Pediatrics

The 2017-18 flu season is officially upon us and the best way to safeguard your child is to get him or her vaccinated. Goryeb Children’s Hospital’s infection prevention specialist recommends that everyone six months of age and older should receive the flu vaccine, but only in injectable form, not nasal spray. In addition, some children may need more than one dose, especially those 6 months to 8 years in age who are receiving the flu vaccine for the first time. Parents should check with their pediatricians regarding specific dosages. For more information about this year’s strain of flu, check out the CDC’s website >



Pediatrics Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available.

Babysitting Basics
Kids ages 11 to 13 can learn the importance of babysitting responsibilities, as well as CPR and basic first aid.
Fee: $45 per child
Mondays, November 6 and 13, and December 4 and 11; 5:30 to 8:30pm   
Hackettstown Medical Arts Building, Center for Healthier Living
108 Bilby Road, Suite 101, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 908-850-6935.

New Born Care Education
Learn the basics of infant care, including diapering, dressing, bathing, swaddling, holding, soothing, feeding and when to call the pediatrician. Safety issues – sleeping, cribs, car seats, baby products and baby-proofing the home – will also be discussed.
Tuesday, December 12; 6:30 to 8:00pm
Hackettstown Medical Arts Building, Center for Healthier Living
108 Bilby Road, Suite 101, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 908-850-6935.




Pediatrics Articles
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Overall child immunization rates fell after CDC advised against the inhaled form, study shows

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Snack preferences drive buying decisions, but brands and allowance also play a part, researchers say

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Findings add to evidence of safety of childhood immunizations, pediatricians say

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Virus a common cause of diarrhea among children, study authors report

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Study found even if pregnant women later hear better info from docs, they may still wait on immunizations

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