What to expect at your child’s yearly visit

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, there are some things that shouldn’t be put on hold – including your child’s health care needs. An annual physical exam, along with vision and dental...

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Sports physicals: Not just for kids who play organized sports

Sports physicals, also known as pre-participation exams (PPEs), are required for all student athletes every two years. If your child wants to take part in organized sports for the upcoming season, a...

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Cleaning safely during the COVID-19 Pandemic

As we take measures to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces is an important part of preventing the spread of disease. The Centers for Disease Control and...

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Reopening and childcare: What are the risks of various options?

As many areas are starting to reopen services and workplaces following “Stay Home, Save Lives” orders, many families are needing to think about options for childcare. While many families have...

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Family meals: Connecting at the table

The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted everyone’s normal routine in the last few months – children, teens and adults. Although we cannot control many things outside of our homes, we can be optimistic...

COVID-19 and kids: Your questions, answered

Are kids immune to the virus that causes COVID-19? Kids are not immune to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. When they do contract the infection, however, they seem to have fewer symptoms...

Pregnancy, birthing and COVID-19

Pregnancy and parenting can be challenging for everyone. Below, Dr. Nicole Cirino shares some tips for new and expecting moms who are navigating pregnancy and parenting during the COVID-19...

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Staying home, staying safe: tips to prevent unintentional injuries

We are all struggling against a novel threat to our health and well-being. Dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruption in our lives that few could have imagined just a few months ago....

How to talk to your kids about COVID-19

How can parents and guardians best help kids understand and process the COVID-19 pandemic? During stressful times, children – no matter what their age – want to know three basic things: Am I...

Celiac disease and kids

What is celiac disease? Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disorder triggered by consuming a protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and rye. When someone who has celiac disease...