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Seasonal Allergies

This April we are focusing on identifying symptoms and giving you tips on how to help you feel better.
Avoid Triggers:
– Limit outdoor activities during days with high pollen counts
– Keep the windows closed (in the car or at home)
– Take a shower when you get inside
– Turn the air conditioner on or use a HEPA air filter
– If dust mites are a problem, use dust mite pillow or mattress covers
Medicines to help you fee better:
– Salt water (saline) rinses
– Medicines : Cetirizine (Zyrtec), Fexofenadine (Allegra) or Loratadine (Claritin)
– Steroid nasal sprays (Nasacort, Rhinocort, Nasonex, or Flonase)
– Eye drops with ketotifen or pheniramine

February is Children’s Dental Health Month!

The American Dental Association (ADA) wants to bring awareness to parents and kids in maintaining good oral health by brushing, flossing and eating healthy.

Visit Mouth Healthy, brought to you by ADA, for more information and tips on promoting the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others!

Info and activity sheets:

  • Dental Health Month Flyer
  • Crossword Puzzle Activity
  • Maze Activity
  • Coloring Sheet
  • Brushing Calendar Activity
  • Is your child playing or thinking about playing sports?

    If your child has not had a physical or Well Child Check in the last 12 months they will need to complete one prior to being cleared to play sports. Now is the perfect time to schedule your child’s Well Check to avoid delays in their participation. Our schedules are open for the summer- extended time during the evening is also available, schedule for a time that is convenient for you!

    Start the process and download the Sports Participation form here here

    HPC Is Hiring!

    We are sad to announce that our Behaviorist, Marina Kantarovich Rodriguez is moving. Marina’s last day at HPC will be May 22nd. We would like to take this time to thank Marina for the impact that she has had on our patients and families during her time with us. Marina will be extremely missed not only by our families but by all HPC staff. We wish Marina and her family nothing but the best in their new journey.

    Our Behaviorist position is now open, please visit our Careers page for details on how to apply

    Virus or Bacteria? When does your child need antibiotics?

    According to the CDC, antibiotic use is the leading cause of antibiotic resistance. Up to one-third to one-half of antibiotic use in humans is either unnecessary or inappropriate.

    Antibiotics do not fight infections caused by viruses such as colds, flu, most sore throats, and bronchitis. Even many sinus and ear infections can improve without antibiotics. Instead, symptom relief might be the best treatment option for these infections.

    Learn more about appropriate use of antibiotics below: