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You Can Count on Advanced Practitioners for Great Care

Jul 21, 2021 / No Comments

These days, a visit to your doctor’s office often means seeing an advanced practitioner (AP). Advanced practitioners are playing an increasingly important role in providing patient care at Reliant …

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Pandemic Gives Rise to Eating Disorders Among Adolescents

Jul 20, 2021 / 4 Comments

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 …

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

Jun 8, 2021 / No Comments

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 …

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Summer Road Trip? Make the Journey Half the Fun

Jun 2, 2021 / No Comments

By Stacey Maslow, MD Department of Pediatrics We all remember those summer road trips from our youth, where we no doubt fidgeted in the back seat and probably annoyed …

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

May 27, 2021 / No Comments

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 …

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Know the Early Signs of Autism

Apr 5, 2021 / No Comments

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 …

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Is it Time for Your Child to See the Doctor?

Mar 18, 2021 / No Comments

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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Meeting the Challenges of Parenting During Covid-19

Mar 1, 2021 / 1 Comment

We recently spoke with Christine Stille, NP, a member of our Pediatrics Department at our Holden office, to learn more about what parents can do to help their children …

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Helping Your Kids Cope with Stress from Covid-19

Nov 30, 2020 / No Comments

By Laura Ting, MD Department of Family Practice Reliant Medical Group Just like adults, many children are having trouble coping with the stress of the Covid-19 pandemic. Family life …

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Preparing Your Children Emotionally for Returning to School

Aug 12, 2020 / 4 Comments

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 …

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

Apr 2, 2020 / 1 Comment

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 …

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Help Keep Babies Safe this Flu Season!

Jan 2, 2020 / No Comments

By Dr. Alwyn Rapose Division of Infectious Diseases Transmitting a cold or the flu to babies as well as the elderly can be deadly in some cases. What’s more, …

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How to Prevent Those Holiday Meltdowns

Dec 13, 2019 / No Comments

By Dr. Tara Thurston Department of Pediatrics Few things are more dreaded than when your toddler throws a huge temper tantrum in front of the family during the holidays. …

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Free-Range Parenting – Is it Right for Your Family?

Oct 29, 2019 / No Comments

By Dr. Stacey Maslow Department of Pediatrics If you are a parent, chances are you’ve heard of “free-range parenting.” Advocates of free-range parenting believe that independence is fostered in …

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Be Safe with School Backpacks – Key Tips to Lighten the Load!

Sep 30, 2019 / 2 Comments

By Dr. Stacey Maslow, Department of Pediatrics Reliant Medical Group These days it seems like the average schoolchild is carrying more things in their backpack than ever before.  Unfortunately, lugging …

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Do You Have an Overscheduled Child?

Aug 21, 2019 / No Comments

By Dr. Stacey Maslow Department of Pediatrics Music lessons, dance class, soccer practice, gymnastics…these days many kids seem to have busier schedules than their parents. Although many children enjoy …

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What You Need to Know About Measles Vaccine

May 28, 2019 / 1 Comment

By Dr. Alwyn Rapose Division of Infectious Diseases Measles is a disease that has been making headlines across the nation in recent months. Outbreaks have occurred in 23 states, …

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Does Your Child Need Juice?

May 10, 2019 / No Comments

By Jocelyn Durrenberger, NP Department of Pediatrics The evidence clearly says “no.” Even though I raised my three kids on water, juice and milk and my mother raised us …

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Still Spanking Your Kids? Here’s Six Other Ways to Encourage Better Behavior

Apr 20, 2019 / 1 Comment

By Dr. David Gilchrist Department of Family Practice, Reliant Medical Group Fortunately, most parents understand that spanking isn’t the best way to discipline their children. Most experts believe that …

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Six Ways to Promote Empathy in Children

Jan 28, 2019 / No Comments

By Helene Titelbaum, LICSW Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health Clinician   There’s no doubt that we live in an increasingly self-centered age. Whether attention-seeking celebrities or friends and family addicted …

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How to Make Healthier Choices When Eating Fast Food

Oct 4, 2018 / No Comments

By Stacey Maslow, MD Southborough Medical Group Pediatrics No matter where you live, you’re probably not far from a fast food restaurant. While convenient for our on-the-go lifestyles, many …

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Medical Minute: Preparing Your Child for School

Aug 9, 2018 / No Comments

We spoke with Dr. William Horgan at our Milford Pediatrics office about how to prepare your child for school, and for kindergarten in particular. Dr. Horgan is welcoming new …

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Play Hard, Play Safe

Jul 5, 2018 / No Comments

By Dr. Stacey Maslow Department of Pediatrics, Reliant Medical Group Children love to play! Playgrounds can be fun, exciting, creative places to play.  Every pediatrician, however, has treated children …

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Baby-Led Weaning Gains in Popularity

May 22, 2018 / 1 Comment

By Dr. Stacey Maslow Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics It’s a classic image that most of us are familiar with – a parent spoon-feeding some baby food to a child …

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Bike Helmets Make Summer Safer

May 20, 2018 / No Comments

By Dr. Herath Wijerathna Reliant Medical Group Internal Medicine Each year, more than 300,000 children go to the emergency room due to injuries caused on a bike. Accidents and …

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