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SUMMER NEWS: Quick Summer Safety Tips

Here are some quick summer safety tips for a fun, active and safe summer: Fireworks look exciting but even sparklers can reach temperatures over 1000°F. Bike helmets for the entire family can prevent face and head injuries while on wheels. When attending amusement parks or traveling, be sure that you children know your cell phone [Read more…]

Safe Fun In The Sun

Did you know that 80% of your lifetime exposure to the sun occurs before age 20 and only one blistering sunburn in childhood is one of the major risk factors for developing melanoma. All tanning is damaging to the skin and there is no such thing as a “base tan” without skin damage. Actually, the [Read more…]

EpiPen Recall

The FDA has announced a recall of 13 lots of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr auto injectors which are used to treat severe allergic reactions. These EpiPens may not work properly when used. Please click this link to the FDA website to see if you have an EpiPen included in the recall. We recommend you keep [Read more…]

Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever) and Conjunctivitis

The following are tips about environmental allergies in children from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Hay fever is defined as chronic or repeated cold-like symptoms that last more than a week or two or develop around the same time every year. Symptoms could include itchy and runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, throat clearing and [Read more…]

Welcome, Dr. Hensley!

We are very happy to announce that Dr. Ryan Hensley is working at Springdale Mason Pediatrics. He is an exceptional physician and an excellent addition to our group. We invite you to see him when you come and hope that you enjoy the advantages that he adds to our group.

Why not do antibiotics?

It is obvious that antibiotics have helped many people and increased the health of humans when used correctly. Their development and use has increased the life expectancy for all, stopped the suffering from many illnesses and changed the course of open wound injury from a possible life risk to no big deal. However, use of [Read more…]

Is Your Child Sick? ™

There is a feature on our homepage that’s called "Is Your Child Sick? ™" This is a complete, understandable and reliable medical resource provided by Pediatric Web. Its purpose is for a parent to use when screening for the need to "see the doctor". Just pick from any of the three drop-down list in the [Read more…]

IMPORTANT FLU VACCINE CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR

With this nice warm weather, it is difficult to think about colder weather and the flu. However, there are some big changes that are important for you to know. After evaluating its performance over the past few years, the CDC (Center for Disease Control) has decided that the nasal flu vaccine, known as flu mist, [Read more…]

Dr. Mittiga Stepping Down from Practice

It is with great regret that we announce Dr. Heather Mittiga’s departure. Dr. Mitttiga has been with Springdale-Mason Pediatrics since 2007. She is stepping down in order to spend more time with her family. Dr. Mittiga has become an integral part of so many of our patients’ lives. Her patients have come to rely on [Read more…]

Immunization — Let’s Talk

As we approach the flu season, we are reminded of how every year at least a couple kids that are perfectly normal have a very bad outcome from a very common disease. As pediatricians, we learn about these cases on a regular basis. In fact, last year 140 children died of the flu. Fifty percent [Read more…]