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HVP June 2015

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18 Hudson Valley Parent ■ June 2015 Evan Hershkowitz, DDS, MPH 1001 Route 376 • Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 We'll make your child's dental visit playful, fun, & stress-free! • Specialize in infants through adolescents and children with special needs • General anesthesia available in our fully-equipped suites • State-of-the-art facility offering the latest technology Ahoy, Matey! Come Sail the Seven Seas with a Smile! TICKED OFF (Continued from Page 17) their babies in utero. She suggests that if you have a child with some of these difficulties, testing for tick borne illnesses should be a part of the diagnostic process. What if you suspect your child has a tick borne illness? If you suspect your child has been bitten by a tick, or you find a tick on them, time is of the essence. Remove the tick and follow up with your pediatrician. If symptoms arise or you suspect your child may have contacted a tick borne illness, have him or her tested six to eight weeks following the incident. Get tested for all three types of common tick borne illness in the Hudson Valley: Babesia, Anaplasma and Lyme. The Centers for Disease Control does not recommend testing the actual tick, because even if the tick is infected, it does not mean it passed the infection on to you. However, you can call the Dutchess County or Ulster County Health De- partments to find out more informa- tion on getting the tick tested. My child tested positive, or didn't but has symptoms! Now what? When our daughter tested posi- tive, I was scared and upset. I knew that she was bitten months ago and was afraid of what that meant. Our pediatrician put her on amoxicillin for three weeks. We tested her after the antibiotic treatment and it was successful in getting rid of her Lyme. However the test is only about 60 percent effective. DelSignore says that when she is treating Lyme disease, "the treatment is based on symptoms instead of test results." If you or your child tests positive, there are several different treat- ment options available. Traditional Starting on June 15, we'll be giving away free tickets to sporting events, performances, amusement parks, and more! REGISTER NOW! Win prizes each week from June to August Your next family staycation is on us! SPECIALIST NEUROLOGY BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS ORTHODONTIST THERAPIST DENTIST SPECIALIST BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS OR A ALYS OR NA YS HUDSON VALLEY PARENT'S 2015 FAVORITE DOCS LOVE YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS? SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH US VOTE TODAY Hudson Valley Parent magazine is currently accepting nominations for its 2015 list of exceptional healthcare providers. Submit your Favorite Doc nominations before October 14 to help local parents make informed decisions about their family's healthcare.

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