Category Archives: Pediatrics

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

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 …

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 …

Mar 1, 2021 / Pediatrics

Meeting the Challenges of Parenting During Covid-19

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 …

Nov 30, 2020 / Pediatrics

Helping Your Kids Cope with Stress from Covid-19

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 …

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 …

Dec 13, 2019 / Pediatrics

How to Prevent Those Holiday Meltdowns

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. …

Oct 29, 2019 / Pediatrics

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

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 …

Sep 30, 2019 / Pediatrics

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

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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