Apr 2, 2020 / Pediatrics

Helping Children Deal with Stress in the Time of COVID-19

By Michelle Dalal, MD Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics Dealing with change can be hard for everyone. The COVID-19 pandemic has closed schools, affected workplaces, and drastically changed our daily …

Cord Blood Banking- Making an Informed Decision

By Michelle Dalal, MD Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics There are many choices new parents make when a baby is on the way. As technology has progressed, some parents are …

Feb 8, 2017 / Pediatrics

When Should My Child First See a Dentist?

By Michelle Dalal, MD Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics Healthy smiles are important for a healthy future. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Dental Association (ADA) and American Academic …

Jan 4, 2017 / Pediatrics

Kids Going Overboard with Screen Time? Learn How to Deal with the Challenges.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, “Parents play an important role in helping children and teens navigate media, which can have both positive and negative effects.” That’s why …

Can Honey Help a Cold?

It’s cold season once again and many parents are looking for ways to help a child get through the misery of a cold. The American Academy of Pediatrics does …

Well Visits – Just as Important for Teens as They are for Toddlers

Most parents realize the importance of taking their child to the doctor for wellness visits when they are young; but well visits are just as important for teens and …

Jul 10, 2016 / Pediatrics

Mouthguards – an Essential Way to Prevent Mouth injuries!

According to an article in the Journal of the American Dental Association, more than five million teeth are avulsed (removed from their socket) each year; many during sports activities. …

May 26, 2016 / Nutrition / Pediatrics

Make Sure Your Kids Get a Good Start in Eating Right

Studies show that bad dietary habits start early in life – often in the toddler years. It’s very important to get kids to start eating healthy early in life, …

Fun Family Activities for Kids With Autism

This month is National Autism* Awareness Month and I wanted to share with you a few places where families in our community may enjoy visiting, especially if a child …

Feb 20, 2016 / Pediatrics

Q&A With Dr. Dalal: How to Properly Care for Your Baby’s Teeth

Question: When should I start brushing my child’s teeth? Answer: You should start as early as when they have a single tooth. Question: Should I use fluoride toothpaste for …

Dr. Dalal: Why I Recommend the HPV Vaccine for My 11-12 Year-Old Patients

By Michelle Dalal, MD, FAAP Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UMass Memorial Medical Center HPV vaccine is a safe, effective, cancer preventing vaccine. HPV (human papillomavirus) can …

Oct 24, 2015 / Pediatrics

How to Help Your Child Adjust to Daylight Savings Time

It’s medical fact that young children need more sleep and don’t tolerate lack of sleep as well as adults do. Even the loss of one hour of sleep can …

Mar 10, 2015 / Pediatrics

Car Seat Safety in the Winter- 3 Great Tips

Brrr…It’s been a cold winter! Here are three tips to keep your child safe in the car seat or booster seat: Dress your child in normal layering (just as …


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