Dr. Julie Saxton departs from PYAM

We are sad to announce Dr. Julie Saxton Departure from Pediatric and Young Adult Medicine.
We know Dr. Saxton will be greatly missed, we also understand that this decision is one that will be best for our colleague and her family. We are very grateful for her outstanding care she has provided to our patients. We hope that you will join us in wishing her your very best in all her upcoming endeavors. Please remember that our staff and providers are ready to answer your questions and provide assistance as you make your next appointment. As always, we are honored to be your health partner for your children!
Sincerely, The Providers & Staff of Pediatric and Young Adult Medicine.

Dr Julie Saxtion

To the patients and families, I have had the privilege of caring for,
I am writing to let you know that I am resigning from Pediatric and Young Adult Medicine, effective March 31,2019.
My heart is full of gratitude as I look back on the nearly 20 years, I have practiced pediatrics at Pediatric and Young Adult Medicine. It has been a privilege to be invited into your families. To my patients, it has been a joy watching you develop, grow, change and learn. There has not been a day when one (or more) of you has made me smile. As I frequently told you, if you want to be a doctor, be a kid doctor because “kids are the best!” To the families who welcomed me in to their lives, thank you. It is the honor of a lifetime to participate in the care of your greatest treasure, your child.
The expert care you are accustomed to receiving at PYAM will continue. The physicians, nurse practitioners and staff are committed to carrying on their sixty-year tradition of excellence.
All my Best,
Dr. Saxton

Flu vaccine is here!!!

The flu vaccines are available at all of our offices now.  We have both the nasal mist and the injectable vaccines.    Please call 651-256-6714 to make an appointment.

Arsenic in Rice Products

In September of 2012, Consumer Reports published its results of an investigation into arsenic in rice products including infant rice cereal, rice cakes, rice cold cereals, etc. This raises concern about the long-term recommendation to feed our babies infant cereal once or twice daily to assure adequate iron intake. Please see the American Academy of Pediatrics report on this issue at http://www.healthychildren.org/English/news/Pages/Arsenic-in-Rice.aspx.  If you have concerns about your child’s past arsenic exposure, you can check with the regional pediatric environmental health specialty unit at www.pehsu.net.

From: http://www.mypyramid.gov/kids/index.html


Mother’s Day Rhubarb Custard Tart


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 and 1/4 pounds rhubarb, cut into 1/2 inch slices (4 cups) or 1(16 ounce) package frozen rhubarb, thawed, drained
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar


Place baking sheet on bottom oven rack. Preheat oven to 350 F. In large mixer bowl, beat first 3 ingredients until thoroughly combined. Pat into bottom and 1 1/2 inches up side of 10-inch spring-form pan. In large mixer bowl, stir sugar, cornstarch and salt to combine. Add whipping cream, egg yolks and vanilla, mixing thoroughly; stir in rhubarb. Pour filling into crust; place on preheated baking sheet on bottom oven rack. Bake until filling is set and golden brown (65-75 minutes). Cool on wire rack 30 minutes. Remove side of pan. Sift powdered sugar over top.

Amount: 8 servings

Tips: Tart may be made ahead and refrigerated until ready to serve. Sift powdered sugar over tart just before serving.

Dry Enough For You?

What wouldn’t most of us have given to have had drier air last summer? But now furnace season is in full swing and the air is definitely drier—dry enough to affect how we feel. This doesn’t sound too threatening, but it can have negative effects on our bodies. Many chronic health conditions are exacerbated by the very dry conditions of winter. The dry air doesn’t cause eczema or asthma but it can trigger outbreaks and cause other problems like dry itchy skin and nosebleeds.

Here are some steps you can take to improve your family’s comfort and health this winter:

  • Stock up on skin-moisturizing lotions, lip balm and hand crèmes. Don’t just buy them, use them faithfully
  • Hand sanitizers can dry skin out—think how often you and the kids use it every day.
  • Stay on top of chronic respiratory issues at this time of the year. A simple cold can keep many asthmatics out of school. Keep your prescriptions current by making sure your child is seen every six months
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions for dealing with eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions
  • Ask your doctor for recommendations about humidifying your home
  • Bedtime is a smart time to slather the kiddies with body lotion—dry itchy skin can make it hard for them to fall asleep; who wants that?
  • Dry nasal passages can lead to nosebleeds. These are generally not serious but can be a real nuisance for the child. Not so good for pillowcases either. See our website for specific information about treating and preventing nosebleeds.

Dry air tends to sneak up on us; we don’t usually notice a problem until our lips are dry and sore or we notice small cracks on our hands. Be proactive and ready to deal with this problem.