Girl-Looking-Phone-Social-Media

It’s inevitable that your child is going to want social media accounts. They’ve grown up playing games and watching videos on their tablets — why should Facebook be any different? Actually, Facebook is for older people — at least that’s what your kid will say. Teens and adolescents are much more interested in YouTube, Instagram…

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Preparing Meal for Healthy Diet

As a parent, summer activities may have slowed down. Now you may be worrying about the Quarantine 15! What can you do to get back to that pre-COVID weight? Maybe you’ve tried hot yoga, kale chips and intermittent fasting. Friends have suggested Atkins, Whole30, Paleo and vegetarian diets. But what about your kids? Should children…

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suburban pediatrics pediatrician

Retail-based clinics (RBCs) are growing in popularity across the United States as parents turn to clinics for some of their children’s basic medical needs. RBCs can feel convenient but are they really a good substitute for a primary care physician (PCP) visit? Why pediatricians are important Some use RBCs for quick, “easy” treatments for earaches,…

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photo of girl having fun birthday party

Celebrating birthdays during the COVID-19 feels difficult. Young children don’t understand the seriousness of the virus. Parents want to provide a fun celebration that protects family and friends. What do you do when your four-year-old daughter asks why this year is different than any other? The only thing you can do is try to make…

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mental health tips during the quarantine

With long periods of uncertainty, it’s important to take control of the moments you can. By diving into long-term projects, finding humor in each day or simply reminding yourself this is temporary, you can capture small moments of control during chaotic times. This is our third and final blog in a series of mental health…

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Keep your mental health strong during the quarantine

Now more than ever, it’s important for you and your children to be as emotionally strong as possible. We understand you may feel more anxious because of these uncertain times. We hope you take the time to establish or continue self-care practices that reflect who you are! From playing outside and FaceTiming friends to learning…

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well check vs. office visit

Suburban Pediatrics, we always want what’s best for you and your child. That’s why we try to keep well-check appointments and office visits separate whenever possible. However, these visits do get combined because of certain circumstances. We’re happy to do this, but insurance requires us to bill for additional services. We want to eliminate potential…

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e-cigarettes

Over the past few years, nicotine use in children and adolescents has rapidly increased, largely because of a product called JUUL. Introduced in 2015, JUUL is an e-cigarette that’s leading to what public health officials call “a youth e-cigarette epidemic.” “In 2018, e-cigarette use among high school students rose by 78 percent, and more than…

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The Suburban family is growing with our new fourth location

Families grow and change, and your Suburban Pediatrics is happy to be adding to its family as well. We’re excited to announce our new addition: On August 1, we will offer a fourth location as we merge with Premier Pediatric Group. We’re dedicated to the health and well-being of all our families. That’s why we…

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The American Academy of Pediatrics recently announced new depression screening guidelines.

Earlier this year, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated their “Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care.” This is the first update of the 2009 document crafted by the AAP and the Canadian Pediatric Society along with psychiatric associations from both countries. These guidelines recognize that pediatricians and other primary care providers are often…

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