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Vote Yes on Measure F - Support Marin General

For all of us who live in the Marin Healthcare District (all of Marin except Novato), there will be an important measure on the ballot this November - Measure F.  We're sure you've seen the signs and posters, gotten the mailers or seen the TV ads.

Posted: 10/22/2013 12:36:05 PM by Kim Adams | with 0 comments

Regular Bedtimes = Better Behavior

Over the past few weeks, there have been many news stories about the research published in the journal Pediatrics that proves, once again, the importance of regular bedtimes for kids.  This time, researchers showed that regular bedtimes led to better behavior and that children with more erratic bedtimes at ages 3, 5 and 7 had more reported behavioral problems.

Posted: 10/20/2013 12:38:30 PM by Kim Adams | with 0 comments

Facebook and Your Teen - Check Their Settings

Teens are in a phase of life where friends are everything, and social connections are being made, lost, strengthened, and challenged constantly.  What's different for today's teens is the proliferation of tools and devices that help them stay connected.  The internet is never far away and social media is a constant companion for many teens.

Posted: 10/20/2013 12:37:25 PM by Kim Adams | with 0 comments

Tamalpais Pediatrics In the News...Again!

Once again, our friends at KQED have done an excellent story on the rising rates of children who are not fully vaccinated because of personal belief exemptions here in Marin.  We are all proud of the fact that our MMR policy is part of this segment which aired last Friday night on the debut of Newsroom on KQED. Click here to watch.

Posted: 10/20/2013 12:36:39 PM by Kim Adams | with 0 comments

The New Health Insurance Exchange - Covered California

Today, October 1, 2013 marks the opening day of the health insurance exchanges that were established by the Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare).  In California, this exchange is called Covered California and can be found at: www.coveredca.com/.
Posted: 10/1/2013 12:39:31 PM by Kim Adams | with 0 comments

Marin County Flu Information

We recently added another link to our Flu Information Online page and wanted to make sure that all of our friends, neighbors and patients who live in Marin County knew about this local public health resource.  The Marin County Department of Public Health has an Influenza Information page which includes lots of good information, including weekly Influenza activity in Marin County, information for schools and childcare providers and more vaccine information.
Posted: 9/29/2013 7:43:36 AM by Kim Adams | with 0 comments

Flu Info Pages Are Up!

Just in time for our first Flu Shot Clinic (tomorrow - September 28th), the Flu Shot Information pages are up.  Click here for more information on the 2013-2014 Influenza vaccine, Flu Shot Clinics, flu vaccine recommendations and more.
Posted: 9/27/2013 7:44:12 AM by Kim Adams | with 0 comments

Flu Vaccine is Here...Clinics are Coming!

It may still feel like summer outside, but with back-to-school comes the first round of colds and viruses, and of course flu shots.  We've received our first shipment of flu vaccine for all ages, including both the injectable and nasal versions and have them available in both offices. 
Posted: 9/13/2013 7:44:52 AM by Kim Adams | with 0 comments

Best Buddies Challenge - The Finish Line

Here is Dr. Branco at the finish line of the Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle with Sadie, a happy Tamalpais Pediatrics patient, and her dad Todd.  The Best Buddies Challenge raises money to support programs that enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.
Posted: 9/11/2013 7:46:47 AM by Kim Adams | with 0 comments

Redwood High School Student Death

Late last week, we became aware of the tragic death of a student at Redwood High School.  Our hearts go out in sympathy to her family and friends, as well as the entire Redwood High School community.

Posted: 9/3/2013 7:48:27 AM by Kim Adams | with 0 comments

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