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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine May 29th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

How to Handle Bee Stings and Bug Bites May 7th, 2020

As the flowers bloom, the pollen count rises, and the sun heats up, your kids will be spending more time in the great outdoors. At the same time, bugs of all sorts begin to multiply and get more active, too. Inevitably, one or more of them will find your child...

Expert Advice for Getting Your Child to Take Medicine Apr 14th, 2020

Whether your child is battling a common cold, allergies, an ear infection, or a chronic illness, chances are you’ll have to give them medicine at some point in their life. The problem is, it only works if they take it. And if that medicine comes in the form of a...

Kids and Stomachaches: When a Tummy Ache Needs a Doctor's Visit Mar 17th, 2020

Deciding when it’s time to call the doctor is one of the great parenting dilemmas. Kids have countless aches and pains that need nothing more than a kiss to make them feel better. In fact, almost 90% of pediatric stomach aches defy medical explanation.  But every once in a while,...

How to Prevent and Treat 5 Common Rashes Children Bring Home from Preschool Feb 26th, 2020

One of the first lessons kids learn in preschool is how to share. Some of them get so good at it that they share everything — their lunch, their school supplies, and even their illnesses. Rashes can be highly contagious, but are preventable with a few simple steps. Dr. Ravneet...

When Does Your Child's Elevated Temperature Necessitate a Trip to Urgent Care? Dec 31st, 2019

For non-life-threatening emergencies, many parents don’t stop to consider urgent care, and they head straight to the emergency room. It isn’t always the case that you need an expensive trip to the ER when your child is injured or sick. In fact, not only does urgent care reduce your costs,...

What Makes Kids More Susceptible to Strep Throat? Dec 12th, 2019

The only thing worse than seeing your child suffer from a sore, scratchy throat that makes it difficult for them to eat and swallow is watching your child suffer from a strep throat over and over again. Strep throat is a common infection affecting millions of people every year. It’s...

Arm Yourself Against Fall Allergy and Asthma Flare-ups Oct 31st, 2019

Asthma can be a tricky condition, as it’s different for every patient. Your child may constantly deal with asthma symptoms year-round or have no issues until the start of fall. Fall is a prime time for asthma flare-ups for many reasons. Two common causes are from dry air and rising...

Can My Child Still Be an Athlete with Asthma? Oct 1st, 2019

Asthma is a serious medical condition that causes the air passages in the lungs to become irritated and narrowed, making breathing difficult. Asthma is fairly common; about nine million children in the United States suffer from it. If your child has asthma, you may wonder if he or she can...

5 Signs That Your Child May Have an Ear Infection Sep 1st, 2019

Ear infections are fairly common problems for children. In fact, 3 out of 4 children will experience at least one ear infection by their third birthday. Ear infections can be quite a nuisance, as they can impact your child’s hearing.  And, when it comes to small children, it is sometimes...

Book Your Back to School Sports Physicals Now Aug 7th, 2019

As summer draws to a close, you’re undoubtedly looking to the future and the start of a wonderful new school year. One important task you can’t overlook, though, is to schedule your child for a routine physical exam.  This once-yearly visit is not only required by many schools, but it...

Should I Take My Child to Urgent Care or the ER? Jul 30th, 2019

Kids are no strangers to cuts, scrapes, and bruises, not to mention the myriad colds, flus, and ear infections that are part and parcel of growing up. These minor medical emergencies, which always seem to crop up outside of regular business hours, usually require medical attention sooner rather than later,...

Insect Bite and Repellent Safety Tips Jul 24th, 2019

Keep your family safe from injury, itches and insect-transmitted disease this summer by following these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Don’t use scented soaps, perfumes or hair sprays on your child. Avoid areas where insects nest or congregate, such as stagnant pools of water, uncovered foods, and...

Stay safe this July 4 – Fireworks Safety & Tips! Jul 2nd, 2019

uly 4th is a great time to meet family and take vacations. One of the big parts of July 4th Celebrations is fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks — devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) continues to...

Swimming Safety Tips Jun 24th, 2019

Summer is here and it is a great time for children to hit the swimming pool. But parents should remember that swimming also comes with risk. Follow these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to protecting children from drowning. Pool Safety Never leave children alone in or near the...

What are the symptoms of an ear infection? Mar 4th, 2019

Your child may have many symptoms during an ear infection. Here are a few of the symptoms of Ear Infection. Pain. The most common symptom of an ear infection is pain. Older children can tell you that their ears hurt. Younger children may only seem irritable and cry. You may notice...

Prevent Injuries While Sledding Feb 20th, 2019

Snow is upon us again! The DC Metropolitan Area has been blanketed with snow. Here are a few safety-pointers when you take your kids out for sledding and some snow fun: Children should be supervised, and younger children should be separated from older children. Avoid sledding in overcrowded areas. Make...

Backyard Safety Feb 1st, 2019

Your backyard can be a safe play area for your child if you eliminate potential hazards. If you don’t have a fenced yard, teach your child the boundaries within which she should play. Always have a responsible person supervise outdoor play. Check your yard for dangerous plants. Among preschoolers, plants...

FDA approves Abbott’s pea-sized implant for sealing congenital heart defects in premature newborns Jan 29th, 2019

First and only minimally invasive, transcatheter treatment specifically approved for premature babies with a patent ductus, a life-threatening opening in their heart Nearly 12,000 very low birth weight babies are born in the U.S. each year with a persistent opening in their heart that requires medical intervention[1,2,3] Life-saving technology provides...

New AAP Guidelines Aim to Prevent Potential Problems from Common Type of Baby Birthmark Jan 14th, 2019

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ first infantile hemangioma clinical practice guideline discourages the traditional “wait and see” approach. Instead, the report calls for early identification of certain hemangiomas that may cause scarring or medical problems. In its first-ever clinical practice guideline for infantile hemangiomas, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)...

The CDC is warning people about a cold-like virus that makes breathing difficult. Jan 10th, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning people to be on alert for signs of respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, Fox News reported. The virus, which reaches its peak in the cold winter months, may be mistaken for the flu, given their similar symptoms. If left untreated, however, RSV’s...