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MMR vaccine is usually given at ages 1 and 5. If it has been MORE THAN 5 YEARS since your child had an MMR dose, they should get and extra booster for protection in the outbreak. Please call our office to schedule a nurse visit for this vaccine.
Adult family members who need a booster can receive it at the Municipality of Anchorage Public Health Clinic (ph number 343-4799) on a sliding-fee scale.
MORE INFORMATION ON MUMPS:
Centers for Disease Control
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Protecting your family from Mumps
What is bronchiolitis?Bronchiolitis is an infection that causes the small breathing tubes of the lungs (bronchioles) to swell. This blocks airflow through the lungs, making it hard to breathe. It occurs most often in infants because their airways are smaller and more easily blocked than in older children. Bronchiolitis is not the same as bronchitis, which is an infection of the larger, more central airways that typically causes problems in adults. Read more…
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In the NICU, she worked as both a staff RN and as a Clinical Resource Nurse, attending high-risk deliveries as a member of the neonatal resuscitation team, transporting infants in the Anchorage/Mat-Su area requiring a higher level of care to Providence and serving as a resource in the unit. She enjoyed caring for these high-risk infants and their families.
Amanda obtained her Masters of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Alaska, Anchorage as a Family Nurse Practitioner, thereafter joining the Latouche Pediatrics team.
In her spare time, Amanda enjoys hunting, fishing, snowmachining, hiking, and four-wheeling with her husband Scott, and two children. She also enjoys competing in the Alaska women’s races, particularly the Gold Nugget Triathlon.
Sandie says “Looking back on 20 years at LaTouche Pediatrics I feel privileged to have worked with the many wonderful providers, nurses, and support staff who are part of LaTouche. I know they will continue the excellent care that has been a hallmark of the practice.
I am honored to have been invited into the lives of so many families over the past years and feel truly blessed to have been entrusted with partnering in the care of their children.
I am looking forward now to spending time with my family, embarking on new adventures, continuing to learn new things and embracing a new phase in my life”
The high-quality medical needs of your child are very important to us and we are still here for you and your child. We will be happy to help you select another one of our highly qualified providers as your child’s primary provider. Please visit our website at www.latouchepediatrics.com to review the bios of our other providers.
We value your commitment and loyalty to Sandie, and look forward to providing you with the same high-quality care you expect. If you have any questions or know who you would like to be your child’s pediatric provider give us a call at 562-2120.
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Doctors recommend that your child get four doses of the Hib vaccine for best protection. Your child will need one dose at each of the following ages: 2 months, 4 months, 6 months (for some brands), and 12 through 15 months. -healthychildren.org-
Spend some time with your sibling(s). Enjoy looking at photos and videos of time spent with your sibling(s).
Share pictures with your siblings with us to let them know you’re thinking about them! #NationalSiblingsDay
April 28, 2018 - 10AM to 2PM
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
To prevent misuse and keep medications from entering our waterways, please dispose of unused prescription and over-the-counter medications responsibly. Flushing unused or expired medications down the sink or toilet can pollute the environment.
Here’s where you can take your unused medications for safe disposal in Anchorage:
- Providence Hospital – Entrance 4, 3200 Providence Dr.
- Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium – Alaska Native Medical Center - (At Parking Area across street from 4141 Ambassador Dr.)
- Fred Meyer – South Anchorage, 2300 Abbott Road
- Fred Meyer – Muldoon, 7701 Debarr Road
- Fred Meyer – Eagle River, 13401 Old Glenn Hwy.
- Go to www.DEA.gov for additional disposal site locations. Call 211 for additional information.
No Short-Order Cooking
Plan meals to include at least one thing that everyone likes. Then serve one meal for everyone in the family; no exceptions. The alternative habit of preparing different foods for everyone is exhausting and it can take much longer for children to learn to like new foods.
Remember It Takes 11 Tries to Accept Something
It’s a normal for children to be cautious of new things – including food. Research has shown it sometimes takes 11 tries for a child to decide they like a new food. So keep serving broccoli – and even allow a child to touch it or play with it to learn about how it might feel in their mouth. Always ask that they take one bite.
No Clean Plate Club
Help kids focus on eating until they are full rather than finishing every last bite on their plate. Sometimes adults forget that small children have small bellies; a good rule to remember is: 1 tablespoon of food per age of the child for each dish (about 2 or 3 dishes). So a 3-year-old child should receive 3 tablespoons each of peas, noodles and chicken.
Serve Smart Snacks
One of the very best ways to get kids (and adults) accustomed to eating fruits and veggies is to serve them when they are really hungry at snack time. Veggies and hummus are a simple way to nourish children for play or homework – but not overfill their bellies so they aren’t hungry for a wholesome dinner. Serving salty chips, cookies or even sugary granola bars and artificially-flavored gummy ‘fruit’ snacks can be a quick option, but not the healthiest solution. Also serve snacks when kids are hungry, but not too close to meal time. -heart.org-