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A parent’s own decision to share a child’s personal information online is a potential source of harm that has gone largely unaddressed. Children not only have interests in protecting negative information about themselves on their parent’s newsfeed, but also may not agree with a parent’s decision to share any personal information—negative or positive—about them in the online world. There is no “opt-out” link for children and split-second decisions made by their parents will result in indelible digital footprints. While adults have the ability to set their own parameters when sharing their personal information in the virtual world, children are not afforded such control over their digital footprint unless there are limits on parents.
Sharenting: Children’s Privacy in the Age of Social Media
New York City Polio Epidemic
Health officials announced a polio epidemic centered in Brooklyn, New York. As was typical with polio outbreaks, infections surfaced in the summer months.
More than 2000 people would die in New York City alone. Across the United States in 1916, polio took the lives of about 6,000 people, leaving thousands more paralyzed.
Summer epidemics would come to be common in this era and would lead to widespread closures of pools, amusements parks, and other places where children gathered.
We are seeing colds and Strep. Parents always ask how can they tell a minor cold from something more serious. You can not easily tell the difference. One child may have a minor cold and a sibling may have a more serious strep infection. Even a viral illness such as RSV and influenza can be life threatening. How to treat the cold symptoms are a common concern with most parents. Review my post on how to treat fever and Cold medications. Keep in mind that most uncomplicated colds will resolve within 10-14 days without any treatment.
Diphenhydramine – Benadryl dose
Usually as we approach Thanksgiving we start to see RSV infections. Around the Christmas holidays is when we usually start to see Influenza. There may be different strains of flu each year. Some years we will see both Influenza A and B. In 2009 we had quite a large outbreak of H1N1. The 2010 and 2011 were unusual in that they were mild and occurred later than usual. However 2012, 2013 , 2014 were very busy flu seasons. This year is just starting to peak and we are seeing both Flu A and Flu B
With most respiratory illness the most vulnerable are the very young and the elderly. Take precautions. Wash hands. Do not share drinks. Avoid crowded places. Do not take small children to gyms. Do not visit if you have cough or cold symptoms, even if you are “on antibiotics”. Be considerate of others.
Should I Take My Child To The Emergency Center Or Urgent Care?
Go to the ER for Emergencies!
Urgent care after hours.
These are what we treat daily:
Minor injuries from falls or sports
Simple lacerations (we may evaluate and refer to the ER if necessary)
Sprains and strains
Urinary tract infections
Vomiting and diarrhea
Monday: 8 AM to 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM to 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM to 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM to 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM to 5 PM
Urgent Care is available at Gilbert Mercy Office
Saturday: 9 am to Noon
Urgent Care hours are also available evenings Mon through Friday at the Banner Higley Location. Go to the Banner Children’s Medical Group for other information.
The clinics are conveniently located throughout the southeast valley and Casa Grande. Learn more about the Banner Children’s – Banner Health Clinic in your community:
Gilbert – Baseline Rd.
Gilbert – Mercy Rd.
Gilbert – Power Rd.
Mesa – 6th St.
Mesa – Baseline Rd.
Mesa – Dobson Rd.
Mesa – Higley Rd.
Mesa – Vineyard