Many parents have become concerned about their kids lacking physical activity at home during the pandemic. Dr. Fatima Stanford shares tips on to tackle the obesity problem and help parents address their children's physical activity and nutrition.
"Encourage patients with obesity and overweight to seek and follow up with treatment. Pediatricians are poised and ready to help treat obesity with therapies that range from lifestyle modification to medications to surgery. The key is to get treated, even in the middle of the pandemic. There are ways to do this safely, and we are here to help."
The pediatric COVID-19 vaccine isn't here yet, but there's still some preparation that pediatricians must do early this year. Here's info on the latest changes in the COVID-19 pandemic for pediatricians and the initial vaccine distribution via PCC.
"Qualified healthcare workers, including pediatricians, can apply to administer the COVID-19 vaccine during the first wave of vaccine rollouts via an agreement with the CDC and by signing up with their state’s vaccination program, which is sometimes the state medical board, the state vaccination program, or another body."