Teens, Opiates, Marijuana: You have all seen the reports about the opiate epidemic in our country and more importantly in our region. At Wareham Pediatrics, we see the impact of opiate use in our communities; from babies born addicted to opiates from maternal use, to children placed in foster care as a result of parental drug use, and sadly the effects of drug use in our adolescent population. In response to this growing problem, Dr. Reynolds and Mendes have collaborated with the Pediatric Physician’s Organization at Children’s, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation, and the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) at Boston Children’s Hospital to provide drug use treatment in our office. Read more…
Lyme disease and tick bites: Now that spring is here and people are spending more time outside, we get lots of questions over the phone or in the office about Lyme disease. I am going to briefly outline answers to our most common questions. Parents often are concerned about preventing Lyme disease. The best way to prevent Lyme disease is to prevent tick bites, or remove ticks promptly. To prevent tick bites we recommend insect repellents that contain 20-30% DEET. Read more…
◊If you’re a foster parent you can enroll your children under 5 in WIC benefits! Call your local WIC office to find out more. WIC/Wareham Ph. 508-295-0056
◊You can use your EBT card at participating museums and aquariums across the Commonwealth and pay $2-3 per person for up to 4 people. Find out more at www.mass.gov/dta view the Partnerships Flyer.
◊If you’ve caught the running bug like Dr. Reynolds there are a couple of fun 5k races in our area. They are the Gleason YMCA 14th annual 5k May 21, 2017 and the National Marine Life Center’s Feet, Flippers & Fins 5k, May 7, 2017. For more information go to www.ymcasouthcoast.org and nmlc.org
There are many creative ways to make brownies healthier. Here is one that we love by Daphne Oz. You would never know that the healthy ingredient was sweet potato!
Sweet Potato Bites
Name: Myles Webster, MD