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PURI PEDIATRIC
Medical Group, Inc.
2243 Mowry Ave., Suite F
Fremont, CA 94538

Phone
(510) 797-7766

Fax
(510) 797-0595
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Flu Outbreak: 100 people a week dying in US as virus continues to spread
At least 759 people died in the US between October 7th and December 23rd

A deadly flu virus has been killing around 100 people per week in the US since mid-December, the Center for Disease Control has warned. A report published by the CDC with the latest figures showed there were 759 flu deaths between 7 October and 23 December. It also said since early December more than 100 people were dying every week from the flu and the death toll could increase, as there has been a further rise in the number of hospital admissions. This year’s prevailing strain H3N2 – which has been dubbed “Aussie flu” – is known to be particularly vicious and strong. The flu virus mutates every year so even people who have had the vaccine in previous years need to be immunized against this latest strain each year.

LEARN MORE…

Independent: Flu outbreak: 100 people a week dying in US as virus continues to spread

USA Today: Flu widespread in 36 states, CDC reports

CBS News: Deadly flu season particularly rough on kids -- and won't peak anytime soon

Fox News: How to avoid the flu on airplanes

CDC Website: 2017-2018 Influenza Season – Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report

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Puri Pediatric Medical Group has been recognized as one of the top Fremont Pediatrics practices.
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Flu Season is Here - Get Your Shot!
The flu season is underway, but it isn't too late to get your vaccination. As long as flu viruses are spreading, prevention should continue in order to protect as many people as possible. Call our office at (510) 797-7766 to schedule an appointment.
CDC Vaccination Schedules
Click here for the latest CDC Immunization Schedules for Newborns, Infants, Children, Preteens, Teens and Adults. | CDC Easy to Read Schedules
Regular
Office Hours:
Monday–Friday:
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Late hours from 5:00–5:30 may be available upon request, please check with the receptionist.
Weekend: Closed on Saturdays and Sundays

January Update from Puri Pediatrics

Happy New Year to all our dear patients and their parents from all of us at Puri Pediatrics. We hope that the new year is better for you in every way.

As a reminder, all patients 6 months and up that haven’t had their flu shots for this season, should make an appointment to get them as soon as possible.

If you are traveling in USA or overseas within the next few months, please make an appointment for a travel visit in which we would cover all the information you would need for your travel and administer any immunizations needed, including typhoid and malaria.

Please remember to schedule your child’s annual well checkup visit. If you have any questions or when it needs to be scheduled, please contact our office at (510) 797-7766 to schedule an appointment.

January Holidays
January 13th | Lohri
Lohri is an extremely popular festival celebrated by the Punjabis and Haryanvis. This agricultural winter festival is celebrated throughout Punjab and in parts of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Jammu.
January 14th | Makar Sankranti, Uttarayan
Makar Sankranti (Sankranthi) or Uttarayan (Uttarayana) marks the transition of the Sun into Makara rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path. Traditionally, this has been one of many harvest days in India. It is the day when the sun starts to travel northwards marking the decline of winter. The days become longer, the skies clearer and the breeze cooler. A feeling of anticipation, joy and jubilation grips all who celebrate the occasion joyfully. Millions of kite enthusiasts pitch themselves at the rooftops and waves of flying kites overwhelm an otherwise deep blue sky. In Gujarat, Uttarayan is a holiday when every family can be met outdoors. People of all ages fly kites from dawn to dusk. Crowded rooftops, fun-loving rivalry to outdo each other in kite flying skills and traditional Gujarati feast are the hallmarks of the day.

January 14th | Pongal or Thai Pongal
Thai Pongal is a thanksgiving festival at the end harvest season also celebrated as Harvest festival by the Tamilians in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the Indian Union Territory of Pondicherry, and Sri Lanka. This South Indian festival, is timed by an astronomical event - the winter solstice. Pongal is traditionally dedicated to the Sun God Surya, and marks the beginning of the northward journey of the Sun from its southernmost-limit, a movement traditionally referred to as Uttarayana. It coincides with the festival Makara Sankranthi and is usually held from January 13–15 from the last day of the Tamil month Maargazhi to the third day of Thai.
January 15th | Martin Luther King Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a US federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King's birthday. King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed on January 20, 1986, and it was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.
January 26th | Republic Day of India
In India, Republic Day commemorates the day on which the Constitution of India came into force replacing the Government of India Act 1935 as the governing document of India on 26 January 1950. The date of 26 January was chosen to honor the declaration of independence of 1930. It is one of the three national holidays in India. While the main parade takes place in the national capital, New Delhi, at the Rajpath before the president, the anniversary is also celebrated with varying degrees of formality in state capitals and other centers.
Acknowledgement and Copyright: Most holiday decriptions and images courtesy of Wikipedia www.wikipedia.org

Dr. Veena Puri of Fremont, CA Named a Patients' Choice Award Winner
Among the select few physicians honored with the prestigious Patients' Choice Award for 2013 is Dr. Veena Puri of Fremont, CA. In fact, of the nation's 870,000 active physicians and dentists, just five percent received top scores from their patients on sites like Vitals (http://www.vitals.com), qualifying them for this honor in 2013. Millions of patients go online each year to rate their doctors on various components of care, including accuracy of their diagnosis, the amount of time they spent with the doctor, and the doctor's bedside manner and follow-up care. Patients' Choice reviews these rankings and other quality measures to compile its yearly list of award winners.

India’s Independence Day Celebrated in Fremont

“Members of the Bay Area's thriving Indo-American community didn't let the 8,000-mile distance from the motherland stop them Sunday from celebrating India's birthday. Instead, they brought India's 69th Independence Day party to Fremont, for a parade and festival attended by about 3,500 people,” reported Tracey Kaplan for the East Bay Times.

The Festival of Globe, formerly known as the Festival of India, took place in Fremont to celebrate India’s independence. The 10-day festival included a film festival, fashion show, dance competition, health fair and other events. In Fremont, about 1 in 5 residents is Indo-American.

As in the past, the Puri Pediatric Medical Group participated in the community health fair on August 13, 2016.

If your child is sneezing, itchy throat, watery eyes keep in mind allergies can be the cause. Keep in mind if your child is sneezing, itchy eyes or throat it can be allergies. The flu season is still here so please make sure if you haven’t received the flu vaccine to call our office to set up an appointment.

Very soon your child/ren will be on summer break. Please call to set up your child’s physical exam or if traveling outside country during the summer please come at least one week before travel.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Puri Pediatrics and trusting us with the care of your children. We are committed to dedication and excellence in providing health care for our patients for the past 35 years. The biggest compliment you can give us is to refer us to your family, coworkers and friends. We assure you that they won’t be disappointed. Please note that we are currently accepting new patients. Dr. Veena specializes in breast-feeding, allergies, asthma and skin problems.

Travel: Many of you will be traveling out of the country soon; please make your travel appointments at least one week before you travel so the doctor can go over all the travel precautions and update on any proper vaccines before the travel. You should also take medications needed. 

American Academy of Pediatrics has published 2016 Immunization Schedule [Click Here]

School age children from preschoolers to college students need vaccines. We are here to help parents make sure all kids and young adults are up-to-date on recommended vaccines and protected from serious diseases.

Making sure that children of all ages receive all their vaccinations on time is one of the most important things parents can do to ensure their children’s long-term health―as well as the health of friends, classmates, and others in the community.

Seasonal Allergies: Along with the weather change and flowers blooming seasonal allergies can affect many children. If your child is sneezing, or has an itchy throat or watery eyes, keep in mind that allergies can be the cause.

Immunizations/Vaccines: If your child is due for physicals or immunizations (vaccines) give our office a call so we can get him/her in for an appointment. School age children from preschoolers to college students need vaccines. We are here to help parents make sure all kids and young adults are up-to-date on recommended vaccines and protected from serious diseases. [CDC Vaccination Guidelines]

Travel: If you are traveling with your child/children, proper immunizations/vaccines needed. You should also take medications needed.

Do remember that flu is still going around in California so please make sure that your child has received the flu vaccine. If not, please call our office to set up an appointment.

Kindergarten check-ups will be coming up soon. Please give our office a call to set up an appointment for next month or after if your child will be attending kindergarten in September.

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new patients to our office and thank you for choosing us to take care of you child/ren. We would also like to thank the families who refer new patients to us.

On 01/07/16, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture released the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Now in its eighth edition, the Dietary Guidelines continues to be an important resource to help our Nation reach its highest standard of health. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
CDC Vaccination Schedules
Nutrition Guidelines

Visit the USDA ChooseMyPlate website: choosemyplate.gov

Diwali 2015 - Indian Festival of Lights
www.diwali2015.in

2015 Diwali Puja Calendar
www.drikpanchang.co

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2015 Halloween and Diwali Celebration Photos

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Puri Peditric Medical Group is proud to have received 2015 "People Love Us On Yelp" Award.
Medical Updates of Interest to Parents:

USDA Foodkeeper App [Click Here]
An excellent parenting site from the
American Academy of Pediatrics

Pediatric Updates


Take steps to prevent the flu:
  • The flu season is here! The best way to protect against flu is to get the vaccine every flu season. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine. The flu vaccine provides protection that lasts throughout the flu season. Get vaccinated now so that you will be protected all season long!
    Wash your hands.
  • Keeping hands clean is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of infection and illness. Keeping hands clean prevents illness at home, at school, and at work. It’s best to wash your hands with soap and clean running water for 20 seconds. If that’s not possible, use alcohol-based hand rubs.
  • Develop, maintain, and keep good sleep habits.
  • Don’t look a fright this Halloween! Sufficient sleep is not a luxury—it is a necessity—and should be thought of as a "vital sign" of good health. Sufficient sleep is being recognized as an important aspect to help prevent some chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart conditions, obesity, and depression.
  • Eat fruits and vegetables.
    Healthy diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. Fruits and vegetables also provide essential vitamins and minerals, fiber, and other substances that are important for good health. Most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories and are filling. Fruits and vegetables are a great healthy snack to serve for Halloween parties.
  • Be prepared for cold weather.
    Although winter comes as no surprise, many of us are not ready for its arrival. Be prepared this Halloween and make sure to dress for the weather. If you are prepared for the hazards of winter, you will be more likely to stay safe and healthy when temperatures start to fall.

We would like to hear back from our patients so please give us your feedback through our surveys in the office.

Like us on Facebook! We periodically put articles and pictures on our facebook page. You can like us from our website and just click on the facebook icon or you can go to www.facebook/puripediatrics.com

Please check our website and facebook for updated information for our parents on current medical info as reviewed and posted by Dr. Puri.

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Taking Care of Your Children Until Age 26
Due to the passage of new health care bill, we will be happy now to take care of young adults till 26 years of age, while they are covered under their parents’ plan.

Welcome to Puri Pediatrics...

We are committed to dedication and excellence in providing health care for children. Pediatrics is the specialty of medicine concerned with the medical care of infants, children and teenagers (birth to 21 years of age.) Pediatrics includes the care of sick, as well as preventive health care of children. Your child should be checked regularly to see if he/she is growing well and to receive immunizations against contagious diseases. Drs. Veena and Hari Puri are board certified in Pediatrics, and members of American Academy of Pediatrics. Drs. Hari and Veena are proud to take care of thousands of families in the Southeast Bay area (Fremont, Newark, Union City, and Hayward) since 1982.

Taking care of your children is our top priority. We want you to feel comfortable knowing that your child will receive the highest standard of care. We believe a family’s relationship with their pediatrician should be based on mutual trust and open communication. We expect you to bring us any questions and concerns you have about your child’s health. We will listen to you carefully and then do everything to answer your questions and explain anything you do not understand. We will make every effort to accommodate your wishes and special requests whenever possible.

We take pride in our office being a multi-cultural group, and having a diverse background. Our doctors grew up in India and attended medical school there before coming here. They have all been raising their children in the U.S.A. and this is their home now and we understand the challenges of raising children with dual cultures. They also understand the importance to maintain the value system and heritage from their country of origin. Issues like speaking two languages, ethnic foods, travels back and forth from different countries like India, China, and the Philippines, and also the importance of respect for parents, grandparents, and relatives that visit from other countries and come and stay for different extended times.

Puri Pediatrics has an exceptional group of doctors and support staff. The newly renovated office welcomes our young patients with a calming a fish tank and a lively mural painting. We take pride in being a multicultural group with multiple languages fluencies. English, Spanish, Tagalog, Persian/Farsi, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, and Telegu are all spoken here. Our staff is all well trained and cross-trained to work in every part of the office. They are always ready to help, and all of them are working parents and understand the feelings and needs of the working parents well.

In this ever-changing and always-advancing field of of medicine, we stay abreast of our field by attending seminars, attending medical conferences and reading medical journals. We want you to rest assured that not only the latest information is available to us, but we make use of it on an ongoing basis. Our doctors love their chosen field of pediatrics and you will notice that by the excellent patient care we provide.

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