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2019 Influenza Vaccine

We currently have a GOOD supply of influenza vaccine so please call (417) 882-1600 to schedule a nurse visit for your children. Influenza vaccine to protect against influenza infection is now available.  This vaccine consistently helps prevent infection and complications from infection every year.  We strongly recommend this vaccine for most children.  This season’s flu vaccine is […]

Children’s Tylenol Dissolve Packs

___________________________________________________________________ We are expecting to get shipments of flu vaccine within the next month. We hope to start flu vaccinations for the season at the beginning of October.  We will post updates on this web page once flu vaccines arrive.  We will start scheduling after they have arrived. ____________________________________________________________________   A new option for Tylenol (acetaminophen) […]

2019 Flu Vaccine Season

We are expecting to get shipments of flu vaccine within the next month. We hope to start flu vaccinations for the season at the beginning of October.  We will post updates on this web page once flu vaccines arrive.  We will start scheduling after they have arrived.

Talking to Children about Racial Bias

Racial issues come up in our social interactions regularly.  The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its policy on racial bias and this article gives some good tips on discussing race and incorporating your family values into that discussion with your children.

Making Your Own Baby Food

Choosing fresh ingredients from your own garden or the farmer’s market for your baby makes the extra work of homemade baby food very rewarding if you have time.  Care must be taken to cleanse and store these meals to avoid causing gastrointestinal infections.  Details are included in this link

Earwax Tips

by Jacob Sanders MS3 University of Missouri School of Medicine Springfield Campus There is no doubt that good hygiene is an important part of good health. But sometimes in our attempt to do something good, we can end up causing a problem. This can certainly be the case when it comes to trying to clean […]

Are All Fish Created Equal?

Are All Fish Created Equal? No, not all fish are created equal in terms of nutrition. Sorry fish. But why are we talking about fish? In addition to high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals, fish is a great source of healthy fats such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) that are essential for a child’s developing brain, nervous […]

Whooping Cough and What You Should Know

Whooping cough is also referred to as pertussis.  Interestingly, pertussis activity peaks during the summer and fall months.  The classic sign of pertussis is a “whooping” sound made at the end of an episode of violent coughing, giving the common name of “whooping cough.” The Chinese name for pertussis is “the 100-day cough,” which describes […]

Have a Safe and Fun Fourth of July!

We hope that your family enjoys a safe and fun Fourth of July!  We know fireworks go hand in hand with the 4th of July but did you know that each year thousands of people, most often kids and teens are injured?Unfortunately, fireworks can cause serious injuries to children, including devastating burns and other injuries. More than 3,000 […]

Prescriptions: Insurance or Out of Pocket?

Prescriptions: Insurance or Out of Pocket?  Did you know that it may be cheaper to pay out of pocket for a prescription rather than use your insurance? Recently the president signed two bills that no longer allow insurers to prevent pharmacists from telling consumers that paying cash would be cheaper than using insurance to pay […]