Patient Education

Patient Education
Cornerstone Pediatrics

Patient Education

Our team of professionals and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their child’s health and well-being. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

Cornerstone Pediatrics will require masks for anyone entering our facility ages 2 and up after April 9th, 2021 for the best protection of our patients and staff.

COVID-19

Important COVID-19 Information
We have the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 available for 12 Years of age and up. Vaccine Available Now.
Should children wear masks?

In general, children 2 years and older should wear a mask. Masks offer some protection to you and are also meant to protect those around you, in case you are unknowingly infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. However, CDC recognizes that wearing masks may not be possible in every situation or for some people. Appropriate and consistent use of masks may be challenging for some children, such as children with certain disabilities, including cognitive, intellectual, developmental, sensory and behavioral disorders. Learn more about what you should do if your child or you cannot wear masks in certain situations.

Child Health Topics

From asthma to immunization, find out more about what the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends for your child’s health. You’ll gain access to a wide variety of information on developmental stages, safety, and advocacy for babies, children, teens, and adolescents from the AAP. Featured Health Topics include:
  • Behavioral and Mental Health
  • Community Health
  • Diseases and Conditions
  • Family Health
  • Healthy Development
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Immunizations
  • Media
  • Obesity
  • Stress
For more information, visit AAP Health Topics

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC.gov (www.cdc.gov) is your online source for credible health information and is the official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC is committed to achieving true improvements in people’s health. CDC applies research and findings to improve people’s daily lives and responds to health emergencies—something that distinguishes CDC from its peer agencies. Working with states and other partners, CDC provides a system of health surveillance to monitor and prevent disease outbreaks (including bioterrorism), implement disease prevention strategies, and maintain national health statistics. CDC also guards against international disease transmission, with personnel stationed in more than 25 foreign countries.

CDC.gov provides parents with credible, reliable health information on:

  • Data and Statistics
  • Diseases and Conditions
  • Emergencies and Disasters
  • Environmental Health
  • Healthy Living
  • Injury, Violence and Safety
  • Life Stages and Populations
  • Travelers’ Health
  • Workplace Safety and Health

Visit CDC.gov for more information.

Immunizations

Immunizations have been one of the single greatest advances in preventative medicine and an essential part of well-child care. Our practice follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

For information about these vaccines, the diseases they protect against, immunization schedules, vaccine safety and other important information please visit the AAP™ immunization page.

Car Seat Recommendations

As a parent, it is your job to protect your child when riding in a vehicle. Using car seats properly helps keep children safe. But with so many different types of car seats on the market, understanding how to use them correctly can be overwhelming for parents.

Visit the AAP™ Car Seat Safety Information page for guidance on choosing the most appropriate car safety seat for your child.

Product Recalls

Child products, such as cribs and toys are often recalled due to a defect or hazard. It’s important to pay close attention to recalled consumer goods to protect your child from dangerous items.

Visit this site frequently to ensure that the products your child is using have not been recalled by their manufacturer or the federal government: Consumer Product Safety.

Traveling with Children

Traveling with children requires special planning and preparation, especially when travelling abroad. There are many things parents should consider when traveling with children of any age.

Visit the CDC™ Traveling with Children page for helpful resources on travel including:

  • Safe food and water precautions, diarrhea management and insect protection when traveling abroad
  • Modifying the immunization schedule
  • Traveling while pregnant
  • Travel and breastfeeding
  • International adoptions