Entries by Dr. Jeff Lin

My Son Loves to Fish…

Heard of Fortnite? Snapchat? Instagram? I’d bet your child knows! The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a maximum of 2 hours of screen time per day. Today’s children are spending an average of 7 hours a day on entertainment media, including televisions, computers, phones and other electronic devices. The AAP and HealthyChildren.org have developed a Family Media Use […]

It’s Never Too Early!

It may seem a little early to start talking about the flu, but there are recent publications providing important preliminary recommendations for the upcoming flu season.  Notable is the recommendation that live attenuated influenza virus (LAIV) vaccine (i.e. Flumist) NOT be used for the 2017-18 season so prepare your children for injectable flu vaccine only! […]

Important News: FluMist Not Recommended for the 2016-2017 Influenza Season

In June 2016, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) made recommendations that, due to poor effectiveness of the live-attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV, FluMist), practices should not use that form of the vaccine for the 2016-17 influenza season and should only use the injectable form, which continues to demonstrate effectiveness.  The following link is an article from […]