Monday, January 7, 2013
The Pinellas County Health Department now offers pediatric care in Largo and Gulfport.
Monday, January 7
The Pinellas County Health Department now offers pediatric and adult medical care at its Largo location.The Mid-County Health Center on Ulmerton Road opened its doors in January of 2012. The center's Low-Income Pool Primary Care Clinic now has health services for uninsured low-income children and adults. Services are available on a sliding-fee scale. The health department also has services for children and young people ages 18 and younger at its Gulfport location. For more information and appointments: Mid-County Health Center Boca Ciega High School Stay connected by signing up for our free email newsletter or "liking" us on Facebook.
Monday, December 10, 2012
The FDA wants parents to know that some common products in your medicine cabinet could make your child sick if small amounts are swallowed.
Monday, December 10, 2012
The FDA is warning the public that young children can become seriously ill if they swallow over-the-counter eye drops and nasal decongestant sprays. There have been cases in which children age 5 and younger have been hospitalized after ingesting these products, a small amount of which could make them very sick. The products are sold under various brand names, such as Visine, Dristan and Mucinex, as well as in generic and store brands. Risk: These products are safe when used in the eyes and nose as directed. However, when swallowed, their active ingredients—tetrahydrozoline, oxymetazoline, or naphazoline—can have effects that include nausea, lethargy, decreased respiration and even a coma. No deaths have been reported. Most of these …
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Charter schools, such as Pinellas Primary Academy, offer parents another choice beyond the district's school choice options. The new elementary school is accepting students for the 2011-2012 school year.
If you're the parent of a school-aged child, you're probably researching school choice options. One of the lesser known options is applying for a charter school. Have you heard of them? What makes them different from other schools? We interviewed middle school Pinellas Preparatory Academy (PPA) Principal Curtis Fuller for more answers. The charter middle school will also be opening their elementary school, Pinellas Primary Academy (PPA, Jr.), for the 2011-2012 school year. It will serve kindergarten through fourth grades. Charter schools are usually set up to meet a specific purpose. PPA, Jr. is designed to help students who need more academic challenges. Its curriculum includes a thematic instructional program. What makes PPA, Jr. …
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Keep your kids busy over the holiday break with these great ideas.
The holiday break is finally here. For many kids this means no homework, staying up late, unlimited hours of television, gaming, and texting, sleeping in, and the freedom to do absolutely nothing. Let's get real. For parents this equates to panic as we realize that our kids will be home from school for two solid weeks, and without a plan they will drive us nuts or possibly turn into multimedia zombies. This can all be avoided if an activity intervention is mapped out. The holiday break can be a time to bond with the family, create memories, recharge from hectic schedules, and do things you normally don't have to time to do. Whether you are at home with your kids or working, here are a few ideas on how you can keep your kids busy. …