Asthma Medications

Instructions For Asthma Medication Administration

 

Autism

Here are some references for children and adults to read about autism:

Autism References 4 to 8

  • All About My Brother: An Eight-Year-Old Sister’s Introduction To Her Brother Who Has Autism; by Sarah Peralta, Edition APC, 2002
  • Andy and His Yellow Frisbee; by Mary Thompson; Woodbine House, 1996
  • Asperger’s huh? A Child’s Perspective; by Rosina Schnurr; Anisor, 1999
  • Autism; Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen; KidHaven Press, 2005
  • Ian’s Walk: A Story About Autism; by Laurie Lears; illustrated by Karen Ritz; Albert Whitman, 1998
  • My Social Stories Book; edited by Carol Gray; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002
  • When My Worries Get Too Big: A Relaxation Book for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders; by Kari Dunn Baron; Autism Asperger Publ Co, 2006

Autism References 9 to 12

  • Autism; Elaine Landau; Franklin Watts, 2001
  • Autism; by Carol Baldwin; Heinemann Library, 2002
  • Autism; Sarah Lennard-Brown; Raintree, 2004
  • Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome? A Guide For Friends And Family; by Jude Welton; illustrated by Jane Telford, Jessica Kingsley, 2004
  • Caring for Myself; by Christy Gast and Jane Krug; photographs by Kotoe Laackman; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008
  • Different Like Me: My Book Of Autism Heroes; Jennifer Elder; illustrations by Marc Thomas and Jennifer Elder; Jessica Kingsley, 2005
  • Mori’s Story: A Book About a Boy With Autism; by Zachary M. Gartenberg; Lerner Publications Co., 1998 (for siblings)
  • To Be Me; by Rebecca Elinger: WPS Creative Therapy Store, 2005

Autism References Teen

  • Asperger Download: A Guide to Help Teenage Males with Asperger Syndrome Trouble-Shoot Life’s Challenges; by Joies Santomauro; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • Asperger Syndrome: An Owner’s Manual 2: For Older Adolescents and Adults: What You, Your Parents and Friends, and Your Employer, Need to Know; by Ellen Korin; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • Coping With Asperger Syndrome; Maxine Rosaler; The Rosen Pub. Group, 2004
  • Everything You Need to Know When a Brother or Sister Is Autistic; Marsha S. Rosenberg; Rosen Pub. Group, 1999
  • My Strange and Terrible Malady; by Catherine Bristow; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2008
  • Your Life is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome; by Jerry Newport; Future Horizons, 2001

Autism References Adult

  • Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior; by Lynn McClannahan; Woodbine House, 2003
  • Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens and Teens Get Ready for the Real World; by Teresa Bolick; Fair Winds Press, 2001
  • Asperger Syndrome and Young Children: Building Skills for the Real World; For People Who Know and Care for 3-to-7-Year-Olds; by Teresa Bolick; Fair Winds Press, 2004
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: the Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Other ASDs; by Chantal Sicile-Kira and Temple Grandin; Perigee Books, 2004
  • Finding Our Way: Practical Solutions for Creating a Supportive Home and Community for the Asperger Syndrome Family; by Kristi Sakai; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2005
  • Girls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Solutions for Addressing Everyday Challenges; by Lori Ernsperger; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • The Autistic Spectrum Parents’ Daily Helper: A Workbook for You and Your Child; by Philip Abrams; Ulysses Press, 2004
  • Children With Autism: A Parent’s Guide; by Michael D. Powers; Woodbine House, 2000
  • Challenging Behavior and Autism: Making Sense – Making Progress; by Philip Whitaker; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2002
  • Could It Be Autism? A Parent’s Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps; by Nancy Wiseman; Broadway Books, 2006
  • Demystifying Autistic Spectrum Disorders: A Guide to Diagnosis for Parents and Professionals; by Carolyn Bruey; Woodbine House, 2004
  • Exceptional Parent Magazine, call 1-877-372-7368
  • Helping Children with Autism Learn: A Guide to Treatment Approaches for Parents and Professionals; by Bryna Siegel; Oxford University Press, 2003
  • Parenting Your Asperger Child: Individualized Solutions for Teaching Your Child Practical Skills; by Alan Sohn; Perigee Trade, 2005
  • Reaching Out, Joining In: Teaching Social Skills to Young Children with Autism; by Mary Jane Weiss; Woodbine House, 2001
  • Toilet Training for Individuals With Autism & Other Developmental Issues; by Maria Wheeler; 2nd edition, Future Horizons, 2007

 

Bedwetting (Enuresis)

Bedwetting
Bedwetting information from the American Academy of Pediatrics, HealthyChildren.org website

 

Constipation

Constipation Handout

 

Head Injuries, Concussions

Concussions

 

Infections

Meningitis Vaccine Brochure

Croup

 

Fevers

Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen Dosing Chart

 

Influenza

CDC Influenza Resource Page
This is the CDC’s homepage for all up to date influenza information, including information for patients and healthcare professionals, including seasonal information

Seasonal Influenza: The Disease
This CDC page organizes multiple categories of information about influenza, including key flu facts, the 2010-11 season, symptoms and severity, and a flu Q&A.

Key Facts about Seasonal Influenza and Influenza Vaccine 
This is a useful summary from the CDC about flu symptoms and who should be vaccinated

CDC: Influenza symptoms
This is a good description of flu symptoms for patients

Seasonal Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick

The Flu: Caring for Someone Sick at Home

Seasonal Flu Information for Parents
CDC’s influenza resource page for parents, with a wealth of information and useful links

Antiviral Drugs and the Flu – Information for patients
This is information from the CDC about influenza anti-viral drugs.

H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu)
This is the CDC’s update page for the 2009 outbreak of H1N1 (swine) Flu — the pandemic is now over, but H1N1 is expected to continue to circulate as a seasonal flu.

 

People don’t get sick on a business schedule, 9-5 Monday-Friday. So we have contracted with a Nurse Advice service. If you need to reach us outside of normal business hours, please call the office and listen to the recording. You will get a number to call (the number is specific for each office, which is why we are not listing it here.) Call that number and the trained nurse with telephone protocols to guide her or him will answer the phone and serve you.

NOTE: When you call us after hours, be sure to call the main office phone number (see Locations for the correct number). Only the main phone line at each office is forwarded to the voicemail / answering system.

The advice nurses can handle over 90% of the calls. If they need to reach our physician on-call, they will do so. If you find that you are being poorly served by this service, please let us know so we can respond on your behalf.

Remember, we see patients (pediatric patients only) on Saturday morning in our Pleasanton office, we see drop-in patients only in some of our offices on some days (see our Locations page for your office hours), and we have “same day sick” appointments throughout every weekday in all of our offices.

 

 

Welcome to our visit preparation page. Here you’ll find all the forms you’ll need to fill out for your visit to our office. We want to give you unhurried time to read information and to fill out forms at home, making your visit speedier and more relaxed.

 

NEW BAYSIDE PATIENT
First visit our Becoming a Bayside Patient section here.

 

Birth to 2 Weeks: Well Baby Check: 0 – 2 weeks questionnaire

1 Month: Well Baby Check: 1 month questionnaire

2 Months: Well Baby Check: 2 month questionnaire

4 Months: Well Baby Check: 4 month questionnaire

6 Months: Well Baby Check: 6 month questionnaire

9 Months: Well Baby Check: 9 month questionnaire

12 Months: Well Baby Check: 12 month questionnaire

15 Months: Well Baby Check: 15 month questionnaire

18 Months: Well Baby Check: 18 month questionnaire

M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

Spanish Version: M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

24 Months: Well Baby Check: 24month questionnaire

M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

Spanish Version: M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

30 Months: Well Baby Check: 30 month questionnaire

M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

Spanish Version: M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

3 Years: Well Child Check: 3 year questionnaire

4 Years: Well Child Check: 4 year questionnaire

5 Years: Well Child Check: 5 year questionnaire

6 Years: Well Child Check: 6 year questionnaire

7 Years: Well Child Check: 7 year questionnaire

8 Years: Well Child Check: 8 year questionnaire

9 – 11 Years: Well Child Check: 9 – 11 year questionnaire

12 – 17 Years: Well Child Check: 12 – 17 year questionnaire

18 – 21 Years: Well Adult Check: 18 – 21 year questionnaire

Asthma Visits: 
If your child has asthma, and is coming for an asthma-related visit, or for a routine well-care checkup, please complete one of the following forms:
Asthma Control Test ages 4-11 (English)
Asthma Control Test ages 4-11 (Spanish)
Asthma Control Test ages 12+ (English)
Asthma Control Test ages 12+ (Spanish)

 
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Skin and Hair Conditions

Eczema

 

Vomiting and Diarrhea

Instructions for Vomiting and Diarrhea

 

4. Good books about children and children’s health.

There are lots and lots of books about children. Some will speak to you, and others will leave you cold. In this section we present to you some of our favorites. We can’t tell you which ones you will like best, but these are some we like, with our comments.

 

General Books on Child Health

 

Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition (Paperback)
by Benjamin Spock (Author), Robert Needlman (Editor)

We probably don’t need to say much about this classic. It was good when it emerged over 50 years ago, and has been continually updated. It has great advice in both treating illness, maintaining prevention, and in child rearing.

 

Taking Care of Your Child: A Parent’s Illustrated Guide to Complete Medical Care
by James F. Fries, Robert H. Pantell, Donald M. Vickery ISBN: 0738-21071-4

Your child has a symptom, or something you want to know about? This is a great book to look it up in.

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by Barton D. Schmitt

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by American Academy of Pediatrics; Steven P. Shelov, MD, MS, FAAP, Editor in Chief, and Robert E. Hannemann, MD, FAAP

Another excellent guide to look at, very specific.

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by American Academy of Pediatrics; Edward L. Schor, MD, FAAP, Editor in Chief

These books from our official pediatrics Academy are comprehensive and very authoritative.

 

Child Development and Temperament

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
Edited by Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP

This guide helps parents understand the important developmental milestones that their child will reach in the first five years.

 

The Difficult Child: Expanded and Revised Edition
by Stanley Turecki and Leslie Tonner

Many Bayside clinicians think this book is fantastic. It helps parents (and doctors!) understand the temperaments of all children, not just those who are “difficult.” As close to “required reading” as we get!

 

Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, And Energetic
by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Similar to the Difficult Child, but more PC…. Good book!

 

Toddlers and Parents: A Declaration of Independence
by T. Berry Brazelton

 

Infants

 

Mother’s Circle: How Your Baby Changes How Your Baby Changes You
by Lisa Spiegel, Sandra Kunhardt Basile, Sandra K. Basile, Jean Kunhardt

Wonderful book recording the feelings and thoughts of mothers as their children go through the first year of life. This helps mothers, and fathers, understand themselves and their feelings, and not to feel alone.

 

Infants and Mothers: Differences in Development
by T. Berry Brazelton

Basic book from the leading developmental pediatrician.

 

What to Expect the First Year
by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, and Sandee Hathaway

 

Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Baby Sleep Longer
by Harvey Karp

How to calm with the five ‘S’s” – swaddling, stomach, shushing, swinging, and sucking. Watch the DVD, especially before the birth!

 

Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby’s First Year
by Scott W. Cohen

Drawing on the latest medical recommendations and his experiences at home and in the office, Dr. Cohen covers everything from preparing for your baby’s arrival to introducing her to a new sibling, to those three basic functions that will come to dominate a new parent’s life. Eat, Sleep, Poop addresses questions, strategies, myths, and all aspects of your child’s development. Lively, practical, and reassuring, Eat, Sleep, Poop provides the knowledge you need to parent with confidence, to relax and enjoy baby’s fi rst year, and to raise your child with the best tool a parent can have: informed common sense.

 

Motivated Minds: Raising Children to Love Learning
by Deborah Stipek, Kathy Seal
ISBN: 0805-06395-1

 

Pressured Parents, Stressed-out Kids: Dealing With Competition While Raising a Successful Child
by Wendy S. Grolnick, Kathy Seal
ISBN: 1591-02566-4
ISBN 13: 978-1591-02566-5

 

Discipline and Communication

 

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
by Elaine Mazlish, Adele Faber, Kimberly Ann Coe

 

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk
by Elaine Mazlish, Adele Faber, Kimberly Ann Coe

Easy to read, lots of cartoons of common situations and problem-solving strategies. Promotes good relationships!

 

Drawing the Line: Ten Steps to Constructive Discipline–And Achieving a Great Relationship with Your Kids
by Michael J. Weiss, Sheldon H. Wagner, and Susan Goldberg

 

Nutrition

 

How to Get Your Kid to Eat but Not Too Much
by Ellyn Satter

This is a great book, combining nutrition and behavior. It will make you more calm, not more anxious!

 

American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child’s Nutrition
by William H. MD PhD Dietz, Loraine M. Stern

An authoritative reference.

 

Sleep

 

Sleeping Through the Night 
by Jodi Mindell

 

Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems
by Richard Ferber

Our experience with both sleep books has been excellent!

 

Good Night Sleep Tight: The Sleep Lady’s Gentle Guide to Helping Your Child Go to Sleep, Stay Asleep, and Wake Up Happy
by Kim West and Joanne Kenen

This book is a kinder, gentler transition for parents who aren’t able to carry out the Gerber ir Mindell methods. Good book!

 

Sibling Rivalry

 

Understanding Sibling Rivalry: The Brazelton Way
by Joshua D. Sparrow, T. Berry Brazelton

 

Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too
by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish

A wonderful book with lots of great examples.–> –

 

Physical and Sexual Development

 

Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls
by Valorie Schaefer, Norm Bendell

 

Sports

 

Stretching, 20th Anniversary Revised Edition
by Bob Anderson (Author), Jean Anderson (Illustrator) –>

 

Asthma

Allergies and Asthma: What Every Parent Needs to Know
by American Academy of Pediatrics, and Michael J. Welch, MD, FAAP
ISBN-10: 1581104456

This is a book on asthma from the American Academy of Pediatrics, a trusted source of pediatric medical information. Second edition, December, 2010

Asthma Guide for All Ages
by Thomas F. Plaut, M.D.
ISBN 978-0-914625-30-8

This short book is a good reference to help you understand the basics of asthma – what it is, and how we monitor and treat it.

Asthma Guide for All Ages
by Thomas F. Plaut, MD with Teresa B. Jones, M.A.

This is another good reference book by Dr. Plaut, going into more detail to help you understand asthma in more detail.

5. Preparing for the Hospital, Tests, and Procedures

Blood Draws:

An Online Social Story About Getting Blood Drawn.

A YouTube Video of a Typical Little Boy Getting Blood Drawn—A Less Seasoned Blood Drawee but He Shows It’s Not So Bad!

EEGs:

YouTube video about Getting an EEG done: “Your Child’s EEG at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta”.

A YouTube Video of A Girl Getting an Ambulatory EEG.

A Child Life Social Story Online About Getting a Video EEG.

MRIs:

Nice overview directed to the child to explain the day he/she will get an MRI. This is fantastic in outlining what to expect in a calming, simple straightforward way

 

 

1. General Sources for Pediatric Information

These sites on the internet are like textbooks, with both information on general health issues, prevention, and information on specific illnesses.

Healthy Children, from the American Academy of Pediatrics
This is the AAP’s website for parents and patients. The AAP is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. It includes general information related to child health and specific guidelines concerning a wide range of pediatric issues.

KidsDoc Symptom Checker
Is your child sick? Figure out what to do now and what to do next! This is a new resource from the American Academy of Pediatrics, with detailed medical advice for a wide range of pediatric problems. It includes definitions, causes, when-to-call, and treatment advice.

KidsHealth
KidsHealth presents a wealth of information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.

KidsGrowth
A website devoted to a broad range of pediatric health topics.

KidsGrowth Handouts for Parents
Extensive resource of handouts for parents on a broad range of pediatric topics.

Babycenter
Another good source of general information, especially strong on child development.

University of Michigan’s Pediatric Health Topics
An extensive and well-respected resource for a wide range of pediatric health topics, from C.S.Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan.

Up To Date – For Patients
A trusted source to learn more about medical conditions, better understand management and treatment options, and have a better dialogue with health care providers.

A Minute for Kids – Audio shorts
American Academy of Pediatrics’ short audio clips for parents, on a broad range of valuable pediatric topics.

CDC Travel Health
Information for travelers and their health-care providers about vaccines, medications, and other measures necessary to prevent illness and injury during international travel.

The National Institute of Child Health and Human development

MayoClinic.com

Medscape.com

FDA

QuackWatch.com
Information on dubious health claims.

 

2. Vaccines

 

General Vaccine Information and Resources:

Routine Vaccine Schedules, ages 0-6
This is the immunization schedule chart for parents, from the CDC, for ages 0-6 years.

Routine Vaccine Schedules, ages 7-18
This is the immunization schedule chart for parents, from the CDC, for ages 7-18 years.

Immunization Schedules
This is the full CDC webpage on all current vaccine schedules, a useful resource for both parents and clinicians.

CDC – Immunizations Website – Information for Healthcare Professionals and Patients
This is the CDC’s main web page for vaccine information, for both healthcare professionals and patients, with links and current information related to all aspects of immunizations.

CDC – Immunizations – Information for Parents 
This is the CDC’s web page for vaccine information for parents, a useful resource for all types of information about childhood vaccines.

CDC Parents Guide to Immunizations
This is a 68-page booklet from the CDC on immunizations for children.

American Academy of Pediatrics – Immunization Information for Families
This is the AAP’s vaccine resource page for parents and healthcare professionals, including information on the safety and importance of vaccines — as well as misconceptions, FAQs, and a wealth of other information.

Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)
These are the patient handouts developed by the CDC which explain each of the vaccines and the diseases they prevent.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a respected source of information on vaccines, and has developed this comprehensive vaccine resource website.

Immunization Action Coalition: Vaccine Information for Heathcare Professionals
This is a comprehensive vaccine information site, designed for healthcare professionals but useful also for patients and parents.

Vaccinate Your Baby
A campaign launched by “Every Child by Two”, an organization devoted to raising awareness of the critical need for timely immunizations.

 

Vaccine Information for SKEPTICAL parents:

An Epidemic of Fear: How Panicked Parents Skipping Shots Endagers Us All
“To hear his enemies talk, you might think Paul Offit is the most hated man in America…” This is a well-written article focused on Paul Offit, MD, who boldly refutes the anti-immunization movement. From Wired Magazine, October 2009.

What’s the Real Story on the Vaccine Debate?
Another article in the same magazine issue, with useful links and information.

Cashing in On Fear: The Danger of Dr. Sears 
This detailed article reviews Dr. Sear’s book on alternative vaccine schedules, discussing the flaws in his logic, as well as misinformation contained in his book that may lead parents to make the wrong decisions for their children.

Vaccines and Autism: A Tale of Shifting Hypotheses
This 2008 article by Gerber and Offit addresses parental concerns about vaccines, examining and discussing hypotheses about MMR vaccine, thimerosal, and multiple-vaccine administration.

Facts for Parents about Vaccine Safety
This letter from the AAP addresses vaccine safety, autism, and other concerns.

Mercury, Thimerosal and Vaccines
This is the CDCs statement and information page, explaining the safety of vaccines and addressing these concerns.

Here Be Dragons: An Introduction to Critical Thinking

Too Many Vaccines? What You Should Know
Information from the Vaccine Education Center at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

Vaccines and Autism
From the Vaccine Education Center at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

 

3. Pediatric Health Topics.

Behavior and Mental Health

American Academy of Pediatric’s “HealthyChildren.org” site has a variety of articles on behavioral and mental health topics:

ADHD – Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AAP’s article for parents on understanding ADHD

“Taking Charge of ADHD” by Russell Barkley, PhD
This is a great book by a noted ADHD expert who is board-certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and also Clinical Neuropsychology.

KidsHealth.Org: Emotions & Behavior 
From Nemours: “Is it just a phase or a serious problem? Help your child cope with life’s ups and downs, from dealing with divorce to preparing for new siblings. Or find out how to understand your child’s behavior, whether it’s toddler tantrums or teenage depression.”

ANXIETY in children:

  • What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety
    This is an interactive self-help book by Dawn Huebner, PhD, designed to guide 6–12 year olds and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of generalized anxiety.
    Other self-help books by the same author deal with OCD, anger, negativity, sleep problems, and bad habits, and can be found on Dawn Huebner’s website.

 

 

  • Turnaround: Turning Fear into Freedom
    From the Turnaround website: “Turnaround is a professionally developed, kid-friendly audio program designed to help your child overcome anxiety.” Cost is about $150 for the program.

Teen Hotlines
Hotlines for suicide, sexual assault and rape, pregnancy, and self-injury.

Stop Bullying Now
Website for information about bullying.

Child Who Bites Others

Child Who Hurts Other Children

Temper Tantrums – How to Deal with Them

Sibling Rivalry Towards a New Baby

Angry Kids

Grief, Bereavement & Coping with Loss — Resources
Links to resources for helpiing children and families cope with the loss of a loved one.

Sibling Grief Newsletter
Newsletter from the Association of Death Education and Counseling devoted to helping children and adults cope with the loss of a sibling.

 

Development

KidsHealth.Org’s site for Child Development & Growth 
An extensive resource for child development topics, from Nemours. “What should you expect as your child grows? Learn how to understand and deal with your child’s changing body and mind from infancy through the teen years.”

For children with special needs, here is an important link for useful apps.

 

Parenting

Parent Hacks

“Raising Successful Children”
This is an interetsing NYTimes article about how best to help our children without “overparenting”.

 

Exercise and Sports

Sports health topics from AAP
Each article examines a sports-related condition and is designed for both physicians and parents.

Sports Medicine – Little League Pitching Guidelines
Pitching guidelines from AAP Sports Medicine site.

 

Nutrition

Introducing Solid Foods
Bayside’s guidelines for starting your baby on solid foods at 4 months old
And here are some other Bayside handouts on nutrition:

Iron in Your Child’s Diet

Vitamin D

Calcium: contributing to your bone bank

Good Foods on a Tight Budget
Tips and recipes from the Environmental Working Group: “EWG assessed nearly 1,200 foods and hand-picked the best 100 or so that pack in nutrients at a good price, with the fewest pesticides, contaminants and artificial ingredients. Enjoy!”

ChooseMyPlate.gov
This is the new website filled with useful advice and recommendations on food groups, and dietary guidelines, with extensive resources and tips about healthy nutrition. From the USDA’s recent press release:
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 – First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled the federal government’s new food icon, MyPlate, to serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices. MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal times and to seek more information to help them do that by going to www.ChooseMyPlate.gov. The new MyPlate icon emphasizes the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein and dairy food groups.

“Let’s Eat for the Health of It” brochure
This is the brochure from ChooseMyPlate.gov, with advice and tips on building a healthy plate; cutting back on foods high in fats, sugars and salt; eating the right amount of calories; and being physically active.

Ten Tips Nutrition Education Series
Also from ChooseMyPlate.gov. Check out the ten tips for each of many nutritional topics, including “Healthy eating for vegetarians”; “Kid-friendly veges and fruits”; “Eating more whole gra6ins”; and many others.

The Food Allergy Network
Website devoted to food allergy resources

For more on food allergies, see our Allergy Section in this Health Library.

Center for Science in the Public Interest

The USDA

The American Dietetic Association

Health tips from the California AAP, 2007:

  • For Parents
  • Para Ninos
  • Para Padres

Health Department Restaurant Inspections, Alameda County

Health Department Restaurant Inspections,Contra Costa County

 

Newborns and Infants

Caring For a Newborn

Circumcision – After-Care for the Plastibell Method

Circumcision – After-Care for the Gomco Method

Sleeping through the night
Tips to help your baby learn to sleep throught the night

 

Teenagers

TeenHealth
TeenHealth from Nemours is a comprehensive resource for teens, including health and wellness information

Stress Management Tips for Teens
Tips for teen stress management

Family PACT Resources for Birth Control and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs):
Listed below is a handout on choosing a contraception method, Birth Control Myths and Facts, and the Emergency Contraceptive Pill

Gender and Sexuality

It Gets Better Project
A website where young people who are lesbian, gay, bi, or trans can see how love and happiness can be a reality in their future … a place where people can share their stories, take the “It Gets Better Project pledge”, watch videos of love and support, and also seek help.

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered teens
PFLAG’s Website (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) with information and resources for GLBT people and their families.

 

Breastfeeding

When Latching

Breast Milk Collection & Storage

When You’re Having Difficulty Nursing

Breast Care – Sore Nipples

 

Lead Poisoning Prevention

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention, California Department of Public Health

Learn About Lead (English) (Spanish)

Simple Steps to Protect Your Child from Lead (English) (Spanish)

Lead in House Paint and Dirt Can Hurt Your Child (English) (Spanish)

 

Education

Educational Publications

CA Educational Data

For children with special needs, here is an important link for useful apps.

 

Illnesses and Common conditions

 

ADHD

ADHD – Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AAP’s article for parents on understanding ADHD.

“Taking Charge of ADHD” by Russell Barkley, PhD
ADHD is a very complicated condition. There are many references to read, and some say that this book is the “cream of the crop.” It’s authored by a noted ADHD expert who is board-certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and also Clinical Neuropsychology.

 

Allergies

The Food Allergy Network
Website devoted to food allergy resources

 

Asthma

Asthma is one of the most common chronic medical conditions that we deal with in pediatrics. It can be mild or severe, persistent or sporadic, and a child can outgrow it or not. In any case, a child with asthma needs ongoing medical attention from us, even if the symptoms seem to be gone. Left untreated, chronic or persistent asthma symptoms – even if not severe – can cause chronic and night-time coughing, exercise intolerance, and also lead to lung problems.

A lot has been learned about asthma over the years, and we now have excellent medicines for treatment – both for acute symptoms and for the underlying inflammation which leads to asthma symptoms. That’s why we need to keep track of your child’s asthma – to see what can be done and what needs to be done.

Asthma Basics

Asthma: Avoiding Enviromental Triggers

Asthma Medications

Instructions For Asthma Medication Administration

 

Autism

Here are some references for children and adults to read about autism:

Autism References 4 to 8

  • All About My Brother: An Eight-Year-Old Sister’s Introduction To Her Brother Who Has Autism; by Sarah Peralta, Edition APC, 2002
  • Andy and His Yellow Frisbee; by Mary Thompson; Woodbine House, 1996
  • Asperger’s huh? A Child’s Perspective; by Rosina Schnurr; Anisor, 1999
  • Autism; Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen; KidHaven Press, 2005
  • Ian’s Walk: A Story About Autism; by Laurie Lears; illustrated by Karen Ritz; Albert Whitman, 1998
  • My Social Stories Book; edited by Carol Gray; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002
  • When My Worries Get Too Big: A Relaxation Book for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders; by Kari Dunn Baron; Autism Asperger Publ Co, 2006

Autism References 9 to 12

  • Autism; Elaine Landau; Franklin Watts, 2001
  • Autism; by Carol Baldwin; Heinemann Library, 2002
  • Autism; Sarah Lennard-Brown; Raintree, 2004
  • Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome? A Guide For Friends And Family; by Jude Welton; illustrated by Jane Telford, Jessica Kingsley, 2004
  • Caring for Myself; by Christy Gast and Jane Krug; photographs by Kotoe Laackman; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008
  • Different Like Me: My Book Of Autism Heroes; Jennifer Elder; illustrations by Marc Thomas and Jennifer Elder; Jessica Kingsley, 2005
  • Mori’s Story: A Book About a Boy With Autism; by Zachary M. Gartenberg; Lerner Publications Co., 1998 (for siblings)
  • To Be Me; by Rebecca Elinger: WPS Creative Therapy Store, 2005

Autism References Teen

  • Asperger Download: A Guide to Help Teenage Males with Asperger Syndrome Trouble-Shoot Life’s Challenges; by Joies Santomauro; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • Asperger Syndrome: An Owner’s Manual 2: For Older Adolescents and Adults: What You, Your Parents and Friends, and Your Employer, Need to Know; by Ellen Korin; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • Coping With Asperger Syndrome; Maxine Rosaler; The Rosen Pub. Group, 2004
  • Everything You Need to Know When a Brother or Sister Is Autistic; Marsha S. Rosenberg; Rosen Pub. Group, 1999
  • My Strange and Terrible Malady; by Catherine Bristow; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2008
  • Your Life is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome; by Jerry Newport; Future Horizons, 2001

Autism References Adult

  • Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior; by Lynn McClannahan; Woodbine House, 2003
  • Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens and Teens Get Ready for the Real World; by Teresa Bolick; Fair Winds Press, 2001
  • Asperger Syndrome and Young Children: Building Skills for the Real World; For People Who Know and Care for 3-to-7-Year-Olds; by Teresa Bolick; Fair Winds Press, 2004
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: the Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Other ASDs; by Chantal Sicile-Kira and Temple Grandin; Perigee Books, 2004
  • Finding Our Way: Practical Solutions for Creating a Supportive Home and Community for the Asperger Syndrome Family; by Kristi Sakai; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2005
  • Girls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Solutions for Addressing Everyday Challenges; by Lori Ernsperger; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • The Autistic Spectrum Parents’ Daily Helper: A Workbook for You and Your Child; by Philip Abrams; Ulysses Press, 2004
  • Children With Autism: A Parent’s Guide; by Michael D. Powers; Woodbine House, 2000
  • Challenging Behavior and Autism: Making Sense – Making Progress; by Philip Whitaker; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2002
  • Could It Be Autism? A Parent’s Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps; by Nancy Wiseman; Broadway Books, 2006
  • Demystifying Autistic Spectrum Disorders: A Guide to Diagnosis for Parents and Professionals; by Carolyn Bruey; Woodbine House, 2004
  • Exceptional Parent Magazine, call 1-877-372-7368
  • Helping Children with Autism Learn: A Guide to Treatment Approaches for Parents and Professionals; by Bryna Siegel; Oxford University Press, 2003
  • Parenting Your Asperger Child: Individualized Solutions for Teaching Your Child Practical Skills; by Alan Sohn; Perigee Trade, 2005
  • Reaching Out, Joining In: Teaching Social Skills to Young Children with Autism; by Mary Jane Weiss; Woodbine House, 2001
  • Toilet Training for Individuals With Autism & Other Developmental Issues; by Maria Wheeler; 2nd edition, Future Horizons, 2007

 

Bedwetting (Enuresis)

Bedwetting
Bedwetting information from the American Academy of Pediatrics, HealthyChildren.org website

 

Constipation

Constipation Handout

 

Head Injuries, Concussions

Concussions

 

Infections

Meningitis Vaccine Brochure

Croup

 

Fevers

Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen Dosing Chart

 

Influenza

CDC Influenza Resource Page
This is the CDC’s homepage for all up to date influenza information, including information for patients and healthcare professionals, including seasonal information

Seasonal Influenza: The Disease
This CDC page organizes multiple categories of information about influenza, including key flu facts, the 2010-11 season, symptoms and severity, and a flu Q&A.

Key Facts about Seasonal Influenza and Influenza Vaccine 
This is a useful summary from the CDC about flu symptoms and who should be vaccinated

CDC: Influenza symptoms
This is a good description of flu symptoms for patients

Seasonal Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick

The Flu: Caring for Someone Sick at Home

Seasonal Flu Information for Parents
CDC’s influenza resource page for parents, with a wealth of information and useful links

Antiviral Drugs and the Flu – Information for patients
This is information from the CDC about influenza anti-viral drugs.

H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu)
This is the CDC’s update page for the 2009 outbreak of H1N1 (swine) Flu — the pandemic is now over, but H1N1 is expected to continue to circulate as a seasonal flu.
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Skin and Hair Conditions

Eczema

 

Vomiting and Diarrhea

Instructions for Vomiting and Diarrhea

 

4. Good books about children and children’s health.

There are lots and lots of books about children. Some will speak to you, and others will leave you cold. In this section we present to you some of our favorites. We can’t tell you which ones you will like best, but these are some we like, with our comments.

 

General Books on Child Health

 

Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition (Paperback)
by Benjamin Spock (Author), Robert Needlman (Editor)

We probably don’t need to say much about this classic. It was good when it emerged over 50 years ago, and has been continually updated. It has great advice in both treating illness, maintaining prevention, and in child rearing.

 

Taking Care of Your Child: A Parent’s Illustrated Guide to Complete Medical Care
by James F. Fries, Robert H. Pantell, Donald M. Vickery ISBN: 0738-21071-4

Your child has a symptom, or something you want to know about? This is a great book to look it up in.

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by Barton D. Schmitt

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by American Academy of Pediatrics; Steven P. Shelov, MD, MS, FAAP, Editor in Chief, and Robert E. Hannemann, MD, FAAP

Another excellent guide to look at, very specific.

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by American Academy of Pediatrics; Edward L. Schor, MD, FAAP, Editor in Chief

These books from our official pediatrics Academy are comprehensive and very authoritative.

 

Child Development and Temperament

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
Edited by Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP

This guide helps parents understand the important developmental milestones that their child will reach in the first five years.

 

The Difficult Child: Expanded and Revised Edition
by Stanley Turecki and Leslie Tonner

Many Bayside clinicians think this book is fantastic. It helps parents (and doctors!) understand the temperaments of all children, not just those who are “difficult.” As close to “required reading” as we get!

 

Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, And Energetic
by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Similar to the Difficult Child, but more PC…. Good book!

 

Toddlers and Parents: A Declaration of Independence
by T. Berry Brazelton

 

Infants

 

Mother’s Circle: How Your Baby Changes How Your Baby Changes You
by Lisa Spiegel, Sandra Kunhardt Basile, Sandra K. Basile, Jean Kunhardt

Wonderful book recording the feelings and thoughts of mothers as their children go through the first year of life. This helps mothers, and fathers, understand themselves and their feelings, and not to feel alone.

 

Infants and Mothers: Differences in Development
by T. Berry Brazelton

Basic book from the leading developmental pediatrician.

 

What to Expect the First Year
by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, and Sandee Hathaway

 

Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Baby Sleep Longer
by Harvey Karp

How to calm with the five ‘S’s” – swaddling, stomach, shushing, swinging, and sucking. Watch the DVD, especially before the birth!

 

Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby’s First Year
by Scott W. Cohen

Drawing on the latest medical recommendations and his experiences at home and in the office, Dr. Cohen covers everything from preparing for your baby’s arrival to introducing her to a new sibling, to those three basic functions that will come to dominate a new parent’s life. Eat, Sleep, Poop addresses questions, strategies, myths, and all aspects of your child’s development. Lively, practical, and reassuring, Eat, Sleep, Poop provides the knowledge you need to parent with confidence, to relax and enjoy baby’s fi rst year, and to raise your child with the best tool a parent can have: informed common sense.

 

Motivated Minds: Raising Children to Love Learning
by Deborah Stipek, Kathy Seal
ISBN: 0805-06395-1

 

Pressured Parents, Stressed-out Kids: Dealing With Competition While Raising a Successful Child
by Wendy S. Grolnick, Kathy Seal
ISBN: 1591-02566-4
ISBN 13: 978-1591-02566-5

 

Discipline and Communication

 

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
by Elaine Mazlish, Adele Faber, Kimberly Ann Coe

 

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk
by Elaine Mazlish, Adele Faber, Kimberly Ann Coe

Easy to read, lots of cartoons of common situations and problem-solving strategies. Promotes good relationships!

 

Drawing the Line: Ten Steps to Constructive Discipline–And Achieving a Great Relationship with Your Kids
by Michael J. Weiss, Sheldon H. Wagner, and Susan Goldberg

 

Nutrition

 

How to Get Your Kid to Eat but Not Too Much
by Ellyn Satter

This is a great book, combining nutrition and behavior. It will make you more calm, not more anxious!

 

American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child’s Nutrition
by William H. MD PhD Dietz, Loraine M. Stern

An authoritative reference.

 

Sleep

 

Sleeping Through the Night 
by Jodi Mindell

 

Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems
by Richard Ferber

Our experience with both sleep books has been excellent!

 

Good Night Sleep Tight: The Sleep Lady’s Gentle Guide to Helping Your Child Go to Sleep, Stay Asleep, and Wake Up Happy
by Kim West and Joanne Kenen

This book is a kinder, gentler transition for parents who aren’t able to carry out the Gerber ir Mindell methods. Good book!

 

Sibling Rivalry

 

Understanding Sibling Rivalry: The Brazelton Way
by Joshua D. Sparrow, T. Berry Brazelton

 

Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too
by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish

A wonderful book with lots of great examples.–> –

 

Physical and Sexual Development

 

Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls
by Valorie Schaefer, Norm Bendell

 

Sports

 

Stretching, 20th Anniversary Revised Edition
by Bob Anderson (Author), Jean Anderson (Illustrator) –>

 

Asthma

Allergies and Asthma: What Every Parent Needs to Know
by American Academy of Pediatrics, and Michael J. Welch, MD, FAAP
ISBN-10: 1581104456

This is a book on asthma from the American Academy of Pediatrics, a trusted source of pediatric medical information. Second edition, December, 2010

Asthma Guide for All Ages
by Thomas F. Plaut, M.D.
ISBN 978-0-914625-30-8

This short book is a good reference to help you understand the basics of asthma – what it is, and how we monitor and treat it.

Asthma Guide for All Ages
by Thomas F. Plaut, MD with Teresa B. Jones, M.A.

This is another good reference book by Dr. Plaut, going into more detail to help you understand asthma in more detail.

5. Preparing for the Hospital, Tests, and Procedures

Blood Draws:

An Online Social Story About Getting Blood Drawn.

A YouTube Video of a Typical Little Boy Getting Blood Drawn—A Less Seasoned Blood Drawee but He Shows It’s Not So Bad!

EEGs:

YouTube video about Getting an EEG done: “Your Child’s EEG at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta”.

A YouTube Video of A Girl Getting an Ambulatory EEG.

A Child Life Social Story Online About Getting a Video EEG.

MRIs:

Nice overview directed to the child to explain the day he/she will get an MRI. This is fantastic in outlining what to expect in a calming, simple straightforward way

 

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HEALTH TIPS



HEALTH TIPS

Don’t Forget the Sunscreen, Vitamins and Supplements 

For most of us in Silicon Valley, all year around is a time to “play” outside, and being in the sun and activities, like running, biking, swimming, walking, hiking, skiing etc, are a great way to enjoy the great outdoors and get back into shape. Unfortunately, our bodies are often simply not used to the increased physical stress, including the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems.The cardiovascular system, especially the heart, will need the proper nutrients to ensure its ability to correctly function during increased physical stress. Consider adding Standard Process’ cardiovascular products to support a strong heart, healthy oxygen metabolism, efficient circulation of blood, and cell growth, repair, and function.And don’t forget the body’s largest organ, the skin. Summer is an ideal season to support your skin for healthy structure and function with essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Our special Skin Care Products and Natural Products such as Dermatrophin PMG®, Cataplex® F, Wheat Germ Fortified™, or USF Ointment (used topically), all support the skin during heat and sun exposure.Some Simple Tips

Our weight is a result of how much we take in and how much we burn. The first step is to have a burning desire to be healthy. Eat regularly, never miss breakfast, eat small portions and slowly omit the sugars. Eat three meals and three snacks every day, do not eat if you are not hungry (if you feel full there is no need to finish all the food in the plate), and drink plenty of water every day.

» Eat organic, balanced food, variety, whole grains, colorful vegetables and fruits.
» Eat organic, non refined and natural and WHOLE food and grains and meat and dairy products.
» Eat food which is rich in omega 3 fatty acids (e.g. Fish, almonds, flaxseeds, pecans, peanuts, pine nuts, pistachio and walnuts.) Eat natural fats such as butter, olive oils (no canola oil or margin), olives, nuts and anything high in Omega Fatty acids.
» Take only Whole Food Supplements and Vitamins made from natural unprocessed ingredients. You may look at some of these Whole Food Natural Supplements and Vitamins Brochures.
» Eat foods that have not been processed and that do not contain processed ingredients.
» Eat low glycemic index (GI) food. Low GI foods are slower to digest so you feel full longer; keeping the insulin levels low, inhibits the formation of fat and assists in the conversion of fat back to energy.
» Do Not eat refined sugar or unnatural sugar substitutes. Eat natural whole sweeteners and whole fruits.

What Is Glycemic Index?

Glycemic Index measures the speed at which food is digested and converted to sugar. The faster the food breaks down, the higher the glycemic index. GI of glucose is 100. All other foods are measured against the 100.

The key to loosing weight or maintaining the weight is to eat low GI food, low caloric food, eat high quality food, small portions, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, and exercise to strength your heart and muscles. Drink a big glass of water before meals to partially fill your stomach.

Include proteins in all your meals and snacks. Eat only low fat proteins preferably from both animal and vegetable sources.

What proteins you should include:

» Lean cut meats (all fat trimmed)
» Poultry (no skin)
» Cottage cheese and plain Yogurt with fruits
» Omega 3 saturated eggs.
» Beans
» Whole grains
» Nuts
» Low fat or no fat yogurt
» Whole or low fat Milk

Reduce calories and fats by eating low GI and low fat foods.

TEA

Tea and Coffee in moderation are good. Green tea has less caffeine, and has antioxidant properties. Green tree is preferred.

Fruits

It is always better to eat organics thoroughly washed fresh fruits and vegetables rather than juice. Make sure your meals are as colorful as possible by mixing and matching different vegetables, fruits, nuts and lean meats.

Wine

A glass of wine (which contains antioxidants) with dinner is now recommended for better health. I would also add a small portion of dark chocolate (polyphenols) as dessert. Or you may consider whole food supplements that have essential beneficial ingredients of wine and chocolate.

Multivitamins

Take whole food natural multivitamin daily, follow the recommended low glycemic index diet, and exercise. Not only will you have a great skin, look fit and be full of energy, but you will also be happy.

For more information schedule a on line consultation appointment or call 408-945-0300

Quality of Ingredients

Just like any recipe, the quality of the ingredients you use affects the quality of the final product. Therefore, it’s important to answer all these questions when evaluating a supplement and its effectiveness.

Where do the ingredients come from?
Manufacturers who grow many of their ingredients have the unique ability to control the quality of the ingredient from seed to supplement. Some manufacturers own certified organic farms to further enhance the quality of their ingredients.

When are ingredients processed?
When you buy a tomato, you inspect it for quality. You wouldn’t knowingly buy one that was mushy and bruised. This same principle holds true for when ingredients are prime for harvest. Different foods reach their peak nutrient value during different times within the growing season. Pea vine, for example, is at its peak during the flowering stage.

Once harvested, food begins to lose its value. It is perishable like the tomato. If there is a delay of hours, days, or months from when an ingredient is harvested to when it’s processed, many of its very delicate phytonutrients are lost.

Are the ingredient’s vital factors retained?
Each ingredient has its own set of rules in relation to how to best extract and package its vital life. The manufacturing process needs to retain the vital nutrients within the ingredients. Too much heat will destroy enzymes and phytonutrients. The manufacturer should use a low-temperature, high-vacuum process to make sure that the ingredient’s nutrients are preserved.Talk with your health care professional at our Clinic to learn more about whole foods and Standard Process products. Call 408-945-0300 to make a consultation and medical evaluation specific to your family health needs.

      Brochures and Reference Material for natural vitamins and supplements

Our brochures help patients better understand the benefits of nutrition and specific Standard Process products, clarify the whole food difference, and define our commitment to quality.

(Download Pdf documents below in Holistic section in our web site)

+ Are You Feeding Your Body
+ Baby Boomer’s Nutritional Health
+ Bone Health
+ Calcium Supplements
+ Digestive Support (Zypan®)
+ Farming and Manufacturing
+ Garlic
+ Ginkgo and Your Health (Ginkgo Synergy®)
+ Glucosamine and Joint Health
+ Green Vegetable Supplement (SP Green Food™)
+ Health Bars (StandardBars®)
+ Heart Health
+ High-Protein Health Bars
+ Immune Support (Echinacea-C™)
+ Immune System Support
+ Joint Health (Ligaplex® I & Ligaplex® II)
+ Liver Support (A-F Betafood®)
+ Natural Antioxidant Support (OPC Synergy®)
+ Natural Calmatives
+ Natural Detoxification (SP Cleanse®)
+ Natural Fiber Supplement (Gastro-Fiber®)
+ Nervous System and Circulatory Support (Folid Acid B12)
+ Patient Information
+ Phytonutrients (Cruciferous Complete™)
+ Pollen
+ Pollen Season Support
+ Prostate Health (Palmettoplex®)
+ Purification
+ Selecting a Quality Supplement
+ Sports Endurance
+ Tuna Omega-3 Oil
+ Whey Protein
+ Whole Food Multivitamin (Catalyn®)
+ Whole Food Supplement Shake (SP Complete™)
+ Why Whole Foods (Is Your Supplement Complete)

Helpful Educational Resources on Supplements

Information on Dietary Supplements and Herbs
American Botanical Council
Fact Sheets from the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements
Dietary Supplement Information Bureau
International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) Database
Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center
MedlinePlus Dietary Supplements
Medline Plus Herbs and Supplements
Sloan-Kettering – About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products: Search About Herbs

Evidenced-Based Reviews
Cochrane Reviews
Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects
National Guideline Clearinghouse
Natural Standard

Governmental Agencies
National Institute’s of Health Office of Dietary Supplements
NIH Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Whole Foods and Nutrition
The World’s Healthiest Foods
USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center
Nutrition.Gov

Phytochemical and Nutrient Databases
Dr. Duke’s Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases
USDA Phytochemical Database
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

Useful common Health Tips from Dr. Malhotra:

» Eat balanced healthy diet of whole natural organic foods high in Omega 3 and 6
» No smoking
» Play with your children
» Exercise or just walk 20 -30 minutes a day
» Wear Sun protection
» No tanning (includes tanning devices)
» Wear protective clothing – long sleeves when outdoors. Wear wide brim hat
» Wear sun glasses and special sun outerwear BluMod and YellowMod to convert sun rays to beneficial light.
» Must apply SPF of 15 or higher all year round. Sunscreen should be applied 20 minutes before going outdoors to all exposed skin. Reapply SPF 15 or more after sweating or being in water.
» Eat Whole Natural Organic Foods and Whole Food Supplements and Vitamins. No sugar or artificial sweeteners. Eat only natural whole fruits and natural food and whole food natural vitamins and supplements for high energy and good health.
» Have a positive attitude and be grateful. Smile, Be Happy, Be Still and Be Alive.
» Do meditation. Make social connections.
» Sleep 7 to 8 hours a day.
» No more than 3 alcoholic drinks a week. No soft drinks. Minimal sugar.
» You may use sun protection hats that convert harmful rays for Skin Rejuvenation and Acne prevention. Call us about this exciting product to take harmful rays and convert them into therapy.
» Remember what is good for your Skin, it also good for your brain, mood, heart, body, self esteem and your total health. There is a direct skin, beauty, mind, body and brain connection. Change your skin and brain, change your life.

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What do I do if my child is sick at night or on the weekend?

If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, dial 9-1-1 and or go to nearest emergency room or hospital.  A few extended hours clinics are open late till 9 pm that can also help you. Call our office as soon as you need help/ if it is urgent and you need help and call our office at 408-945-0300 and physician on call covering after hours will call you back. Make sure to leave your and patient name, telephone number and message clearly. Please try to call preferably between 8 am to 8 pm.

Prescription refills, well visits, immunizations, school physicals, billing questions or making a routine appointment,etc. are not considered emergencies or urgent matters to call after hours. Please call our office or just come to the office when clinic is open. We are open during 9 am to 6 pm on Monday and Wednesdays and between 10 am and 7 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We are closed for lunch between 1 pm to 2 pm. We will make sure that you or your child is seen.

Who takes sick calls at night?

Phone coverage is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If your call is medical related, you will get a return call from an after-hours pediatric nurse or physician, who will answer your questions. One of our providers will be reached if it is medically necessary.

Do you offer same day sick visits for your patients?

Yes. All sick children will be seen on the same day if possible. Every attempt will be made to schedule you with your primary doctor at our office. Please make an appointment for less wait. We try to accommodate walk-in patients without an appointment.

What do I need to tell the medical assistant when calling for making an appointment about myself or a sick child?

  • Patient’s age
  • What you are concerned about
  • How long it has been going on and has it been getting worse
  • What you have done about your child’s illness
  • Patients (Your child’s) temperature
  • Your child’s state of alertness and playfulness
  • Your child’s intake of fluids
  • Insurance policy Info
  • Have your contact phone numbers ready so you can be called back if necessary

At which hospitals are your providers on staff?

Our providers are on staff at Regional Medical Center, San Jose hospital. If you are expecting a child, we work with the pediatric hospitalists and OBGYN to coordinate your newborn’s care. You are encouraged to see the pediatrician months prior to birth to know the doctor and ask any questions or concerns you may have. After the child is born and you are back home; please make an appointment to see the child with our pediatricians.

Will you visit my child if he/she is in the hospital?

If your child is sick in the hospital, he/she will be visited by one of our affiliated hospitalists who will keep your pediatrician informed on his/her condition. If needed; a post-hospital visit with your pediatrician will likely be scheduled after your child is discharged.

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TIPS FROM OUR DOCTORS




Useful common Health Tips from Dr. Malhotra:

» Eat balanced healthy diet of whole natural organic foods high in Omega 3 and 6
» No smoking  
» Play with your children
» Exercise or just walk 20 -30 minutes a day
» Wear Sun protection
» No tanning (includes tanning devices)
» Wear protective clothing – long sleeves when outdoors. Wear wide brim hat
» Wear sun glasses and special sun outerwear BluMod and YellowMod to convert sun rays to beneficial light.
» Must apply SPF of 15 or higher all year round. Sunscreen should be applied 20 minutes before going outdoors to all exposed skin. Reapply SPF 15 or more after sweating or being in water.
» Eat Whole Natural Organic Foods and Whole Food Supplements and Vitamins. No sugar or artificial sweeteners. Eat only natural whole fruits and natural food and whole foodS, natural vitamins and supplements for high energy and good health.
» Have a positive attitude and be grateful. Smile, Be Happy, Be Still and Be Alive.
» Do meditation. Make social connections. Do good for others.
» Sleep 7 to 8 hours a day.
» No more than 3 alcoholic drinks a week. No soft drinks. Minimal sugar.
» You may use sun protection hats that convert harmful rays for Skin Rejuvenation and Acne prevention. Call us about this exciting product to take harmful rays and convert them into therapy.
» Remember what is good for your Skin, it also good for your brain, mood, heart, body, self esteem and your total health. There is a direct skin, beauty, mind, body and brain connection. Change your skin and brain, change your life.

  
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COMMON DISEASES


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Illnesses and Common conditions

 

ADHD

ADHD – Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AAP’s article for parents on understanding ADHD.

“Taking Charge of ADHD” by Russell Barkley, PhD
ADHD is a very complicated condition. There are many references to read, and some say that this book is the “cream of the crop.” It’s authored by a noted ADHD expert who is board-certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and also Clinical Neuropsychology.

 

Allergies

The Food Allergy Network
Website devoted to food allergy resources

 

Asthma

Asthma is one of the most common chronic medical conditions that we deal with in pediatrics. It can be mild or severe, persistent or sporadic, and a child can outgrow it or not. In any case, a child with asthma needs ongoing medical attention from us, even if the symptoms seem to be gone. Left untreated, chronic or persistent asthma symptoms – even if not severe – can cause chronic and night-time coughing, exercise intolerance, and also lead to lung problems.

A lot has been learned about asthma over the years, and we now have excellent medicines for treatment – both for acute symptoms and for the underlying inflammation which leads to asthma symptoms. That’s why we need to keep track of your child’s asthma – to see what can be done and what needs to be done.

Asthma Basics

Asthma: Avoiding Enviromental Triggers

Asthma Medications

Instructions For Asthma Medication Administration

 

Autism

Here are some references for children and adults to read about autism:

Autism References 4 to 8

  • All About My Brother: An Eight-Year-Old Sister’s Introduction To Her Brother Who Has Autism; by Sarah Peralta, Edition APC, 2002
  • Andy and His Yellow Frisbee; by Mary Thompson; Woodbine House, 1996
  • Asperger’s huh? A Child’s Perspective; by Rosina Schnurr; Anisor, 1999
  • Autism; Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen; KidHaven Press, 2005
  • Ian’s Walk: A Story About Autism; by Laurie Lears; illustrated by Karen Ritz; Albert Whitman, 1998
  • My Social Stories Book; edited by Carol Gray; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002
  • When My Worries Get Too Big: A Relaxation Book for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders; by Kari Dunn Baron; Autism Asperger Publ Co, 2006

Autism References 9 to 12

  • Autism; Elaine Landau; Franklin Watts, 2001
  • Autism; by Carol Baldwin; Heinemann Library, 2002
  • Autism; Sarah Lennard-Brown; Raintree, 2004
  • Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome? A Guide For Friends And Family; by Jude Welton; illustrated by Jane Telford, Jessica Kingsley, 2004
  • Caring for Myself; by Christy Gast and Jane Krug; photographs by Kotoe Laackman; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008
  • Different Like Me: My Book Of Autism Heroes; Jennifer Elder; illustrations by Marc Thomas and Jennifer Elder; Jessica Kingsley, 2005
  • Mori’s Story: A Book About a Boy With Autism; by Zachary M. Gartenberg; Lerner Publications Co., 1998 (for siblings)
  • To Be Me; by Rebecca Elinger: WPS Creative Therapy Store, 2005

Autism References Teen

  • Asperger Download: A Guide to Help Teenage Males with Asperger Syndrome Trouble-Shoot Life’s Challenges; by Joies Santomauro; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • Asperger Syndrome: An Owner’s Manual 2: For Older Adolescents and Adults: What You, Your Parents and Friends, and Your Employer, Need to Know; by Ellen Korin; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • Coping With Asperger Syndrome; Maxine Rosaler; The Rosen Pub. Group, 2004
  • Everything You Need to Know When a Brother or Sister Is Autistic; Marsha S. Rosenberg; Rosen Pub. Group, 1999
  • My Strange and Terrible Malady; by Catherine Bristow; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2008
  • Your Life is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome; by Jerry Newport; Future Horizons, 2001

Autism References Adult

  • Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior; by Lynn McClannahan; Woodbine House, 2003
  • Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens and Teens Get Ready for the Real World; by Teresa Bolick; Fair Winds Press, 2001
  • Asperger Syndrome and Young Children: Building Skills for the Real World; For People Who Know and Care for 3-to-7-Year-Olds; by Teresa Bolick; Fair Winds Press, 2004
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: the Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Other ASDs; by Chantal Sicile-Kira and Temple Grandin; Perigee Books, 2004
  • Finding Our Way: Practical Solutions for Creating a Supportive Home and Community for the Asperger Syndrome Family; by Kristi Sakai; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2005
  • Girls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Solutions for Addressing Everyday Challenges; by Lori Ernsperger; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • The Autistic Spectrum Parents’ Daily Helper: A Workbook for You and Your Child; by Philip Abrams; Ulysses Press, 2004
  • Children With Autism: A Parent’s Guide; by Michael D. Powers; Woodbine House, 2000
  • Challenging Behavior and Autism: Making Sense – Making Progress; by Philip Whitaker; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2002
  • Could It Be Autism? A Parent’s Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps; by Nancy Wiseman; Broadway Books, 2006
  • Demystifying Autistic Spectrum Disorders: A Guide to Diagnosis for Parents and Professionals; by Carolyn Bruey; Woodbine House, 2004
  • Exceptional Parent Magazine, call 1-877-372-7368
  • Helping Children with Autism Learn: A Guide to Treatment Approaches for Parents and Professionals; by Bryna Siegel; Oxford University Press, 2003
  • Parenting Your Asperger Child: Individualized Solutions for Teaching Your Child Practical Skills; by Alan Sohn; Perigee Trade, 2005
  • Reaching Out, Joining In: Teaching Social Skills to Young Children with Autism; by Mary Jane Weiss; Woodbine House, 2001
  • Toilet Training for Individuals With Autism & Other Developmental Issues; by Maria Wheeler; 2nd edition, Future Horizons, 2007

 

Bedwetting (Enuresis)

Bedwetting
Bedwetting information from the American Academy of Pediatrics, HealthyChildren.org website

 

Constipation

Constipation Handout

 

Head Injuries, Concussions

Concussions

 

Infections

Meningitis Vaccine Brochure

Croup

 

Fevers

Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen Dosing Chart

 

Influenza

CDC Influenza Resource Page
This is the CDC’s homepage for all up to date influenza information, including information for patients and healthcare professionals, including seasonal information

Seasonal Influenza: The Disease
This CDC page organizes multiple categories of information about influenza, including key flu facts, the 2010-11 season, symptoms and severity, and a flu Q&A.

Key Facts about Seasonal Influenza and Influenza Vaccine 
This is a useful summary from the CDC about flu symptoms and who should be vaccinated

CDC: Influenza symptoms
This is a good description of flu symptoms for patients

Seasonal Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick

The Flu: Caring for Someone Sick at Home

Seasonal Flu Information for Parents
CDC’s influenza resource page for parents, with a wealth of information and useful links

Antiviral Drugs and the Flu – Information for patients
This is information from the CDC about influenza anti-viral drugs.

H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu)
This is the CDC’s update page for the 2009 outbreak of H1N1 (swine) Flu — the pandemic is now over, but H1N1 is expected to continue to circulate as a seasonal flu.

 

People don’t get sick on a business schedule, 9-5 Monday-Friday. So we have contracted with a Nurse Advice service. If you need to reach us outside of normal business hours, please call the office and listen to the recording. You will get a number to call (the number is specific for each office, which is why we are not listing it here.) Call that number and the trained nurse with telephone protocols to guide her or him will answer the phone and serve you.

NOTE: When you call us after hours, be sure to call the main office phone number (see Locations for the correct number). Only the main phone line at each office is forwarded to the voicemail / answering system.

The advice nurses can handle over 90% of the calls. If they need to reach our physician on-call, they will do so. If you find that you are being poorly served by this service, please let us know so we can respond on your behalf.

Remember, we see patients (pediatric patients only) on Saturday morning in our Pleasanton office, we see drop-in patients only in some of our offices on some days (see our Locations page for your office hours), and we have “same day sick” appointments throughout every weekday in all of our offices.

 

 

Welcome to our visit preparation page. Here you’ll find all the forms you’ll need to fill out for your visit to our office. We want to give you unhurried time to read information and to fill out forms at home, making your visit speedier and more relaxed.

 

NEW BAYSIDE PATIENT
First visit our Becoming a Bayside Patient section here.

 

Birth to 2 Weeks: Well Baby Check: 0 – 2 weeks questionnaire

1 Month: Well Baby Check: 1 month questionnaire

2 Months: Well Baby Check: 2 month questionnaire

4 Months: Well Baby Check: 4 month questionnaire

6 Months: Well Baby Check: 6 month questionnaire

9 Months: Well Baby Check: 9 month questionnaire

12 Months: Well Baby Check: 12 month questionnaire

15 Months: Well Baby Check: 15 month questionnaire

18 Months: Well Baby Check: 18 month questionnaire

M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

Spanish Version: M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

24 Months: Well Baby Check: 24month questionnaire

M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

Spanish Version: M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

30 Months: Well Baby Check: 30 month questionnaire

M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

Spanish Version: M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

3 Years: Well Child Check: 3 year questionnaire

4 Years: Well Child Check: 4 year questionnaire

5 Years: Well Child Check: 5 year questionnaire

6 Years: Well Child Check: 6 year questionnaire

7 Years: Well Child Check: 7 year questionnaire

8 Years: Well Child Check: 8 year questionnaire

9 – 11 Years: Well Child Check: 9 – 11 year questionnaire

12 – 17 Years: Well Child Check: 12 – 17 year questionnaire

18 – 21 Years: Well Adult Check: 18 – 21 year questionnaire

Asthma Visits: 
If your child has asthma, and is coming for an asthma-related visit, or for a routine well-care checkup, please complete one of the following forms:
Asthma Control Test ages 4-11 (English)
Asthma Control Test ages 4-11 (Spanish)
Asthma Control Test ages 12+ (English)
Asthma Control Test ages 12+ (Spanish)

 
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Skin and Hair Conditions

Eczema

 

Vomiting and Diarrhea

Instructions for Vomiting and Diarrhea

 

4. Good books about children and children’s health.

There are lots and lots of books about children. Some will speak to you, and others will leave you cold. In this section we present to you some of our favorites. We can’t tell you which ones you will like best, but these are some we like, with our comments.

 

General Books on Child Health

 

Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition (Paperback)
by Benjamin Spock (Author), Robert Needlman (Editor)

We probably don’t need to say much about this classic. It was good when it emerged over 50 years ago, and has been continually updated. It has great advice in both treating illness, maintaining prevention, and in child rearing.

 

Taking Care of Your Child: A Parent’s Illustrated Guide to Complete Medical Care
by James F. Fries, Robert H. Pantell, Donald M. Vickery ISBN: 0738-21071-4

Your child has a symptom, or something you want to know about? This is a great book to look it up in.

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by Barton D. Schmitt

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by American Academy of Pediatrics; Steven P. Shelov, MD, MS, FAAP, Editor in Chief, and Robert E. Hannemann, MD, FAAP

Another excellent guide to look at, very specific.

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by American Academy of Pediatrics; Edward L. Schor, MD, FAAP, Editor in Chief

These books from our official pediatrics Academy are comprehensive and very authoritative.

 

Child Development and Temperament

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
Edited by Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP

This guide helps parents understand the important developmental milestones that their child will reach in the first five years.

 

The Difficult Child: Expanded and Revised Edition
by Stanley Turecki and Leslie Tonner

Many Bayside clinicians think this book is fantastic. It helps parents (and doctors!) understand the temperaments of all children, not just those who are “difficult.” As close to “required reading” as we get!

 

Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, And Energetic
by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Similar to the Difficult Child, but more PC…. Good book!

 

Toddlers and Parents: A Declaration of Independence
by T. Berry Brazelton

 

Infants

 

Mother’s Circle: How Your Baby Changes How Your Baby Changes You
by Lisa Spiegel, Sandra Kunhardt Basile, Sandra K. Basile, Jean Kunhardt

Wonderful book recording the feelings and thoughts of mothers as their children go through the first year of life. This helps mothers, and fathers, understand themselves and their feelings, and not to feel alone.

 

Infants and Mothers: Differences in Development
by T. Berry Brazelton

Basic book from the leading developmental pediatrician.

 

What to Expect the First Year
by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, and Sandee Hathaway

 

Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Baby Sleep Longer
by Harvey Karp

How to calm with the five ‘S’s” – swaddling, stomach, shushing, swinging, and sucking. Watch the DVD, especially before the birth!

 

Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby’s First Year
by Scott W. Cohen

Drawing on the latest medical recommendations and his experiences at home and in the office, Dr. Cohen covers everything from preparing for your baby’s arrival to introducing her to a new sibling, to those three basic functions that will come to dominate a new parent’s life. Eat, Sleep, Poop addresses questions, strategies, myths, and all aspects of your child’s development. Lively, practical, and reassuring, Eat, Sleep, Poop provides the knowledge you need to parent with confidence, to relax and enjoy baby’s fi rst year, and to raise your child with the best tool a parent can have: informed common sense.

 

Motivated Minds: Raising Children to Love Learning
by Deborah Stipek, Kathy Seal
ISBN: 0805-06395-1

 

Pressured Parents, Stressed-out Kids: Dealing With Competition While Raising a Successful Child
by Wendy S. Grolnick, Kathy Seal
ISBN: 1591-02566-4
ISBN 13: 978-1591-02566-5

 

Discipline and Communication

 

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
by Elaine Mazlish, Adele Faber, Kimberly Ann Coe

 

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk
by Elaine Mazlish, Adele Faber, Kimberly Ann Coe

Easy to read, lots of cartoons of common situations and problem-solving strategies. Promotes good relationships!

 

Drawing the Line: Ten Steps to Constructive Discipline–And Achieving a Great Relationship with Your Kids
by Michael J. Weiss, Sheldon H. Wagner, and Susan Goldberg

 

Nutrition

 

How to Get Your Kid to Eat but Not Too Much
by Ellyn Satter

This is a great book, combining nutrition and behavior. It will make you more calm, not more anxious!

 

American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child’s Nutrition
by William H. MD PhD Dietz, Loraine M. Stern

An authoritative reference.

 

Sleep

 

Sleeping Through the Night 
by Jodi Mindell

 

Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems
by Richard Ferber

Our experience with both sleep books has been excellent!

 

Good Night Sleep Tight: The Sleep Lady’s Gentle Guide to Helping Your Child Go to Sleep, Stay Asleep, and Wake Up Happy
by Kim West and Joanne Kenen

This book is a kinder, gentler transition for parents who aren’t able to carry out the Gerber ir Mindell methods. Good book!

 

Sibling Rivalry

 

Understanding Sibling Rivalry: The Brazelton Way
by Joshua D. Sparrow, T. Berry Brazelton

 

Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too
by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish

A wonderful book with lots of great examples.–> –

 

Physical and Sexual Development

 

Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls
by Valorie Schaefer, Norm Bendell

 

Sports

 

Stretching, 20th Anniversary Revised Edition
by Bob Anderson (Author), Jean Anderson (Illustrator) –>

 

Asthma

Allergies and Asthma: What Every Parent Needs to Know
by American Academy of Pediatrics, and Michael J. Welch, MD, FAAP
ISBN-10: 1581104456

This is a book on asthma from the American Academy of Pediatrics, a trusted source of pediatric medical information. Second edition, December, 2010

Asthma Guide for All Ages
by Thomas F. Plaut, M.D.
ISBN 978-0-914625-30-8

This short book is a good reference to help you understand the basics of asthma – what it is, and how we monitor and treat it.

Asthma Guide for All Ages
by Thomas F. Plaut, MD with Teresa B. Jones, M.A.

This is another good reference book by Dr. Plaut, going into more detail to help you understand asthma in more detail.

5. Preparing for the Hospital, Tests, and Procedures

Blood Draws:

An Online Social Story About Getting Blood Drawn.

A YouTube Video of a Typical Little Boy Getting Blood Drawn—A Less Seasoned Blood Drawee but He Shows It’s Not So Bad!

EEGs:

YouTube video about Getting an EEG done: “Your Child’s EEG at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta”.

A YouTube Video of A Girl Getting an Ambulatory EEG.

A Child Life Social Story Online About Getting a Video EEG.

MRIs:

Nice overview directed to the child to explain the day he/she will get an MRI. This is fantastic in outlining what to expect in a calming, simple straightforward way

 

 

1. General Sources for Pediatric Information

These sites on the internet are like textbooks, with both information on general health issues, prevention, and information on specific illnesses.

Healthy Children, from the American Academy of Pediatrics
This is the AAP’s website for parents and patients. The AAP is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. It includes general information related to child health and specific guidelines concerning a wide range of pediatric issues.

KidsDoc Symptom Checker
Is your child sick? Figure out what to do now and what to do next! This is a new resource from the American Academy of Pediatrics, with detailed medical advice for a wide range of pediatric problems. It includes definitions, causes, when-to-call, and treatment advice.

KidsHealth
KidsHealth presents a wealth of information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.

KidsGrowth
A website devoted to a broad range of pediatric health topics.

KidsGrowth Handouts for Parents
Extensive resource of handouts for parents on a broad range of pediatric topics.

Babycenter
Another good source of general information, especially strong on child development.

University of Michigan’s Pediatric Health Topics
An extensive and well-respected resource for a wide range of pediatric health topics, from C.S.Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan.

Up To Date – For Patients
A trusted source to learn more about medical conditions, better understand management and treatment options, and have a better dialogue with health care providers.

A Minute for Kids – Audio shorts
American Academy of Pediatrics’ short audio clips for parents, on a broad range of valuable pediatric topics.

CDC Travel Health
Information for travelers and their health-care providers about vaccines, medications, and other measures necessary to prevent illness and injury during international travel.

The National Institute of Child Health and Human development

MayoClinic.com

Medscape.com

FDA

QuackWatch.com
Information on dubious health claims.

 

2. Vaccines

 

General Vaccine Information and Resources:

Routine Vaccine Schedules, ages 0-6
This is the immunization schedule chart for parents, from the CDC, for ages 0-6 years.

Routine Vaccine Schedules, ages 7-18
This is the immunization schedule chart for parents, from the CDC, for ages 7-18 years.

Immunization Schedules
This is the full CDC webpage on all current vaccine schedules, a useful resource for both parents and clinicians.

CDC – Immunizations Website – Information for Healthcare Professionals and Patients
This is the CDC’s main web page for vaccine information, for both healthcare professionals and patients, with links and current information related to all aspects of immunizations.

CDC – Immunizations – Information for Parents 
This is the CDC’s web page for vaccine information for parents, a useful resource for all types of information about childhood vaccines.

CDC Parents Guide to Immunizations
This is a 68-page booklet from the CDC on immunizations for children.

American Academy of Pediatrics – Immunization Information for Families
This is the AAP’s vaccine resource page for parents and healthcare professionals, including information on the safety and importance of vaccines — as well as misconceptions, FAQs, and a wealth of other information.

Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)
These are the patient handouts developed by the CDC which explain each of the vaccines and the diseases they prevent.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a respected source of information on vaccines, and has developed this comprehensive vaccine resource website.

Immunization Action Coalition: Vaccine Information for Heathcare Professionals
This is a comprehensive vaccine information site, designed for healthcare professionals but useful also for patients and parents.

Vaccinate Your Baby
A campaign launched by “Every Child by Two”, an organization devoted to raising awareness of the critical need for timely immunizations.

 

Vaccine Information for SKEPTICAL parents:

An Epidemic of Fear: How Panicked Parents Skipping Shots Endagers Us All
“To hear his enemies talk, you might think Paul Offit is the most hated man in America…” This is a well-written article focused on Paul Offit, MD, who boldly refutes the anti-immunization movement. From Wired Magazine, October 2009.

What’s the Real Story on the Vaccine Debate?
Another article in the same magazine issue, with useful links and information.

Cashing in On Fear: The Danger of Dr. Sears 
This detailed article reviews Dr. Sear’s book on alternative vaccine schedules, discussing the flaws in his logic, as well as misinformation contained in his book that may lead parents to make the wrong decisions for their children.

Vaccines and Autism: A Tale of Shifting Hypotheses
This 2008 article by Gerber and Offit addresses parental concerns about vaccines, examining and discussing hypotheses about MMR vaccine, thimerosal, and multiple-vaccine administration.

Facts for Parents about Vaccine Safety
This letter from the AAP addresses vaccine safety, autism, and other concerns.

Mercury, Thimerosal and Vaccines
This is the CDCs statement and information page, explaining the safety of vaccines and addressing these concerns.

Here Be Dragons: An Introduction to Critical Thinking

Too Many Vaccines? What You Should Know
Information from the Vaccine Education Center at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

Vaccines and Autism
From the Vaccine Education Center at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

 

3. Pediatric Health Topics.

Behavior and Mental Health

American Academy of Pediatric’s “HealthyChildren.org” site has a variety of articles on behavioral and mental health topics:

ADHD – Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AAP’s article for parents on understanding ADHD

“Taking Charge of ADHD” by Russell Barkley, PhD
This is a great book by a noted ADHD expert who is board-certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and also Clinical Neuropsychology.

KidsHealth.Org: Emotions & Behavior 
From Nemours: “Is it just a phase or a serious problem? Help your child cope with life’s ups and downs, from dealing with divorce to preparing for new siblings. Or find out how to understand your child’s behavior, whether it’s toddler tantrums or teenage depression.”

ANXIETY in children:

  • What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety
    This is an interactive self-help book by Dawn Huebner, PhD, designed to guide 6–12 year olds and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of generalized anxiety.
    Other self-help books by the same author deal with OCD, anger, negativity, sleep problems, and bad habits, and can be found on Dawn Huebner’s website.

 

 

  • Turnaround: Turning Fear into Freedom
    From the Turnaround website: “Turnaround is a professionally developed, kid-friendly audio program designed to help your child overcome anxiety.” Cost is about $150 for the program.

Teen Hotlines
Hotlines for suicide, sexual assault and rape, pregnancy, and self-injury.

Stop Bullying Now
Website for information about bullying.

Child Who Bites Others

Child Who Hurts Other Children

Temper Tantrums – How to Deal with Them

Sibling Rivalry Towards a New Baby

Angry Kids

Grief, Bereavement & Coping with Loss — Resources
Links to resources for helpiing children and families cope with the loss of a loved one.

Sibling Grief Newsletter
Newsletter from the Association of Death Education and Counseling devoted to helping children and adults cope with the loss of a sibling.

 

Development

KidsHealth.Org’s site for Child Development & Growth 
An extensive resource for child development topics, from Nemours. “What should you expect as your child grows? Learn how to understand and deal with your child’s changing body and mind from infancy through the teen years.”

For children with special needs, here is an important link for useful apps.

 

Parenting

Parent Hacks

“Raising Successful Children”
This is an interetsing NYTimes article about how best to help our children without “overparenting”.

 

Exercise and Sports

Sports health topics from AAP
Each article examines a sports-related condition and is designed for both physicians and parents.

Sports Medicine – Little League Pitching Guidelines
Pitching guidelines from AAP Sports Medicine site.

 

Nutrition

Introducing Solid Foods
Bayside’s guidelines for starting your baby on solid foods at 4 months old
And here are some other Bayside handouts on nutrition:

Iron in Your Child’s Diet

Vitamin D

Calcium: contributing to your bone bank

Good Foods on a Tight Budget
Tips and recipes from the Environmental Working Group: “EWG assessed nearly 1,200 foods and hand-picked the best 100 or so that pack in nutrients at a good price, with the fewest pesticides, contaminants and artificial ingredients. Enjoy!”

ChooseMyPlate.gov
This is the new website filled with useful advice and recommendations on food groups, and dietary guidelines, with extensive resources and tips about healthy nutrition. From the USDA’s recent press release:
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 – First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled the federal government’s new food icon, MyPlate, to serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices. MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal times and to seek more information to help them do that by going to www.ChooseMyPlate.gov. The new MyPlate icon emphasizes the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein and dairy food groups.

“Let’s Eat for the Health of It” brochure
This is the brochure from ChooseMyPlate.gov, with advice and tips on building a healthy plate; cutting back on foods high in fats, sugars and salt; eating the right amount of calories; and being physically active.

Ten Tips Nutrition Education Series
Also from ChooseMyPlate.gov. Check out the ten tips for each of many nutritional topics, including “Healthy eating for vegetarians”; “Kid-friendly veges and fruits”; “Eating more whole gra6ins”; and many others.

The Food Allergy Network
Website devoted to food allergy resources

For more on food allergies, see our Allergy Section in this Health Library.

Center for Science in the Public Interest

The USDA

The American Dietetic Association

Health tips from the California AAP, 2007:

  • For Parents
  • Para Ninos
  • Para Padres

Health Department Restaurant Inspections, Alameda County

Health Department Restaurant Inspections,Contra Costa County

 

Newborns and Infants

Caring For a Newborn

Circumcision – After-Care for the Plastibell Method

Circumcision – After-Care for the Gomco Method

Sleeping through the night
Tips to help your baby learn to sleep throught the night

 

Teenagers

TeenHealth
TeenHealth from Nemours is a comprehensive resource for teens, including health and wellness information

Stress Management Tips for Teens
Tips for teen stress management

Family PACT Resources for Birth Control and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs):
Listed below is a handout on choosing a contraception method, Birth Control Myths and Facts, and the Emergency Contraceptive Pill

Gender and Sexuality

It Gets Better Project
A website where young people who are lesbian, gay, bi, or trans can see how love and happiness can be a reality in their future … a place where people can share their stories, take the “It Gets Better Project pledge”, watch videos of love and support, and also seek help.

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered teens
PFLAG’s Website (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) with information and resources for GLBT people and their families.

 

Breastfeeding

When Latching

Breast Milk Collection & Storage

When You’re Having Difficulty Nursing

Breast Care – Sore Nipples

 

Lead Poisoning Prevention

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention, California Department of Public Health

Learn About Lead (English) (Spanish)

Simple Steps to Protect Your Child from Lead (English) (Spanish)

Lead in House Paint and Dirt Can Hurt Your Child (English) (Spanish)

 

Education

Educational Publications

CA Educational Data

For children with special needs, here is an important link for useful apps.

 

Illnesses and Common conditions

 

ADHD

ADHD – Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AAP’s article for parents on understanding ADHD.

“Taking Charge of ADHD” by Russell Barkley, PhD
ADHD is a very complicated condition. There are many references to read, and some say that this book is the “cream of the crop.” It’s authored by a noted ADHD expert who is board-certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and also Clinical Neuropsychology.

 

Allergies

The Food Allergy Network
Website devoted to food allergy resources

 

Asthma

Asthma is one of the most common chronic medical conditions that we deal with in pediatrics. It can be mild or severe, persistent or sporadic, and a child can outgrow it or not. In any case, a child with asthma needs ongoing medical attention from us, even if the symptoms seem to be gone. Left untreated, chronic or persistent asthma symptoms – even if not severe – can cause chronic and night-time coughing, exercise intolerance, and also lead to lung problems.

A lot has been learned about asthma over the years, and we now have excellent medicines for treatment – both for acute symptoms and for the underlying inflammation which leads to asthma symptoms. That’s why we need to keep track of your child’s asthma – to see what can be done and what needs to be done.

Asthma Basics

Asthma: Avoiding Enviromental Triggers

Asthma Medications

Instructions For Asthma Medication Administration

 

Autism

Here are some references for children and adults to read about autism:

Autism References 4 to 8

  • All About My Brother: An Eight-Year-Old Sister’s Introduction To Her Brother Who Has Autism; by Sarah Peralta, Edition APC, 2002
  • Andy and His Yellow Frisbee; by Mary Thompson; Woodbine House, 1996
  • Asperger’s huh? A Child’s Perspective; by Rosina Schnurr; Anisor, 1999
  • Autism; Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen; KidHaven Press, 2005
  • Ian’s Walk: A Story About Autism; by Laurie Lears; illustrated by Karen Ritz; Albert Whitman, 1998
  • My Social Stories Book; edited by Carol Gray; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002
  • When My Worries Get Too Big: A Relaxation Book for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders; by Kari Dunn Baron; Autism Asperger Publ Co, 2006

Autism References 9 to 12

  • Autism; Elaine Landau; Franklin Watts, 2001
  • Autism; by Carol Baldwin; Heinemann Library, 2002
  • Autism; Sarah Lennard-Brown; Raintree, 2004
  • Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome? A Guide For Friends And Family; by Jude Welton; illustrated by Jane Telford, Jessica Kingsley, 2004
  • Caring for Myself; by Christy Gast and Jane Krug; photographs by Kotoe Laackman; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008
  • Different Like Me: My Book Of Autism Heroes; Jennifer Elder; illustrations by Marc Thomas and Jennifer Elder; Jessica Kingsley, 2005
  • Mori’s Story: A Book About a Boy With Autism; by Zachary M. Gartenberg; Lerner Publications Co., 1998 (for siblings)
  • To Be Me; by Rebecca Elinger: WPS Creative Therapy Store, 2005

Autism References Teen

  • Asperger Download: A Guide to Help Teenage Males with Asperger Syndrome Trouble-Shoot Life’s Challenges; by Joies Santomauro; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • Asperger Syndrome: An Owner’s Manual 2: For Older Adolescents and Adults: What You, Your Parents and Friends, and Your Employer, Need to Know; by Ellen Korin; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • Coping With Asperger Syndrome; Maxine Rosaler; The Rosen Pub. Group, 2004
  • Everything You Need to Know When a Brother or Sister Is Autistic; Marsha S. Rosenberg; Rosen Pub. Group, 1999
  • My Strange and Terrible Malady; by Catherine Bristow; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2008
  • Your Life is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome; by Jerry Newport; Future Horizons, 2001

Autism References Adult

  • Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior; by Lynn McClannahan; Woodbine House, 2003
  • Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens and Teens Get Ready for the Real World; by Teresa Bolick; Fair Winds Press, 2001
  • Asperger Syndrome and Young Children: Building Skills for the Real World; For People Who Know and Care for 3-to-7-Year-Olds; by Teresa Bolick; Fair Winds Press, 2004
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: the Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Other ASDs; by Chantal Sicile-Kira and Temple Grandin; Perigee Books, 2004
  • Finding Our Way: Practical Solutions for Creating a Supportive Home and Community for the Asperger Syndrome Family; by Kristi Sakai; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2005
  • Girls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Solutions for Addressing Everyday Challenges; by Lori Ernsperger; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • The Autistic Spectrum Parents’ Daily Helper: A Workbook for You and Your Child; by Philip Abrams; Ulysses Press, 2004
  • Children With Autism: A Parent’s Guide; by Michael D. Powers; Woodbine House, 2000
  • Challenging Behavior and Autism: Making Sense – Making Progress; by Philip Whitaker; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2002
  • Could It Be Autism? A Parent’s Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps; by Nancy Wiseman; Broadway Books, 2006
  • Demystifying Autistic Spectrum Disorders: A Guide to Diagnosis for Parents and Professionals; by Carolyn Bruey; Woodbine House, 2004
  • Exceptional Parent Magazine, call 1-877-372-7368
  • Helping Children with Autism Learn: A Guide to Treatment Approaches for Parents and Professionals; by Bryna Siegel; Oxford University Press, 2003
  • Parenting Your Asperger Child: Individualized Solutions for Teaching Your Child Practical Skills; by Alan Sohn; Perigee Trade, 2005
  • Reaching Out, Joining In: Teaching Social Skills to Young Children with Autism; by Mary Jane Weiss; Woodbine House, 2001
  • Toilet Training for Individuals With Autism & Other Developmental Issues; by Maria Wheeler; 2nd edition, Future Horizons, 2007

 

Bedwetting (Enuresis)

Bedwetting
Bedwetting information from the American Academy of Pediatrics, HealthyChildren.org website

 

Constipation

Constipation Handout

 

Head Injuries, Concussions

Concussions

 

Infections

Meningitis Vaccine Brochure

Croup

 

Fevers

Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen Dosing Chart

 

Influenza

CDC Influenza Resource Page
This is the CDC’s homepage for all up to date influenza information, including information for patients and healthcare professionals, including seasonal information

Seasonal Influenza: The Disease
This CDC page organizes multiple categories of information about influenza, including key flu facts, the 2010-11 season, symptoms and severity, and a flu Q&A.

Key Facts about Seasonal Influenza and Influenza Vaccine 
This is a useful summary from the CDC about flu symptoms and who should be vaccinated

CDC: Influenza symptoms
This is a good description of flu symptoms for patients

Seasonal Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick

The Flu: Caring for Someone Sick at Home

Seasonal Flu Information for Parents
CDC’s influenza resource page for parents, with a wealth of information and useful links

Antiviral Drugs and the Flu – Information for patients
This is information from the CDC about influenza anti-viral drugs.

H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu)
This is the CDC’s update page for the 2009 outbreak of H1N1 (swine) Flu — the pandemic is now over, but H1N1 is expected to continue to circulate as a seasonal flu.
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Skin and Hair Conditions

Eczema

 

Vomiting and Diarrhea

Instructions for Vomiting and Diarrhea

 

4. Good books about children and children’s health.

There are lots and lots of books about children. Some will speak to you, and others will leave you cold. In this section we present to you some of our favorites. We can’t tell you which ones you will like best, but these are some we like, with our comments.

 

General Books on Child Health

 

Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition (Paperback)
by Benjamin Spock (Author), Robert Needlman (Editor)

We probably don’t need to say much about this classic. It was good when it emerged over 50 years ago, and has been continually updated. It has great advice in both treating illness, maintaining prevention, and in child rearing.

 

Taking Care of Your Child: A Parent’s Illustrated Guide to Complete Medical Care
by James F. Fries, Robert H. Pantell, Donald M. Vickery ISBN: 0738-21071-4

Your child has a symptom, or something you want to know about? This is a great book to look it up in.

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by Barton D. Schmitt

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by American Academy of Pediatrics; Steven P. Shelov, MD, MS, FAAP, Editor in Chief, and Robert E. Hannemann, MD, FAAP

Another excellent guide to look at, very specific.

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by American Academy of Pediatrics; Edward L. Schor, MD, FAAP, Editor in Chief

These books from our official pediatrics Academy are comprehensive and very authoritative.

 

Child Development and Temperament

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
Edited by Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP

This guide helps parents understand the important developmental milestones that their child will reach in the first five years.

 

The Difficult Child: Expanded and Revised Edition
by Stanley Turecki and Leslie Tonner

Many Bayside clinicians think this book is fantastic. It helps parents (and doctors!) understand the temperaments of all children, not just those who are “difficult.” As close to “required reading” as we get!

 

Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, And Energetic
by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Similar to the Difficult Child, but more PC…. Good book!

 

Toddlers and Parents: A Declaration of Independence
by T. Berry Brazelton

 

Infants

 

Mother’s Circle: How Your Baby Changes How Your Baby Changes You
by Lisa Spiegel, Sandra Kunhardt Basile, Sandra K. Basile, Jean Kunhardt

Wonderful book recording the feelings and thoughts of mothers as their children go through the first year of life. This helps mothers, and fathers, understand themselves and their feelings, and not to feel alone.

 

Infants and Mothers: Differences in Development
by T. Berry Brazelton

Basic book from the leading developmental pediatrician.

 

What to Expect the First Year
by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, and Sandee Hathaway

 

Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Baby Sleep Longer
by Harvey Karp

How to calm with the five ‘S’s” – swaddling, stomach, shushing, swinging, and sucking. Watch the DVD, especially before the birth!

 

Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby’s First Year
by Scott W. Cohen

Drawing on the latest medical recommendations and his experiences at home and in the office, Dr. Cohen covers everything from preparing for your baby’s arrival to introducing her to a new sibling, to those three basic functions that will come to dominate a new parent’s life. Eat, Sleep, Poop addresses questions, strategies, myths, and all aspects of your child’s development. Lively, practical, and reassuring, Eat, Sleep, Poop provides the knowledge you need to parent with confidence, to relax and enjoy baby’s fi rst year, and to raise your child with the best tool a parent can have: informed common sense.

 

Motivated Minds: Raising Children to Love Learning
by Deborah Stipek, Kathy Seal
ISBN: 0805-06395-1

 

Pressured Parents, Stressed-out Kids: Dealing With Competition While Raising a Successful Child
by Wendy S. Grolnick, Kathy Seal
ISBN: 1591-02566-4
ISBN 13: 978-1591-02566-5

 

Discipline and Communication

 

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
by Elaine Mazlish, Adele Faber, Kimberly Ann Coe

 

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk
by Elaine Mazlish, Adele Faber, Kimberly Ann Coe

Easy to read, lots of cartoons of common situations and problem-solving strategies. Promotes good relationships!

 

Drawing the Line: Ten Steps to Constructive Discipline–And Achieving a Great Relationship with Your Kids
by Michael J. Weiss, Sheldon H. Wagner, and Susan Goldberg

 

Nutrition

 

How to Get Your Kid to Eat but Not Too Much
by Ellyn Satter

This is a great book, combining nutrition and behavior. It will make you more calm, not more anxious!

 

American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child’s Nutrition
by William H. MD PhD Dietz, Loraine M. Stern

An authoritative reference.

 

Sleep

 

Sleeping Through the Night 
by Jodi Mindell

 

Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems
by Richard Ferber

Our experience with both sleep books has been excellent!

 

Good Night Sleep Tight: The Sleep Lady’s Gentle Guide to Helping Your Child Go to Sleep, Stay Asleep, and Wake Up Happy
by Kim West and Joanne Kenen

This book is a kinder, gentler transition for parents who aren’t able to carry out the Gerber ir Mindell methods. Good book!

 

Sibling Rivalry

 

Understanding Sibling Rivalry: The Brazelton Way
by Joshua D. Sparrow, T. Berry Brazelton

 

Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too
by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish

A wonderful book with lots of great examples.–> –

 

Physical and Sexual Development

 

Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls
by Valorie Schaefer, Norm Bendell

 

Sports

 

Stretching, 20th Anniversary Revised Edition
by Bob Anderson (Author), Jean Anderson (Illustrator) –>

 

Asthma

Allergies and Asthma: What Every Parent Needs to Know
by American Academy of Pediatrics, and Michael J. Welch, MD, FAAP
ISBN-10: 1581104456

This is a book on asthma from the American Academy of Pediatrics, a trusted source of pediatric medical information. Second edition, December, 2010

Asthma Guide for All Ages
by Thomas F. Plaut, M.D.
ISBN 978-0-914625-30-8

This short book is a good reference to help you understand the basics of asthma – what it is, and how we monitor and treat it.

Asthma Guide for All Ages
by Thomas F. Plaut, MD with Teresa B. Jones, M.A.

This is another good reference book by Dr. Plaut, going into more detail to help you understand asthma in more detail.

5. Preparing for the Hospital, Tests, and Procedures

Blood Draws:

An Online Social Story About Getting Blood Drawn.

A YouTube Video of a Typical Little Boy Getting Blood Drawn—A Less Seasoned Blood Drawee but He Shows It’s Not So Bad!

EEGs:

YouTube video about Getting an EEG done: “Your Child’s EEG at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta”.

A YouTube Video of A Girl Getting an Ambulatory EEG.

A Child Life Social Story Online About Getting a Video EEG.

MRIs:

Nice overview directed to the child to explain the day he/she will get an MRI. This is fantastic in outlining what to expect in a calming, simple straightforward way

 

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HEALTH TIPS



HEALTH TIPS

Don’t Forget the Sunscreen, Vitamins and Supplements 

For most of us in Silicon Valley, all year around is a time to “play” outside, and being in the sun and activities, like running, biking, swimming, walking, hiking, skiing etc, are a great way to enjoy the great outdoors and get back into shape. Unfortunately, our bodies are often simply not used to the increased physical stress, including the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems.The cardiovascular system, especially the heart, will need the proper nutrients to ensure its ability to correctly function during increased physical stress. Consider adding Standard Process’ cardiovascular products to support a strong heart, healthy oxygen metabolism, efficient circulation of blood, and cell growth, repair, and function.And don’t forget the body’s largest organ, the skin. Summer is an ideal season to support your skin for healthy structure and function with essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Our special Skin Care Products and Natural Products such as Dermatrophin PMG®, Cataplex® F, Wheat Germ Fortified™, or USF Ointment (used topically), all support the skin during heat and sun exposure.Some Simple Tips

Our weight is a result of how much we take in and how much we burn. The first step is to have a burning desire to be healthy. Eat regularly, never miss breakfast, eat small portions and slowly omit the sugars. Eat three meals and three snacks every day, do not eat if you are not hungry (if you feel full there is no need to finish all the food in the plate), and drink plenty of water every day.

» Eat organic, balanced food, variety, whole grains, colorful vegetables and fruits.
» Eat organic, non refined and natural and WHOLE food and grains and meat and dairy products.
» Eat food which is rich in omega 3 fatty acids (e.g. Fish, almonds, flaxseeds, pecans, peanuts, pine nuts, pistachio and walnuts.) Eat natural fats such as butter, olive oils (no canola oil or margin), olives, nuts and anything high in Omega Fatty acids.
» Take only Whole Food Supplements and Vitamins made from natural unprocessed ingredients. You may look at some of these Whole Food Natural Supplements and Vitamins Brochures.
» Eat foods that have not been processed and that do not contain processed ingredients.
» Eat low glycemic index (GI) food. Low GI foods are slower to digest so you feel full longer; keeping the insulin levels low, inhibits the formation of fat and assists in the conversion of fat back to energy.
» Do Not eat refined sugar or unnatural sugar substitutes. Eat natural whole sweeteners and whole fruits.

What Is Glycemic Index?

Glycemic Index measures the speed at which food is digested and converted to sugar. The faster the food breaks down, the higher the glycemic index. GI of glucose is 100. All other foods are measured against the 100.

The key to loosing weight or maintaining the weight is to eat low GI food, low caloric food, eat high quality food, small portions, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, and exercise to strength your heart and muscles. Drink a big glass of water before meals to partially fill your stomach.

Include proteins in all your meals and snacks. Eat only low fat proteins preferably from both animal and vegetable sources.

What proteins you should include:

» Lean cut meats (all fat trimmed)
» Poultry (no skin)
» Cottage cheese and plain Yogurt with fruits
» Omega 3 saturated eggs.
» Beans
» Whole grains
» Nuts
» Low fat or no fat yogurt
» Whole or low fat Milk

Reduce calories and fats by eating low GI and low fat foods.

TEA

Tea and Coffee in moderation are good. Green tea has less caffeine, and has antioxidant properties. Green tree is preferred.

Fruits

It is always better to eat organics thoroughly washed fresh fruits and vegetables rather than juice. Make sure your meals are as colorful as possible by mixing and matching different vegetables, fruits, nuts and lean meats.

Wine

A glass of wine (which contains antioxidants) with dinner is now recommended for better health. I would also add a small portion of dark chocolate (polyphenols) as dessert. Or you may consider whole food supplements that have essential beneficial ingredients of wine and chocolate.

Multivitamins

Take whole food natural multivitamin daily, follow the recommended low glycemic index diet, and exercise. Not only will you have a great skin, look fit and be full of energy, but you will also be happy.

For more information schedule a on line consultation appointment or call 408-945-0300

Quality of Ingredients

Just like any recipe, the quality of the ingredients you use affects the quality of the final product. Therefore, it’s important to answer all these questions when evaluating a supplement and its effectiveness.

Where do the ingredients come from?
Manufacturers who grow many of their ingredients have the unique ability to control the quality of the ingredient from seed to supplement. Some manufacturers own certified organic farms to further enhance the quality of their ingredients.

When are ingredients processed?
When you buy a tomato, you inspect it for quality. You wouldn’t knowingly buy one that was mushy and bruised. This same principle holds true for when ingredients are prime for harvest. Different foods reach their peak nutrient value during different times within the growing season. Pea vine, for example, is at its peak during the flowering stage.

Once harvested, food begins to lose its value. It is perishable like the tomato. If there is a delay of hours, days, or months from when an ingredient is harvested to when it’s processed, many of its very delicate phytonutrients are lost.

Are the ingredient’s vital factors retained?
Each ingredient has its own set of rules in relation to how to best extract and package its vital life. The manufacturing process needs to retain the vital nutrients within the ingredients. Too much heat will destroy enzymes and phytonutrients. The manufacturer should use a low-temperature, high-vacuum process to make sure that the ingredient’s nutrients are preserved.Talk with your health care professional at our Clinic to learn more about whole foods and Standard Process products. Call 408-945-0300 to make a consultation and medical evaluation specific to your family health needs.

      Brochures and Reference Material for natural vitamins and supplements

Our brochures help patients better understand the benefits of nutrition and specific Standard Process products, clarify the whole food difference, and define our commitment to quality.

(Download Pdf documents below in Holistic section in our web site)

+ Are You Feeding Your Body
+ Baby Boomer’s Nutritional Health
+ Bone Health
+ Calcium Supplements
+ Digestive Support (Zypan®)
+ Farming and Manufacturing
+ Garlic
+ Ginkgo and Your Health (Ginkgo Synergy®)
+ Glucosamine and Joint Health
+ Green Vegetable Supplement (SP Green Food™)
+ Health Bars (StandardBars®)
+ Heart Health
+ High-Protein Health Bars
+ Immune Support (Echinacea-C™)
+ Immune System Support
+ Joint Health (Ligaplex® I & Ligaplex® II)
+ Liver Support (A-F Betafood®)
+ Natural Antioxidant Support (OPC Synergy®)
+ Natural Calmatives
+ Natural Detoxification (SP Cleanse®)
+ Natural Fiber Supplement (Gastro-Fiber®)
+ Nervous System and Circulatory Support (Folid Acid B12)
+ Patient Information
+ Phytonutrients (Cruciferous Complete™)
+ Pollen
+ Pollen Season Support
+ Prostate Health (Palmettoplex®)
+ Purification
+ Selecting a Quality Supplement
+ Sports Endurance
+ Tuna Omega-3 Oil
+ Whey Protein
+ Whole Food Multivitamin (Catalyn®)
+ Whole Food Supplement Shake (SP Complete™)
+ Why Whole Foods (Is Your Supplement Complete)

Helpful Educational Resources on Supplements

Information on Dietary Supplements and Herbs
American Botanical Council
Fact Sheets from the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements
Dietary Supplement Information Bureau
International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) Database
Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center
MedlinePlus Dietary Supplements
Medline Plus Herbs and Supplements
Sloan-Kettering – About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products: Search About Herbs

Evidenced-Based Reviews
Cochrane Reviews
Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects
National Guideline Clearinghouse
Natural Standard

Governmental Agencies
National Institute’s of Health Office of Dietary Supplements
NIH Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Whole Foods and Nutrition
The World’s Healthiest Foods
USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center
Nutrition.Gov

Phytochemical and Nutrient Databases
Dr. Duke’s Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases
USDA Phytochemical Database
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

Useful common Health Tips from Dr. Malhotra:

» Eat balanced healthy diet of whole natural organic foods high in Omega 3 and 6
» No smoking
» Play with your children
» Exercise or just walk 20 -30 minutes a day
» Wear Sun protection
» No tanning (includes tanning devices)
» Wear protective clothing – long sleeves when outdoors. Wear wide brim hat
» Wear sun glasses and special sun outerwear BluMod and YellowMod to convert sun rays to beneficial light.
» Must apply SPF of 15 or higher all year round. Sunscreen should be applied 20 minutes before going outdoors to all exposed skin. Reapply SPF 15 or more after sweating or being in water.
» Eat Whole Natural Organic Foods and Whole Food Supplements and Vitamins. No sugar or artificial sweeteners. Eat only natural whole fruits and natural food and whole food natural vitamins and supplements for high energy and good health.
» Have a positive attitude and be grateful. Smile, Be Happy, Be Still and Be Alive.
» Do meditation. Make social connections.
» Sleep 7 to 8 hours a day.
» No more than 3 alcoholic drinks a week. No soft drinks. Minimal sugar.
» You may use sun protection hats that convert harmful rays for Skin Rejuvenation and Acne prevention. Call us about this exciting product to take harmful rays and convert them into therapy.
» Remember what is good for your Skin, it also good for your brain, mood, heart, body, self esteem and your total health. There is a direct skin, beauty, mind, body and brain connection. Change your skin and brain, change your life.

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TIPS FROM OUR DOCTORS


Useful common Health Tips from Dr. Malhotra:

» Eat balanced healthy diet of whole natural organic foods high in Omega 3 and 6
» No smoking  
» Play with your children
» Exercise or just walk 20 -30 minutes a day
» Wear Sun protection
» No tanning (includes tanning devices)
» Wear protective clothing – long sleeves when outdoors. Wear wide brim hat
» Wear sun glasses and special sun outerwear BluMod and YellowMod to convert sun rays to beneficial light.
» Must apply SPF of 15 or higher all year round. Sunscreen should be applied 20 minutes before going outdoors to all exposed skin. Reapply SPF 15 or more after sweating or being in water.
» Eat Whole Natural Organic Foods and Whole Food Supplements and Vitamins. No sugar or artificial sweeteners. Eat only natural whole fruits and natural food and whole foodS, natural vitamins and supplements for high energy and good health.
» Have a positive attitude and be grateful. Smile, Be Happy, Be Still and Be Alive.
» Do meditation. Make social connections. Do good for others.
» Sleep 7 to 8 hours a day.
» No more than 3 alcoholic drinks a week. No soft drinks. Minimal sugar.
» You may use sun protection hats that convert harmful rays for Skin Rejuvenation and Acne prevention. Call us about this exciting product to take harmful rays and convert them into therapy.
» Remember what is good for your Skin, it also good for your brain, mood, heart, body, self esteem and your total health. There is a direct skin, beauty, mind, body and brain connection. Change your skin and brain, change your life.

  
Call 408-945-0300 to make an appointment

Silicon Valley Medical Clinic, Milpitas CA 95035

Neema Malhotra, M.D., Melissa-Gayle Sanchez, M.D.

Posted by admin on November 10, 2016

COMMON DISEASES

 

 

Illnesses and Common conditions

 

ADHD

ADHD – Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AAP’s article for parents on understanding ADHD.

“Taking Charge of ADHD” by Russell Barkley, PhD
ADHD is a very complicated condition. There are many references to read, and some say that this book is the “cream of the crop.” It’s authored by a noted ADHD expert who is board-certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and also Clinical Neuropsychology.

 

Allergies

The Food Allergy Network
Website devoted to food allergy resources

 

Asthma

Asthma is one of the most common chronic medical conditions that we deal with in pediatrics. It can be mild or severe, persistent or sporadic, and a child can outgrow it or not. In any case, a child with asthma needs ongoing medical attention from us, even if the symptoms seem to be gone. Left untreated, chronic or persistent asthma symptoms – even if not severe – can cause chronic and night-time coughing, exercise intolerance, and also lead to lung problems.

A lot has been learned about asthma over the years, and we now have excellent medicines for treatment – both for acute symptoms and for the underlying inflammation which leads to asthma symptoms. That’s why we need to keep track of your child’s asthma – to see what can be done and what needs to be done.

Asthma Basics

Asthma: Avoiding Enviromental Triggers

Asthma Medications

Instructions For Asthma Medication Administration

 

Autism

Here are some references for children and adults to read about autism:

Autism References 4 to 8

  • All About My Brother: An Eight-Year-Old Sister’s Introduction To Her Brother Who Has Autism; by Sarah Peralta, Edition APC, 2002
  • Andy and His Yellow Frisbee; by Mary Thompson; Woodbine House, 1996
  • Asperger’s huh? A Child’s Perspective; by Rosina Schnurr; Anisor, 1999
  • Autism; Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen; KidHaven Press, 2005
  • Ian’s Walk: A Story About Autism; by Laurie Lears; illustrated by Karen Ritz; Albert Whitman, 1998
  • My Social Stories Book; edited by Carol Gray; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002
  • When My Worries Get Too Big: A Relaxation Book for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders; by Kari Dunn Baron; Autism Asperger Publ Co, 2006

Autism References 9 to 12

  • Autism; Elaine Landau; Franklin Watts, 2001
  • Autism; by Carol Baldwin; Heinemann Library, 2002
  • Autism; Sarah Lennard-Brown; Raintree, 2004
  • Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome? A Guide For Friends And Family; by Jude Welton; illustrated by Jane Telford, Jessica Kingsley, 2004
  • Caring for Myself; by Christy Gast and Jane Krug; photographs by Kotoe Laackman; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008
  • Different Like Me: My Book Of Autism Heroes; Jennifer Elder; illustrations by Marc Thomas and Jennifer Elder; Jessica Kingsley, 2005
  • Mori’s Story: A Book About a Boy With Autism; by Zachary M. Gartenberg; Lerner Publications Co., 1998 (for siblings)
  • To Be Me; by Rebecca Elinger: WPS Creative Therapy Store, 2005

Autism References Teen

  • Asperger Download: A Guide to Help Teenage Males with Asperger Syndrome Trouble-Shoot Life’s Challenges; by Joies Santomauro; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • Asperger Syndrome: An Owner’s Manual 2: For Older Adolescents and Adults: What You, Your Parents and Friends, and Your Employer, Need to Know; by Ellen Korin; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • Coping With Asperger Syndrome; Maxine Rosaler; The Rosen Pub. Group, 2004
  • Everything You Need to Know When a Brother or Sister Is Autistic; Marsha S. Rosenberg; Rosen Pub. Group, 1999
  • My Strange and Terrible Malady; by Catherine Bristow; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2008
  • Your Life is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome; by Jerry Newport; Future Horizons, 2001

Autism References Adult

  • Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior; by Lynn McClannahan; Woodbine House, 2003
  • Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens and Teens Get Ready for the Real World; by Teresa Bolick; Fair Winds Press, 2001
  • Asperger Syndrome and Young Children: Building Skills for the Real World; For People Who Know and Care for 3-to-7-Year-Olds; by Teresa Bolick; Fair Winds Press, 2004
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: the Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Other ASDs; by Chantal Sicile-Kira and Temple Grandin; Perigee Books, 2004
  • Finding Our Way: Practical Solutions for Creating a Supportive Home and Community for the Asperger Syndrome Family; by Kristi Sakai; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2005
  • Girls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Solutions for Addressing Everyday Challenges; by Lori Ernsperger; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • The Autistic Spectrum Parents’ Daily Helper: A Workbook for You and Your Child; by Philip Abrams; Ulysses Press, 2004
  • Children With Autism: A Parent’s Guide; by Michael D. Powers; Woodbine House, 2000
  • Challenging Behavior and Autism: Making Sense – Making Progress; by Philip Whitaker; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2002
  • Could It Be Autism? A Parent’s Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps; by Nancy Wiseman; Broadway Books, 2006
  • Demystifying Autistic Spectrum Disorders: A Guide to Diagnosis for Parents and Professionals; by Carolyn Bruey; Woodbine House, 2004
  • Exceptional Parent Magazine, call 1-877-372-7368
  • Helping Children with Autism Learn: A Guide to Treatment Approaches for Parents and Professionals; by Bryna Siegel; Oxford University Press, 2003
  • Parenting Your Asperger Child: Individualized Solutions for Teaching Your Child Practical Skills; by Alan Sohn; Perigee Trade, 2005
  • Reaching Out, Joining In: Teaching Social Skills to Young Children with Autism; by Mary Jane Weiss; Woodbine House, 2001
  • Toilet Training for Individuals With Autism & Other Developmental Issues; by Maria Wheeler; 2nd edition, Future Horizons, 2007

 

Bedwetting (Enuresis)

Bedwetting
Bedwetting information from the American Academy of Pediatrics, HealthyChildren.org website

 

Constipation

Constipation Handout

 

Head Injuries, Concussions

Concussions

 

Infections

Meningitis Vaccine Brochure

Croup

 

Fevers

Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen Dosing Chart

 

Influenza

CDC Influenza Resource Page
This is the CDC’s homepage for all up to date influenza information, including information for patients and healthcare professionals, including seasonal information

Seasonal Influenza: The Disease
This CDC page organizes multiple categories of information about influenza, including key flu facts, the 2010-11 season, symptoms and severity, and a flu Q&A.

Key Facts about Seasonal Influenza and Influenza Vaccine 
This is a useful summary from the CDC about flu symptoms and who should be vaccinated

CDC: Influenza symptoms
This is a good description of flu symptoms for patients

Seasonal Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick

The Flu: Caring for Someone Sick at Home

Seasonal Flu Information for Parents
CDC’s influenza resource page for parents, with a wealth of information and useful links

Antiviral Drugs and the Flu – Information for patients
This is information from the CDC about influenza anti-viral drugs.

H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu)
This is the CDC’s update page for the 2009 outbreak of H1N1 (swine) Flu — the pandemic is now over, but H1N1 is expected to continue to circulate as a seasonal flu.

 

People don’t get sick on a business schedule, 9-5 Monday-Friday. So we have contracted with a Nurse Advice service. If you need to reach us outside of normal business hours, please call the office and listen to the recording. You will get a number to call (the number is specific for each office, which is why we are not listing it here.) Call that number and the trained nurse with telephone protocols to guide her or him will answer the phone and serve you.

NOTE: When you call us after hours, be sure to call the main office phone number (see Locations for the correct number). Only the main phone line at each office is forwarded to the voicemail / answering system.

The advice nurses can handle over 90% of the calls. If they need to reach our physician on-call, they will do so. If you find that you are being poorly served by this service, please let us know so we can respond on your behalf.

Remember, we see patients (pediatric patients only) on Saturday morning in our Pleasanton office, we see drop-in patients only in some of our offices on some days (see our Locations page for your office hours), and we have “same day sick” appointments throughout every weekday in all of our offices.

 

 

Welcome to our visit preparation page. Here you’ll find all the forms you’ll need to fill out for your visit to our office. We want to give you unhurried time to read information and to fill out forms at home, making your visit speedier and more relaxed.

 

NEW BAYSIDE PATIENT
First visit our Becoming a Bayside Patient section here.

 

Birth to 2 Weeks: Well Baby Check: 0 – 2 weeks questionnaire

1 Month: Well Baby Check: 1 month questionnaire

2 Months: Well Baby Check: 2 month questionnaire

4 Months: Well Baby Check: 4 month questionnaire

6 Months: Well Baby Check: 6 month questionnaire

9 Months: Well Baby Check: 9 month questionnaire

12 Months: Well Baby Check: 12 month questionnaire

15 Months: Well Baby Check: 15 month questionnaire

18 Months: Well Baby Check: 18 month questionnaire

M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

Spanish Version: M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

24 Months: Well Baby Check: 24month questionnaire

M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

Spanish Version: M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

30 Months: Well Baby Check: 30 month questionnaire

M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

Spanish Version: M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

3 Years: Well Child Check: 3 year questionnaire

4 Years: Well Child Check: 4 year questionnaire

5 Years: Well Child Check: 5 year questionnaire

6 Years: Well Child Check: 6 year questionnaire

7 Years: Well Child Check: 7 year questionnaire

8 Years: Well Child Check: 8 year questionnaire

9 – 11 Years: Well Child Check: 9 – 11 year questionnaire

12 – 17 Years: Well Child Check: 12 – 17 year questionnaire

18 – 21 Years: Well Adult Check: 18 – 21 year questionnaire

Asthma Visits: 
If your child has asthma, and is coming for an asthma-related visit, or for a routine well-care checkup, please complete one of the following forms:
Asthma Control Test ages 4-11 (English)
Asthma Control Test ages 4-11 (Spanish)
Asthma Control Test ages 12+ (English)
Asthma Control Test ages 12+ (Spanish)

 
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Skin and Hair Conditions

Eczema

 

Vomiting and Diarrhea

Instructions for Vomiting and Diarrhea

 

4. Good books about children and children’s health.

There are lots and lots of books about children. Some will speak to you, and others will leave you cold. In this section we present to you some of our favorites. We can’t tell you which ones you will like best, but these are some we like, with our comments.

 

General Books on Child Health

 

Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition (Paperback)
by Benjamin Spock (Author), Robert Needlman (Editor)

We probably don’t need to say much about this classic. It was good when it emerged over 50 years ago, and has been continually updated. It has great advice in both treating illness, maintaining prevention, and in child rearing.

 

Taking Care of Your Child: A Parent’s Illustrated Guide to Complete Medical Care
by James F. Fries, Robert H. Pantell, Donald M. Vickery ISBN: 0738-21071-4

Your child has a symptom, or something you want to know about? This is a great book to look it up in.

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by Barton D. Schmitt

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by American Academy of Pediatrics; Steven P. Shelov, MD, MS, FAAP, Editor in Chief, and Robert E. Hannemann, MD, FAAP

Another excellent guide to look at, very specific.

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by American Academy of Pediatrics; Edward L. Schor, MD, FAAP, Editor in Chief

These books from our official pediatrics Academy are comprehensive and very authoritative.

 

Child Development and Temperament

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
Edited by Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP

This guide helps parents understand the important developmental milestones that their child will reach in the first five years.

 

The Difficult Child: Expanded and Revised Edition
by Stanley Turecki and Leslie Tonner

Many Bayside clinicians think this book is fantastic. It helps parents (and doctors!) understand the temperaments of all children, not just those who are “difficult.” As close to “required reading” as we get!

 

Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, And Energetic
by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Similar to the Difficult Child, but more PC…. Good book!

 

Toddlers and Parents: A Declaration of Independence
by T. Berry Brazelton

 

Infants

 

Mother’s Circle: How Your Baby Changes How Your Baby Changes You
by Lisa Spiegel, Sandra Kunhardt Basile, Sandra K. Basile, Jean Kunhardt

Wonderful book recording the feelings and thoughts of mothers as their children go through the first year of life. This helps mothers, and fathers, understand themselves and their feelings, and not to feel alone.

 

Infants and Mothers: Differences in Development
by T. Berry Brazelton

Basic book from the leading developmental pediatrician.

 

What to Expect the First Year
by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, and Sandee Hathaway

 

Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Baby Sleep Longer
by Harvey Karp

How to calm with the five ‘S’s” – swaddling, stomach, shushing, swinging, and sucking. Watch the DVD, especially before the birth!

 

Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby’s First Year
by Scott W. Cohen

Drawing on the latest medical recommendations and his experiences at home and in the office, Dr. Cohen covers everything from preparing for your baby’s arrival to introducing her to a new sibling, to those three basic functions that will come to dominate a new parent’s life. Eat, Sleep, Poop addresses questions, strategies, myths, and all aspects of your child’s development. Lively, practical, and reassuring, Eat, Sleep, Poop provides the knowledge you need to parent with confidence, to relax and enjoy baby’s fi rst year, and to raise your child with the best tool a parent can have: informed common sense.

 

Motivated Minds: Raising Children to Love Learning
by Deborah Stipek, Kathy Seal
ISBN: 0805-06395-1

 

Pressured Parents, Stressed-out Kids: Dealing With Competition While Raising a Successful Child
by Wendy S. Grolnick, Kathy Seal
ISBN: 1591-02566-4
ISBN 13: 978-1591-02566-5

 

Discipline and Communication

 

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
by Elaine Mazlish, Adele Faber, Kimberly Ann Coe

 

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk
by Elaine Mazlish, Adele Faber, Kimberly Ann Coe

Easy to read, lots of cartoons of common situations and problem-solving strategies. Promotes good relationships!

 

Drawing the Line: Ten Steps to Constructive Discipline–And Achieving a Great Relationship with Your Kids
by Michael J. Weiss, Sheldon H. Wagner, and Susan Goldberg

 

Nutrition

 

How to Get Your Kid to Eat but Not Too Much
by Ellyn Satter

This is a great book, combining nutrition and behavior. It will make you more calm, not more anxious!

 

American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child’s Nutrition
by William H. MD PhD Dietz, Loraine M. Stern

An authoritative reference.

 

Sleep

 

Sleeping Through the Night 
by Jodi Mindell

 

Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems
by Richard Ferber

Our experience with both sleep books has been excellent!

 

Good Night Sleep Tight: The Sleep Lady’s Gentle Guide to Helping Your Child Go to Sleep, Stay Asleep, and Wake Up Happy
by Kim West and Joanne Kenen

This book is a kinder, gentler transition for parents who aren’t able to carry out the Gerber ir Mindell methods. Good book!

 

Sibling Rivalry

 

Understanding Sibling Rivalry: The Brazelton Way
by Joshua D. Sparrow, T. Berry Brazelton

 

Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too
by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish

A wonderful book with lots of great examples.–> –

 

Physical and Sexual Development

 

Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls
by Valorie Schaefer, Norm Bendell

 

Sports

 

Stretching, 20th Anniversary Revised Edition
by Bob Anderson (Author), Jean Anderson (Illustrator) –>

 

Asthma

Allergies and Asthma: What Every Parent Needs to Know
by American Academy of Pediatrics, and Michael J. Welch, MD, FAAP
ISBN-10: 1581104456

This is a book on asthma from the American Academy of Pediatrics, a trusted source of pediatric medical information. Second edition, December, 2010

Asthma Guide for All Ages
by Thomas F. Plaut, M.D.
ISBN 978-0-914625-30-8

This short book is a good reference to help you understand the basics of asthma – what it is, and how we monitor and treat it.

Asthma Guide for All Ages
by Thomas F. Plaut, MD with Teresa B. Jones, M.A.

This is another good reference book by Dr. Plaut, going into more detail to help you understand asthma in more detail.

5. Preparing for the Hospital, Tests, and Procedures

Blood Draws:

An Online Social Story About Getting Blood Drawn.

A YouTube Video of a Typical Little Boy Getting Blood Drawn—A Less Seasoned Blood Drawee but He Shows It’s Not So Bad!

EEGs:

YouTube video about Getting an EEG done: “Your Child’s EEG at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta”.

A YouTube Video of A Girl Getting an Ambulatory EEG.

A Child Life Social Story Online About Getting a Video EEG.

MRIs:

Nice overview directed to the child to explain the day he/she will get an MRI. This is fantastic in outlining what to expect in a calming, simple straightforward way

 

 

1. General Sources for Pediatric Information

These sites on the internet are like textbooks, with both information on general health issues, prevention, and information on specific illnesses.

Healthy Children, from the American Academy of Pediatrics
This is the AAP’s website for parents and patients. The AAP is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. It includes general information related to child health and specific guidelines concerning a wide range of pediatric issues.

KidsDoc Symptom Checker
Is your child sick? Figure out what to do now and what to do next! This is a new resource from the American Academy of Pediatrics, with detailed medical advice for a wide range of pediatric problems. It includes definitions, causes, when-to-call, and treatment advice.

KidsHealth
KidsHealth presents a wealth of information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.

KidsGrowth
A website devoted to a broad range of pediatric health topics.

KidsGrowth Handouts for Parents
Extensive resource of handouts for parents on a broad range of pediatric topics.

Babycenter
Another good source of general information, especially strong on child development.

University of Michigan’s Pediatric Health Topics
An extensive and well-respected resource for a wide range of pediatric health topics, from C.S.Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan.

Up To Date – For Patients
A trusted source to learn more about medical conditions, better understand management and treatment options, and have a better dialogue with health care providers.

A Minute for Kids – Audio shorts
American Academy of Pediatrics’ short audio clips for parents, on a broad range of valuable pediatric topics.

CDC Travel Health
Information for travelers and their health-care providers about vaccines, medications, and other measures necessary to prevent illness and injury during international travel.

The National Institute of Child Health and Human development

MayoClinic.com

Medscape.com

FDA

QuackWatch.com
Information on dubious health claims.

 

2. Vaccines

 

General Vaccine Information and Resources:

Routine Vaccine Schedules, ages 0-6
This is the immunization schedule chart for parents, from the CDC, for ages 0-6 years.

Routine Vaccine Schedules, ages 7-18
This is the immunization schedule chart for parents, from the CDC, for ages 7-18 years.

Immunization Schedules
This is the full CDC webpage on all current vaccine schedules, a useful resource for both parents and clinicians.

CDC – Immunizations Website – Information for Healthcare Professionals and Patients
This is the CDC’s main web page for vaccine information, for both healthcare professionals and patients, with links and current information related to all aspects of immunizations.

CDC – Immunizations – Information for Parents 
This is the CDC’s web page for vaccine information for parents, a useful resource for all types of information about childhood vaccines.

CDC Parents Guide to Immunizations
This is a 68-page booklet from the CDC on immunizations for children.

American Academy of Pediatrics – Immunization Information for Families
This is the AAP’s vaccine resource page for parents and healthcare professionals, including information on the safety and importance of vaccines — as well as misconceptions, FAQs, and a wealth of other information.

Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)
These are the patient handouts developed by the CDC which explain each of the vaccines and the diseases they prevent.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a respected source of information on vaccines, and has developed this comprehensive vaccine resource website.

Immunization Action Coalition: Vaccine Information for Heathcare Professionals
This is a comprehensive vaccine information site, designed for healthcare professionals but useful also for patients and parents.

Vaccinate Your Baby
A campaign launched by “Every Child by Two”, an organization devoted to raising awareness of the critical need for timely immunizations.

 

Vaccine Information for SKEPTICAL parents:

An Epidemic of Fear: How Panicked Parents Skipping Shots Endagers Us All
“To hear his enemies talk, you might think Paul Offit is the most hated man in America…” This is a well-written article focused on Paul Offit, MD, who boldly refutes the anti-immunization movement. From Wired Magazine, October 2009.

What’s the Real Story on the Vaccine Debate?
Another article in the same magazine issue, with useful links and information.

Cashing in On Fear: The Danger of Dr. Sears 
This detailed article reviews Dr. Sear’s book on alternative vaccine schedules, discussing the flaws in his logic, as well as misinformation contained in his book that may lead parents to make the wrong decisions for their children.

Vaccines and Autism: A Tale of Shifting Hypotheses
This 2008 article by Gerber and Offit addresses parental concerns about vaccines, examining and discussing hypotheses about MMR vaccine, thimerosal, and multiple-vaccine administration.

Facts for Parents about Vaccine Safety
This letter from the AAP addresses vaccine safety, autism, and other concerns.

Mercury, Thimerosal and Vaccines
This is the CDCs statement and information page, explaining the safety of vaccines and addressing these concerns.

Here Be Dragons: An Introduction to Critical Thinking

Too Many Vaccines? What You Should Know
Information from the Vaccine Education Center at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

Vaccines and Autism
From the Vaccine Education Center at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

 

3. Pediatric Health Topics.

Behavior and Mental Health

American Academy of Pediatric’s “HealthyChildren.org” site has a variety of articles on behavioral and mental health topics:

ADHD – Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AAP’s article for parents on understanding ADHD

“Taking Charge of ADHD” by Russell Barkley, PhD
This is a great book by a noted ADHD expert who is board-certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and also Clinical Neuropsychology.

KidsHealth.Org: Emotions & Behavior 
From Nemours: “Is it just a phase or a serious problem? Help your child cope with life’s ups and downs, from dealing with divorce to preparing for new siblings. Or find out how to understand your child’s behavior, whether it’s toddler tantrums or teenage depression.”

ANXIETY in children:

  • What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety
    This is an interactive self-help book by Dawn Huebner, PhD, designed to guide 6–12 year olds and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of generalized anxiety.
    Other self-help books by the same author deal with OCD, anger, negativity, sleep problems, and bad habits, and can be found on Dawn Huebner’s website.

 

 

  • Turnaround: Turning Fear into Freedom
    From the Turnaround website: “Turnaround is a professionally developed, kid-friendly audio program designed to help your child overcome anxiety.” Cost is about $150 for the program.

Teen Hotlines
Hotlines for suicide, sexual assault and rape, pregnancy, and self-injury.

Stop Bullying Now
Website for information about bullying.

Child Who Bites Others

Child Who Hurts Other Children

Temper Tantrums – How to Deal with Them

Sibling Rivalry Towards a New Baby

Angry Kids

Grief, Bereavement & Coping with Loss — Resources
Links to resources for helpiing children and families cope with the loss of a loved one.

Sibling Grief Newsletter
Newsletter from the Association of Death Education and Counseling devoted to helping children and adults cope with the loss of a sibling.

 

Development

KidsHealth.Org’s site for Child Development & Growth 
An extensive resource for child development topics, from Nemours. “What should you expect as your child grows? Learn how to understand and deal with your child’s changing body and mind from infancy through the teen years.”

For children with special needs, here is an important link for useful apps.

 

Parenting

Parent Hacks

“Raising Successful Children”
This is an interetsing NYTimes article about how best to help our children without “overparenting”.

 

Exercise and Sports

Sports health topics from AAP
Each article examines a sports-related condition and is designed for both physicians and parents.

Sports Medicine – Little League Pitching Guidelines
Pitching guidelines from AAP Sports Medicine site.

 

Nutrition

Introducing Solid Foods
Bayside’s guidelines for starting your baby on solid foods at 4 months old
And here are some other Bayside handouts on nutrition:

Iron in Your Child’s Diet

Vitamin D

Calcium: contributing to your bone bank

Good Foods on a Tight Budget
Tips and recipes from the Environmental Working Group: “EWG assessed nearly 1,200 foods and hand-picked the best 100 or so that pack in nutrients at a good price, with the fewest pesticides, contaminants and artificial ingredients. Enjoy!”

ChooseMyPlate.gov
This is the new website filled with useful advice and recommendations on food groups, and dietary guidelines, with extensive resources and tips about healthy nutrition. From the USDA’s recent press release:
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 – First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled the federal government’s new food icon, MyPlate, to serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices. MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal times and to seek more information to help them do that by going to www.ChooseMyPlate.gov. The new MyPlate icon emphasizes the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein and dairy food groups.

“Let’s Eat for the Health of It” brochure
This is the brochure from ChooseMyPlate.gov, with advice and tips on building a healthy plate; cutting back on foods high in fats, sugars and salt; eating the right amount of calories; and being physically active.

Ten Tips Nutrition Education Series
Also from ChooseMyPlate.gov. Check out the ten tips for each of many nutritional topics, including “Healthy eating for vegetarians”; “Kid-friendly veges and fruits”; “Eating more whole gra6ins”; and many others.

The Food Allergy Network
Website devoted to food allergy resources

For more on food allergies, see our Allergy Section in this Health Library.

Center for Science in the Public Interest

The USDA

The American Dietetic Association

Health tips from the California AAP, 2007:

  • For Parents
  • Para Ninos
  • Para Padres

Health Department Restaurant Inspections, Alameda County

Health Department Restaurant Inspections,Contra Costa County

 

Newborns and Infants

Caring For a Newborn

Circumcision – After-Care for the Plastibell Method

Circumcision – After-Care for the Gomco Method

Sleeping through the night
Tips to help your baby learn to sleep throught the night

 

Teenagers

TeenHealth
TeenHealth from Nemours is a comprehensive resource for teens, including health and wellness information

Stress Management Tips for Teens
Tips for teen stress management

Family PACT Resources for Birth Control and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs):
Listed below is a handout on choosing a contraception method, Birth Control Myths and Facts, and the Emergency Contraceptive Pill

Gender and Sexuality

It Gets Better Project
A website where young people who are lesbian, gay, bi, or trans can see how love and happiness can be a reality in their future … a place where people can share their stories, take the “It Gets Better Project pledge”, watch videos of love and support, and also seek help.

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered teens
PFLAG’s Website (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) with information and resources for GLBT people and their families.

 

Breastfeeding

When Latching

Breast Milk Collection & Storage

When You’re Having Difficulty Nursing

Breast Care – Sore Nipples

 

Lead Poisoning Prevention

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention, California Department of Public Health

Learn About Lead (English) (Spanish)

Simple Steps to Protect Your Child from Lead (English) (Spanish)

Lead in House Paint and Dirt Can Hurt Your Child (English) (Spanish)

 

Education

Educational Publications

CA Educational Data

For children with special needs, here is an important link for useful apps.

 

Illnesses and Common conditions

 

ADHD

ADHD – Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AAP’s article for parents on understanding ADHD.

“Taking Charge of ADHD” by Russell Barkley, PhD
ADHD is a very complicated condition. There are many references to read, and some say that this book is the “cream of the crop.” It’s authored by a noted ADHD expert who is board-certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and also Clinical Neuropsychology.

 

Allergies

The Food Allergy Network
Website devoted to food allergy resources

 

Asthma

Asthma is one of the most common chronic medical conditions that we deal with in pediatrics. It can be mild or severe, persistent or sporadic, and a child can outgrow it or not. In any case, a child with asthma needs ongoing medical attention from us, even if the symptoms seem to be gone. Left untreated, chronic or persistent asthma symptoms – even if not severe – can cause chronic and night-time coughing, exercise intolerance, and also lead to lung problems.

A lot has been learned about asthma over the years, and we now have excellent medicines for treatment – both for acute symptoms and for the underlying inflammation which leads to asthma symptoms. That’s why we need to keep track of your child’s asthma – to see what can be done and what needs to be done.

Asthma Basics

Asthma: Avoiding Enviromental Triggers

Asthma Medications

Instructions For Asthma Medication Administration

 

Autism

Here are some references for children and adults to read about autism:

Autism References 4 to 8

  • All About My Brother: An Eight-Year-Old Sister’s Introduction To Her Brother Who Has Autism; by Sarah Peralta, Edition APC, 2002
  • Andy and His Yellow Frisbee; by Mary Thompson; Woodbine House, 1996
  • Asperger’s huh? A Child’s Perspective; by Rosina Schnurr; Anisor, 1999
  • Autism; Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen; KidHaven Press, 2005
  • Ian’s Walk: A Story About Autism; by Laurie Lears; illustrated by Karen Ritz; Albert Whitman, 1998
  • My Social Stories Book; edited by Carol Gray; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002
  • When My Worries Get Too Big: A Relaxation Book for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders; by Kari Dunn Baron; Autism Asperger Publ Co, 2006

Autism References 9 to 12

  • Autism; Elaine Landau; Franklin Watts, 2001
  • Autism; by Carol Baldwin; Heinemann Library, 2002
  • Autism; Sarah Lennard-Brown; Raintree, 2004
  • Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome? A Guide For Friends And Family; by Jude Welton; illustrated by Jane Telford, Jessica Kingsley, 2004
  • Caring for Myself; by Christy Gast and Jane Krug; photographs by Kotoe Laackman; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008
  • Different Like Me: My Book Of Autism Heroes; Jennifer Elder; illustrations by Marc Thomas and Jennifer Elder; Jessica Kingsley, 2005
  • Mori’s Story: A Book About a Boy With Autism; by Zachary M. Gartenberg; Lerner Publications Co., 1998 (for siblings)
  • To Be Me; by Rebecca Elinger: WPS Creative Therapy Store, 2005

Autism References Teen

  • Asperger Download: A Guide to Help Teenage Males with Asperger Syndrome Trouble-Shoot Life’s Challenges; by Joies Santomauro; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • Asperger Syndrome: An Owner’s Manual 2: For Older Adolescents and Adults: What You, Your Parents and Friends, and Your Employer, Need to Know; by Ellen Korin; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • Coping With Asperger Syndrome; Maxine Rosaler; The Rosen Pub. Group, 2004
  • Everything You Need to Know When a Brother or Sister Is Autistic; Marsha S. Rosenberg; Rosen Pub. Group, 1999
  • My Strange and Terrible Malady; by Catherine Bristow; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2008
  • Your Life is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome; by Jerry Newport; Future Horizons, 2001

Autism References Adult

  • Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior; by Lynn McClannahan; Woodbine House, 2003
  • Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens and Teens Get Ready for the Real World; by Teresa Bolick; Fair Winds Press, 2001
  • Asperger Syndrome and Young Children: Building Skills for the Real World; For People Who Know and Care for 3-to-7-Year-Olds; by Teresa Bolick; Fair Winds Press, 2004
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: the Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Other ASDs; by Chantal Sicile-Kira and Temple Grandin; Perigee Books, 2004
  • Finding Our Way: Practical Solutions for Creating a Supportive Home and Community for the Asperger Syndrome Family; by Kristi Sakai; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2005
  • Girls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Solutions for Addressing Everyday Challenges; by Lori Ernsperger; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • The Autistic Spectrum Parents’ Daily Helper: A Workbook for You and Your Child; by Philip Abrams; Ulysses Press, 2004
  • Children With Autism: A Parent’s Guide; by Michael D. Powers; Woodbine House, 2000
  • Challenging Behavior and Autism: Making Sense – Making Progress; by Philip Whitaker; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2002
  • Could It Be Autism? A Parent’s Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps; by Nancy Wiseman; Broadway Books, 2006
  • Demystifying Autistic Spectrum Disorders: A Guide to Diagnosis for Parents and Professionals; by Carolyn Bruey; Woodbine House, 2004
  • Exceptional Parent Magazine, call 1-877-372-7368
  • Helping Children with Autism Learn: A Guide to Treatment Approaches for Parents and Professionals; by Bryna Siegel; Oxford University Press, 2003
  • Parenting Your Asperger Child: Individualized Solutions for Teaching Your Child Practical Skills; by Alan Sohn; Perigee Trade, 2005
  • Reaching Out, Joining In: Teaching Social Skills to Young Children with Autism; by Mary Jane Weiss; Woodbine House, 2001
  • Toilet Training for Individuals With Autism & Other Developmental Issues; by Maria Wheeler; 2nd edition, Future Horizons, 2007

 

Bedwetting (Enuresis)

Bedwetting
Bedwetting information from the American Academy of Pediatrics, HealthyChildren.org website

 

Constipation

Constipation Handout

 

Head Injuries, Concussions

Concussions

 

Infections

Meningitis Vaccine Brochure

Croup

 

Fevers

Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen Dosing Chart

 

Influenza

CDC Influenza Resource Page
This is the CDC’s homepage for all up to date influenza information, including information for patients and healthcare professionals, including seasonal information

Seasonal Influenza: The Disease
This CDC page organizes multiple categories of information about influenza, including key flu facts, the 2010-11 season, symptoms and severity, and a flu Q&A.

Key Facts about Seasonal Influenza and Influenza Vaccine 
This is a useful summary from the CDC about flu symptoms and who should be vaccinated

CDC: Influenza symptoms
This is a good description of flu symptoms for patients

Seasonal Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick

The Flu: Caring for Someone Sick at Home

Seasonal Flu Information for Parents
CDC’s influenza resource page for parents, with a wealth of information and useful links

Antiviral Drugs and the Flu – Information for patients
This is information from the CDC about influenza anti-viral drugs.

H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu)
This is the CDC’s update page for the 2009 outbreak of H1N1 (swine) Flu — the pandemic is now over, but H1N1 is expected to continue to circulate as a seasonal flu.
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Skin and Hair Conditions

Eczema

 

Vomiting and Diarrhea

Instructions for Vomiting and Diarrhea

 

4. Good books about children and children’s health.

There are lots and lots of books about children. Some will speak to you, and others will leave you cold. In this section we present to you some of our favorites. We can’t tell you which ones you will like best, but these are some we like, with our comments.

 

General Books on Child Health

 

Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition (Paperback)
by Benjamin Spock (Author), Robert Needlman (Editor)

We probably don’t need to say much about this classic. It was good when it emerged over 50 years ago, and has been continually updated. It has great advice in both treating illness, maintaining prevention, and in child rearing.

 

Taking Care of Your Child: A Parent’s Illustrated Guide to Complete Medical Care
by James F. Fries, Robert H. Pantell, Donald M. Vickery ISBN: 0738-21071-4

Your child has a symptom, or something you want to know about? This is a great book to look it up in.

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by Barton D. Schmitt

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by American Academy of Pediatrics; Steven P. Shelov, MD, MS, FAAP, Editor in Chief, and Robert E. Hannemann, MD, FAAP

Another excellent guide to look at, very specific.

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
by American Academy of Pediatrics; Edward L. Schor, MD, FAAP, Editor in Chief

These books from our official pediatrics Academy are comprehensive and very authoritative.

 

Child Development and Temperament

 

Caring Your Baby and Young Child
Edited by Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP

This guide helps parents understand the important developmental milestones that their child will reach in the first five years.

 

The Difficult Child: Expanded and Revised Edition
by Stanley Turecki and Leslie Tonner

Many Bayside clinicians think this book is fantastic. It helps parents (and doctors!) understand the temperaments of all children, not just those who are “difficult.” As close to “required reading” as we get!

 

Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, And Energetic
by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Similar to the Difficult Child, but more PC…. Good book!

 

Toddlers and Parents: A Declaration of Independence
by T. Berry Brazelton

 

Infants

 

Mother’s Circle: How Your Baby Changes How Your Baby Changes You
by Lisa Spiegel, Sandra Kunhardt Basile, Sandra K. Basile, Jean Kunhardt

Wonderful book recording the feelings and thoughts of mothers as their children go through the first year of life. This helps mothers, and fathers, understand themselves and their feelings, and not to feel alone.

 

Infants and Mothers: Differences in Development
by T. Berry Brazelton

Basic book from the leading developmental pediatrician.

 

What to Expect the First Year
by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, and Sandee Hathaway

 

Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Baby Sleep Longer
by Harvey Karp

How to calm with the five ‘S’s” – swaddling, stomach, shushing, swinging, and sucking. Watch the DVD, especially before the birth!

 

Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby’s First Year
by Scott W. Cohen

Drawing on the latest medical recommendations and his experiences at home and in the office, Dr. Cohen covers everything from preparing for your baby’s arrival to introducing her to a new sibling, to those three basic functions that will come to dominate a new parent’s life. Eat, Sleep, Poop addresses questions, strategies, myths, and all aspects of your child’s development. Lively, practical, and reassuring, Eat, Sleep, Poop provides the knowledge you need to parent with confidence, to relax and enjoy baby’s fi rst year, and to raise your child with the best tool a parent can have: informed common sense.

 

Motivated Minds: Raising Children to Love Learning
by Deborah Stipek, Kathy Seal
ISBN: 0805-06395-1

 

Pressured Parents, Stressed-out Kids: Dealing With Competition While Raising a Successful Child
by Wendy S. Grolnick, Kathy Seal
ISBN: 1591-02566-4
ISBN 13: 978-1591-02566-5

 

Discipline and Communication

 

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
by Elaine Mazlish, Adele Faber, Kimberly Ann Coe

 

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk
by Elaine Mazlish, Adele Faber, Kimberly Ann Coe

Easy to read, lots of cartoons of common situations and problem-solving strategies. Promotes good relationships!

 

Drawing the Line: Ten Steps to Constructive Discipline–And Achieving a Great Relationship with Your Kids
by Michael J. Weiss, Sheldon H. Wagner, and Susan Goldberg

 

Nutrition

 

How to Get Your Kid to Eat but Not Too Much
by Ellyn Satter

This is a great book, combining nutrition and behavior. It will make you more calm, not more anxious!

 

American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child’s Nutrition
by William H. MD PhD Dietz, Loraine M. Stern

An authoritative reference.

 

Sleep

 

Sleeping Through the Night 
by Jodi Mindell

 

Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems
by Richard Ferber

Our experience with both sleep books has been excellent!

 

Good Night Sleep Tight: The Sleep Lady’s Gentle Guide to Helping Your Child Go to Sleep, Stay Asleep, and Wake Up Happy
by Kim West and Joanne Kenen

This book is a kinder, gentler transition for parents who aren’t able to carry out the Gerber ir Mindell methods. Good book!

 

Sibling Rivalry

 

Understanding Sibling Rivalry: The Brazelton Way
by Joshua D. Sparrow, T. Berry Brazelton

 

Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too
by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish

A wonderful book with lots of great examples.–> –

 

Physical and Sexual Development

 

Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls
by Valorie Schaefer, Norm Bendell

 

Sports

 

Stretching, 20th Anniversary Revised Edition
by Bob Anderson (Author), Jean Anderson (Illustrator) –>

 

Asthma

Allergies and Asthma: What Every Parent Needs to Know
by American Academy of Pediatrics, and Michael J. Welch, MD, FAAP
ISBN-10: 1581104456

This is a book on asthma from the American Academy of Pediatrics, a trusted source of pediatric medical information. Second edition, December, 2010

Asthma Guide for All Ages
by Thomas F. Plaut, M.D.
ISBN 978-0-914625-30-8

This short book is a good reference to help you understand the basics of asthma – what it is, and how we monitor and treat it.

Asthma Guide for All Ages
by Thomas F. Plaut, MD with Teresa B. Jones, M.A.

This is another good reference book by Dr. Plaut, going into more detail to help you understand asthma in more detail.

5. Preparing for the Hospital, Tests, and Procedures

Blood Draws:

An Online Social Story About Getting Blood Drawn.

A YouTube Video of a Typical Little Boy Getting Blood Drawn—A Less Seasoned Blood Drawee but He Shows It’s Not So Bad!

EEGs:

YouTube video about Getting an EEG done: “Your Child’s EEG at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta”.

A YouTube Video of A Girl Getting an Ambulatory EEG.

A Child Life Social Story Online About Getting a Video EEG.

MRIs:

Nice overview directed to the child to explain the day he/she will get an MRI. This is fantastic in outlining what to expect in a calming, simple straightforward way

 

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HEALTH TIPS

HEALTH TIPS

Don’t Forget the Sunscreen, Vitamins and Supplements 

For most of us in Silicon Valley, all year around is a time to “play” outside, and being in the sun and activities, like running, biking, swimming, walking, hiking, skiing etc, are a great way to enjoy the great outdoors and get back into shape. Unfortunately, our bodies are often simply not used to the increased physical stress, including the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems.The cardiovascular system, especially the heart, will need the proper nutrients to ensure its ability to correctly function during increased physical stress. Consider adding Standard Process’ cardiovascular products to support a strong heart, healthy oxygen metabolism, efficient circulation of blood, and cell growth, repair, and function.And don’t forget the body’s largest organ, the skin. Summer is an ideal season to support your skin for healthy structure and function with essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Our special Skin Care Products and Natural Products such as Dermatrophin PMG®, Cataplex® F, Wheat Germ Fortified™, or USF Ointment (used topically), all support the skin during heat and sun exposure.Some Simple Tips

Our weight is a result of how much we take in and how much we burn. The first step is to have a burning desire to be healthy. Eat regularly, never miss breakfast, eat small portions and slowly omit the sugars. Eat three meals and three snacks every day, do not eat if you are not hungry (if you feel full there is no need to finish all the food in the plate), and drink plenty of water every day.

» Eat organic, balanced food, variety, whole grains, colorful vegetables and fruits.
» Eat organic, non refined and natural and WHOLE food and grains and meat and dairy products.
» Eat food which is rich in omega 3 fatty acids (e.g. Fish, almonds, flaxseeds, pecans, peanuts, pine nuts, pistachio and walnuts.) Eat natural fats such as butter, olive oils (no canola oil or margin), olives, nuts and anything high in Omega Fatty acids.
» Take only Whole Food Supplements and Vitamins made from natural unprocessed ingredients. You may look at some of these Whole Food Natural Supplements and Vitamins Brochures.
» Eat foods that have not been processed and that do not contain processed ingredients.
» Eat low glycemic index (GI) food. Low GI foods are slower to digest so you feel full longer; keeping the insulin levels low, inhibits the formation of fat and assists in the conversion of fat back to energy.
» Do Not eat refined sugar or unnatural sugar substitutes. Eat natural whole sweeteners and whole fruits.


What Is Glycemic Index?

Glycemic Index measures the speed at which food is digested and converted to sugar. The faster the food breaks down, the higher the glycemic index. GI of glucose is 100. All other foods are measured against the 100.

The key to loosing weight or maintaining the weight is to eat low GI food, low caloric food, eat high quality food, small portions, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, and exercise to strength your heart and muscles. Drink a big glass of water before meals to partially fill your stomach.

Include proteins in all your meals and snacks. Eat only low fat proteins preferably from both animal and vegetable sources.

What proteins you should include:

» Lean cut meats (all fat trimmed)
» Poultry (no skin)
» Cottage cheese and plain Yogurt with fruits
» Omega 3 saturated eggs.
» Beans
» Whole grains
» Nuts
» Low fat or no fat yogurt
» Whole or low fat Milk


Reduce calories and fats by eating low GI and low fat foods.

TEA

Tea and Coffee in moderation are good. Green tea has less caffeine, and has antioxidant properties. Green tree is preferred.

Fruits

It is always better to eat organics thoroughly washed fresh fruits and vegetables rather than juice. Make sure your meals are as colorful as possible by mixing and matching different vegetables, fruits, nuts and lean meats.

Wine

A glass of wine (which contains antioxidants) with dinner is now recommended for better health. I would also add a small portion of dark chocolate (polyphenols) as dessert. Or you may consider whole food supplements that have essential beneficial ingredients of wine and chocolate.

Multivitamins

Take whole food natural multivitamin daily, follow the recommended low glycemic index diet, and exercise. Not only will you have a great skin, look fit and be full of energy, but you will also be happy.

For more information schedule a on line consultation appointment or call 408-945-0300

Quality of Ingredients

Just like any recipe, the quality of the ingredients you use affects the quality of the final product. Therefore, it’s important to answer all these questions when evaluating a supplement and its effectiveness.

Where do the ingredients come from?
Manufacturers who grow many of their ingredients have the unique ability to control the quality of the ingredient from seed to supplement. Some manufacturers own certified organic farms to further enhance the quality of their ingredients.

When are ingredients processed?
When you buy a tomato, you inspect it for quality. You wouldn’t knowingly buy one that was mushy and bruised. This same principle holds true for when ingredients are prime for harvest. Different foods reach their peak nutrient value during different times within the growing season. Pea vine, for example, is at its peak during the flowering stage.

Once harvested, food begins to lose its value. It is perishable like the tomato. If there is a delay of hours, days, or months from when an ingredient is harvested to when it’s processed, many of its very delicate phytonutrients are lost.

Are the ingredient’s vital factors retained?
Each ingredient has its own set of rules in relation to how to best extract and package its vital life. The manufacturing process needs to retain the vital nutrients within the ingredients. Too much heat will destroy enzymes and phytonutrients. The manufacturer should use a low-temperature, high-vacuum process to make sure that the ingredient’s nutrients are preserved.Talk with your health care professional at our Clinic to learn more about whole foods and Standard Process products. Call 408-945-0300 to make a consultation and medical evaluation specific to your family health needs.

      Brochures and Reference Material for natural vitamins and supplements

Our brochures help patients better understand the benefits of nutrition and specific Standard Process products, clarify the whole food difference, and define our commitment to quality.

(Download Pdf documents below in Holistic section in our web site)

+ Are You Feeding Your Body
+ Baby Boomer’s Nutritional Health
+ Bone Health
+ Calcium Supplements
+ Digestive Support (Zypan®)
+ Farming and Manufacturing
+ Garlic
+ Ginkgo and Your Health (Ginkgo Synergy®)
+ Glucosamine and Joint Health
+ Green Vegetable Supplement (SP Green Food™)
+ Health Bars (StandardBars®)
+ Heart Health
+ High-Protein Health Bars
+ Immune Support (Echinacea-C™)
+ Immune System Support
+ Joint Health (Ligaplex® I & Ligaplex® II)
+ Liver Support (A-F Betafood®)
+ Natural Antioxidant Support (OPC Synergy®)
+ Natural Calmatives
+ Natural Detoxification (SP Cleanse®)
+ Natural Fiber Supplement (Gastro-Fiber®)
+ Nervous System and Circulatory Support (Folid Acid B12)
+ Patient Information
+ Phytonutrients (Cruciferous Complete™)
+ Pollen
+ Pollen Season Support
+ Prostate Health (Palmettoplex®)
+ Purification
+ Selecting a Quality Supplement
+ Sports Endurance
+ Tuna Omega-3 Oil
+ Whey Protein
+ Whole Food Multivitamin (Catalyn®)
+ Whole Food Supplement Shake (SP Complete™)
+ Why Whole Foods (Is Your Supplement Complete)

Helpful Educational Resources on Supplements

Information on Dietary Supplements and Herbs
American Botanical Council
Fact Sheets from the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements
Dietary Supplement Information Bureau
International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) Database
Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center
MedlinePlus Dietary Supplements
Medline Plus Herbs and Supplements
Sloan-Kettering – About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products: Search About Herbs

Evidenced-Based Reviews
Cochrane Reviews
Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects
National Guideline Clearinghouse
Natural Standard

Governmental Agencies
National Institute’s of Health Office of Dietary Supplements
NIH Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Whole Foods and Nutrition
The World’s Healthiest Foods
USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center
Nutrition.Gov

Phytochemical and Nutrient Databases
Dr. Duke’s Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases
USDA Phytochemical Database
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

Useful common Health Tips from Dr. Malhotra:

» Eat balanced healthy diet of whole natural organic foods high in Omega 3 and 6
» No smoking
» Play with your children
» Exercise or just walk 20 -30 minutes a day
» Wear Sun protection
» No tanning (includes tanning devices)
» Wear protective clothing – long sleeves when outdoors. Wear wide brim hat
» Wear sun glasses and special sun outerwear BluMod and YellowMod to convert sun rays to beneficial light.
» Must apply SPF of 15 or higher all year round. Sunscreen should be applied 20 minutes before going outdoors to all exposed skin. Reapply SPF 15 or more after sweating or being in water.
» Eat Whole Natural Organic Foods and Whole Food Supplements and Vitamins. No sugar or artificial sweeteners. Eat only natural whole fruits and natural food and whole food natural vitamins and supplements for high energy and good health.
» Have a positive attitude and be grateful. Smile, Be Happy, Be Still and Be Alive.
» Do meditation. Make social connections.
» Sleep 7 to 8 hours a day.
» No more than 3 alcoholic drinks a week. No soft drinks. Minimal sugar.
» You may use sun protection hats that convert harmful rays for Skin Rejuvenation and Acne prevention. Call us about this exciting product to take harmful rays and convert them into therapy.
» Remember what is good for your Skin, it also good for your brain, mood, heart, body, self esteem and your total health. There is a direct skin, beauty, mind, body and brain connection. Change your skin and brain, change your life.


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Silicon Valley Medical Clinic, Milpitas CA 95035

Neema Malhotra, M.D.,   Melissa-Gayle Sanchez, M.D.

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