5 Signs You Need to Call Your Pediatrician

Every parent has been there: You know your child doesn’t feel well, but you are unsure if you should call your pediatrician. Nobody wants to go to the doctor if they don’t have to, but you certainly want to give your child the medical attention they need. To help you and other parents make these …

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Nancy Brown, MD, Retirement Letter

To all my Pediatric and Medical Family, It is with bittersweet sentiment that I announce my retirement from the practice of Pediatrics as of December 30th, 2021. Thank you for the many years of trust you showed in me and for letting me share in some of the most vulnerable moments in your lives. It …

Importance of Pediatric Health Care & Child Immunizations

Vaccinations help protect your child from many viruses and serious diseases. Without them, your child is more susceptible to getting sick when around others. Immunizations for children against infectious diseases are especially important before the start of the school year because classrooms increase the risk of catching or transmitting the flu and other sicknesses. Vaccines …

How COVID-19 is Affecting Pediatric Health Care

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has changed the way we do just about everything, from going grocery shopping to chatting with our neighbors. It’s also changed the policies and procedures used by healthcare professionals, including the doctors and nurses who provide pediatric services. COVID-19 typically affects adults and older adults, but children can develop the disease as well. Although kids …

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2019-2019 Flu Season

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) supports a recommendation by the CDC not to use the live attenuated intranasal influenza vaccine (Flu Mist) this season, due to its poor performance against flu viruses in recent seasons. The AAP suggests we use ONLY THE INJECTABLE versions of the 2018-2019 flu vaccine. Therefore, we will not be stocking any …

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Norovirus & Benefits of Hand Washing

Norovirus is responsible for roughly 1 in 5 cases worldwide of acute gastroenteritis. The symptoms are pretty horrible: nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. And it’s very, very, very contagious. It takes only one particle to infect a human, compared to roughly 50 to 100 particles of flu virus. Read more here about how handwashing can stop an outbreak. www.npr.org…

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Pediatric Care for Teenage Depression

PMA screens every teen at every well visit for depression symptoms. This article provides good advice for parents and describes why we are a step ahead of most groups in proactively screening. www.wsj.com…

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2017 – 2018 Flu Season

For the second consecutive year, the AAP supports a recommendation by the CDC not to use the live attenuated intranasal influenza vaccine (Flu Mist), which performed poorly against flu viruses in recent seasons. The American Academy of Pediatrics agrees that we should use ONLY THE INJECTABLE versions of the 2017-18 flu vaccines. We will not …

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Pediatric Teen Suicide Prevention

We have heard from some families in recent weeks a mix of rave reviews and significant concerns about the Netflix Series, “13 Reasons Why”. The show is frequently being watched by teens and “tweens” who cognitively and emotionally may not be ready or able to understand the serious topics (e.g. suicide, rape, etc) being discussed. …

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Dr. Uluski on WTNH: Pediatric Health and DIY Slime

Have your kids started with the new “making slime” craze? Dr. Uluski appeared on WTNH with a warning to make sure they aren’t using unsafe ingredients. Check him out here: http://wtnh.com/2017/01/03/doctors-warn-diy-slime-toy-can-be-toxic/

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