Food handling errors and inadequate cooking are the most common problems that lead to poultry-associated foodborne disease outbreaks in the United States.1 Follow these four food safety tips to help you safely prepare your next holiday turkey meal. 1. Safely Thaw Your Turkey Thaw turkeys in the refrigerator in a container, or in a leak-proof plastic bag… Read More
As the holidays near, we’d like to provide you with some friendly reminders to make it a happy and healthy time of year for the entire family. Wash hands often to help prevent the spread of germs. It’s flu season. Wash your hands with soap and clean running water for at least 20 seconds. Bundle up… Read More
Flu season occurs in the fall and winter. While influenza viruses circulate year-round, most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, but activity can last as late as May. Since we are in the peak of flu season, it’s important to stay up to date on flu facts and what you should… Read More
Well Child Visits Foster Growth & Child Development The American Academy of Pediatrics has an established schedule of checkups at pre-set intervals during a child’s development. These appointments are the equivalent of annual physical for an adult. The schedule also tends to follow the immunization requirements so that your child is prepared for each step… Read More
A pre-participation sports physical examination ensures that student athletes are healthy and well enough to engage in their chosen athletic endeavor. These checkups are often mandatory under state law and must be conducted for every participation year.
Vaccines Save Lives. Call Village Pediatrics to Protect Your Child. Childhood vaccinations are extremely important in preventing a number of diseases—many of which can be fatal or cause lifelong disability. Thanks to immunizations, diseases that once claimed thousands of young lives are now rare and preventable.