Family Pediatrician information from the blog of GetzWell Pediatrics, a premier pediatrics practice in San Francisco, California.

Family Pediatrician

Family Pediatrician information from the blog of GetzWell Pediatrics, a premier pediatrics practice in San Francisco, California.

GetzWell’s New Offering: from Stress to Wellness – StressWell!

We’re so excited to announce our newest physician, Rachel Gilgoff, MD, who uses a cutting-edge approach to treat and manage stress biology in children and adults. With her expertise we are expanding our services to include: From Stress to Wellness – StressWell! Dr. Gilgoff offers novel interventions and strategies which can balance an overactive stress response […]

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Amazon Buying One Medical

Amazon Buying One Medical Do You Want a Tech Giant to Own Your Private Health Data? First Amazon found out what you read.Then Amazon found out what you buy.Then they figured out what you eat.Soon, they may have access to your private health information.  We live in a world where a small group of tech

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When To Choose a Pediatrician

When is the Best Time to Find a Pediatrician? While most of us only think about choosing a pediatrician towards the end of pregnancy, there are many health benefits gained from working with the right pediatrician before pregnancy.  Prepare your Body for your Best Pregnancy We recommend choosing your pediatrician before you get pregnant. GetzWell

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Intentions for 2020: Embracing a Healthy Mind and Gratitude

I’d like to ask you an important question: How are you?

It’s such a broad question that you might be tempted to flash a smile and chirp back, “Busy, but great!” even if it’s not true. This time of year is particularly hectic, and while the holidays can be fun and joyful, they can also be stressful, and sometimes depressing. Pretending things are great even when they aren’t can be exhausting, especially if you or a loved one is feeling depressed or anxious. To keep you and your family on track, I’d suggest reflecting on how you are and doing so regularly. This practice helps you notice if you are showing up in the ways you want or lets you decide what changes to make and identify when you need some additional support. In other words, asking yourself this simple questions may simplify staying true to your intentions.

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Pinworm Infection

Pinworms are the most common parasitic infection in the United States with a general incidence rate of about 11% among people of all ages. Pinworms are small, white, thread-like organisms that infect the large intestine and anal area.

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Tylenol Revisited: It’s NOT as Benign as People Think – Especially During Pregnancy

What you choose to put in your body during pregnancy directly impacts your child’s health – and Tylenol (aka acetaminophen/paracetamol) is no exception. For decades Tylenol has been commercially endorsed as THE “go-to” over-the-counter pain reliever, with over 60% of women in the United States relying on it to alleviate aches and pains related to pregnancy. However, mounting evidence continues to underscore the potential short- and long-term health risks it poses to babies – before and after birth.

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