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New Information on COVID Vaccine and Testing

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given "emergency use authorization" to both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended the Pfizer option for people ages 16 and older while the Moderna vaccine is for ages 18 and older. Both TLC offices have been approved to distribute the [...]

2020-12-22T22:06:29+00:00December 22nd, 2020|

Flu Shots Now Available

It’s time to get vaccinated for the seasonal flu! According to the Centers for Disease Control, most flu vaccines protect against four different flu viruses: an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus, and two influenza B viruses for at least six months. Our 2020 flu clinics will be drive-through, outdoor clinics, so [...]

2020-11-17T17:50:02+00:00October 2nd, 2020|

Why We Love Masks

Good morning! It's a beautiful day here in Arizona - the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and cacti are in bloom. It's also currently day #394,850,692 of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Okay, we might be exaggerating, but you know the feeling, right?) Cases are on the rise again in Arizona, and there is still [...]

2020-11-17T17:08:25+00:00June 19th, 2020|

Dr. Diane Matsumoto named Best Pediatrician in Ahwatukee

Ahwatukee Foothills News recently named TLC Pediatrics’ Dr. Diane Matsumoto the Best Pediatrician in Ahwatukee. Thank you to everyone who voted for Dr. Matsumoto. She’s honored to receive this accolade. Dr. Diane Matsumoto has practiced medicine in the Valley for about 30 years. But, she considers her practice - TLC Pediatrics - her pride and [...]

2020-12-05T19:00:37+00:00November 5th, 2018|

When It’s Raining, Take Your Kids Online

Rain may be wonderful for the flowers, plants, and trees, but it’s terrible for kids who are forced to stay inside where it’s a constant struggle to keep boredom at bay. Sure, the television and video games provide hours of amusement, but there are much healthier ways for them to spend their time. That’s where [...]

2020-11-17T17:43:14+00:00July 17th, 2018|

Sun! Sun! Sun!

Summer is on it’s way, and this is a good time to start thinking about how to protect yourself and your family from the sun’s harmful rays.   Sun, in small quantities, is healthy. When our skin is exposed to sun, we make vitamin D, which helps with bone growth, and it also supports our [...]

2020-11-17T19:55:46+00:00May 23rd, 2018|

5 Books to Get Your Child Excited About Visiting a Doctor

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends reading regularly with young children to stimulate optimal patterns of brain development and to strengthen parent-child relationships at a critical time in child development. Reading not only builds language, literacy, and social-emotional skills that make a life-long positive impact on children, reading encourages young minds to seek out [...]

2020-11-17T20:19:04+00:00March 18th, 2018|

10 Steps to Potty Training Success

On average, babies and toddlers can go through over 8,000 diapers before they are fully potty trained and reputable sources such as the American Academy of Pediatrics say that it can take anywhere from 34 to 38 months for children to be physically and emotionally ready. Of course, every child is different and some are [...]

2020-11-17T20:15:40+00:00March 18th, 2018|

Tips to Make Sure Your Baby Sleeps Safely

You’re about to become a first time parent and no doubt you’ve read all the books, tirelessly searched the internet, and addressed a million questions and concerns with your pediatrician, but you can’t really know what to expect when bringing home your precious bundle of joy until the day actually comes. Let TLC Pediatrics reassure [...]

2020-11-17T20:13:35+00:00March 18th, 2018|

School Shootings

Have you been wondering how to talk to your child about school shootings? It’s a difficult topic, and the age and maturity of your child can add to the complexity. For young children under 8 who are not directly involved in the shootings, the AAP recommends trying to shield them as much as possible, limiting [...]

2020-11-17T19:59:21+00:00March 9th, 2018|