Category Archives: Pediatrics

Shrewsbury Pediatrics Wins MHQP Patient Experience Award

Congratulations to Reliant’s Pediatrics team in Shrewsbury for being recognized by Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) as one of the top practices in Massachusetts for patient experience in primary …

Jan 29, 2024 / Pediatrics

It’s True, Honey Really Can Help a Child with 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 …

Dec 13, 2023 / 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 at your holiday gathering. It can add a …

Oct 30, 2023 / Pediatrics

Keeping Your Kids Safe and Healthy This Halloween

By Dr. Neha Esmaeili Shrewsbury Pediatrics Halloween and trick-or-treating are just around the corner. With all the temptations and goodies to be offered, following a few simple do’s and …

Sick Day or Not? How to Determine if Your Child Needs to Stay Home from School

Edited by Dr. Sheila Abdallah Department of Family Practice   When you have a sick child, deciding whether or not to keep them out of school or daycare is …

Beware of Summer Drowning Dangers!

Kia McCarthy, NP Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics It’s summertime, a time of year when families love to spend time in and around the water. While frolicking in oceans, lakes, …

Apr 26, 2023 / Pediatrics

Teaching Children to Swallow Pills

By Dr. Matthew Wylie Department of Pediatrics Swallowing pills is easier for some than others. It may be particularly challenging for young children. The “tween” age, 10-12, is a …

Are Seasonal Allergies Affecting Your Child?

By Anjali Mehta, MD Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery & Allergy Springtime is finally here, and along with the warmer weather comes seasonal allergies that affect …

Mar 1, 2023 / Pediatrics

Is Your Child Ready for a Smartphone?

By Kia McCarthy, NP             Department of Pediatrics For many parents, deciding when to give their child their first smartphone can cause more than a little anxiety. After all, …

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 Virtual ReadyMED, children age …

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 …

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