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Category Archives: Pediatrics

Nov 4, 2022 / Pediatrics

What To Know About RSV

The spread of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and other seasonal respiratory illnesses like the flu has started earlier than usual this year.   Check out this informative article from the …

Oct 27, 2022 / Pediatrics

Chicken Sautéed in NyQuil?

Learn how to protect your teen from dangerous social media fads By Mila Caraballo, DNP Department of Pediatrics If one of your kids takes a sudden interest in cooking, …

The Worrisome Mental Health Crisis Among our Youth

By Rochelle Fritz, PhD and James Yon, MD Department of Behavioral Health Mental health issues among America’s youth were already on the rise before the COVID-19 pandemic began to …

Sep 30, 2022 / Pediatrics

Lice Can Be a “Super Big” Problem this Time of Year

By Mathew Waugh, MD Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics With children back in school, those pesky little critters known as head lice are more likely to be a problem for …

The Benefits of Youth Sports Can Last a Lifetime

Oluyinka Reno, MD Department of Pediatrics Many families understand the importance of having children engage in Youth Sports. Participation in sports offers a host of benefits for children. These …

Jun 28, 2022 / Pediatrics

Tips to Prepare Your Child for Sleep-Away Camp

By Matthew Waugh, MD Department of Pediatrics A stay at a sleep-away summer camp can be a memorable and cherished experience of childhood. While summer camp can often help …

May 26, 2022 / Pediatrics

Baby Formula Shortage

If you are struggling to find baby formula during this shortage, check out these helpful tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics for guidance.

Feeling Anxious or Stressed? Imagine What Your Teenager is Going Through…

By Rochelle Fritz, PhD Pediatric Behavioral Health Clinical Lead Integrated Behavioral Health Provider May is Mental Health Awareness Month, an ideal time to learn more about how mental health …

Apr 29, 2022 / Pediatrics

Medical Mythbuster: Teething Can Cause Your Baby to Have a Fever…

By Kia McCarthy, NP Department of Pediatrics For seemingly forever, a host of symptoms and behaviors have been attributed to infant teething – including fever. However, it’s important for …

Mar 28, 2022 / Pediatrics

Now Kids Can have Video Medical Appointments Day or Night

When your child is feeling sick, particularly in the evening or on a weekend, it can be difficult to get to the doctor’s office. With our Virtual Care Team, …

Mar 28, 2022 / Pediatrics

Is Your Child Anxious About Taking Off Their Mask?

As we move into a different phase of the COVID-19 pandemic with more and more people having protection through both vaccination and infection and with the availability of effective …

Feb 15, 2022 / Pediatrics

Are You Having Difficulty Breastfeeding Your Baby?

By Mila Carabello, DNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certified Lactation Counselor Breastfeeding has many benefits for mother and baby, but sometimes breastfeeding your child doesn’t always go smoothly. In fact, …

Dec 8, 2021 / Pediatrics

Should I be Concerned About My Child’s Imaginary Friend?

By Mila Caraballo, DNP Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics Every parent knows that children often have vivid imaginations. But what if that imagination includes a friend that exists only in …

Oct 25, 2021 / Pediatrics

Keeping Your Kids Safe and Healthy This Halloween

By Matthew Waugh, MD Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics Fall is here and that means children will soon be enjoying one of our favorite holidays – Halloween. You can make …

Medical Mythbuster: When a Child’s Runny Nose Turns Green, That’s a Sign You Need Antibiotics

By Kia McCarthy, NP Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics Many parents mistakenly believe that their child’s green nasal mucous means there is a worsening infection present. In truth, most colds …

Aug 12, 2021 / Pediatrics

Preparing Your Children Emotionally for Returning to School

By Lloyd Fisher, MD Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics President, Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic has been particularly difficult for families with …

Jul 20, 2021 / Pediatrics

Pandemic Gives Rise to Eating Disorders Among Adolescents

According to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, one unfortunate side effect of the pandemic has been an alarming rise in eating disorders among teenagers. Outpatient and …

Medical Mythbuster: Kids Younger than Four Can’t Learn to Swim

This is not true. While it’s possible for children as young as infants to learn to swim, the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends waiting until age one before …

Jun 2, 2021 / Pediatrics

Summer Road Trip? Make the Journey Half the Fun

We all remember those summer road trips from our youth, where we no doubt fidgeted in the back seat and probably annoyed our parents by asking “Are we there …

May 27, 2021 / Pediatrics

COVID-19 Vaccine Now Approved for Children Age 12 and Older

By Lloyd Fisher, MD Reliant Pediatrics After rigorous study, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 years …

Apr 5, 2021 / Pediatrics

Know the Early Signs of Autism

By Jocelyne Durrenberger, DNP Department of Pediatrics  It’s not unusual for young children to experience delays in their development. Sometimes these development delays can be a sign of Autism …

Mar 18, 2021 / Pediatrics

Is it Time for Your Child to See the Doctor?

Your child’s annual well visit is an essential part of keeping them on the road to good health. By providing a comprehensive evaluation, monitoring your child’s growth and developmental …

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