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Questions and Answers about MRSA
Answers to commonly asked questions about preventing the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin infections from the CDC...
Q&A from the CDC on MRSA in Schools.
Thank you for choosing Andorra Pediatrics as your medical home for your family. It is our sincere hope that you are treated in a courteous and professional manner at all times by our staff and that we provide the care you expect to your complete satisfaction.
We Now Have Flu Vaccines Available:
The Influenza vaccine for 2013-2014 will contain both the seasonal and H1N1 components. Flu Vaccines are available in our office now. Please call now to make your appointment to get your flu shot. We have the nasal form available also. Please review the CDC Vaccines Information Statements to learn about the vaccine and its safety. CDC Flu vaccine 2013-2014
A Message from... Dr. Bob, Dr. Joann, and Dr. Dan
Dr. Bob, Dr. Joann & Dr. Dan have joined the staff of Abington Memorial Hospital. For moms that are going to deliver at Abington, we can now see your baby in the hospital. Please let us know once you have an approximate due date.

We have set aside times for prenatal visits for parents who would like to meet Dr. Bob, Dr. Joann, and Dr. Dan; meet the Andorra Pediatrics Staff, and tour the office. There is no charge for these visits. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment.


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If you are new to the www.AndoraPediatrics.com web site, we suggest starting your visit with the
"How to Use This Web Site" page.

We built this page to help you find the information you're looking for and explain how the web site is laid out. We describe the different types of material that you'll find as well as some of the Interactive features on the site.
New Insurance Information for Children and Families:
Affordable Care Act Information
Health Insurance Market Place
Low Cost Health Insurance
As the season changes, parents want to know if their child's nasal congestion is due to allergy or colds.                        
Check daily pollen counts at Pollen.com

For more information, see the Allergy Or Cold: How Can I Tell? handout in our Knowledge Library.


Andorra Pediatrics 3D Virtual Office Tour

Our colorful waiting room, filled with toys, is a favorite of the children. Our rooms are identified by color, which makes it easy for the children to find their way back when they go wandering around the office.

Take the 3D Tour and see for your yourself...
Vaccine Information From The CDC
Vaccine Information Statements: (VIS's) are information sheets produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that explain to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives both the benefits and risks of a vaccine. Federal law requires that VIS's be reviewed before any vaccines are given. Dr. Bob, Dr. Joann, and Dr. Dan would like to particularly mention the following vaccines:
Hepatitis A Vaccine
Rotavirus Vaccine
Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) Vaccine
Tdap and Meningococcal vaccine new recommendations
HPV Vaccine - HPV (Gardasil): we are offering the HPV to boys and girls 11 years and older.
Pneumococcal13 Vaccine (PCV13) a single additional dose of the new pneumococcal vaccine (PCV13) is now recommended for children ages 2-5 who have not yet received this newer vaccine.

Additional vaccines and other related information can be found on the CDC Vaccine Information Website.
Dr. Dan Recommended by Patient in MetroKids Magazine
Daniel "Dr. Dan" Selig
When MetroKids asked their readers to recommend their Favorite Docs for Children, an Andorra Pediatrics patient replied with...

"A lovely family-run practice with a kid-friendly waiting room. Even though it is a busy (read popular!) office, your child always gets 100% from Dan. Following a bad experience with a large, impersonal practice, we went to Dan on the advice of a work colleague. What a difference! No more rude reception staff, "leave a voicemail for a call back within 2 hours" or having to practically beg for a sick-child appointment for a very sick child. Dr Dan is the best!"

Please welcome Kristen to the Andorra Pediatrics family
Kristen A. Stegeland
Kristen is a Physician Assistant specializing in pediatrics. She is very enthusiastic about joining Andorra Pediatrics and we are confident families will find her a welcome addition to our medical home.

Kristen previously worked in a pediatric practice in New Jersey where she had the opportunity to treat common pediatric problems and provide care for well infants and children. She will be seeing both well and sick patients from birth to late adolescence.

She will be teaching classes on infant and child CPR to families who are interested.

Choosing an infant formula can be a challenge for parents because of the many options and price ranges available. Infant formula can be broadly separated into 2 categories: National Infant Formula (eg, Enfamil®, Similac®, etc) and Store Brand Infant Formula (eg, Parent’s Choice™, etc). The primary difference between these 2 categories is price. Store Brand Infant Formulas are required to meet the same standards and guidelines as National Brand Infant Formulas, so parents can have peace of mind that Store Brands are held to the same standards of any other formula brand. Click on the links below to learn more about infant formulas.
Similac Formulas by Abbott Nutrition
Enfamil Formulas by Mead Johnson Nutrition
Good Start Formuia by Gerber

More Information About Store Brand Formulas
Comparison of Store Brand Formulas
A Comprehensive Overview of Store Brand Infant Formula

Calcium and Vitamin D - Is This Important for my Child?
Calcium:
National survey data consistently show that most US children older than 8 years fail to achieve the recommended intake of calcium. Maintaining adequate calcium intake during childhood and adolescence is necessary for the attainment of peak bone mass, which may be important in reducing the risk of fractures and osteoporosis later in life. Read these links below for more information on the importance of getting enough calcium in your diet. Calcium: The Teen Bone Builder
How Much calcium does my child need? Importance of Calcium
Calcium Recommendations: Calcium and You

Vitamin D:
Vitamin D and Your Baby
Vitamin D Recommendations: Vitamin D: On the Double

Vitamin D Deficiency Not Just A Problem For Northerners
While a number of studies have documented low vitamin D levels in children living in northern climates, a new study shows it is also a problem in sunny climates of the southern U.S., particularly for black adolescents. More than half (56.4 percent) of the adolescents had vitamin D insufficiency (Vitamin D level 20-30), and 28.8 percent had vitamin D deficiency (Vitamin D level under 20) . Vitamin D levels were lowest in winter compared to other seasons of the year. Black teenagers had significantly lower vitamin D levels in every season of the year compared to white teenagers. Adolescents with a higher body mass index had lower vitamin D levels.
Vitamin D and Sun Exposure

General information on Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements
Calcium & Vitamin D

Formula Comparisons:
A Comprehensive Overview of Store Brand Infant Formula
Comparison of Store Brand Formulas
The AAP understands that parents may have concerns about vaccinating their children. Vaccines are one of the most successful medical advances of all time. Vaccine safety is an issue of great importance to the AAP and to pediatricians, who support ongoing research and increased funding in this area. In addition, the AAP supports further research into the causes of autism.

The following information is to help parents and caregivers to understand some of the common issues and questions surrounding this topic.
 
 
Hip-Hop Trivia Monsters Inc. Trivia

Hip-Hop Culture & Monsters Inc. Trivia

As long-time favorites of the children that visit our office, the Hip-Hop Culture and Monsters Inc. trivia posters are sure to be just as much fun on-line. Try them yourself and see how well you do.
 
General Child Seat Use Information & Troubleshooting Car Safety Seat Problems
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Smoking & Health Issues
Philip Morris USA agrees with the overwhelming medical and scientific consensus that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema and other serious diseases in smokers. There is no safe cigarette.
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Know How To Use Epinephrine During A Child's Allergic Reaction
When a child is having a severe allergic reaction, or anaphylaxis, parents need to reach quickly for an EpiPen, Twinject or other self-injectable epinephrine product prescribed by their physician, and use it with confidence. It might save the child's life.
Read The Full Article...
Breast Feeding Resource Center www.breastfeedingresourcecenter.org

SeatCheck www.seatcheck.org
Car Seat Safety and Information Resource.

Infant Passenger Safety: Guidance for Parents www.aap.org/family/infantpassengersafety.htm

Car Safety Seats: Information for Families for 2011-2012 http://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety...

Food Pyramid For Kids www.mypyramid.gov/kids/
At the government's updated food pyramid, MyPyramid, kids can go online for games, posters, tips, and worksheets, while learning more about healthy food choices.

Cap4Kids www.cap4kids.org
The Children's Advocacy Project of Philadelphia

Early Intervention Links To Early Intervention Sites
Our List of Web Sites and Online Documents that pertain to Early Intervention

More links to other websites...


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Information for "New" or "Soon-To-Be" Parents
As a service to their patients, Dr. R. Selig, Dr. Cozza, and Dr. D. Selig have written several parental handbooks or booklets. These parental handbooks provide valuable information for parents that have newborns or children up to the age of two years old.

"Our goal is to help parents participate in the care of their children. We believe it is important to spend the time necessary to educate parents and caregivers about the daily problems that may be encountered when raising a family."

Andorra Pediatrics has made these booklets available for you to review on this web site. You can find the booklets under the Hand-Outs category at the links called Taking Your Baby Home and Baby's First Two Years.
The material on this website is intended to present information relating to the Office of Andorra Pediatrics. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Please do not send e-mails concerning your children if they are sick. No medical questions will be addressed from this web site. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office.
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