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Our office will be closed on the 4th of July! It will reopen at 8:00am on July 5th until 3:00pm (limited hours).
Genesis Pediatrics hopes that you have a safe and happy holiday!
DROWNING IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF UNINTENTIONAL DEATH IN CHILDREN
Below are tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to protect children from drowning.
- Never leave children alone in or near the pool or spa, even for a moment; close supervision by a responsible adult is the best way to prevent drowning in children.
- Whenever children under age 5 are in or around water, an adult – preferably one who knows how to swim and perform CPR – should be within arm’s length, providing “touch supervision.”
- Install a fence at least 4 feet high around all four sides of the pool. The fence should not have openings or protrusions that a young child could use to get over, under, or through.
- Make sure pool gates open out from the pool, and self-close and self-latch at a height children can’t reach. Consider alarms on the gate to alert you when someone opens the gate. Consider surface wave or underwater alarms as an added layer of protection.
- The safest fence is one that surrounds all 4 sides of the pool and completely separates the pool from the house and yard. If the house serves as the fourth side of the fence, install an alarm on the exit door to the yard and the pool. For additional protection, install window guards on windows facing the pool. Drowning victims have also used pet doors to gain access to pools. Keep all of your barriers and alarms in good repair with fresh batteries.
- Keep rescue equipment (a shepherd’s hook – a long pole with a hook on the end — and life preserver) and a portable telephone near the pool. Choose a shepherd’s hook and other rescue equipment made of fiberglass or other materials that do not conduct electricity.
- Avoid inflatable swimming aids such as “floaties.” They are not a substitute for approved life jackets and can give children and parents a false sense of security.
Children over age 1 may be at a lower risk of drowning if they have had some formal swimming instruction. However, there is no evidence that swimming lessons or water survival skills courses can prevent drowning in babies younger than 1 year of age.
- The decision to enroll a child over age one in swimming lessons should be made by the parent based on the child’s developmental readiness and exposure to water, but swim programs should never be seen as “drown proofing” a child of any age.
- Avoid entrapment: Suction from pool and spa drains can trap a swimmer underwater. Do not use a pool or spa if there are broken or missing drain covers.
- Large, inflatable, above-ground pools have become increasingly popular for backyard use. Children may fall in if they lean against the soft side of an inflatable pool. Although such pools are often exempt from local pool fencing requirements, it is essential that they be surrounded by an appropriate fence just as a permanent pool would be so that children cannot gain unsupervised access.
- If a child is missing, look for him or her in the pool or spa first.
- Share safety instructions with family, friends and neighbors.
Pool Safely is a national public education campaign that works with partners around the country to reduce child drownings and entrapments in swimming pools and spas.
Take the Pledge and get a free Pool Safely Toolkit
One minute is all you need to take the pledge to make sure your family is safer around water this year.
On October 23, 2017, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a new piece of legislation stating that children who are younger than 2 years of age must be rear-facing while riding in a motor vehicle. This will go into effect on November 1, 2019.
The PLAN program is still eagerly accepting interested families in learning about nutrition and physical activity.
PLAN with Families is a 2-year family-based program that encourages healthy eating habits and promotes healthy lifestyle changes. The goal of the program is for families to learn healthy behaviors that can be maintained long-term.
Criteria for participation:
– One child between the age of 6 and 12 years old and one parent must participate.
– Child’s BMI must be in the 85th%ile or above.
– Parent must have a BMI of 25 or above.
Interested families will be asked to complete questionnaires, short computer tasks, and have their height and weight measured 5 times over the 2-years. Any other household members are welcome to participate in the program, but it is not required. Families have the opportunity to earn up to $175 over the 2-year period.
All of the program meetings will be held at Genesis Pediatrics.
Some families will continue to work directly with their own pediatrician, and some families will work with a personal PLAN coach.
Genesis Pediatrics’ PLAN coach is Ana Martin who is here to help!
If you are interested in learning more, please contact Ana Martin at 585-273-4086 (office) or 585-369-7310 (work cell phone), or call Genesis Pediatrics at 585-426-4100. You can also visit planwithfamilies.com
Did you know that Genesis Pediatrics has 3 Doctors of Osteopathy (ie. DOs)?
A pediatric doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) is a pediatrician who has studied medicine at an osteopathic medical school and has gone on to complete a pediatric residency. A pediatric doctor of allopathic medicine (MD) is a pediatrician who has studied medicine at an allopathic medical school and has gone on to complete a pediatric residency.
Osteopathic medicine emphasizes helping each patient achieve a high level of wellness by focusing on health promotion and disease prevention. DOs are trained to look at the whole person from their first days of medical school, which means they see each person as more than just a collection of organ systems and body parts that may become injured or diseased
What is the History of Osteopathic Medicine?
Osteopathic medicine was founded in the late 1800s in Kirksville, Missouri, by a medical doctor who recognized that the medical practices of the day often caused more harm than good. He focused on developing a system of medical care that would promote the body’s innate ability to heal itself and called this system of medicine osteopathy, now known as osteopathic medicine.
What kind of training do doctors of osteopathic medicine receive?
A DO is a physician licensed to practice the full scope of medicine in all 50 states. Like an allopathic physician (MD), an osteopathic physician completes 4 years of medical school and can choose to practice in all types of environments including the military, and in all types of specialties, from family medicine to obstetrics, surgery, and aerospace medicine. However, osteopathic physicians receive an additional 300 to 500 hours in the study of using the hands to mobilize and stabilize the spine and the body’s musculoskeletal system.
What type of treatments do doctors of osteopathic medicine provide?
Osteopathic medicine is dedicated to treating and healing the patient as a whole, rather than focusing on one condition or body part. An osteopathic physician can, in addition to using all of the methods used by an MD, use osteopathic manipulative medicine which offers the added benefit of hands-on diagnosis and treatment. Osteopathic manipulation is a hands-on approach to ensure that the body is using its own healing systems as effectively as possible.
Please feel free to ask Dr. Radi, Dr. Ellicott and Dr. Nymander about their choice to train in osteopathic medicine.
In observation of Memorial Day, Genesis Pediatrics will be closed on Monday, May 27th and will reopen on Tuesday, May 28th.
Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!
We are preparing for the summer season which is our busiest time for school physical exams. The entire summer schedule is open!
Please call the office ASAP to schedule your child(ren)’s physicals, especially if they will be playing a fall sport.
Completion of a sports physical is a requirement before they can begin practice in August.
As a reminder, we have Dr. T and Rick Maniace, NP available for those patients who may feel more comfortable with a male provider!