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2017
New Year's Day
Sunday, January 1

9:00am to 5:00pm
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Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 23
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By contactus@napeds.com
June 12, 2017
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To our Cigna LocalPlus Plan members:
Effective January 1st, 2018, Cigna LocalPlus will no longer be available in the Massachusetts healthcare market.   The LocalPlus Plan is a limited network and as of 1/1/2018, Northampton Area Pediatrics will be considered out of network.  If you continue your coverage with Cigna LocalPlus beyond January 1, 2018, you will need to choose a new health care professional to continue receiving in-network benefits for covered services.  If you have any questions, please contact our billing department at 413-584-8700.

By contactus@napeds.com
June 06, 2017
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Suicide is the second leading cause of death in school-age children, and it is preventable.
 
By now, you have likely heard about the Netflix series '13 Reasons Why', a fictional story about a teenager that commits suicide, and the factors that lead up to it. The series has raised a lot of discussion recently with schools, parents, teens, and suicide prevention experts. If you have a teen and you haven't heard of '13 Reasons Why' it's worth finding out more about it. (Boston Globe story here)
 
The JED Foundation website has published a good post on some things to think about if you watch this series, and you can also find additional resources for suicide prevention at the NASP website. 
 
If you or your child is in immediate need of help, call Crisis at 413-586-5555 (Hampshire County)  413-774-5411 (Franklin County) or 800-437-5922 (Hampden County). It's even better to have the number in your phone -- a crisis is not often expected.
 
Another option: Text 'HOME' to the Crisis Text Line (www.crisistextline.org) at 741741 for immediate text based counseling support​, or call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255)
 
As always, NAP is available with support and resources for your children's physical and mental health. Call or e-mail us (contactus@napeds.com) if you have questions or comments.
By contactus@napeds.com
February 10, 2017
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We have more information to share with you about vaccines:

1. First, we continue to see outbreaks of preventable illness across the country, including a current mumps outbreak in Washington state. We continue to stand strongly behind the importance of vaccines to help protect your children. Read this article, from the father of a child with autism, about the importance of getting vaccinated --

2. The CDC recently released their updated 2017 vaccine recommendations. One major change: Teenagers who receive the HPV vaccine before they turn 15 years old will only need TWO vaccines to complete the series, not three. Teens who wait until after age 15 will still need three shots to be fully immunized. February is Cancer Prevention month, and this vaccine is one of the most effective ways to prevent cervical cancer.

3. We are in the middle of influenza season, and it is NOT too late to get your flu vaccine and get protected. Remember that the nasal vaccine is no longer recommended, but we still strongly recommend the injectable flu vaccine for all children to reduce their risk of influenza. Contact us at 413-584-8700 to schedule your flu vaccine.

 

By contactus@napeds.com
January 26, 2017
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We are excited to begin offering lactation services at Northampton Area Pediatrics. Kate Bohne, IBCLC will be available by appointment in both the Amherst and Northampton locations for individual consultations and weight rechecks related to infant feeding.  She will also stop by as families are meeting with providers during baby's early visits to introduce herself.
 
We're also happy to offer a second Breastfeeding Support Group at the Northampton location.  Now, two days each week, there are opportunities to receive free breastfeeding support, discuss infant feeding issues, and meet other parents.  The Breastfeeding Support Groups are intended for families with infant feeding questions and challenges.  They do not require an appointment and are open to the community.  Drop in anytime during group hours; each family's questions will be addressed in turn.  Many times, there are similar questions and concerns among families attending the group, which provides the opportunity for further exploration and connection. 

Kate has been a lactation consultant since 2009 and has experience in hospital settings, clinic settings and with individual families.  She enjoys getting to know families and empowering and supporting parents as they navigate choices about feeding their babies.  
NAP is lucky to have her join the practice!  

Breastfeeding Support Groups (click to see poster)
 Wednesdays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Amherst office, 170 University Drive

Thursdays,5:00 pm to 7:00 pm  (starts February 2nd!!)
Northampton office, 193 Locust Street

By contactus@napeds.com
January 13, 2017
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NAP continues to stand by the importance and safety of vaccines for our children. 

Please take a moment to read this statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics on the effectiveness and safety of vaccines, and another moment to read this commentary on vaccines by Dr. Sanjay Gupta​.





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